*** V4 splitter is lighter, 12.5 pounds with all hardware including standoffs, provides an slight increase in down force***
When our client asked for a working aero package we told him that was not our area of expertise. He really wanted a functional custom aero package. So we started thinking. Another client had ordered a full carbon package from assorted vendors. That stack of carbon fiber included a splitter from a vendor that claimed it worked well. We thought, what the heck and knocked off an aluminum copy. We drove the car at speeds up to 170 MPH and could not feel a difference, especially through a certain set of 150 MPH plus undulations. The car still got light. In the interim a Z/28 showed up. We took measurements and modified the blade to make it wider, longer and more square. The car felt planted over the undulations, much improved, but not glued. That lead to Version 3 which is wider, longer and includes the fender flares / canards. Back to the same 150 MPH plus undulations We have sparks flying from the exhaust and the car felt very stable. We then moved to V4. Wider yet, wing-lets and lighter in construction. We are now glued the road. GLUED.
The wheel well canards are hand made old skool. We take a piece of aluminum and use a shrinker to hand form them to fint the arch of the fender wells. We hand cut the carbon fiber. Mounting holes are drilled and then the shaped aluminum angle piece is ground swoth to remove the mark from the shrinker, sanded and cleaned in preparation from painting.
At the same time we were growing the front blade, the rear blade grew taller. We are AMAZED that blade has not ripped the factory spoiler off the car. In fact, we told my client we don't think the rear spoiler can carry the load. To date it has held up in testing and his track days. Apparently the designers at GM have a HUGE safety factor built in to the rear spoiler design. HUGE.
The same is not true with the 1LE and Z/28 rear wickers. The factory spoiler blades flex and the wickers are much bigger than from the factory. MUCH BIGGER. We supply and use stand-offs for additional support.
Product ships in a week to two weeks. There are a number of variations to the front fascia from the factory depending on model. If you don't see yours listed please call or email for fitment details and support.
JPSS V3 Aero is made of aluminum. Carbon Fiber is lighter and we certainly like light. We are also practical. There are only two types of cars that run road courses. Cars that have gone off course and cars that are going to go off course. JPSS aluminum is tough. If you bend it, get our some wood and clamps to straighten it. Need a hammer, band away., but get back on track - right now. We also know the finish is going to take a beating so we rattle-can these parts with V2100 Rustoleum Rust Reformer. The finish looks good. It adheres better than other rattle can paints we have tried, but the real reason is to make it as easy as possible for our clients to make repairs that look good.
Installation requires removing the factory front fascia. You will must be able to measure accurately, use a drill and have a countersink for aluminum. You will also need access to a nutsert tool for the rear wicker blade. We supply the stainless steel fasteners, standoffs and nutserts you need to install the JPSS V3 Aero Package. We know that our aero is balanced from track testing. You may be able to use our front or rear blades independently, but getting the balance right is your responsibility. If you like the way our front or rear looks and don't track your car or run at triple digit speeds it probably won't matter, but know that the JPSS Aero Package is a functional addition to your vehicle and you are solely responsible for your own safety and the integrity of the installation.