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Old 05-03-2012, 12:30 PM   #21
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Ok. I can understand why people may think its crazy to want to cut into a brand new hood. It is. But I think the vents would look kick ass on the car. And if I can get them in without ruining the good or having to re paint the entire thing. Why not? If it helps with airflow to the intake again, why not? Right now it's all hypothetical until I can actually find some that won't cost me my left testi. Or someone else try's to do it and shows me pictures of how bad an idea it was. Thanks for all the input people.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:47 PM   #22
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If it helps with airflow to the intake
The stock air filter is in a closed box, vents wont help that, unless you are going aftermarket intake.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:15 PM   #23
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Well, in your situation, you ended up with a hood with a hole in it so you worked with what you had. I get what you're saying about modding, and of course it's a personal choice - I've modded my own vehicle. But we all have to draw the line somewhere, right? I mean, if I painted polka-dots on my car with nail polish, I'd hope that people would tell me it was stupid. For me, taking a sawzall to your perfectly good hood to install non-functional vents is right up there. But what do I know? There's a guy running around here with green tint on his headlights and most people seem to think that's okay, too, so maybe I'm just in the Twilight Zone...

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Yes I'm going to get aftermarket intake.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:39 PM   #25
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I personally think that the RS500 is dead sexy. Even though I'm sure that the vents on it serve a functional purpose, I can totally understand why you would want to achieve that look. I am a licensed A&P Mechanic and don't see the task as being overly difficult or time consuming. I didn't look at the link to the part, but I'm sure that some double checked measurements and a steady hand coupled to some air tools would suffice.
Considering that I'm sure you would be spending YOUR money and be doing it to YOUR car, I wouldn't let the nay-sayers get you down. Let the haters hate, and be happy with your decisions. Let your car become YOUR car, not just another Focus like everyone else's.
I remember when car lovers respected other car lovers. Maybe they didn't like the concept of low-riders (or any other click), but they respected the fact that they loved making the vehicles different. Somehow, people have become hateful towards anything that is unique and doesn't get maximum gas mileage...
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I've changed my mind, this would look awesome!

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Old 05-03-2012, 02:51 PM   #27
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Let's not gay it up, DVolpe, I'm sure you understood what I meant. I think that if the OP was wanting to be tacky, this thread wouldn't have even started.
I still like what you've done to yours.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:58 PM   #28
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Im just trying to stop someone from turning to the rice-side of the force. I know a lot of the old focus people tend to do that.

just helping the car community as a whole, thats all
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But we all have to draw the line somewhere, right? I mean, if I painted polka-dots on my car with nail polish, I'd hope that people would tell me it was stupid. For me, taking a sawzall to your perfectly good hood to install non-functional vents is right up there. But what do I know? There's a guy running around here with green tint on his headlights and most people seem to think that's okay, too, so maybe I'm just in the Twilight Zone...
Haha ... well said. I've been thinking the same thing around here lately
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Somehow, this forum has begun to compare a user (who is sporting the top trim-level spec, btw) that wants to do a correct hood vent replication (not autozone sticky-vent thingy) to polka-dot fingernail polish paint jobs? Does the air smell different with your nose all the way up there? I mean, seriously???
As for Sonic's green theme, I'm really digging that also. Why? Because it is unique and is done well. Is it my thing? No, not really. But who would I be to act like I'm better than him just because I have the internets to hide behind?
NightAngel, do what you do. If you (or anyone else, for that matter) go that route, I hope you post pics. I would truly like to see it.
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