ACST4 Splitter Installation Video

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Our ACST4 Splitter is part of our second generation of Camaro Performance panels, this includes our

ACS T4 Splitter (For Camaro SS, Pn 33-4-099)

ACS T5 Splitter (For Camaro LS LT, Pn 33-4-101)

ACS T4/T5 Side Rockers (For all, except Zl1, Pn 33-4-027)

ACST4 Ports and serveral others.  (For Camaro SS, Pn 33-4-097)

Below is our latest, a ACST4 Splitter install video submitted by a customer.

GM High Tech Reviews ACS Splitter and Rockers

GM High Tech Reviews ACS Splitter and Rockers

Our 2012 Chevy Camaro SS Project Adds a Front Splitter and New Side Rockers
he fifth-gen Camaro’s factory SS front-end is simply boring, at least when compared to the Z/28, ZL1, or even the 1LE. We wanted to give our 2012 SS a serious nose job, so we teamed up with the Advanced Composite Specialties (ACS) in the last issue of Camaro Now for a more aggressive, and aerodynamically altering front split

Read more: http://www.gmhightechperformance.com/camaro_now/1306_2012_chevy_camaro_ss_gets_acs_splitter_and_side_rockers/#ixzz2Wocea8KN

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T4 Splitter WebStore Link

T4 Rockers WebStore Link

Speculating the New 2014 Camaro

As we wait for the 2014 Camaro Reveal at the 2013 NY Auto Show next week – at 12:45pm (Eastern) on Wednesday, March 27.  We decided to have some fun and draw up a concept of our own…. Let us know what you think…

You can count on ACS to jump on board and begin developing performance body components on an already awesome car !

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Cavallino Fiat 500 appearing in Little Italy during Montreal Grand Prix Festivities

On June 8th, 9th & 10th 2012 during Montreal Grand Prix Formula 1 weekend, Little Italy will be celebrating day and night; entertainment, good dining and of course a huge celebration of the automobile! Thinking of Italy you think of the most exotic and fastest of cars, but recently America has been blessed with the arrival of a wicked little car, we welcome the FIAT 500. To celebrate the occasion, we are presenting our  favorite litle brother; the new Cavallino. Our 500 will be showcasing a series of ACS built products specifically  for the new generation FIAT 500. For the event ACS has partnered with Canada’s largest and most passionate dealer; Demeusles Fiat, also known as Bravo Fiat. Special thanks to a great team for paint and assembly Stemac Auto.

A great event for all to appreciate the finest Italian styling and dynamic design of automobiles.

Cavallino is a new FIAT 500 Performance Tuning Group and a new division of Advanced Composite Specialties (ACS). ACS is an OEM validated body panel manufacturer and specialty part builder. Passion, Beauty, and Performance are the three words that have driven the Cavallino program. ACS is presenting it’s Cavallino product line tailored to match the Fiat 500 owner.

Bravo FIAT is an authorized distributor of Cavallino Cars, for any questions or inquiries feel free to contact us,   all are invited to little Italy this coming weekend ! Make sure to stop buy and say Ciao 😉

ACS T3 Hood Ports, installs on any stock Camaro SS RS LS Hood

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Introducing the T3 Hood Port self-install kit, the coolest way to upgrade your STOCK Hood. That’s right, modify your Aluminum Hood and save on paint and the hasles with replacement hoods. The ACS T3 Hood port self install kit is a 9 piece installation kit to convert the existent stock hood on your Camaro.

Other than its lightness the original Camaro Hood does not offer any performance advantages, until now that is. Install a set of T3 Hood Ports to extract the engines hot air, and reduce body lift at high speed by relieving under hood pressure. Trim your hood following our guide and templates, rest assured every trimmed edge will be covered and reinforced with both our outer port and inner panels (Margin of error, +/- 1/4” outer, +/- 1/2” on the inner). T3 Hood ports includes a water management system draining the water towards the from radiator support away from critical engine electronics. For extreme events like racing, you can easily remove the deflector for an optimum suction effect. 

 Kits come with everything needed;

– Driver and Passenger Outer Port

– Driver and Passenger Inner Panel

– Driver and Passenger Deflector Plate

– Driver and Passenger Octagonal Mesh

– Deflector mounting bolts

– Instructions Booklet, Templates and Adhesive

Patent Pending

 

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Why ACS Composite products are unlike anything else…

ACS’s history is derived from OEM experience and engineering, the company’s philosophy is to apply its knowledge and technology gained from the OEM programs and offer the same quality standard to all its product line including the aftermarket. In a nutshell the secret is RTM, Resin Transfer Molding, it is a manufacturing process where dry continuous fiberglass mat is placed in a closed female / male tool. Under pressure the mold cavity is filled with liquid catalyzed resin. Most entry level or prototype composite panels are made using chopped strand mat, a cost effective solution and favorable for hand made parts, chopped strand mats are random 1” strands of glass mats compared to the continuous mats which is indefinite and offering a very consistent and predicable mechanical property. By automating the process ACS engineers are able to control each manufacturing variable to produce a product built to match the required specifications.

How can you tell the difference?  Visually, ACS parts are smooth on both sides, and are prepped and primed. The rest is in the formulation and durability of the part. Time will tell you… It is all about the process and materials used…

ACS’s RTM process utilizes large presses and heavy tooling to ensure quality parts. ACS’s proprietary molds are computer temperature controlled for repeatability and part consistency. Average tool weight is 4-5000 lbs. Another secret, unlike typical hand laminated parts, which are made in low cost lightweight composite tools, which tend to distort and bend over time.

  • Parts are same thickness throughout, insure proper stack height and an excellent fit on the vehicle
  • Smooth finish on both sides of panel
  • Similar mechanical properties to SMC (Sheet Molding Compound)
  • Consistent glass/resin ratio content
  • Fully cured in mold
  • High filler rate for great heat distortion resistance
  • Tested for automotive glass A finish
  • No air pocket or dry spots
  • Tested for durability and show finish, will not distort under extreme heat
  • Environmentally friendly, low VOC emissions as part is cured in a closed mold

Many will say they can purchase fiberglass hoods for half the price. Just like cars, performance will vary with each model. ACS’s RTM manufacturing process has been tested and validated by both GM and Ford and can be found on some of America’s most recognizable muscle and supercars like Camaro’s and the centennial Ford GT. Unlike most aftermarket composite panels, ACS’s process has been tested to withstand High Heat and 7 yr. durability standards; a requirement for class A automotive panels.

No Gel coats are used. Gel coats are the industry’s “Band Aid”. Glossy and Shiny it is a perfect cover up for a part out of box. ACS’s parts are molded using no gel coats; this is the only way parts can be fully inspected prior to assembly and ensure our customer get a part they can enjoy for years to come.

Finally, ACS parts are the only aftermarket parts, which are prepped and primed. The final step in each ACS panel is to hand sand and prime the panels using automotive primers, a step your painter and body shop will greatly appreciate.

The next time you are shopping for Composite Panels, make sure to ask, how are the panels made. What type of standards and testing has been done to claim “quality fiberglass”, and most important what type of raw materials were used, we can proudly say our materials and labor is exclusively from America!