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Old 05-31-2008, 11:49 AM   #41
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To the OP...

You car's color looks cool... but the only picture where it looks good is with the GT3s... please stop putting those shitty Honduh wheels on (the bottle caps looked bad too).
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Old 05-31-2008, 01:19 PM   #42
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apparently you're in Santa Fe. I miss that place.
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With my VERY low level physics knowledge, I would expect the air to come out of the hood since the air flowing over the hood will be at higher speed than the air in the engine bay. Faster air = lower pressure, therefore the air from inside the hood will try to equalize pressure and come out of the hood.
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Personally I love all the "string to check airflow" arguments on this forum lately. 1 - Hustler gets to bash people. 2- It's friggin free and takes so little effort to do why argue about it!

Just try it. If the ribbon/yarn/string sucks into the engine bay it's not working. If it is blowing out, guess what! It's a pretty good chance the vent works. If you want to know exactly how well it works you gotta get more technical with pressure gauges and thermometers to check the cooling effects.

Not trying the ribbon 1st is like draining your oil to see how much is in the crankcase instead of just looking at the dipstick. For just about anything in life - always try the easy free method 1st. If that's inconclusive then move on to more technical methods.
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Old 05-31-2008, 03:14 PM   #45
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Personally I love all the "string to check airflow" arguments on this forum lately. 1 - Hustler gets to bash people. 2- It's friggin free and takes so little effort to do why argue about it!

Just try it. If the ribbon/yarn/string sucks into the engine bay it's not working. If it is blowing out, guess what! It's a pretty good chance the vent works. If you want to know exactly how well it works you gotta get more technical with pressure gauges and thermometers to check the cooling effects.

Not trying the ribbon 1st is like draining your oil to see how much is in the crankcase instead of just looking at the dipstick. For just about anything in life - always try the easy free method 1st. If that's inconclusive then move on to more technical methods.
It doesn't work. I live by a wind tunnel, I know these things.
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It'll only work with metal wire or cable...
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It'll only work with metal wire or cable...
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:08 AM   #48
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Doppelganger: I keep putting Honduh wheels on because they're cheap and readily available. If I can get 4 sets of honda wheels with tires for the price of a set of gt3s with tires, then I'll get the honda wheels =P
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It doesn't work. I live by a wind tunnel, I know these things.

Sorry dude, your big fat *** does not count as a wind tunnel.
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Doppelganger: I keep putting Honduh wheels on because they're cheap and readily available. If I can get 4 sets of honda wheels with tires for the price of a set of gt3s with tires, then I'll get the honda wheels =P
Keep GT3s,
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Seriously though, as a fellow wheel *****, sometimes it's hard not to experiment. Hell, at one time i had 6 sets of wheels lol
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:18 PM   #51
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I like it

Would've been cleaner with countersunk rivets or even better with epoxy (no rivets)

Do you have any problems with the windshield fogging up on muggy days?




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Old 06-01-2008, 06:35 PM   #52
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It's riveted on =P I haven't had any issues with fogging or anything yet ... but the next time it's raining/snowing, I'll let you know =)
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*Edit*

I meant countersunk rivets (could've sworn I typed that lol)
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:06 PM   #54
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ah yeah, countersunk rivets would've been cool ^_^ I don't know how well epoxy would stand up to the heat from the sun as well as the turbo.

So I'm happy to report that even without a heatshield, I didn't have any brake fade from boiling the fluid in the proportioning valve. This is even after almost 2 hours of driving on the freeway, autocrossing, and then driving home. I just need to finish up my radiator scoop and then I can stop worrying about overheating =)
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Epoxy would hold as long as it's applied correctly

It's basically the same goo used to sandwich aftermarket hoods together...
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