I used strips of nylon on the bottom of the front bumper. Worked great for my application.
FWIW, as an FYI the Norm's splitter is fiberglass and much stiffer than the OEM bumper cover. Just snapping it in place (until i have time to actually fasten it on correctly) already has stiffened the bumper cover's flexing. As a result I doubt Norms splitter will "add" to the droop. But i definitely acknowledge that is a "thing" and welcome anything proposed we can do to reinforce it. Especially a how to video.KG, I second Richard's suggestion/request for either pictures or a video as I just ordered a front splitter along with side skirts and a rear diffuser facia from Norm (who advised of at minimum, a 4-5 week lead time before he could ship). I'm hoping you'd be willing to post a picture of the artesian aluminum flat bar you created & mounted as it was my understanding from Norm that the splitter and additional ground effects I ordered are easy to mount and come with mounting hardware where necessary. I'm definitely not interested in improving the look & stance of my '09 GXP at the expense of creating bumper-droop or smile dimples - and you advanced guidance will prove very helpful when they arrive! Any visuals you might provide would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks
It's KG's idea so I will leave that to his discretion to notify them or not. Whether they have interest is another matter. For me just getting some reinforcement above the side marker light section on the outside edges would be great as I mentioned earlier, that section has always seemed a little weak in how it was designed.You all are really messing with my day with this thread. It's like a burning page turned book where you have to stay with it to see what's happening next. I'm a pretty good visual person and would like to see some complete images of the steps and pieces you have mentioned, KG, to make this support. The two by four jig also, if you still have it. Did you route out the slot for the bar or did I read too fast and miss something. Details of what Rob did with nylon would be helpful as well.
I had a little problem visualizing what you were talking about at first and still need to go back and read this new rabbit hole departure from the beginning. You offer very detailed dialogue and, with images...wowsers! I've been looking for those 7mm captured washer body screws in stainless for months and coming up empty. Haven't asked on here yet, but even with the best of care, and NO salt air, after almost 16 years they are beginning to show some surface rust.
Looking forward to each chapter!
Oh, and the best way to get DDM's attention is a direct send to Dave Michel, [email protected]
Will do. I told the car she doesnt get the new splitter "gift" facelift until she has learned to behave and play nice with the new clutch and turbo
I can send ya my stock radiator hose if I can find it.We actually have sun today and it's not freezing cold out, Snowed again last night!!!!... I have to slap together some kind of a temporary upper radiator hose so I can get my solstice into my driveway. I have to cut up the tree that fell and landed behind the car. Missed it by 12". Show took the tree out this past Saturday, trunk snapped some 10' up. I have 2 other trees that uprooted and are leaning across my driveway that I have to cut up as well. Never a dull moment!!!