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Old 04-20-2009, 04:28 PM   #1
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Today's mods: Brake Cooling Ducts and some Aero

Was changing the oil today and noticed that I had SHATTERED my front underbody tube at yesterday's autoX so I pulled it out. Once it was out and while the car was still up on the lift/ramps I got under there and started getting creative. My car has the Cervini's front bumper and it has a lot of vents in it. Also, when installing it, we were unable to keep the factory diverter that channels air through the radiator instead of under it. So, fabrication started!

I used a piece of aluminum flashing that I cut to size and mounted it to scoop all air coming through the main lower grille up through the radiator. This also made the bumper not look so gay in that you can't see the ground through it any more

this is before, note the huge ass ricer hole where you can see the ground through the lower grille...


today's pics of the dirty ass car:





Then, while still feeling creative, I started mocking up a project that has been on the back burner for quite some time. As seen in the second pic, the lower outside vents would be perfect for some brake cooling ducts. Whether or not they actually end up being functional is completely up to physics that I don't want to attempt, however the thought is there. A shop vac's hose and bare floor attachment seemed perfect for an "already made" solution and fit in there like it was made for it:





The hose as seen in the last picture will be cut and then sleeved though a future hole in the part of the wheel well that is angled toward the brakes. Unfortunately none of that could happen today as Dad didn't want me cutting up his vacuum hose and told me to get my own. We will see what Sears has to offer sometime soon

Comments, ideas, and suggestions are MORE than welcome. The creative juices are still flowing strong in my head right now!


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Old 04-20-2009, 05:27 PM   #2
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Dood when did you install that "lift"? Musta been expensive
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:38 PM   #3
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its the special 2x12 plus curb model. Not even available in the states yet
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very....um....inventive..... does it work? i think that when i get around to getting my sri im going to try to do something to get cooler air into the air sucking vicinity...

you should make it black
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haha that's awesome :D
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You can buy those shop vac hoses at Lowes and Home Depot.
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Wow I haven't seen the college kid car ramps in forever. At least not since I got some ramps from my parents for Christmas one year lol.
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loooks good i was thinking of doing the same for my wrc bumper
(the brake cooling part)

oh and for some reason i love that dam hood,
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evan are those custom 2 x 12 boards look kinda of euro ish but clean you always have the cool ish
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