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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1128711 posted 06/17/13 09:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
really been wanting to make or buy some functional and good looking hood vents, i wanna see what everyone here has seen or come up with.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1128728 posted 06/17/13 10:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ford gt500 is a nice choice.. I got lucky and found a set of EvoX vents that I'm gonna experiment with. Will update once there installed.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1128730 posted 06/17/13 10:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
seen some of the gt500 vents, and not really a huge fan. really like this one, and the evo 3-4 vents.



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Edited by galant651 (06/17/13 10:42 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1128734 posted 06/17/13 10:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's Garfield's old car...with photoshopped hood vents, and paint.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1128741 posted 06/17/13 11:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
After slating the OP of that photo stating that those vents wouldn't be very functional, I actually became a real hypocrite because I started to like the way that looks. I found a set of vents almost identical to that but one side was missing the drip tray beneath it.

It wouldn't be difficult to duplicate a drip tray for the other side. The vents themselves have some surface rust in places, so would need some tidying up plus either paint or powder coat. I think they would look good but I'm still not sure how functional they would be mounted pretty much right over the strut towers.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1128762 posted 06/18/13 08:41 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
yes it wouldnt be as functional as a vent like the evo8 but it would still help with underhood temps. it would take alot of work but they could be made functional.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1129358 posted 06/22/13 11:42 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I picked up a damaged 280ZX hood that I am,going to have the vents in it cut out and put in my hood.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1130063 posted 06/26/13 07:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I like this mani chimney. Seems like a better idea than a ss mani shield. Someone make this functional with hood vents.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1130082 posted 06/26/13 08:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Don't the hood vents normally sit directly over the manifold?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1130153 posted 06/27/13 10:23 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yea, but a chimney will force more air around the manifold and isolate the heat better.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1188638 posted 09/13/14 02:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I think evo3 + chimney would be the most effective. I would offset the vents after the chimney so the incoming air from the front grill creates a scavenging effect and exits the vents.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1188642 posted 09/13/14 02:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The problem with any functional vent is at the end of the day, it's still just a hole in the hood that lets water in. Here lately since I've been DD'n the car, I carry my hood vent covers and an impact driver with a 10mm socket in the trunk in case it rains. That way I can just zip the covers back on real quick before shit starts getting wet.

Even in a pretty decent rain, you would probably be fine with the RS hood vents uncovered as long as the car was in motion. But if you were parked during a downpour, your engine bay would probably get pretty wet. For larger vents like the Evo 3 ones, I'm not even sure how you would deal with the water. I suppose just never driving in the rain would be the only real solution.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1188650 posted 09/13/14 03:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have bigger issues I'm tackling with my car, but when I get the chance I want to make 4 |___| shaped cuts between the front most sections of skeleton on my usdm hood then bend them down to make 4 louvers one either side. I may or may not fill the sides in with sheet metal.

I don't drive the car on rainy days and I park it indoors, but if protection from weather was needed, a large magnetic sign seemed like a good cover. I think that would be ok while moving.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1188651 posted 09/13/14 03:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I drive my car without the hood vent covers in the rain, I haven't had any problems to date

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1188685 posted 09/14/14 09:26 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I had a 1g with a carbon fiber hood with vents in it. Sometimes the belts would squeal momentarily after sitting in the rain. The only other thing I noticed was some of the exhaust manifold studs were getting a little surface rust on them. The car sometimes sat out in the rain for 8 hours during work.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1188714 posted 09/14/14 06:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
My car has had JDM vents forever and sits outside pretty much 24/7 unless I put it in a car park when we go out. My engine compartment does look like crap! That's caused in part by the bad air pollution over here and very dusty environment. In contradiction to that we also get a lot of rain and that pouring through the hood vents does cause a lot of rust/erosion around that area. But I'm pretty sure Mitsubishi planned for it and I have never had an issue, squealing belts or otherwise purely as a result of the vents.

Then again if I had an engine compartment as clean as some of you guys, I might think twice about using vents as well.



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Edited by cheekychimp (09/14/14 06:03 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1188800 posted 09/15/14 04:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have an oem vented Jdm hood and the way it works to not allow the engine to become flooded up with water is the metal backing behind the vents carry the water to the front of the hood and falls in the grill area, this is if you are using the vents with the factory backing on them of course though because I know some people take all that off and have only the vents with nothing behind them. Running them with nothing behind the vents would allow a bunch of water to fall all over the motor.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1188804 posted 09/15/14 04:56 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting GSX_TC:

Running them with nothing behind the vents would allow a bunch of water to fall all over the motor.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1188821 posted 09/15/14 07:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You could do something like this:






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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1188846 posted 09/16/14 07:29 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
How would that look cut into a flat hood? thats a stock evo 8 part?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1188878 posted 09/16/14 03:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Until recently my gay sat outside for months on end before getting any love from me . It was rained on , dusted over, craped over , and the only thing that it did to my engine bay was: 1) dirty the hell out of it and 2) make belts sqeak for the forst 20 seconds of startup. Then all good. It is a hole in your hood. Thats the bottom line. If you want a show quality engine then dont park it in the elements. If you daily your car then just accept the fact that your engine will get dirty and require more frequent cleaning. I personaly like the grundgy look of my engine bay, says its been used for what you built it for.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1188885 posted 09/16/14 03:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
No not a evo, I think it's a cyborg or colt or something.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1188916 posted 09/16/14 08:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The vents on my 5.9 ZJ were functional (you could see the heat waves), but be better off getting repro's as they only made about 15k of them and oem's prob. $$$...but, they had an underside to deal with the elements....study how that was done and make your own setup, would be my advice though as not sure how the vents would look on a Galant.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1188928 posted 09/16/14 11:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Quoting dsmless:

Until recently my gay sat outside for months on end before getting any love from me . It was rained on , dusted over, craped over




You sure are mean to your gay! Its good to know your giving it love as of late.


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Edited by tektic (09/17/14 06:59 AM)

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