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Old 03-05-2019, 05:15 PM
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Default Radiator Support Bars---MORE AIRFLOW & COOLING

As a lot of you all know one of the big things you can do to help cooling is by getting rid of the big bar in the radiator support and replacing it with a smaller tube. Scaxx and I worked together and came up with the below solution to cut out the center of the radiator support and replace it with our bar that sits roughly 3/8 of an inch off of the bumper skin giving ample room for airflow and even a slight nudge if you really needed too. It is made out of 1"x1" box tube and weighs in at only 5.5lbs.

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Hmmm. Gotta measure something.
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What vette intake is that? It looks like a C6 with a custom bottom on it. Super clean.
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You got a PM. I am way to lazy to fab one of these myself.
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What vette intake is that? It looks like a C6 with a custom bottom on it. Super clean.
Not a Z06. The Z06 doesn't have the Helmholtz hole that the regular C6 does and is shown plugged in the photo.
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This looks great! Just out of curiosity, how much driving have you done with one of these installed thus far? Have you noticed any negative effects on chassis stiffness?
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Any idea on NB fitment?
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This looks great! Just out of curiosity, how much driving have you done with one of these installed thus far? Have you noticed any negative effects on chassis stiffness?
Me personally just a handfull of spirited drives around town since it is still in the 30s around here but no negative effects were noticed on chassis stiffness.

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Any idea on NB fitment?
I think it is the same but as soon as Scaxx gets back from upside down land in AUS we will be able to veryify fitment on his car.
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I think it is the same but as soon as Scaxx gets back from upside down land in AUS we will be able to verify fitment on his car.
I can probably check the one I am getting on my NB2.
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Any idea what the scrap chunk and bumper structure way compared to the aluminum bar? I have an NB which has the aluminum bumper structure vs NA plastic. But mostly curious about the steel hunk.
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Originally Posted by brainzata View Post
Any idea what the scrap chunk and bumper structure way compared to the aluminum bar? I have an NB which has the aluminum bumper structure vs NA plastic. But mostly curious about the steel hunk.
I tossed my steel chunk prior to getting a weight. The steel bars that are shown above weight 5.5lbs.

When we check fitment on scaxx's nb when he gets back from his work trip we will get a weight for all the parts that get removed.
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I'll be in upside down land until the 17th (next sunday) and then I'll get a look at my nb as well as getting a weight of items pulled off of my other na. Hopefully that can help!
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This is tempting and would solve so many of my issues...
Any concerns at all re front end strength after this? Guessing the replacement is stronger and stiffer than the stock part right? Does this still retain the IC mounting points used by folks like fab9? I know a lot of other people mount them in the same spot.

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Would you be willing to share the plans for these bad boys with us poor folk who wish to fab one up ourselves?
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Would you be willing to share the plans for these bad boys with us poor folk who wish to fab one up ourselves?
It's only $150 shipped and they did all the work. Buy one.
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Any concerns at all re front end strength after this?
No concerns regarding front end strength after this.

Guessing the replacement is stronger and stiffer than the stock part right?
This is much stronger than factory. It might bend the mounting plates its welded to with major vertical force due to the lever aspect but it should never really see much vertical force.

Does this still retain the IC mounting points used by folks like fab9?
Still retains all IC mounting points used by fab9 and others that use similar mounting solutions.
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"3/8" off the bumper skin" - can you please elaborate? so with the stock bumper skin on the support bar is about 3/8" behind it?
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