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      08-13-2013, 11:21 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Groundpilot View Post
Thats good to know. Very interesting, race cars rarely go over that speed on most race tracks, but they still use supporting rods for splitters.
Anyone knows what is the real purpose for those rods?
As speed increases, pressure on the splitter increases. The rods keep the Splitter from distorting from aero, and additionally distorting from impacts with the road when the suspension and aero compress the front. Some regulations require the splitters to be in a fixed postion as well.
Scott P.
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