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    Default Fitting Bonnet Vents

    OK I've decided to go down the route of fitting bonnet vents, not to everyone's taste I know but I've seen a couple of Vecky's on here and I think they look awesome.
    The only problem is this is not a job I fancy doing myself, I cut myself shaving so cutting my car is not something I would excel at. I am based in Ipswich but don't mind travelling a bit, does anyone know of any body shops that may do this work ?
    I've contacted a couple locally but they don't seem that enthusiastic.

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    Just been looking at this myself why not just get stick on ones instead of cutting up your bonnet think thats what am gonna do seen some on ebay if you want the link ??

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    if you use functional vents then they need to placed further forward on the bonnet to where others have been placing them. There is higher pressure at the rear half of the bonnet (which is why the vents for taking air into the cabin were usual placed up there), the low pressure area is towards the front of the bonnet in the first half but only in a narrow band.. They do there job is coupled with an undertray and draw thew air out make the intercooler work more efficiently..

    However if you just after the cosmetic look then chuck them wherever you want.... very few peeps will know about placement and how they really are supposed to work..
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    Quote Originally Posted by multi.123 View Post
    Just been looking at this myself why not just get stick on ones instead of cutting up your bonnet think thats what am gonna do seen some on ebay if you want the link ??





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    Quote Originally Posted by multi.123 View Post
    Just been looking at this myself why not just get stick on ones instead of cutting up your bonnet think thats what am gonna do seen some on ebay if you want the link ??
    Maybe a scooby vent. lol

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    Thanks guys, I definitely want cut in vents (not stuck on), I've heard you need to be careful where they are placed so there's no water getting in where it shouldn't. If possible I want to avoid cutting into the bonnet strutts incase I compromise the strength of the bonnet. No way am I going to attempt this myself, so it's got to be a body shop job I guess. I've seen some placed high and some placed lower down.
    I'm going for Focus RS Mk2 vents.
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    I think Spoons on here did some escort vents... You could try search for his threads, but I'm pretty sure he had some form of meltdown and wanted all his pics removing

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    I had louvres cut into my old Vec B V6 bonnet, at CoolLouvres on the south coast, excellent job and did the job they were supposed to do.

    I dont have a better pic cos my PC melted and took everything with it ..lol.. but you can make them out on this picture.. you can choose how many you want and where..£5 a louvre
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    Quote Originally Posted by leemarksmith View Post
    I think Spoons on here did some escort vents... You could try search for his threads, but I'm pretty sure he had some form of meltdown and wanted all his pics removing
    Indeed he did, only one I remember doing it to a Vec.

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...bonnet%20vents

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    Better pics, found some on another site
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