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      01-07-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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Drilling CF splitter

Hi guys, I've got CF splitters (the two that go on L and R) and they have depressions on the bottom where screws would go but no holes. No, these were not bought off eBay.
Question is, do I drill pilot holes? If so, what size hole and what size screw? I know this stuff is strong but brittle and the last thing I want to do is to crack the CF obviously.
Thanks for any advice .
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Depending on the layout of the holes you may be able to reuse your OEM screws from under the bumper.
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I ordered the OEM splitters and mine came with the holes pre-drilled. According to the directions, they mate up with the existing screws/pins under the bumper.
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Depending on the layout of the holes you may be able to reuse your OEM screws from under the bumper.
Ahh, I didn't know there were screws under there already. I don't plan on putting them on until spring so I haven't messed with it much. Good to know though, thanks.
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I ordered the OEM splitters and mine came with the holes pre-drilled. According to the directions, they mate up with the existing screws/pins under the bumper.
Yeah, I'm surprised these didn't.
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Vendor said that people are simply using the tape so they stopped having holes drilled. Suggested I just use the 3M tape so that's what I'm going to do.
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Vendor said that people are simply using the tape so they stopped having holes drilled. Suggested I just use the 3M tape so that's what I'm going to do.
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Combo of tape and screws assuming you can re use the OEM ones will be simple and most effective for a secure fitment. 150 mph winds can do some weird things to loose fitting carbon
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Combo of tape and screws assuming you can re use the OEM ones will be simple and most effective for a secure fitment. 150 mph winds can do some weird things to loose fitting carbon
No doubt, ill take a look at it once it warms up here in Ohio!
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Hi guys, I've got CF splitters (the two that go on L and R) and they have depressions on the bottom where screws would go but no holes. No, these were not bought off eBay.
Question is, do I drill pilot holes? If so, what size hole and what size screw? I know this stuff is strong but brittle and the last thing I want to do is to crack the CF obviously.
Thanks for any advice .
Mine came the same way... There's one screw underneath the bumper already.. instructions say to use 2 screws, but I might try just the one (and not drill into my bumper for the second hole), and some extra 3M tape.

I might try it this weekend in the cold haha. I'll let you know how it goes.
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