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Offline TomG401991

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air vent in bonnet ?
« on: December 06, 2008, 04:31:41 pm »
i have my filter mounted like this . .(picture 1)

i recon a slot cut into the bonnet (picture 2) would aid in effectivly scooping cold air into the space where the air filter is located

can anybody think of the bad side to this (besides how gash it would look  :P)


Offline cam_d

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Re: air vent in bonnet ?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2008, 10:10:06 pm »
it would look poop
would a merc style side vent not do the same ?

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Re: air vent in bonnet ?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2008, 11:01:11 pm »
although not very practical for daily use quite a few people remove their drivers head light.  i suppose if you didnt use the car at night you could modify a head light by maybe removing the glass, taking out the bulb and using the inner frame as an air guide or remove light completly but you could make it look good i suppose by using a headlight frame rather than a gaping hole...if you use it at night then certainly not practical...

Offline sohailG40

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Re: air vent in bonnet ?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2008, 11:28:56 pm »
i dont like that bonnet air scoop it dont look good.
with mine i have a duckt pipe which give it cold air all the time

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Re: air vent in bonnet ?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2008, 10:58:02 pm »
You're right Tom, it would look gash!  ;D
Another reason is it would be liable to water ingress, not what you really want.
Oh and also it'd look gash!!! :P

I have seen that a lot of people with mk3 Polos tend to use the charcoal canister hole (bin the canister, its fucking heavy and pointless anyway) on the inner wing to bring a cold air feed up from behind the bumper. It looks like your current filter is quite well sealed from picking up too much heat already so it just needs the cold feed sorting and you'll be laughing.

Offline vwmk3jon

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Re: air vent in bonnet ?
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2008, 11:33:12 pm »
Could always remove one of the fog lights and run a pipe to your filter from there?

Offline sohailG40

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Re: air vent in bonnet ?
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2008, 11:52:47 pm »
thats not a bad idea and it would look ok aswell

Offline TomG401991

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Re: air vent in bonnet ?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2008, 02:18:02 pm »
that fog light idea is good ill give that a try i think cheers mate ;D

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Re: air vent in bonnet ?
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2008, 11:35:49 pm »
A bloke near to me has this on his but i aint seen under the bonnet as yet to know if theres owt different
 

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Re: air vent in bonnet ?
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2008, 11:53:50 pm »
looks like a vauxhall nova conversion, lol ;D

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Re: air vent in bonnet ?
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2008, 12:25:22 am »
he might a scooby engine in there with a big top mount lol ;D

4 wheel drive polo lol

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Re: air vent in bonnet ?
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2009, 10:44:24 am »
That G40 with bonnet scoop was sat on his mates drive for 4 years then its been sat on his drive for last 3 years and aint even been started. He owned it for many a year before passing his test and has a works van but still aint done owt to it.
The scroll in the charger is probably white & furry with mold.
I called to see him but he wasn`t in but gonna call again.
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