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Old 03-03-2013, 09:30 PM   #26
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Here's some pics from my ducts. I used the idea from JohnM. It came out well. He posted pics on here and I just used those. the only thing was the pics still left a lot for me to figure out. like there is two little plastic pieces that I had to cut in the front air dam to run the hoses through. The NACA ducts come pretty big and have to be cut or sanded down a lot to fit against the lower grill. The lower grill does come out with some persuasion without taking the front bumper off. The NACA ducts are zip tied to the lower grill and held strong last December at Daytona even hitting a top speed of 158 mph. Routing the ducting was the easy part. The backing plates pop off with 3 bolts, drill a 2" inch hole where the air can get to the inner rotor vanes and weld that sucker on. Also the NACA duct comes in 3" and you need a reducer that doesnt have the greatest fit so I epoxied that after sticking a couple screw in for good measure. They really can't even be seen unless they are pointed out.
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2 SPA-D103B 3"- 2 1/2" NACA duct adapter $13.99 ea
1 THE-SS200 2" silicone ducting 11' section $52.99
2 SPA-D100 single small bumper, black NACA duct $15.99 ea
2 2" O.D. exhaust tube, 4 worm clamps, zip ties

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Old 03-03-2013, 09:35 PM   #27
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anyone try the zl1 brake ducts and then add a hose to position the air directly between rotor and the guard?
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:01 PM   #28
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My brake duct attempt

Took some time Sunday to start the brake duct project. Very similar to what 1977and2010 and many other have done. I am using a 2-1/2 hose instead though. While a 2 inch hose would definitely be easier to route, I want the larger diameter because eventually I'll make some parts from fiberglass to replace what is routed along the frame. I'll only need a short section of duct tubing from the frame to the dust shield, and from the front NACA ducts to the fiberglass ducting. Right now I need something for a big track outing in May and need this working.

So here what I used from Racer Parts Wholesale. I like their ducts because of the plastic they use can be formed by heating it up. You'll see what I mean in a few pictures what I did with the bumper duct.

2 - SPA-D103A 3" to 2-1/2" NACA Duct Adapter
2 - SPA-D107 Small, Black Air Duct for Bumper, Spoiler or Small Area
1 - THE-SS250 2-1/2" Silicone Ducting- 11' Section
2 - The short steel pipe used to connect to silicone ducting to the dust shield is just a 2-1/2" muffler connector bought at Autozone.

This is the bumper duct cut and bent to fit in the lower air dam.



Using a heat gun, a couple of pieces of aluminum and vise grips I carefully bent the duct. This was done to fit the angle in the lower air dam to give it a finish look.



Here's the backside of the air dam marked off for where I will make the cutout to fit the bumper duct.


Backside of air dam after cutting. Used a dremel with a cutting bit which made it quick and easy.


This is the bumper duct mounted to the air dam.



This is what it looks like from the front. You can see on the right side where the bumper duct that was bent fits over the angled part of the air dam. This helps support it as well.



Here's how the duct attaches to the dust shield. I'll mark the shield up, cut the hole and weld the round tube to it. I'll be taking the shields off because I need to replace the dust shields on my calipers anyway. I can then trim off some extra metal and paint them up nice.



So I'll need to run the duct below the control arm instead of going over it. The 2-1/2 hose will get crushed with the suspension compressed; a 2 in hose might make it through there but my feeling it is will rub also.



I took a bunch more pictures, but this should give you guys some more food for thought. Most of these implementations have been similar, so nothing earth shattering with mine. The only thing I will do differently in the future is to design a duct system made of fiber glass to run along the
frame and avoid the issues with the control arms. For now this will have to wait, time to get on the track.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #29
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I like the duct location, very inconspicuous with it recessed a bit.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:53 PM   #30
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Bannon,

When can I bring my car down so you can do this to it?

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Old 03-19-2013, 03:50 PM   #31
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Looking good. I wish I would have recorded rotor temps before I did mine so I could say how much the ducts helped. But of course I didn't.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:25 PM   #32
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Block one duct for a session. It would be a better test anyways than different days.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:28 PM   #33
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That looks great. Giving me ideas for modding mine.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:32 PM   #34
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Block one duct for a session. It would be a better test anyways than different days.
Good idea, I'll have to give that a try next month for sure.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:08 AM   #35
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Still waiting on a kit from LG or JDP...they both said it woulda been out by now
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:21 PM   #36
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Well 5 days before the Heidts Performance Challenge and I finished the brake ducts. It's been a busy weekend. Here's what the final product looks like. I will probably make some tweaks after it's track tested, but for now it will have to do.

Some changes to my original design. I didn't use the exhaust couplers. Instead I bought aluminum bulkhead connectors and riveted them to the dust shield. After thinking about it, trying to weld galvanized steel to painted steel probably wasn't the smartest thing.

If I were doing this again, I would probably go with 2 inch duct instead of 2-1/2. It would have helped with the clearance between the control arms and with routing.

I used a velcro like tape to grab the duct. I felt this would grip the duct better than ty-wraps that would eventually dig into the duct. I used ty-wraps to secure the velcro to the control arms. Using velcro will also help me make some last minutes changes to the duct routing if necessary without having to cut off the ty-wraps.

Passenger side looking from the back to the front bumper


Driver's side looking from bumper towards the back


Driver's side shot again
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:00 AM   #37
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Well 5 days before the Heidts Performance Challenge and I finished the brake ducts. It's been a busy weekend. Here's what the final product looks like. I will probably make some tweaks after it's track tested, but for now it will have to do.

Some changes to my original design. I didn't use the exhaust couplers. Instead I bought aluminum bulkhead connectors and riveted them to the dust shield. After thinking about it, trying to weld galvanized steel to painted steel probably wasn't the smartest thing.

If I were doing this again, I would probably go with 2 inch duct instead of 2-1/2. It would have helped with the clearance between the control arms and with routing.

I used a velcro like tape to grab the duct. I felt this would grip the duct better than ty-wraps that would eventually dig into the duct. I used ty-wraps to secure the velcro to the control arms. Using velcro will also help me make some last minutes changes to the duct routing if necessary without having to cut off the ty-wraps.

Passenger side looking from the back to the front bumper


Driver's side looking from bumper towards the back


Driver's side shot again
Nice under belly pan. What tires are you running?
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:04 AM   #38
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Nice under belly pan. What tires are you running?
Michellin PSS 285/35-20
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:03 AM   #39
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bannonm, do you have more pics of the belly pan? Did you do that yourself?
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:16 PM   #40
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bannonm, do you have more pics of the belly pan? Did you do that yourself?
yes I made it, search under my username for "belly pan"
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:20 PM   #41
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Well 5 days before the Heidts Performance Challenge and I finished the brake ducts. It's been a busy weekend. Here's what the final product looks like. I will probably make some tweaks after it's track tested, but for now it will have to do.

Some changes to my original design. I didn't use the exhaust couplers. Instead I bought aluminum bulkhead connectors and riveted them to the dust shield. After thinking about it, trying to weld galvanized steel to painted steel probably wasn't the smartest thing.

If I were doing this again, I would probably go with 2 inch duct instead of 2-1/2. It would have helped with the clearance between the control arms and with routing.

I used a velcro like tape to grab the duct. I felt this would grip the duct better than ty-wraps that would eventually dig into the duct. I used ty-wraps to secure the velcro to the control arms. Using velcro will also help me make some last minutes changes to the duct routing if necessary without having to cut off the ty-wraps.

Passenger side looking from the back to the front bumper


Driver's side looking from bumper towards the back


Driver's side shot again
Well done sir. Very well done.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:37 AM   #42
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Awesome stuff guys!
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:50 PM   #43
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I have a 1LE, and so I only have dust shields on the bottom half of the rotors. Here are some pics of what I made in case anyone else is in the same boat, or wants to completely remove their dust shields. I used all stainless so I don't have to worry about rust or painting.





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Nicely done sir!
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:58 PM   #45
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I have a 1LE, and so I only have dust shields on the bottom half of the rotors. Here are some pics of what I made in case anyone else is in the same boat, or wants to completely remove their dust shields. I used all stainless so I don't have to worry about rust or painting.
Clever reusing the bolt on the wheel sensor and ball joint.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:01 AM   #46
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good ideas!
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:31 AM   #47
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Its not a bolt on system, but this is the route I am most likely going.

http://pitstopusa.com/c-131755-brake...ucts-hose.html
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:53 AM   #48
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GREAT WORK!

Looks good guys,i would shoot a little black paint inside your intake hose to blend it in to the grill so it isn't as noticable
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:45 AM   #49
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I wanted to share what I've done, and I'll post a more detailed explanation when I get a chance.
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got a lead on a kit for our cars. hoping to have it mount in one of the lower lights on my zl1 front end. will share when it becomes more definitive and parts are on hand
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