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and no I don't want to talk about Evolve's.<p>I believe Athruc had a post about these awhile ago but it never went anywhere...<p>Looking for something like this:<p><IMG SRC="http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f76/xman03/P5163309.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Anyone know where I can find these or something similar?
 

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Re: Lets talk hood vents/grills (juve021)

I'm sure you exhausted the search function already but I will give it a shot. <p>In the meantime enjoy these under hood shots for ideas about vent placement. Discuss amongst yourselves:<p><IMG SRC="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/SH8KDWN/Underhood2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/SH8KDWN/Underhood.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/SH8KDWN/Underhoodfromdriverside.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Lets talk hood vents/grills (sh8kdwn)

Oh nice shots!<p>In the first pic, I know Athruc wanted to do a grill in the middle section, closest to the firewall. I would even be cool with two smaller vents taking the shape of those sections on either side of the that middle piece, again closes to the firewall.<p>I was even thinking about getting alittle more techy with it, maybe having louvres that close once the wipers come on?!?! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Search yielded me nothing but I did have fun reviewing the thread about the different bugs everyone has in their tail lights....I digress.<p><br>The placement of the flash green grills look amazing but I am not sure that the area below the openings will optimize airflow. <p>**Walking out to garage to check**<p>Passenger side vent is directly above the timing belt and alternator.<p>Driver side vent is directly above the stock air filter placement. <p>
 

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Yeah, not the greatest placement for functionality but for looks, I agree its awesome!<p>I'd be more for doing this to cool the engine bay than for an intake so the air filter location is a wash. I think Athruc's location would be ideal<p>But to my original question, does anyone actually make these? Or does one have to fabricate them oneself? I would think universal ones would do the job, no?
 

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<A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=96831" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=96831</A><p>Two of the failed photos:<p><IMG SRC="http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa305/athruc/Volvo/Hood%20Vent/Vents-Three.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa305/athruc/Volvo/Hood%20Vent/Vent---Center.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I think his name is Sam? They were one-offs and he still has the templates and mentioned the option of mailing them out.<p>Since they're done on the non-structured part of the hood, as seen by the S2000 shots in my post, you do not need the trim pieces.
 

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Re: Lets talk hood vents/grills (juve021)

To contrast look at the openings closer to the firewall. <p><IMG SRC="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/SH8KDWN/Underhoodfromdriverside.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I like the look of a grill in the opening furthest back. In theory the proximity of the opening would be ideal as it is directly above the turbo. In practicality (look at the picture) the false strut bar (engine mount holder...I'm not sure what to call it) blocks half the flow. The VIN plate is also located in this area and adds to the obstruction. <p>The middle opening might be the ideal placement. It is directly above the head and directly above the OTE pipe.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AthruC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think his name is Sam? They were one-offs and he still has the templates and mentioned the option of mailing them out.<p>Since they're done on the non-structured part of the hood, as seen by the S2000 shots in my post, you do not need the trim pieces.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ah man, you've known this all this time and never told me!!! LOL. Get'er done Adam! I think either the two sides or one over the middle would be money! If the guy already has the forms for the two, some of the work is already done! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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DIY Instructions:<p> <A HREF="http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p110/blackenthecursedsun/DoItYourself/6Pro_Autosports_Hood_Vent_11.jpg&imgrefurl=http://1jz.com/forum/viewtopic.php%3Ff%3D32%26t%3D62&usg=__vi8nIupNaD2okIq6BAOsqUqYI0I=&h=480&w=640&sz=33&hl=en&start=4&sig2=610xlmGk34kPmUjf8azAJw&tbnid=P6ZLxSuu6HO2vM:&tbnh=103&tbnw=137&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dhood%2Bvent%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG&ei=ra8SSp_MA6WCmQeaoMHsAw" TARGET="_blank">http://images.google.com/imgre...MHsAw</A>
 

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The guy that started that whole trend on the S2K scene is a Queens native. I'll probably head over there with the T5 if I'm feeling dangerous.
 

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What damage would that do on a rainy day? And where did that guy get those projector style headlights? They look sweet!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Definitely watching to see where this thread goes!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> This is exactly where my thoughts in my <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=117247&page=3" TARGET="_blank">Oil Cooler Thread</A> were heading!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>*subscribing* <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>-Steve
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>epicV70R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What damage would that do on a rainy day? And where did that guy get those projector style headlights? They look sweet!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah thats a major factor in place, water entry, unless you were to use a mechanical louvre or flap to open and close.<p>Those pics are photoshopped, including the headlight. Looks good tho huh!
 

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As mentioned, the headlamp is a PS of what I'd like my current project to look similar to.<p>Rain entry really isn't a problem, as your engine sees much worse... I had been worried and have considered a draining mechanism, but there are plenty of folks who have done a LOT of cutting and just leave their engines almost entirely exposed.<p><IMG SRC="http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/138/moddedhood2ps9wz.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.s2ki.com/forums/index.php?act=module&module=gallery&cmd=viewimage&img=303560&md=1" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nsxinsac</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.s2ki.com/forums/index.php?act=module&module=gallery&cmd=viewimage&img=222226&md=1" BORDER="0"><p>"As far as rain, I never had problems with my Scoot hood on my FD3S and the vents were literally right over my battery. I drove it in the rain and washed it at least once a week for about a year and I never had any problems at all. Also my tech that did all the work on my FD3S told me not to worry. He was right in this case. "</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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I've had the Evolve hood vents for a while now along with the rear hood seal removed with no problems, summer or winter, from the water. Also wash the engine compartment(when I get time) and no problems. Not to mention if you drive in the rain, tons of water gets sprayed up all over the engine compartment. I wouldnt worry about the rain being an issue.
 

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The edges look like dung on the close-ups, imo. and to have open vents like that in inclement weather...no go
 

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Re: Lets talk hood vents/grills (juve021)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>juve021</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">and no I don't want to talk about Evolve's.<p>I believe Athruc had a post about these awhile ago but it never went anywhere...<p>Looking for something like this:<p><IMG SRC="http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f76/xman03/P5163309.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Anyone know where I can find these or something similar?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>OOO OOO But but i got the EVOLVE one!!! ooo Eooo can we pleace talk aaout it LOL!!! im just mesin wiht you juve
 

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Re: Lets talk hood vents/grills (juve021)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>juve021</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">and no I don't want to talk about Evolve's.<p>I believe Athruc had a post about these awhile ago but it never went anywhere...<p>Looking for something like this:<p><IMG SRC="http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f76/xman03/P5163309.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Anyone know where I can find these or something similar?</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=108086" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=108086</A>
 
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