What is a front splitter
A front splitter is commonly used to increase the amount of down force at the front of the car. The airstream is brought to stagnation above the splitter by an air dam, causing an area of high pressure. Below the splitter, the air is redirected away from the stagnation zone and is accelerated, causing the pressure to drop. This, combined with the high pressure over the splitter, creates down force. The larger the extension area of the splitter is the more down force is generated. In most closed-wheel race cars, the underside of the splitter smoothly integrates with the under tray, creating one large flat plane that is driven by the rear diffuser.
Using fluid dynamics by way of Bernoulli's equation (pressure) + 0.5(density)X(velocity)2 = constant says the increase in pressure must be accompanied by a decrease in velocity, and vice versa. Integrating the static pressure along the entire surface of an airfoil gives the total aerodynamic force on a body.
Famously the Coanda effect which was named after Henri Coanda who built and flew the first jet powered aeroplane demonstrates that a moving stream of fluid in contact with a curved surface will tend to follow the curvature of the surface rather than continue traveling in a straight line.
How to fit a front lip splitter
This triple r composites fibreglass product comes with pre-drilled holes which line up with your 208 GTi front bumper. Here at Comkotes tuning we have always found it easier to remove the front bumper so to fit the 9 bolts and washers placing each bolt through the holes before tightening up the nuts. Owners have found many ingenious other ways to fit this fibreglass product, some of the holes on bumper are quite easy to access via the fog light maintenance panels found just below the wheel arch liners. However placing the nut and bolts around the radiator area can prove more difficult.
208 GTi front splitter installation cost
- Product Material GRP (Fibreglass)
- Colour Gloss Black
- Body Kit NO
- Universal NO
- Tie/Support Rods NO
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