To do or not to do hood vent...

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To do or not to do hood vent...

Postby ae90tuner » Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:46 pm

So as for these types of hood scoops I've always liked the styling of them. I've also always wanted to put one on my car, but reading different things about how the fiberglass ones crack its always held me back on doing it. Lately I made a splitter for the car and am actually leaning towards something that would give the front of the car more of a bias (making it bulky) I also have two daily drivers now and am thinking of adding more things to the ae92 to eventually bring it from street/track to pure track. The change isn't something that's gonna happen anytime too soon, it's gonna cost quite a bit, plans might include getting rid of the 3sge redtop and throwing in a 2grfe, if I did go the v6 route I have to re-set up the suspension and wheel track so it would keep torque steer to a reasonable feel, currently with my setup I have less than an inch of negative scrub radius so my torque steer is actually pretty decent compared to last years setup which had two inch plus of scrub radius making the steering kick back kinda crazy at times. I have also done some bumpsteer adjusting, anyways i'm getting off topic. What do you guys think of these style vents? are there ones of decent size and not overly crazy large, or perhaps ones made of CF so I don't have to repaint and just be lazy and rivet lol. I'm mainly doing this for a certain look I want, I could care less if it has any positive effects.

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this is the hood im talking about.
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front splitter I made
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car with splitter on it
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I also made some brake deflectors one day when I was bored, But I think the switch from sports pads to track pads for hpde and pdx days may do more.
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I do still have my gtz hood scoop laying around, but i'm not sure I want to refit it.
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Re: To do or not to do hood vent...

Postby bay_ae86_area » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:21 pm

Personally. I wouldn't do it.

But it's your call. I can just respect it. 8-)

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Re: To do or not to do hood vent...

Postby jdm86gtz » Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:43 am

Drop vents look more subtle.
Is that a custom RCA lower ball joint?

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Re: To do or not to do hood vent...

Postby ae90tuner » Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:00 pm

jdm86gtz wrote:Drop vents look more subtle.
Is that a custom RCA lower ball joint?


The RCA's are custom made by Barry at MRP in NZ, he makes some good stuff for the ae92. I had him custom make mine to extend my control arm 25mm more so I could do do some stuff to tweak my steering geometry.

Today I spent a couple minutes on mocking up a vent in the Uras style with the help of CAD (cardboard assisted design) not the real CAD but the REAL CAD). The dimensions are kinda close, the vent style is kinda off, but it does give me an idea of what to expect if i travel this route.

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Re: To do or not to do hood vent...

Postby IndiaDorifto7 » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:30 pm

I'd say 20 to 30 degrees on the vents, enough to be subtle but crazy enough to say, because RACECAR!

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Re: To do or not to do hood vent...

Postby saiGone » Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:19 am

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Re: To do or not to do hood vent...

Postby SidekickChuck » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:41 am

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Re: To do or not to do hood vent...

Postby canyon_carvers » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:21 pm

The more I look at it, I like what you got right now. Just the plain hood... ^_^ Looks good already.

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Re: To do or not to do hood vent...

Postby Mr.Fujiwara » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:00 pm

canyon_carvers wrote:The more I look at it, I like what you got right now. Just the plain hood... ^_^ Looks good already.



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Re: To do or not to do hood vent...

Postby jondee86 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:07 am

Maybe something along these lines ? You could add more louvres to suit.

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Or for something a bit more agggressive, perhaps this one. Looks a lot
like the one in your original pic... universal China made scoop.

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