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This is process one out out two…

Due to the fact we are maching a stainless steel surround for the opening and the I will adhere a fine chrome mesh inside it.
IF ALOT OF PEOPLE LIKE IT I WILL PRODUCE THE SURROUNDS AND WORK OUT A GOOD PRICE!


This is process one!

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Use a door pull tool as shown its easy this way to take those clips out

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Then you should see the underside of the vent... use a 10mm and push it out to direction of the window.

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Just what it looks like

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Next i placed the vent over the back side of the heat shield thing ( you will see two round spots on the left and right side this is where the two bolt locations are for the vent so use it as a center point like i did). Then trace it out and cut it with a razor.

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Ounce cut it look like this, i used a lighter to melt some of it back down.

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Finished!
 

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Automotive exterior Vehicle door Roof Vehicle Bumper Vehicle Car Automotive exterior Bumper Subcompact car I will flat black spray paint the cut areaand maybe coat the cut area with some water proof spray plastic not sure yet though...

End of Phase 1....

Phase 2 will come soon!!!
 

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Well i did a test while driveing with a friend out the window feeling alot of hot air comeing from the vents!!!! so im sure it will change alot
 

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ahhhh i am sure it will as any heat leaving that area would help and from what we felt driveing about 60mph it was pritty hot. in winter it make sure you dont have and ice around your windsheld.

I hope this week we can finsh with the die cast and then polish, cant figur out if we want to use 3m tape or some type of mounting bracite
 

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We did our cad drawings for the two aluminum pieces and we figure at this point it will be around $45-50 per piece. So at end of production looking at $140-120 free shipping if anyone is interested… of course I have pics as soon as we make our first ones
 

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Looking good, can't wait to see your new vents.
 

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into? yes .. onto ... not really it should burn off
Blue is correct we had mine with out the full plastic piece in there an not one issue yet.... even did test with water hose and car on and nothing and that is extrame conditions so i am sure we will se no issues as water from these.

Vinhtvu2 are you doing that ATL trip with all the guys from Albany?
 

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I'm busy this weekend so I wont be able to make it. I was hoping for more planning time.

Anyway, I'm installing my CAI this week, I know if the CAI filter gets wet, it could suck in the moisture and is bad for the engine. So I was just wondering if this will affect it.

I'm probably going to cut it out and remove the plastic vents this week when I install the CAI and catch cans.
 

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True for th cone filter kind so maybe look into placeing a shield of some sort begind it kind of like what some K&Ns have for example
 

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Water is my big concern. Cars with these vents have a channel to run off the water either before it can hit the vents or after it hits the vents like your windshield wiper area.

It seems to me that between the design of the engine cover and the way the front framework and lower baffles seals off the engine compartment they don't want any water in there.

The Veloster pulls of a few aerodynamic tricks to get the CD so low and the cabin so quiet with such a blunt nose. The faux brake cooling intakes are turbulators to allow for laminar airflow over the body. The headlight assembly protrudes to setup the flow for the side-view mirrors. I wonder if the faux hood vents aren't part of this aerodynamic design as well.
 

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Water is my big concern. Cars with these vents have a channel to run off the water either before it can hit the vents or after it hits the vents like your windshield wiper area.

It seems to me that between the design of the engine cover and the way the front framework and lower baffles seals off the engine compartment they don't want any water in there.

The Veloster pulls of a few aerodynamic tricks to get the CD so low and the cabin so quiet with such a blunt nose. The faux brake cooling intakes are turbulators to allow for laminar airflow over the body. The headlight assembly protrudes to setup the flow for the side-view mirrors. I wonder if the faux hood vents aren't part of this aerodynamic design as well.
Thats really hard to tell but i do know there is a large amount of heat the now flows from the hood while driveing. As far as the water over the engine we testes that and even with a wate hose no water made it to the spark pluge area with the cover on. Also we know this was gona be a big issue for most so we are thinging of a cover the bolts on to the bracket allready there so it flows water away from battery and engine area. but its all in the works.
 

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The water has to flow safely away from all of the mechanical and electrical components under the hood to be a long term solution. You could use hoses for this but it would be ungainly when you lift the hood.

Most cars that have these vents are mid/rear engine race cars that have huge radiators in the front and they have to vent the airflow over the hood to keep it from flowing under the car. The other cars that have these vents are over turbo-ed tuner cars that have huge intercoolers under these vents.

The VT doesn't fit either of these setups. But it does have fairly large radiators/intercoolers in the nose that generate a lot of heat. The motor itself is not generating much heat compared to the nose.

Now if it were me I'd look at something like the 90's Camaro's did - run a thin box channel from the vents under the hood's heat shield that end up at the firewall with a gaping opening. The channels would gather the hot air from the radiators and route it through the vents. When it rained the water would flow through the channels and drain where the engine compartment was already designed to handle water.

Just an idea.
 
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