2014 SLP Panther Camaro Long-Term Road Test

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2014 SLP Panther Camaro: Splitter Height

December 30, 2013

2014 SLP Panther Camaro

When Street Legal Performance got a hold of this Camaro, the New Jersey-based tuner lowered it and installed a new front fascia. Part of that addition is the front splitter, ostensibly for cosmetic benefits and some additional downforce. We'd have to get our long-term 2014 SLP Panther Camaro in a wind tunnel for scientific results (for now I'm giving SLP the benefit of the doubt), but one thing the splitter does is change the everyday functionality of the car.

Pulling in and out of steep driveways sometimes requires some goofy angles and crawling along at a snail's pace. Going to the shops demands some additional attention, too (windows down, music off, listen for dreaded loud scraping noises) as the parking blocks become a potential hazard.

Luckily, the Panther's splitter glides right over the bumpers at my local grocery store without issue. If the car were any lower, I'd be parking much farther back and the 16-foot-long Camaro would definitely stick out a bit.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 1,493 miles

Comments

  • hybris hybris Posts:

    You also have to account for any extra people you might have with you so by yourself you park just fine but with the wife you scrape hard on that block.

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    "...but with the wife you scrape hard..." Ouch, not too subtle there, hybris.

  • tlangness tlangness Posts:

    Well, to be clear I had a passenger and there was still no scrape.

  • jasond52 jasond52 Posts:

    "Honey, you'll have to get out of the car so it won't scrape". That wold not go over well.

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    The splitter is too high to generate downforce and too low to provide worry free clearance. Oh joy.

  • davetaylor davetaylor Posts:

    I resigned myself to always backing in when parking towards a curb. I figured you have to either back-in, or back- out so for the splitters sake I just back in.

  • davetaylor davetaylor Posts:

    I resigned myself to always backing in when parking towards a curb. I figured you have to either back-in, or back- out so for the splitters sake I just back in.

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