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Old 03-02-2016, 02:04 AM
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Homemade Splitter time..

Anyone use "AlumaLite" ?
It's $100 for a 4'x8' sheet and there's an S2000 video where the guy is hanging off of it..

Anything else out there comparable?
Where's a good local supplier for this type of material?

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Old 03-02-2016, 03:37 AM
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ABS has worked well for my needs
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Old 03-02-2016, 10:00 AM
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Certain types of wood can work just as well with bracing. Home Depot Motorsports has plenty in stock.

Are you OK with the idea of having to redo the splitter a few times? Stuff happens (going off track, debris on the track) and splitters get broken.

Might want to contact UMS Tuning or Snail Performancr and see where they source their sheets and what thickness they recommend. I want to say the sheet you found will be too thin of material
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Old 03-02-2016, 10:29 AM
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Here's a little recount of one I just made out of ABS. Pertinent to topic but doesn't really answer your question, FWIW.

I am using the stock "street" splitter sandwiched between the World Challenge splitter to have a cheap and OEM-fitting spacer for the WC splitter. It pushes the WC splitter down another 3/8". Not sure if this will do anything I can feel but we will find out.

Street splitter mocked up with the broken original WC splitter:


My wife's sign shop was able to cut two WC splitter forms from a sheet of 4'x8'x0.375" ABS plastic. Thanks to Chris W. for the design template used for the cut to duplicate the Ford Racing part! This is the first time I've tried to make my own splitter. Interesting stuff. The raw forms came out great. Here is one with drill locations started.



All drill locations piloted with 1/8" bit (save for the front support holes--didn't have anything left to make a guide for those, so I had to do them later with the supports mocked up:


Then I flipped the piloted board over and used a 9/64" countersink drill to make 1/2" wide countersinks for the mounting screws. This keeps the lower surface flat(ish). After the counterbores were done I flipped the board over again and drilled out the holes using a 1/4" bit from the top side.



Splitter stack mounted up. Looks a little goofy compared to this same concept using the LS splitter, but we'll see how it works.


Installed the new splitter rods from Fully Torqued Racing ($65 vs. $275+ OEM, lol):


Then I used painters tape and a sharpie to measure the rods' distance from the front and centerline of the splitter to ensure uniformity before drilling. Finished product:
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Old 03-02-2016, 01:38 PM
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Nice looking splitter there!

Here's the video of the alumilite material being used on an S2k:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XivV8vEiW7o

Pics:
https://www.projectimport.com/s2000-...ter-lets-race/

Looks like you could get 2/sheet @ $100
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Old 03-02-2016, 02:08 PM
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Anyone use "AlumaLite" ?
FWIW: I have never been a big fan of alumalite or any other material that will not cleanly break, in the event of an off. Having torn or bent aluminum near tires and fluid lines has always just kind of sketched me out.

Wood is cheap, easily available, breaks off pretty clean, is not as likely to puncture a tire or slash a fluid line.
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:45 AM
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If you end up going with ABS, I bought the 4x8' sheet from Professional Plastics in Phoenix for $270; we were able to make two splitters out of this sheet by nesting the forms.

http://www.professionalplastics.com/Phoenix_AZ
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