Tuesday 11th May 2021
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Windsplits - a relic from past tuning times

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When it comes to wind splits (also fender spoiler, called bonnet spoiler), most people do not even know what tuning parts it is. Today, this swirling protection can only be found in well-maintained sporty classic cars from the 80 years. Windsplits are clearly a tuning accessory from a bygone era, but that's what makes them very interesting for real car fans. If you want to restore a sporty car from this decade, you can not avoid the cultivation of wind splits.

Big effect for little money

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In their time, wind splits were a hugely popular tuning accessory and widely used. In addition to the casual look that can convey these parts, was also the very cheap price at the time crucial that the popularity of wind splits could grow so. Many car manufacturers even had model-specific wind splits hard foam strips for their sporty vehicles in the program. In addition, there was a large selection of parts from various vehicle tuners, which offered a supply of wind splits for most popular cars. Wind splits are screwed or glued to the front fender edges of a car and thereby provide an improvement in air turbulence. In addition, and this is certainly the main reason for mounting wind splits, they just look casual and cool. So they are the perfect parts for a cheap tuning measure, especially visually striking.

The Bayern showed how to do it

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Windsplits have thawed for the first time on the BMW CSl in the general public. Together with a brute rear spoiler, they made for the athlete for a unique appearance. Many other automakers took over these wind splits and adapted them perfectly to their sports models. What would a sporty Opel Manta, Opel Ascona or Ford Capri be without these tuning parts? Over time, for most models, up to the class leader golf, to buy their own wind splits. Even cheaper these tuning parts were sold by the meter, which was gladly offered by the accessories trade. That was also one of the reasons why wind splits got more and more the reputation as absolute cheap tuning parts. If you want to buy wind splits today, you have to look for it for a while. What you get today are mostly remnants from that time, which are accordingly expensive traded. The providers know that for a visually attractive restoration of a sports car from the 80er years, wind splits can be the salt in the soup and set the selling prices for these tuning parts accordingly self-confidently.

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