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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Tue, Jul-18-2017, 02:37:22 PM   #11
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Nice write up, Brett. Solid alternative to the OEM set up, and looks very, VERY stout to boot.

When are we seeing the build thread on the sedan though.. =)
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To be fair it's still a great under-panel, but there's just a bit too much material in the area Brett pointed out. It can easily be filed down now that you know what to look for.
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Can I just drive up to Oakhurst and utilize your services? Beats me having to buy some new tools.
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Default Re: How-to Mount OEM GT Front Splitter to Motion Motorsports Panel

I was thinking about this thread the other day while in my storage unit, looking at all the OEM splitter pieces. Have you thought about working out a way to adjust the OEM splitter in a similar way to how the Motion Motorsports splitter is configured? Looks like it's accessed from below which might be nice.
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I was thinking about this thread the other day while in my storage unit, looking at all the OEM splitter pieces. Have you thought about working out a way to adjust the OEM splitter in a similar way to how the Motion Motorsports splitter is configured? Looks like it's accessed from below which might be nice.
I don’t know anything about their splitter and in the development thread I discussed playing with sliding and/or fixed adjustments. Anyone can drill their holes to suit whatever position(s) they like. Just don’t swiss cheese your panel too much or you sacrifice strength.
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Added new details for the MM panel brackets that hang off the frame rails. I've converted to using rivnuts instead of OEM plastic body nuts. This is going to be much more durable.

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Use a step bit to drill the hole out to match the M6 rivnut. Step bits work best in the square hole.





Install your rivnuts.



Drill out the MM brackets to fit the larger sized hardware. Don't do a shitty job like I did.



Bracket securely installed. Use blue loctite and don't over torque this.

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I have the same drill and the same socks lol


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So how did you find out that the underpanel itself can't support the splitter?
They mount their own splitter to the underpanel itself without any supports which is sorta what threw me off a bit about that. Other than that, very nice DIY 👍.
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So how did you find out that the underpanel itself can't support the splitter?
They mount their own splitter to the underpanel itself without any supports which is sorta what threw me off a bit about that. Other than that, very nice DIY 👍.
Their splitter is a flat piece of metal, OEM is entirely different. If you look at the tray mounting spacing you can see why the front edge needs to be supported when attached to the underpanel.
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