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Old 10-02-2010, 11:05 PM   #51
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Hello, It's alright. On Facebook, there is a "Like" button that you can click if you like a picture, or if you like something that someone wrote. It would fit well in Camaro5, especially this thread.
ohh i see said the blind man, i dont do face book, thanks for the info

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on last pic no plate buttons was that pic latter ? looks sweet
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Looks mean. I like it!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Actually the air entering the driver's side port uses the wheel liner to direct fresh air to your OEM CAI or most aftermarket air filters.

We have been testing different products to enhance the performance aspect of the ports....can't say much more but next spring will be pretty exciting for ACS.

Thank you for the input overhaulengines, BTW going forward we will include two templates per kit.... that is a great idea. As for the paper i first tried a very thick paper and found it hard to conform to the bumper.... I will re evaluate and see.

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your welcome, thanks for taking my input

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You did good work... that Camaro looks great!
thank you very much

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Old 10-03-2010, 12:03 AM   #52
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Should ask the moderators to move the thread to the DIY section, I am sure many more can use the details.

How long did the install take you ?
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:44 AM   #53
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Should ask the moderators to move the thread to the DIY section, I am sure many more can use the details.

How long did the install take you ?
Mod's, do you think think this thread would serve better in the DIY section? i agree, i think it should be move please.
The install for the T3's took about 4 hours, i did take my time,
total project took about headers n cats, heritage and T3 scoops, about 7 hours total if i had to do it all over again, i could shave a couple hours off

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Old 10-03-2010, 10:18 AM   #54
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Actually the air entering the driver's side port uses the wheel liner to direct fresh air to your OEM CAI or most aftermarket air filters.

We have been testing different products to enhance the performance aspect of the ports....can't say much more but next spring will be pretty exciting for ACS.

Thank you for the input overhaulengines, BTW going forward we will include two templates per kit.... that is a great idea. As for the paper i first tried a very thick paper and found it hard to conform to the bumper.... I will re evaluate and see.

Great hearing suggestions to improve our products
well i was thinking something similar to the ADM race scoop that channels the incoming air upwards to the air filter. ether way ill be fabricating something similar to what Lupe did with his first mod directing the incoming air via a tube/ hose , I will probably dyno test it and see how much more hp one can gain from this mod, I know that when ted a janetty racing did there test on the CAI inductions kit with the ADM race scoop it pick up quite a bit of hp and tq, will see.
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:44 PM   #55
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once I got the facia installed, it was easy to see how the scoops allow air to fill the area where the CAI draws air. It hits the inner part of the fender liner n directs air upward. Pretty cool.

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Old 10-03-2010, 05:52 PM   #56
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How much experience do you have with body work like that? Have you ever cut anything else? Just gauging how hard it was....I want the T2 Inserts, and i wanna do them myself.....Did you do anything to prep the area?
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Old 10-03-2010, 07:16 PM   #57
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Holy cow, those are some skills!! Great pics, super end results!!
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:39 PM   #58
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Nice custom work.
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:12 PM   #59
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:38 PM   #60
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How much experience do you have with body work like that? Have you ever cut anything else? Just gauging how hard it was....I want the T2 Inserts, and i wanna do them myself.....Did you do anything to prep the area?
hello, well i have been a mechanic for 20+ years, i dont have a lot of car body work experience, but i have used cutters, die grinders and others shop tools for a while, mainly on sheet metal. cutting into $200,000.00 airplanes helps
cleaning wise, alcohol.

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hello, well i have been a mechanic for 20+ years, i dont have a lot of car body work experience, but i have used cutters, die grinders and others shop tools for a while, mainly on sheet metal. cutting into $200,000.00 airplanes helps
cleaning wise, alcohol.

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Cool man! Looks VERY good. By looking at the template pic, it looks like i would be pretty simple.
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:49 PM   #62
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How much experience do you have with body work like that? Have you ever cut anything else? Just gauging how hard it was....I want the T2 Inserts, and i wanna do them myself.....Did you do anything to prep the area?
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Cool man! Looks VERY good. By looking at the template pic, it looks like i would be pretty simple.
once i laid out the template, i cut it about a 1/4 inch smaller than the template, then as i trimmed it i adjusted it to my liking, the 2nd one i cut a little larger so i could have a little more play, that way i could adjust it to match the first.
if you decide to do it or anyone, send me a pm, i will do my best to help.

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Old 10-03-2010, 09:58 PM   #63
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There is no surface prep needed, you are not actually bonding the ports to the bumper but actually to the inner ring. The assembly is holding the bumper between the 2 parts. This was done to eliminate durability issues as the ports are not the same material as the bumper and obviously need this play to make up for material expansion over time.... The price may seem high, but allot of money was spent in development and tooling to get a part easy to install.

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Old 10-03-2010, 10:08 PM   #64
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There is no surface prep needed, you are not actually bonding the ports to the bumper but actually to the inner ring. The assembly is holding the bumper between the 2 parts. This was done to eliminate durability issues as the ports are not the same material as the bumper and obviously need this play to make up for material expansion over time.... The price may seem high, but allot of money was spent in development and tooling to get a part easy to install.

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given the bonding info.....a rear rig/cup that we could mount expanded metal to then bond to the rear of the port would be nice!!!
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We had something on the first 20-30 sets, there were issues with the durability of the mesh, so we dropped it. And then many did not install it claiming there is no mesh behind the rad grill.

Most mesh i tested (black e coated) would rust under salt spray test. Then we had Stainless, which just does not match. My suggestion is to simply bend the mesh around the inside of the port and use the adhesive supplied with the port kit. That will hold it in place and give you an opportunity to make it custom.
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:23 PM   #66
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the wire mesh sounds like a good idea, i have been looking this weekend at many different LED set up's, i want to install white and red LED's in the scoops, since i have red/white halo lights.
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:32 PM   #67
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We had something on the first 20-30 sets, there were issues with the durability of the mesh, so we dropped it. And then many did not install it claiming there is no mesh behind the rad grill.

Most mesh i tested (black e coated) would rust under salt spray test. Then we had Stainless, which just does not match. My suggestion is to simply bend the mesh around the inside of the port and use the adhesive supplied with the port kit. That will hold it in place and give you an opportunity to make it custom.
got any of those pieces that were on the first 20 - 30 left over?
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:45 PM   #68
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Very nice, Overhaul, good install!

I like your new stripes too! Thats kinda what I've been planning on doing... do you have any more pics of them?
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:50 PM   #69
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Very nice, Overhaul, good install!

I like your new stripes too! Thats kinda what I've been planning on doing... do you have any more pics of them?
thx, click on my signature below, photo shoot and also new clear coat and strips

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Old 10-04-2010, 10:18 AM   #71
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i will keep ya'll posted, working this morning on a way to mount DRL's.

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Old 10-04-2010, 10:35 AM   #72
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maybe someone asked but where is that air going, right onto the tires?
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Actually the air entering the driver's side port uses the wheel liner to direct fresh air to your OEM CAI or most aftermarket air filters.

We have been testing different products to enhance the performance aspect of the ports....can't say much more but next spring will be pretty exciting for ACS.

Thank you for the input overhaulengines, BTW going forward we will include two templates per kit.... that is a great idea. As for the paper i first tried a very thick paper and found it hard to conform to the bumper.... I will re evaluate and see.

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maybe someone asked but where is that air going, right onto the tires?
hello, please see the above explaination.

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