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Old 03-18-2019, 02:16 PM
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Wondering if the poverty splitter is installed using just bolts or bolts and double stick tape like the spats ?
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I have read that it can include both the double sided tape and screws, etc.

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Bolts and rivets( 6 rivets i think) just drill them out....
No tape on a my17 and my19 i removed...

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Bolts and rivets( 6 rivets i think) just drill them out....
No tape on a my17 and my19 i removed...
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I removed mine as well. It’s attached w/OEM screws and 10 rivets, but no tape.
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Yes, I see the 10 (smooth ) button rivets . What size drill bit did you use?
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What size bit is recommended?
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I believe 1/8”, maybe a little larger, but smaller than 1/4”. I didn’t drill all the way through the rivets. Just enough to separate... Here’s what they look like when removed:


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[QUOTE=sTz;1599067983]I believe 1/8”, maybe a little larger, but smaller than 1/4”. I didn’t drill all the way through the rivets. Just enough to separate... Here’s what they look like when removed:

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^^^ I used the push type retainers pictured above in replacement of the rivets, along with the OEM screws, when installing my ACS Stage 3. Two years and still solid



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Originally Posted by sTz View Post
I believe 1/8”, maybe a little larger, but smaller than 1/4”. I didn’t drill all the way through the rivets. Just enough to separate... Here’s what they look like when removed:
They look like it should unscrew, but I have no experience with them. Is drilling the only way to get them off? Is that what holds the stock poverty splitter on?
I’m installing an RPI Z06 splitter to replace the poverty splitter on my GS. Assuming with the rivets removed, no extra hole drilling?
Appreciate the help...
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Originally Posted by runner61627 View Post
They look like it should unscrew, but I have no experience with them. Is drilling the only way to get them off? Is that what holds the stock poverty splitter on?
I’m installing an RPI Z06 splitter to replace the poverty splitter on my GS. Assuming with the rivets removed, no extra hole drilling?
Appreciate the help...
To remove the rivets, yes, you will have to drill them out. The poverty splitter is installed with screws and rivets.
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Originally Posted by Vetteman Jack View Post
To remove the rivets, yes, you will have to drill them out. The poverty splitter is installed with screws and rivets.
Are the drilled out rivet remnants on the inside of the existing poverty splitter easily accessible to remove?

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Originally Posted by sTz View Post
^^^ I used the push type retainers pictured above in replacement of the rivets, along with the OEM screws, when installing my ACS Stage 3. Two years and still solid
Did you need to drill the rivet holes of the vette and/or the splitter larger to accommodate the 1/4" push type retainer?
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Originally Posted by runner61627 View Post
Did you need to drill the rivet holes of the vette and/or the splitter larger to accommodate the 1/4" push type retainer?
I am not sure, the hole may be 1/4" already, if not drill it to size.
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If ur gonna use the push pins to replace the rivets then yes you will have to enlarge the holes.
‘You can stick ur hand up in there to remove the remnants of the old rivets.
As for all the holes lining up.....for the most part.
‘Rather than replacement rivets and push pins, I used bolts for the outer ones. Only the 2 in the center did I use new aluminum rivets, along with the factory screws.
A 1/8” drill will pop those heads off easily
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Originally Posted by 2019GSTX View Post
If ur gonna use the push pins to replace the rivets then yes you will have to enlarge the holes.
‘You can stick ur hand up in there to remove the remnants of the old rivets.
As for all the holes lining up.....for the most part.
‘Rather than replacement rivets and push pins, I used bolts for the outer ones. Only the 2 in the center did I use new aluminum rivets, along with the factory screws.
A 1/8” drill will pop those heads off easily
Really appreciate the detailed answer. I hadn’t been under the car yet and wanted to be prepared with the proper tools and hardware prior to attempting the new splitter install.
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Originally Posted by runner61627 View Post
Did you need to drill the rivet holes of the vette and/or the splitter larger to accommodate the 1/4" push type retainer?
No, the holes are already 1/4”. Drill the washer part of the rivet just enough to separate it from the post. They simply break apart.

Edit: Be sure to collect all of the end pieces above the splitter as they might find their way into your tires.

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Old 03-20-2019, 09:53 PM
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Thanks for all the input. I ended up using rivets again - in addition to the factory bolts - instead of the plastic “scrivets” as some have utilized. I simply felt more comfortable going with aluminum rivets. The poverty splitter was easy to take off, using a 1/8 drill bit to get the existing rivets off. The new RPI splitter went on pretty easily - had to enlarge one of the splitters mounting holes where in connects with the spat to get the factory bolt aligned.

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