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V6 Exige - Front Splitter Clearance

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Hi Folks,

I have a deposit down on a V6 Exige, really looking forward to it.

Unfortunately I didn't get to drive/see the car as yet due to work commitments.

One concern I have is front ground clearance of the splitter over speed bumps. Anyone have any info on how much clearance there is? Any experience during the recent test drives?

Cheers

Chris

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I did about 50 miles on my test on varied roads around Norfolk, had no problems at all. Even had to go over a bit of a lip to park the car up for photos and it was fine :)

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Thanks for the reply. From your photo I'm hoping there is the height of a number plate below the splitter - that makes sense! So, been out to the front of my house to compare the kerb height/speed bump against a spare number plate!! Looks as if it will be ok, fingers crossed.

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I've done much the same and collect my new car tomorrow. I've assumed that if my 2-Eleven can get up and down the driveway then the Exige Coupe ought to too?

 

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The angle between the bottom of the front wheel and the bottom of the splitter has a special name which I can't remember, but it's pretty good on the Exige and certainly larger than on the 2-Eleven :)

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Sometimes wish I'd paid more attention in trigonometry lessons at school

 

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On 19 February 2016 at 13:19, Bibs said:

The angle between the bottom of the front wheel and the bottom of the splitter has a special name which I can't remember, but it's pretty good on the Exige and certainly larger than on the 2-Eleven :)

Bibs - the special name(s) are:

Approach Angle / Ramp Breakover Angle / Departure Angle

Combined, these three figures determine wether you'll trash the front splitter (Approach), your sills and/or underside (Breakover) and finally your tail (Departure).  It follows that longer and/or lower overhangs and length of the wheelbase have an adverse effect on clearing obstacles :-)

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43 minutes ago, Bibs said:

:thumbsup:

Hopefully I'll be doing this when I collect the Exige on Tuesday and it gets up my drive

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