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Hey all, just something to consider given how often our splitters tend to scrape. These are from the ZL1addons website and I found them while browsing the 6G website. Even though they are focused on the Corvette, they are steel beveled washers that would help protect our splitter!! I've just ordered them and will report back once GT350 arrives and I have them installed :) Since I'm installing the splitter myself, I'll install these at the same time...

Front Splitter Washers for C7 ZO6 Corvette and Grand Sport with stage 2 and 3 aero. These splitter washers go on the bottom of the existing splitter and belly pan to keep from scraping the bottom of the splitter on the ZO6 C7 Corvette.

Made of black chromed steel and comes with mounting screws.
 

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I bought them and put them on my splitter. Was not thrilled with them as I scraped a lot more with them. I ended up getting an r splitter but I did remove these from the splitter long before I changed it out.
 

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I bought them and put them on my splitter. Was not thrilled with them as I scraped a lot more with them. I ended up getting an r splitter but I did remove these from the splitter long before I changed it out.
Nav, makes perfect sense as you're going to be a tad lower, a trade off of having the splitter washers scrape rather than the actual splitter. Appreciate the feedback.
 

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Nav, makes perfect sense as you're going to be a tad lower, a trade off of having the splitter washers scrape rather than the actual splitter. Appreciate the feedback.
Also bear in mind that you're forfeiting not just additional clearance, but something to consider,

I had a 2000 Cobra R splitter that was not just low, but stuck out forward making contact with angled surfaces routine. I fabbed up a complete sheet metal plate to go under it and metal tubing to help support it and keep the chin where it was intended to be. The tube supports underneath, lowered the clearance dimension from the bottom of the splitter slightly (the dimension of the plate and the tube support).

The sacrificial plate was great in protecting the bottom of the splitter and the supports kept it looking sturdy and straight. However, that little bit of seemingly miniscule dimension also acts like an additional torque bar upward on the splitter. So if I skid over something that wanted to push the splitter up say an inch, the additional dimension meant it wanted to be torqued up an inch+5/8" for the plate/supports. This additional torque dimension played hell on the front face and would just exacerbate spider web cracking and such.

I guess what I'm saying is that if you're coming out of a parking ramp and the rake is so drastic that even with a 45 approach you scrape, with the savers it's going to protect the bottom of your splitters, but it's also going to mean that your splitter gets pushed upward, not just what it would have been before, but that additional dimension of the depth of the bolt heads. Might not seem like a lot, but considering that no amount of torqueing on the front face is good, that additional 1/2" of torque might end up meaning the difference between flexing or flexing to the point of cracks or even breaking.

I'm not saying don't do it, I'm just saying not to assume it's bullet proof or without tradeoff.
 

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Also bear in mind that you're forfeiting not just additional clearance, but something to consider,

I had a 2000 Cobra R splitter that was not just low, but stuck out forward making contact with angled surfaces routine. I fabbed up a complete sheet metal plate to go under it and metal tubing to help support it and keep the chin where it was intended to be. The tube supports underneath, lowered the clearance dimension from the bottom of the splitter slightly (the dimension of the plate and the tube support).

The sacrificial plate was great in protecting the bottom of the splitter and the supports kept it looking sturdy and straight. However, that little bit of seemingly miniscule dimension also acts like an additional torque bar upward on the splitter. So if I skid over something that wanted to push the splitter up say an inch, the additional dimension meant it wanted to be torqued up an inch+5/8" for the plate/supports. This additional torque dimension played hell on the front face and would just exacerbate spider web cracking and such.

I guess what I'm saying is that if you're coming out of a parking ramp and the rake is so drastic that even with a 45 approach you scrape, with the savers it's going to protect the bottom of your splitters, but it's also going to mean that your splitter gets pushed upward, not just what it would have been before, but that additional dimension of the depth of the bolt heads. Might not seem like a lot, but considering that no amount of torqueing on the front face is good, that additional 1/2" of torque might end up meaning the difference between flexing or flexing to the point of cracks or even breaking.

I'm not saying don't do it, I'm just saying not to assume it's bullet proof or without tradeoff.
Grey, all good points and I had considered that as well. The ZL1 kit came with two thicknesses of washers (1/4" & 1/2") and I'm only going to install the 1/4" size. Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated!!
 

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I bought them and put them on my splitter. Was not thrilled with them as I scraped a lot more with them. I ended up getting an r splitter but I did remove these from the splitter long before I changed it out.
Not to state the obvious, but the washers are deliberately a perishable substitute for high $ splitter. I bought 2 packs and spread them all over the underside of splitter. Better than hearing the splitter drag.
 
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