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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-19-2017, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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I get significant front end lift at around 150+ MPH in my car, so I was trying to think of a solution. Speaking to one of my track-rat buddies he swears by the aftermarket dive planes on his Vette. I figure it can't hurt to get it a try, and I'll pair them with a splitter. The problem is so far I haven't been able to find any that are 1) specific to the G8, 2) not held in place by double sided tape, and 3) if functional, not ugly.

I tried emailing Maverick Man to see if he would build some for me but his inbox was full and my email was returned to me. Would anyone else be interested in a set if I were to find someone that could build some? I'll attach some images of what they could look like if we got some. And not to insult anyone, but dive planes are the the black attachments on the sides of the bumper.
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I'm currently working on a splitter solution for the PPV, which has a bumper cover designed to provide lots of ground clearance. The car is lowered with SS springs (about 3/4" drop), but some sort of air control is still needed at the front....the company I'm working with has never done a G8 or SS sedan, surprisingly. A CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) was used to create a digital representation of the bottom of the bumper cover and lower deflector, which is then translated onto material to create a machined fit to the bumper and deflector surfaces. Results should be interesting.

I do realize there are already a number of front aero device options for the G8, so this may be of no consequence or interest.

I'll post pictures or a link when it's finally done--first test fitting is tomorrow.

Dive planes aren't in the plans, but a deflector to cover the front of the tire on the leading edge of the front wheel arch/opening (as it tapers inward top to bottom) is also being considered.

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There's a place in Cali called Aero Flow Dynamics that has built a full splitter kit with canards and rear diffuser for a bagged G8 owner. His instagram is San_rfc. Not sure how its attached though. I too feel like I've experienced this "lift" condition or the feeling of the front end getting light but at a much lower speed than 150. Believe it starts to happen around 120 or so.

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There's a place in Cali called Aero Flow Dynamics that has built a full splitter kit with canards and rear diffuser for a bagged G8 owner.
Thanks for the tip! It looks like that was a one-off piece. I didn't see it listed in their products. I sent them an email seeing what the chances are of getting them to do a run of them. I'll update if they respond. Now to find Maverick Man...
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I get significant front end lift at around 150+ MPH....
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I thought that Maverick Man retired.... But, I could be wrong.
Pretty sure he just came out with a new hood but I could be wrong. I know his website is still up and running.

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