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Old 12-22-2013, 06:55 AM   #101
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The scoops look like an easy and cheap alternative but as a daily driver the scoops protrude too low for me. I would not feel safe on the street with them and since true ducts can be done fro $125 it isn't too much more than the cost of the scoops to make me feel more comfortable on the road.
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:27 AM   #102
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Well, I bought a set of T4 bumper ports from Advanced Composites. More air flow into those than into the OEM fog light openings, and smoother air flow because of the curvature of the T4 opening. I think the front openings on the T4's are about 8" by 8", quite a bit bigger than the air ducts that others have been putting in behind the grilles. Plus, I think they look kinda cool. Pic below is from T4 install guide so you can see the difference in opening size.

If I can't get it to work for some reason, backup plan will be to use the spots on the lower grille like everyone else has, but that creates other headaches for me as I would have to move my CAI scoop somehow. I also don't like the idea of sucking air away from the front as I have a remote oil cooler down there and want to keep as much air as possible up there so it stays cool.
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:02 PM   #103
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Let us know how it turns out. What brake setup you running for the track?
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:38 PM   #104
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Let us know how it turns out. What brake setup you running for the track?
Will do!

Right now I am running Racing Brake slotted rotors up front, OEM out back, and Cobalt Friction XR4/2 pads. Long and sorry story of smoked pads and warped rotors at http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...294470&page=14 if you're interested in reading what ended me up with this setup, which I really like.
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Old 12-31-2013, 08:52 PM   #105
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Yes i remember reading about that. I am torn between the same setup you hve or going with the CTS-V upgrade.
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:16 PM   #106
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I'm liking what I see at the top of post #15... http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=334716
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I'm liking what I see at the top of post #15... http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=334716
That does look cool! Just wondering how much air will actually be introduced into the ducts being underneath the splitter like that!
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:42 AM   #108
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I was thinking the same thing, I feel a lot better with the front grill local especially given that a GM engineer recommended over the fog light location. I believe the air would be moving very fast under the splitter but 90 degrees to the opening whicj does not seem optimal. However I know nothing about fluid dynamIcs so who knows. I will stick with what works.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:20 PM   #109
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Started

Quantum kit arrived today, so I got that part installed. Once you have the calipers and rotors off it's like 5 minutes to install per side. Dead simple.

T4 brake ducts and misc parts to arrive next week, so looks like it'll be a few weekends till the rest is done.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:46 PM   #110
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Parts are in

Got all the hose, clamps, etc. and the ACS T4 ducts. Yellow part fits in front, unpainted/black part sandwiches the bumper from the back. Also got two small black general purpose air ducts from Racer Parts Wholesale. Will have to butcher the small ducts to get them to fit on the back of the T4 plenum, but it will work. Will give me a nice mounting point for the hose, and channel air towards it, pointing back and down at a 45 degree angle. Going to start building the back assembly and getting the light bars installed, then hoping for warmer weather so I can do the cutting and gluing in the bumper (fumes means I need to do it outdoors, and can't do it when it's too cold).
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I am looking at my ZL1 cooling intake. I'll have to see if it was a waste of money for those or If I can modify them to work.
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Got all the hose, clamps, etc. and the ACS T4 ducts. Yellow part fits in front, unpainted/black part sandwiches the bumper from the back. Also got two small black general purpose air ducts from Racer Parts Wholesale. Will have to butcher the small ducts to get them to fit on the back of the T4 plenum, but it will work. Will give me a nice mounting point for the hose, and channel air towards it, pointing back and down at a 45 degree angle. Going to start building the back assembly and getting the light bars installed, then hoping for warmer weather so I can do the cutting and gluing in the bumper (fumes means I need to do it outdoors, and can't do it when it's too cold).
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really Pete? That's great news. You using the Quantum kit also?
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really Pete? That's great news. You using the Quantum kit also?
Nah, from the other Pete, SSSoon
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:11 AM   #115
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Life keeps getting in the way, but got the assembly that will fit on the back of the bumper together. Kinda went nuts with the JB Weld and it dripped everywhere, but nobody will ever see that part.

The way I have it set up, the outlet points down at an angle, so will make it easier to route the hose without a big angle coming right off the duct.

No point cutting open the bumper this weekend as temps are way below what I'd need to glue the ducts in. Maybe next weekend. For now, time to change the rotor rings...
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I am looking at my ZL1 cooling intake. I'll have to see if it was a waste of money for those or If I can modify them to work.
I bet that you could cut the ZL1 channels before the dump out at the wheel well and re-route the hose in to the Quantum attachment point.
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the only trick is the ZL1 ducts are rectangles.
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i used the quantum kit as well. only got 5 laps on it before mechanical failure else where so i didnt get to jot down any reduction in temps
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Got an update on this Pete?
I think you're mixed up between me (Sssoon/Pete) and him (JusticePete).

I'll post the rest of my DIY as I get around to it in the coming weeks. Too damn cold to glue anything outdoors right now, and the glue has huge noxious death warnings on it so I don't want to do it indoors
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Electrical working

Small progress - got all the wiring done. The ACS folks suggest just cutting the OEM DRL wires and attaching their connector to the end, but I hate trying to work in very constrained spaces, so I wired up a small connector that plugs in where the OEM DRL plug used to go, and the other end is the WeatherPack connector that ACS supplied. Note that you need a special WeatherPack crimping tool to get the spears onto the wires correctly. Would not have wanted to try it with pliers. All looks good. Still waiting for warmer weather to cut the bumper and glue the new ducts in. Maybe this weekend.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:21 PM   #123
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Cutting the holes

Got tired of waiting for good weather, so started cutting the holes in the bumper. The templates that come with the T4 kits are atrocious - off by a lot. I guess that's why the instructions say to cut 1/4 inch smaller than the template outline and then do the rest of the fitting a bit at a time. Cut with a dremel, and then with a box cutter for the finer work of shaving it bigger. Used a small orbital sander to get the edges even. Will still have some final tweaking to do when the bumper is off and I can easily get at both sides. But the best thing I did to get the hole in the right spot is put the inside piece up against the back of the bumper, to see where it should fit.

Hard to make the first cut. Just kept thinking, "wow, I could be ruining a perfectly good bumper here". Just had to keep going and it turned out good, I think.
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I finally got around to installing my JDP Quantum kit! The install was pretty straight forward with the help from studying the pics posted here and on other threads. Removed the front clip in 1/2 hour, installed the heat shields in 1/2 hour , the duct inlets took about an hour. Thankfully the whole assembly can be removed from the front end with 4 plastic fasteners! The hose routing was easy and I routed it like the pictures from JDP. Here's some pics.

For the OP, I highly recommend this kit! It's easy to install and reasonably priced!
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Old 02-01-2014, 08:52 PM   #125
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Nice work Mike. Looks good. I take it your back is feeling better. I'll PM you in the next day or two with what I've come up with for a Watkins Glen schedule.
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