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Old 04-09-2013, 08:40 AM   #1
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I really hate fake stuff on a muscle car. I punched out those fake plastic vents on the lower front bumper, so now they're real vents. Anyone else do that? If Ford is going to go through the trouble to make a fake vent, just go a step further and make it functional! Lol
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I really hate fake stuff on a muscle car. I punched out those fake plastic vents on the lower front bumper, so now they're real vents. Anyone else do that? If Ford is going to go through the trouble to make a fake vent, just go a step further and make it functional! Lol
I've looked into the boss brake vents but they aren't really worth the cost
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I really hate fake stuff on a muscle car. I punched out those fake plastic vents on the lower front bumper, so now they're real vents. Anyone else do that? If Ford is going to go through the trouble to make a fake vent, just go a step further and make it functional! Lol
What exactly did you remove? And by punching them out, how are they functional? What are they "venting" now that they are removed?

I agree with you in that certain fake vents and side window louvers do nothing (for me); they were intended to connect to duct tubes and then to cool brakes on the real deal race cars.
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Which is why I'm looking into boss brake ducts lol. It doesn't bother me and I like the aesthetics of some fake stuff.
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I actually love my fake hood scoop :-p gives it a pissed off mean looks when somebody sees me in their rearview
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I've looked into the boss brake vents but they aren't really worth the cost
That's a subjective matter ... if they keep your brakes cool on the track and prolong the life of somewhat expensive components, then I would say they are worth it and many road racers/corner carvers would agree. For Street/Strip duty though, yes, I agree they are worthless.
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I punched out those fake plastic vents on the lower front bumper, so now they're real vents.
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I just ordered the plastic vents, its looks better than the original ones that comes on our cars, but i agree, the whole setup is too much money

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I have fog light's there on my car. You can see it in this picture.
I don't like fake parts also on such a bad *** car, My car came with the side scoop and they lasted about a couple week before they had to go.

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Which is why I'm looking into boss brake ducts lol. It doesn't bother me and I like the aesthetics of some fake stuff.
I like fake titties.
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I have fog light's there on my car. You can see it in this picture.
I don't like fake parts also on such a bad *** car, My car came with the side scoop and they lasted about a couple week before they had to go.
I like your hood pins, are they functional, if yes lmk where i cam get them

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I have fog light's there on my car. You can see it in this picture.
I don't like fake parts also on such a bad *** car, My car came with the side scoop and they lasted about a couple week before they had to go.
Btw, i will say your car looks bad ***, you have the grill i wanted if i ever do lower fogs with the center fog delete
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I like your hood pins, are they functional, if yes lmk where i cam get them
They are, My hood open on the highway, Was only held in place by the second latch. That's why I installed them. There UPR. Very nice quality. UPR site or Ebay has them, About $140-150
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They are, My hood open on the highway, Was only held in place by the second latch. That's why I installed them. There UPR. Very nice quality. UPR site or Ebay has them, About $140-150
So their upr brand? And can you post or email me some interior pics, my hood flops like it wants to fall off around 145 mph
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Thanks, You got your car looking sweet also man.
Your doing everything right.

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So their upr brand? And can you post or email me some interior pics, my hood flops like it wants to fall off around 145 mph
This is for the 11 model. Its almost the same.

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I hate the stick on double sided foam tape crap. Just do it real.
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To Racksteris, dude your car looks mean I must say, esp w/ those rims and the hood pins. It definitely works with the black color. I wanted black but ended up going with gray just because the car I had beforehand was black and I live in Texas, it got way too hot and crapped out the leather(it was an Infiniti G35) plus in the summer the interior got up to 125 so I decided to go w/ gray to keep the temps down.
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To Racksteris, dude your car looks mean I must say, esp w/ those rims and the hood pins. It definitely works with the black color. I wanted black but ended up going with gray just because the car I had beforehand was black and I live in Texas, it got way too hot and crapped out the leather(it was an Infiniti G35) plus in the summer the interior got up to 125 so I decided to go w/ gray to keep the temps down.
Thanks. A lot of people tell me my car looks pissed off.
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Thanks. A lot of people tell me my car looks pissed off.
It does, very much. Is something that runs with all the 13s but yours "pops" more than most. I want a front end setup like yours but rather with the Shelby grille.
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Your doing everything right.

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This is for the 11 model. Its almost the same.

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Yeah I am a follower of the mantra that "Form should follow function". If it doesn't have a function, then don't put it on your car. I never liked my fake side rear vents and I am totally impressed that the hood vents actually function. I hate to say this and please don't flame me, but I don't think I have ever seen a German or Italian car with fake vents.... Have any of you seen the new Z28 front hood vent? I think it looks ok, but I might want to color match it to the car. I guess in the end it's all about personal preference, you do to your car what makes you happy
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Something's will be for show. Personally I don't mind it. If I can make something functional over just appearance I will but like the window louvers. There is no way to make them function. I just like the look.

I am always willing to pay more to make them a functional version but sometimes it will just be appearance.
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I understand what's meant by form over function, in my particular case, mine came with the hood scoop stock... If it didn't come stock then I would probably leave it alone... technically what will a "functional" hood scoop over a "non functional" gain hp wise on these modern 5.0s?? I doubt it'll be much, it's like the ppl who change the stock airbox, they will probably gain 3-4 the most, since we already have a cold air duct from factory.
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Some stuff just looks frickin badass.
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I understand what's meant by form over function, in my particular case, mine came with the hood scoop stock... If it didn't come stock then I would probably leave it alone... technically what will a "functional" hood scoop over a "non functional" gain hp wise on these modern 5.0s?? I doubt it'll be much, it's like the ppl who change the stock airbox, they will probably gain 3-4 the most, since we already have a cold air duct from factory.
With a tune you should gain 15ish.
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With a tune you should gain 15ish.
Yeah...but that is because of the tune...if you tuned your car then added a different CAI you would see such a small difference that it could be argued margin of error on the dyno. So under 5HP.
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With a tune you should gain 15ish.
That's what I meant, the actual air filter isn't doing that much, maybe a very slight bit... I have the Steeda CAI and I don't regret getting it at all, in fact I'm very happy with it, it looks and sounds cool. I'm realistic to the fact that I'm getting maybe 3-4 hp at best with it, the tune is doing everything really... I'm just tired of ppl telling me I have a fake hood scoop and that I should make it "functional". How much power am I realistically gonna get if I make it "functional"?? I doubt it'll be my be much, and its probably expensive and probably unnecessary for these modern 5.0s... I can probably see an older car benefitting from this maybe
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That's what I meant, the actual air filter isn't doing that much, maybe a very slight bit... I have the Steeda CAI and I don't regret getting it at all, in fact I'm very happy with it, it looks and sounds cool. I'm realistic to the fact that I'm getting maybe 3-4 hp at best with it, the tune is doing everything really... I'm just tired of ppl telling me I have a fake hood scoop and that I should make it "functional". How much power am I realistically gonna get if I make it "functional"?? I doubt it'll be my be much, and its probably expensive and probably unnecessary for these modern 5.0s... I can probably see an older car benefitting from this maybe
Honestly it would be great if your scoop was functional but the reality is that it isn't but it looks awesome. So just ignore anyone that disses your scoop!
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Im looking into getting same hood scoop as gtatyles2 has on his, except functional. Any cooler air I can get into the engine while driving is a +. Any hot air that I can get out from under hood when stopped is a +. I have a few holes in stock grill that the radiator can get some air, other then that, the engine is boxed up, and gets pretty damn hot under there..
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What does everyone think about the SHR flush mounts? I'm seriously considering getting them.
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What does everyone think about the SHR flush mounts? I'm seriously considering getting them.
Are you talking about the louvers? I think they are awesome. I wanted to do them but didn't wanna remove me glass.
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Are you talking about the louvers? I think they are awesome. I wanted to do them but didn't wanna remove me glass.
Yeah I'm thinking hard about them. They do look sweet although installation seems too be a bit of work. Have to remove the glass like you said and trim the inside panels also
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You should do it! The finish product looks so sweet.
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I am thinking HARD about them lol still looking for a shop to quote me for install, or how to videos on youtube + buy a drummel

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Yeah...but that is because of the tune...if you tuned your car then added a different CAI you would see such a small difference that it could be argued margin of error on the dyno. So under 5HP.
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