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Old 17 February 2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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My HT Auto's bugeye splitter turned up today and in all eagerness I couldn't wait to fit it. The difference it makes to the front end of the car is phenomenal and it looks much more aggressive

This is the car before:



Tools required:

Cross-head screw driver
2 x 10mm spanner or 1 spanner and a 10mm socket
Trim removal tool or flat screwdriver (to remove factory pop fastener)
Drill and small drill bit 2-3mm

Step 1:

Behave like a kid at Christmas and unwrap your present



I then placed the car on some low ramps I have fro extra clearance, but mine is quite low so on a standard car you could probably get away without doing this. Then peek under the front bumper and familiarise yourself with the factory holes. If you hold up the splitter you'll soon see which of the factory holes can be reused with the supplied nuts and bolts.

I opted to use the factory pop-fasteners at the ends of the splitter so I drilled the holes out to fit.




The splitter is so light it held up quite nicely with the two end fasteners in place and made the next stage quite easy.



Step 2:

Identify the factory holes to be reused at each end.



I opted to only use 2 of the 3 remaining factory holes as the 3rd one was a little tight to get the nut on. This where I had my one and only drama - I appear to have received a rouge washer with a hole that was too small for the nut. Took me about 30 seconds to drill it out.



Remember to tighten these before lowering it back to the ground if you've jacked it up otherwise it becomes awkward

Step 3:

Using the remaining holes as guides drill pilot holes for the supplied self tappers and screw them in.



Step 4:

Stand back and admire your work




Even the box it comes in is useful as a mat to lie on.

Big thanks to Mark at HTAutos

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Old 20 August 2009, 08:57 PM   #2
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Hiya mate were did you get the side bumper vents froma and hw much did you pay mate??
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I got them from ebay for a steal (25 quid) but they are normally nearer 100 quid. They are Orciari ones and you can get them from Revolution.
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Old 25 August 2009, 10:04 AM   #4
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Quality tutorial mate, nice one. I'm still making my mind up on wether to get one of these splitters for my Bugeye. How much are they exactly?

Always loved the Oscari side vents but WAY too expensive new, HT Autos should make some
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Cheers mate

The splitters are about 100, worth checking out the group buy section.
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Damn, guessing the offer will end soon. I've just forked out for a new exhaust manifold so won't be spending any more on the car for a little bit. Will have to pay top dollar later down the line I guess!

They really do look great though, suits yours really well. What headlamps have you got there mate?
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Cheers bro!! Lookin nice, have you ever seen or do you know if the wings that's on yours would lok decent or fir on the bug eye estate???
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Damn, guessing the offer will end soon. I've just forked out for a new exhaust manifold so won't be spending any more on the car for a little bit. Will have to pay top dollar later down the line I guess!

They really do look great though, suits yours really well. What headlamps have you got there mate?
I wouldn't panic, he puts the offer on a on a regular basis, you may just have to bide your time a little.

The lights are STI ones (HiD from a Jap Import)
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Cheers bro!! Lookin nice, have you ever seen or do you know if the wings that's on yours would lok decent or fir on the bug eye estate???
Never seen the mate, but I would imagine they would look okay
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Really nice fron end mate. Im picking up the same colour bug eye next week. What lights have you got? they look really nice with the grill
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Really nice fron end mate. Im picking up the same colour bug eye next week. What lights have you got? they look really nice with the grill
Bug STI lights and the grill is similar to the JDM STI one!

Are you an Everton fan per-chance looking at your sign-in
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Cheers bro!! Lookin nice, have you ever seen or do you know if the wings that's on yours would lok decent or fir on the bug eye estate???
Estate has a different bumper....

And JonMc, I hate you, 'cos they don't fit the Prodrive bumper


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Bug STI lights and the grill is similar to the JDM STI one!

Are you an Everton fan per-chance looking at your sign-in
Lol unfortunately yes i am mate
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Estate has a different bumper....

And JonMc, I hate you, 'cos they don't fit the Prodrive bumper


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I'll swap my bumper and splitter for your prodrive bumper, and I'll even throw in the Orciari side-vents
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Looks nice, good job. Would look nice in CF!
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Would look nice in CF!
I'm thinking the exact same thing! I'm definitely gonna order one of these before the end of the month, but later down the line I might get the bodyshop to carbon wrap it.
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Always loved the Oscari side vents but WAY too expensive new, HT Autos should make some
Somebody get hold of a set for us, and they will also have a spare set

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Really nice fron end mate. Im picking up the same colour bug eye next week. What lights have you got? they look really nice with the grill
I have 2 of thee grills left
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very nice effort jon looks great i have the prodrive bumper and i see there doing one on ebay for that bumper, i think im tempted after looking at yours
have you just fitted that out the box or did you paint in black etc?
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very nice effort jon looks great i have the prodrive bumper and i see there doing one on ebay for that bumper, i think im tempted after looking at yours
have you just fitted that out the box or did you paint in black etc?
In these pics it is straight out of the box, however I am going to get it blown over in a coat of satin black when I get my full respray done early in the new year. It is showing its age a tad now, although a respray is not necessary it seems a shame to miss something so simple when I'm getting the rest done.
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well no harm in that, it will look the dogs when done but looks pretty good like that as well
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A couple of one-off touches going into the mix too

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With a coat of gloss, this is the original splitter 3 years on

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