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    just wondering if anyone knew anywhere in the east midlands area that could do a bonnet louver on the vectra c or is it possible to do yourself

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    Just trying to work out why you'd want to? It will

    a) mess up the external aerodynamics (or what little the Vec has)
    b) cockup the airflow around the engine which GM will have spent vast amounts of money getting as good as possible.

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    basically looking at a forced induction direct from the bonnet. but surely if a small louver would mess the airflow around the engine up then any other modification would mess the same airflow up e.g a wider grille mouth. the idea is to block the induction kit off from the rest of the engine bay and have the louver and the vx shorter intake as the only cold air feeds and hopefully stop as much warm air as possible. because i ahve noticed im still getting warm air through the shorter intake pipe from vx

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    Quote Originally Posted by parapaul View Post
    Just trying to work out why you'd want to? It will

    a) mess up the external aerodynamics (or what little the Vec has)
    b) cockup the airflow around the engine which GM will have spent vast amounts of money getting as good as possible.
    But it would look chavtastic
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    possible buts thats why im only after a small pressed louver something that wouldnt be to obvious but would still have the desired cold air feed

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    now for a more sensible and helpful answer...

    it's not quite east mids, but Cool Louvres are probably one of the best in that kind of game.

    http://www.coollouvres.com/

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    cheers for that mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatty View Post
    now for a more sensible and helpful answer...

    it's not quite east mids, but Cool Louvres are probably one of the best in that kind of game.

    http://www.coollouvres.com/
    I didn't comment earlier as I thought you were talking about something for the front end but I have learnt a new mod today & stand 'erected' so to speak.

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    The other option that some of the Dub lot do is to weld in a pre cut panel into the wing from a Merc Van I think.

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    been looking at that site aswell didnt think about venting it from the wing

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