This is a recipe for a front splitter for a 1st Gen MINI. The idea behind this item is to increase front downforce by taking advantage of the higher air pressure both in front of the car (higher over the splitter than underneath) and within the engine compartment (again, a difference in pressure from top to bottom). This particular design does not require the links or turnbuckles seen on other designs. Ingredients: Aluminum 6061-T6511 Carbon Fiber, Bidirectional (BID) Carbon Fiber, Unidirectional (UNI) Epoxy, West or Proset Rohacell foam, 4lb/cu.ft., 0.38 inch thick 1/4-28 Stainless steel threaded rod, 60ksi UTS -6 Aluminum tubing, 6061-T6 Step 1: Cut the foam to a pleasing shape: Step 2: Add carbon fiber. Three plies top and bottom. The middle ply on top should use the UNI with the fibers oriented front to back. Step 3: Vacuum bag wet layup for 24 hours. Keep layup at about 75 degrees F. Step 4: Trim the part, and add aluminum mounting hardware. Step 5: Mount the splitter using the threaded rod and the tubing. Check for structural integrity by applying approximately 185 pounds of weight to the front edge of the splitter. Bounce up and down a bit to check for deflection. Step 6: Trim off lower lip of nose panel and install panel on car. That's it! Here's a couple of pictures of the finished product: After all of this, I found that I CAN get into my driveway without scraping the splitter on the ground. Nice.