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I have contacted Dorian @ DMG FAB about the potential of an aluminum front splitter. Most of you already know the name from the most popular aluminum undertray for the RS. Like many on here I have ordered the winter edition undertray.

Dorian has already made an aluminum front splitter/front undertray to replace the factory plastic underneath the front bumper. Research and development has been done and templates have been made, but he was unsure of the demand from the community to do a full production run.

- would want a minimum 10 people to do the group buy / first production run
- multi piece design supported by crash bar and lower road support
- designed more towards rally / rough road protection over track aero
- similar to the team O’Neil front skidplate design
- the more people we can get the cheaper it will be
- estimated around $300cad plus shipping
- if this group buy goes well, it will go to full production and be added to the Raptor Racing catalogue

If interested, please email Dorian directly at [email protected] with the subject about a front splitter group buy and he can keep tabs on the Amount of demand.

Just some photos of his previous skidplates and potential look. And a photo of my plastic piece that ripped out in one mud puddle...













 

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if they have a bundle package with the skidplate and the and front spliter.
 

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I'm interested in the rally/protection approach and glad to hear it would be supported beyond just attaching to the plastic bumper. Something that can take the brunt of an ice chunk in the middle of the road at 70 mph would be real nice. If it mated up nicely to his skid plate I might consider finally splurging for both items and replacing my epoxied OEM tray.
 

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Thanks for getting this started @320icar I went ahead and e-mailed Dorian of my interest. I also told him that I wasn't too crazy of the original design with all the overhangs and would prefer the shorter/neater design of the Team O'Neal with the small front section that wraps around the front lip. I too would be interested in a package deal with his summer skid plate if he were to offer it.
 

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i would be interested in the one more like the pictures where it has an integrated splitter more for track aero instead of impact protection
 

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@nicklulu @Northish Dorian said it mounts to the front crash bar as well as the lower rad support. As long as you’re not taking on a raptor in Baja, it should be great.

Fire him an email and inquire about a package deal, I cannot answer that
 

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Very interested. Been trying to buy this since sometime last year. Trying to give my money to the first to market, seems like this has been perpetually just one month out. Then he got it made with seemingly no intent of a run, just local installs and I was crushed. My stock plastic piece is broke, only half of it is on the car, and that means my undertray isnt on the car because it has nothing to mount to, also my fender liner is currently rigged on one side.

Interested in this for the front skid properties, not splitter, though I'd take it either way. In fact I probably wouldn't of clicked on this thread if I didn't already know what this was, mentioning splitter/front skid in the title might get a couple more clicks.

I'd also be down for a bundle to get fully protected.
 

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@d1rt I thought I made it pretty clear in my first post that it is rally inspired, not track inspired and won’t flare out like a track splitter

As for all of you wanting a combo, just do what I did. Bought from raptor racing with cheap ass shipping and email Dorian for the splitter separate. No big deal and don’t expect tones of saving
 

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Got a reply from Dorian. Sounds like he will in fact be changing the design to something similar to the Team O'Neal design.
Sounds good.
Not interested on a shin cutter.
 

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@d1rt I thought I made it pretty clear in my first post that it is rally inspired, not track inspired and won’t flare out like a track splitter

As for all of you wanting a combo, just do what I did. Bought from raptor racing with cheap ass shipping and email Dorian for the splitter separate. No big deal and don’t expect tones of saving
You did in the thread, just semantics really on the thread title itself or what the part is being called. When I think of splitter I think of just the front lip and no protection, I would call this a forward skid. Though I could be wrong. In any case, no worries, just excited for this part.
 

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You did in the thread, just semantics really on the thread title itself or what the part is being called. When I think of splitter I think of just the front lip and no protection, I would call this a forward skid. Though I could be wrong. In any case, no worries, just excited for this part.
If we want to get annoyingly specific, a front lip is exactly that, just a lip. A splitter extends from beyond the bumper to the undertray to create a semi-flat bottom design.
 

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Whatever it’s called, I’m highly interested. Just emailed Dorian to show my interest for the rally type design.

I hope he makes it so it covers as much of the bumper bottom edge as possible, not just the middle but the corners too, without sacrificing ground clearance as much as possible. The ice driving school near me has a nice custom built piece for their wrx school cars that provide the perfect protection for ice driving, I understand it might be too much for most of us but that’s why I’m hoping his design somehow covers the corners some and not just the center like the team o’neil plate. His stuff is good so I’ll take whatever he comes up with especially with the crash bar mounting which I think woukd help save the bumper cover if I hit a frozen snowbank at winter rally school. A little bit of bent flange beyond the bumper edges on the corners would be awesome, like the center on the team o’neil but extended further out. Probably not as easily made though (hence mote expensive) since that’s likely requiring more than one straight bend up...

Not so familiar with groups buys...but is it more like gauging interest for him since he’s not going to sell directly? Would he take a deposit to get us on a list so we get on the first ship set? I’m willing to provide a deposit if he needs one to make sure we are serious about getting one.

Obviously if he cant deliver before let’s say mid-january this would not come in time to start ice driving school. And not be as interesting...

Attached pictures of the rally school plates. It’s hard to see against their black bumper covers but if you zoom in you’ll see it, it’s a flat plate with a approx. 3in welded vertical flange that covers the whole edge of the bumper from the wheel well edges.
 

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@Barroux as per the email i got, Dorian said as long as around 10 people email him showing serious interest, he will then take payment (probably pay-pal or e-transfer, whatever i trust him) and make the limited run. he will send one out as its done, and start on the next. assuming enough people email him, he said he can start soon and hopefully begin sending them out after the summer.

and if this group buy works out and the community shows enough interest, he is more than willing to add it to the Raptor Racing catalogue and make it readily available like the skidplates. either way im also very excited to see where this goes!
 

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@Barroux as per the email i got, Dorian said as long as around 10 people email him showing serious interest, he will then take payment (probably pay-pal or e-transfer, whatever i trust him) and make the limited run. he will send one out as its done, and start on the next. assuming enough people email him, he said he can start soon and hopefully begin sending them out after the summer.

and if this group buy works out and the community shows enough interest, he is more than willing to add it to the Raptor Racing catalogue and make it readily available like the skidplates. either way im also very excited to see where this goes!
That sounds good! Hope we get those 10 people in time for next winter! So far it seems 7-8 people have shown interest but not necessarily to the point of emailing Dorian...

Thanks for taking the initiative and making this happen!
 
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