Front Splitter GTO 3R

Front Splitter GTO 3R

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Gibbzy

Original Poster:

6 posts

48 months

Tuesday 11th October 2016
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You may have done this one to death so apologies as I'm new to the noble scene. Under hard acceleration my front end lightens up and I'm presuming this is because the splitter that was originally on the car has been removed. So .. pros and cons of splitters? I'd love to have an original but I'm assuming they're pretty hard to come by .. has anyone else successfully replaced one with something like an original? (GTO 3R)

2.5bluenob

1,620 posts

134 months

Tuesday 11th October 2016
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I thought that the only thing the splitter does, is to make a scraping sound every now And then.

Gibbzy

Original Poster:

6 posts

48 months

Tuesday 11th October 2016
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2.5bluenob said:
I thought that the only thing the splitter does, is to make a scraping sound every now And then.
So I'll put that down as a Con smile

Adrian W

11,622 posts

186 months

Tuesday 11th October 2016
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The stock splitter does bugger all

doug_porsche

40 posts

65 months

Tuesday 11th October 2016
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Gibbzy,

The splitter is an aerodynamic piece of magic that, at higher speeds, encourages the air to go over the car, not under.

Below about 100kph, it just scraps on the ground at dips/driveways

I suspect your issue is springs, not splitter

See this thread


http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

TuxMan

8,979 posts

196 months

Wednesday 12th October 2016
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Filling in the front wheel arches helps massively with the front end lift !!! , high tyre pressures can also make the front feel a bit loose !!

andygtt

8,331 posts

222 months

Wednesday 12th October 2016
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If it's happening on the road then you have a mechanical issue as you have to be going a fair speed for aero to be to blame for server lift on hard acceleration.

Check your shocks etc.

But you can buy the standard splitter from a noble dealer, aftermarket carbon ones are also available or make you own as I did :-)
Standard size Splitter is however proven in wind tunnel to do pretty much Bugger all... Needs to be a lot larger but then you can't open the clam fully etc.

Gibbzy

Original Poster:

6 posts

48 months

Monday 17th October 2016
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Thanks gents a lot to check but it sounds as though a stock splitter isn't the way forward. Tux, interesting re filling in the front wheel arches. Thanks for your help I'll see how I get on .. smile

verba1

628 posts

126 months

Monday 17th October 2016
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It does offer some protection to the underside and leading edge of the clam , at least it scrapes the splitter first .

I personally feel it suits the car with it on .


Foxman

8 posts

97 months

Saturday 8th February
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Is the standard 3R splitter removable? I am considering a Noble but my drive will argue with the splitter. I'd just remove the splitter and store it if it provides no real value.

coolchris

753 posts

160 months

Saturday 8th February
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Yes you can remove it just un bolts from underneath.

johns355

470 posts

112 months

Saturday 8th February
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Foxman said:
Is the standard 3R splitter removable? I am considering a Noble but my drive will argue with the splitter. I'd just remove the splitter and store it if it provides no real value.
I too have issues with a gradient on my drive, when I had my 3R driving forward into my drive would be ok, any other means meant a lot of scraping!


AMG Merc

11,940 posts

211 months

Monday 17th February
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The OE spltter lip is fairly deep. I’ve skimmed mine and it clears speed humps. Removing it will also work.

Gibbzy

Original Poster:

6 posts

48 months

Tuesday 18th February
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Just to add, in the end I added a splitter bought from Jetstream as it made approx 5/6mm difference (guess) to the clam height, protects the clam, the original had it on and finally (in my opinion) the car looks better : ) Whether it helped with the original issue who knows.

Quantum Steve

153 posts

79 months

Friday 28th February
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Foxman said:
Is the standard 3R splitter removable? I am considering a Noble but my drive will argue with the splitter. I'd just remove the splitter and store it if it provides no real value.
I changed mine on both cars for carbon ones from Tuxman, much smaller lip, looks better and less grounding. Easy to unbolt.