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« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2010, 09:05:16 PM »
Quote from: gtsr;522095
Just make sure you don't drive through one of those massive puddles on side of road.


+1 that one disadvatage
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car
Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall
Torque is how far you take the wall with you


Originally Posted by Stalk3r
could well be the radiator overcooling...
pleb at works honda has an aftermarket alloy radiator that overcools to a point where vtacks stop working because the oils too cold, its hilarious

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« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2010, 09:06:27 PM »
really wana c it up close tommorow
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car
Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall
Torque is how far you take the wall with you


Originally Posted by Stalk3r
could well be the radiator overcooling...
pleb at works honda has an aftermarket alloy radiator that overcools to a point where vtacks stop working because the oils too cold, its hilarious

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« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2010, 09:35:05 PM »
When cuttting a profile for the ally to fit the inner guard try using coreflute, its that stuff house signs are made from easy to work with and once cut to shape trace onto your ally sheet works great.
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« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2010, 10:05:07 PM »
crunchy : I have known people to make their cold air box entirely out of that stuff lol.
I used cardboard to make a template but fluteboard would have been much better to make a template from :)

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« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2010, 11:52:25 PM »
so, did you open up smic return pipe hole to 125mm and fed the ducting to the cold air box?

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« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2010, 05:29:27 PM »
This should answer your question sonoramicommando
(pics coming in a tick) :)

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« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2010, 05:37:43 PM »
As I said at the top, I wasn't completely happy with the job.... in a way it looked unfinished so I made a few extra pieces to try make it look 'finished' :) (I'm still not totally happy with one piece of metal I cut too, but its hidden by the POD :D ) I'm completely out of sheet metal now anyway, so I can't remake a piece unless I get more metal and thats well and truly in the 'too hard basket' for now!



I cut a piece to fill the rest of the bottom of the box



Here it is fitted


I also made a piece to fit between the back of the box and the suspension tower. Its just covering some wiring, but I reckon it looked odd having a hole/random space there.... so I filled it

(no pic sorry, it somehow didn't turn out very clear :\ )

Here are both new parts fitted without the POD in the way


Finished product
« Last Edit: December 24, 2010, 05:57:23 PM by BADHAB|T »

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« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2010, 05:41:45 PM »
you still did a good job
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« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2010, 05:44:16 PM »
Dude that looks wicked. Im going to try make me one at work. lol.

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« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2010, 06:09:20 PM »
Cheers guys :)

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« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2010, 11:46:42 AM »
yep thats nicely done - and answers my question too.
i've cut up a rectangle hole at the bottom of the stock airbox and laid up glass cloth to make up a rectangle ducting to face down. i thought about making a 90 piece so air rams in but then i was rather worried about hitting puddles and all (plus it would be a lot of hassle to line up the ducts) so didnt bother. But sealing the gap between the hole and the duct with the boot trim, i definitely gotta do.

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« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2011, 09:54:32 PM »
did you make some ducting to that rectangle cut out under the headlight instead of cutting a hole at the base?

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« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2011, 02:10:40 AM »
there is a rectangular cutout under the headlight?