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Bonnet vent idea, Keeping it in the family, What do you think?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Andrew@A.L.D, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Andrew@A.L.D
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    Retro fitting one of these vents to a S3

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  3. Inertiauk
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    Interesting idea, subtle and perhaps an alternative to cutting the rubber seal at the back for airflow.

    I say we need to Get some photoshop skills on it and see what it will look like.
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    Could look good, subtle yet effwctive. Combined with the bonnet seal removal it would certainly help you big turbo fellas.
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  5. Andrew@A.L.D
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    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp?

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    I got a vent from ebay and will see what size it is and there is room at the back of the bonnet for a vent

    Could do with some photoshop
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    We need figures to justify it as a mod which actually does what its meant to
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    Biggied They called him mellow yellow.

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    LOL, when I seen that heading I was half expecting to see one of these......
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    Was the only Audi I could think of that had a vented bonnet, I've seen them grafted onto a wide arched MK2 Golf before but not sure the Sport quattro style would suit an A3 :)

    Ewan.
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    dannyh Nogaro S3

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    Looks like a good idea mate, as said some before/after logs will have to be done to back this up as a possible mod for people but if i went big turbo i would look into doing this, its nice and suble.
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    ill do a photoshop tonight for u. post a pic of ur car or similar
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  10. Andrew@A.L.D
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    my logs would be different to most of you lot as i'm sure that my 2.1 with a top mount gtx30 is going to product more heat than a 1.8T or std/mapped S3?

    Come to think about it it depends on the boost levels?
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    dannyh Nogaro S3

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    Yea I suppose, you could place a thermometer under your bonnet, go for a blast record the temp then fit the vent and go for another blast, not too sure if this would be very reliable thou?
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  12. Andrew@A.L.D
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    Cool
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  13. Andrew@A.L.D
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    Got the vent and just placed it on the bonnet to get a idea

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    thought please?
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    I reckon that'll look pretty good. Nice and tidy and not too OTT. Keeping it silver or black?
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    Very different
    Can't wait to see wot it does look like
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    Looks good mate have to do this my self one day if it makes a difference
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    I have seen a RS4 or RS6 with bonnet vents on before quite similar to the old cosworth ones.

    I think it was a limited edition anniversary for the US or Canada

    I'll see if i can find a picture of it & post it up, but it was tidy & suited the car nicely.
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  18. colicabcadam
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    do you actually think it will make any difference at all?

    if you are bothered about the temp of your engine / turbo buy a larger radiator and an oil radiator

    looks whack if you ask me
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    Andrew, it'll be flushed into the bonnet won't it? If so i can tell it'll look good!
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    I quite like the idea myself and as long as you use someone good to graft it in I'm sure it will look sweet and quite subtle too
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    Quick photoshop to show how it'll look...........

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    Sweet
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    Just a thought...Andrew it wont melt will it?
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    That will look stunning! Do it!
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  25. Andrew@A.L.D
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    Good question. I don't know?
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    looks amazing. looks oem+
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    if its done well, i reckon that'll look great
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    and when it rains..........?
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  29. S3 Paul
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    The old evo/ lancia problems... umwanted water in the engine bay... never ends well
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  30. Andrew@A.L.D
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    I know. not good on a hot turbo
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    That was my thought
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    Be a very steamy window,
    And a risk of the turbo cooling far too quickly
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    Might be better off putting the BT'd 2.1 in the A2... that i'd like to see.

    The vent looks great though!
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    I like that, what about a spaced off stainless under/ drip tray to guide the water away like the Clio Williams and 16v had on there bv's?
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    I like the idea and how subtle it would look,
    But it think when you have taken the car soo far, It becomes function over form with thinking like this
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