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The ultimate front splitter thread

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3' started by Redline, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. robby71

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  2. Norbert

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    Thanks i will check
     
  3. robby71

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    Hi
    My Rieger splitter arrived today ready for fitting this weekend. Did you use the 6 spring clips supplied and if so could you get behind the bumper to fit them with it on the car? Did you use silicone and if so did you use it all the way around the top?

    Thanks :)
     
  4. Norbert

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    I fitted around 4 clips.no way to get under radiator without remove bumper.
    Had no problem over 100 too.
    Used a bit silicon between bumper and splitter to stop water and dirt build up inside.
     
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    I used about 4 as already said with the bumper on the car. Mind you I had the advantage of my nieces bf having a garage with a car ramp so was easy to get underneath.

    I did use silicon and followed the full length of the splitter to help seal it from dirt and water trapping.


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    Thanks
    Silicon as in tigerseal/ stikaflex or general household?
     
  7. Norbert

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    As property maintenance guy normal quality clear silicon was.more than enough strong.
    For blade i ordered teroson factory glue.
     
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    Ah good - got some black sealant which i was going to reseal around the kitchen worktop = priorities now changed :)
     
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    Blades arrived missing small cover parts:censored:
    Anyone can help with part number end of the blade cover?
    Thanks
     
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    Seat not sell just the cover if missing complete blade need it £360
     
  11. robby71

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    Fitted Rieger front splitter today, managed to get6 tabs on the back of the screws (with bumper on) - easier if you remove the screws in the front wheel arch liner so you can see the top of the bumper :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Installed mine yesterday, only used self tapping screws to hold on... do we think it will last or should it tape it up as well?

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    I installed mine in the same way - I could do pull-ups hanging from the splitter, so it is fair to say it would take some serious effort for it to come loose.
    Mine has been in for over half an year and still feels just as tight (I checked yesterday).
     
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    Did you use any of the spring washers behind? mine feels solid with fitting several of them
     
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    No pal I used the hex head self tapers which have the rubber washer pre installed on them like the ones in the picture[​IMG]

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    Same here


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    This front splitter thread has been immensely useful in planning for the upcoming Mk3.5 300 but I am wondering, does anyone have full before & after pictures of their cars, not only with the front splitter changed but also perhaps the side skirts and rear spoiler? Thinking of going for a pretty agressive look with lowering springs after winter season aswell. Trying to get more inspiration :)
     
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    Skirts

    [​IMG]

    Blades

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    Rear spoiler

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    Looks pretty badass!
    Whats the difference in material between ABS plastic and fiberglass when it comes to these sort of pieces? Saw TRC ones look cool but their made of fiberglass and seem to be at a cheaper price compared to Maxton that is ABS Plastic
     
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    I had a TRC splitter on my old Fiesta, perfect fit and looked great - managed to catch it a couple of times at the Ford dealers (awkward slope) but it didn't crack.
    The Leon splitter is Rieger - not sure what it's made from but it isn't low enough to catch
    I think ABS is more flexible so wont crack as easy as fiberglass which is a cheap material

    TRC on Fiesta

    [​IMG]
     
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