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Old 10-03-2014, 03:56 PM   #1
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ACS upper rear quarter vents

When i first saw them on the new stingray i loved them ACS made them and i said time to break out the air saws, files and die grinders

Pretty straight forward, lay the template, cut a hole and install vent . ok, ok its a little more than that but I'm happy with the out come .

i first set in the passenger side and the rear of the vent was not sitting completly flush, i have to remove it, clean it and reinstall, but the 2nd time was a charm:headband:,
the driver side didn't sit as flush in the rear so i had to file off a little at a time until it was seated good

it took some time as i added lights, also you want to get the holes cut, make sure everything fits well, then i would paint the vents and then next day install them.

overall i very happy with the outcome.

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Old 10-03-2014, 03:57 PM   #2
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:29 PM   #3
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Lupe looks great...
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:40 PM   #4
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Does look great -- but still think the price is steep considering what I got the Hex Vents for -- painted.

May have to build these myself -- did fiberglass work for 8 years so -- who knows!
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Old 10-04-2014, 09:10 AM   #5
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Lupe, what type of adhesive do you use for that? Almost looks like JB Weld ;o)

Still wanted to say that is a very nice job!

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Old 10-04-2014, 09:25 AM   #6
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Lupe, what type of adhesive do you use for that? Almost looks like JB Weld ;o)

Still wanted to say that is a very nice job!

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Hi Don, its a 2 part mix that ACS supplies with the kit it dries hard similar to jb weld not soft like a silicon.

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Old 10-04-2014, 09:57 AM   #7
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thanks! I used flox with my layups so I figured it was some 2 part epoxy system. you guys do really nice work! I think I'll see if I can create molds and see how that goes.

Do you keep the templates? How big are the openings you cut out (if you're allowed to divulge that info)?

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Old 10-04-2014, 09:58 AM   #8
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I have some left over carbon fiber I want to try this on... ;o)
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:06 AM   #9
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what happens when your LED's go out? I don't see any option on how to replace them. Also, besides looks, Does this do anything? I know on the C7 they are functional.
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what happens when your LED's go out? I don't see any option on how to replace them. Also, besides looks, Does this do anything? I know on the C7 they are functional.
just looks, but if you look at my car it all about looks i don't track or road coarse, when i drive i drive chill
if my lights go out i will either remove the vent ( i did once already cuz after it dried i realized it wasn't seated on the rear part or just cut the wire to the other side
my oldest leds are over 4 years old, they all still work hopefully they will continue to work for years to come. i drive it 2-3 times a month, no rain, so they should last

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Old 10-04-2014, 03:42 PM   #11
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ACS said it IS FUNCTIONAL on there website

Quote: "Rear Quarter Upper ports are functional inlet ports designed to inhale fresh air and redirect to the rear braking system for enhanced cooling. Air inlet direct fresh air directly to the rear brakes via a series of cooling hoses and air deflectors to be installed on the rear quarter panel." -end quote
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ACS said it IS FUNCTIONAL on there website

Quote: "Rear Quarter Upper ports are functional inlet ports designed to inhale fresh air and redirect to the rear braking system for enhanced cooling. Air inlet direct fresh air directly to the rear brakes via a series of cooling hoses and air deflectors to be installed on the rear quarter panel." -end quote

Something tells me that 3/4" hole in the bottom of the vent is going to do VERY little in terms of venting anything.

As long as you put these things on for purely aesthetic purposes then I guess go for it - but I'm not a big fan of taking chunks out of panels for aesthetics unless it's bumping up performance of some kind. Why not just use some 3M double sided foam tape and just stick the trim piece on? Same difference IMO...


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Old 10-04-2014, 10:43 PM   #13
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I'm not a big fan of taking chunks out of panels for aesthetics unless it's bumping up performance of some kind.
Boy, now that I think about it, that is an excellent point.

For $1000 (kit, painted, etc.), I can get new performance tires (or close to that price since I have ZL1 wheels), upgrade cam, or a host of other items that would actually 'help' the car's performance vs 'looks'.

I think I'll wait and see if these come down. The hex vents help with cooling so that made sense to me...

Whipple81 -- thanks for the insight...

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some are into horsepower, some are not. some are into looks and some are not. some are on a budget some are not. do as you please, i have a little of both
since i have the tires i want, the cam i want, the suspension i want, and all the cosmetics i want.....not really i want more

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Very true -- I'm not there yet so it makes sense to add the hp/motor/suspension upgrades. After those are done, cosmetic can be done without worry about 'body' damage ;o)
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some are into horsepower, some are not. some are into looks and some are not. some are on a budget some are not. do as you please, i have a little of both
since i have the tires i want, the cam i want, the suspension i want, and all the cosmetics i want.....not really i want more

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I understand doing things just to do them because they look cool, not everything has to be functional. But cutting big ol holes in the largest and hardest panel in the car to repair purely for cosmetic reasons is crazy (to me). It's all about what makes YOU happy, so don't let ME sh*t in your Cheerios. It takes a bit of skill and some big cajones to do something like that - but installing the plastic tube seems to just be a bit to "gimmicky" to me - unless the manufacturer can show some legit numbers supporting "brake cooling"


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I understand doing things just to do them because they look cool, not everything has to be functional. But cutting big ol holes in the largest and hardest panel in the car to repair purely for cosmetic reasons is crazy (to me). It's all about what makes YOU happy, so don't let ME sh*t in your Cheerios. It takes a bit of skill and some big cajones to do something like that - but installing the plastic tube seems to just be a bit to "gimmicky" to me - unless the manufacturer can show some legit numbers supporting "brake cooling"





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The tube is a drain for water, they are not functional and i never once said they were, not sure where your getting the idea that the tube that I show was for cooling the brakes. If you see my video's you see that i say it goes out an existing hole in the trunk floor



yes its crazy, even for me, but hey, i have done for worse to my car but I'm ok with it.



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ACS said it IS FUNCTIONAL on there website

Quote: "Rear Quarter Upper ports are functional inlet ports designed to inhale fresh air and redirect to the rear braking system for enhanced cooling. Air inlet direct fresh air directly to the rear brakes via a series of cooling hoses and air deflectors to be installed on the rear quarter panel." -end quote

I shouldn't have taken someone else's word for it, I couldn't find this quote on the website for myself - I stand corrected. It makes sense that it would be a drain hose (and of course, it's listed in the parts as a drain tube).

Knowing that, did you throw a little extra sealant on there of some sort? That would suck to have that leak, even a little bit - short term issues with mildew and a stanky cabin, long term issues with rust...not to mention the fact that you have the fuse block (passenger side) and battery back there.


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I shouldn't have taken someone else's word for it, I couldn't find this quote on the website for myself - I stand corrected. It makes sense that it would be a drain hose (and of course, it's listed in the parts as a drain tube).

Knowing that, did you throw a little extra sealant on there of some sort? That would suck to have that leak, even a little bit - short term issues with mildew and a stanky cabin, long term issues with rust...not to mention the fact that you have the fuse block (passenger side) and battery back there.


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Hi, the brake cooling was part of ACS actual plan but it fell thought with the gas filler and fuel lines in the area.
I didn't show it, but that is a good point, I added silicon (included with kit) to the hose at the inlet and exit
Also once the hole was cut we filed around the hole to remove rough edges and then brushed primer around the edges to prevent rust.
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I am sorry but they did have this on their website at some point. I am no liar. But if you really wanna see this exact quote look at gen5diy website where he still has the same quote they used to have on their website. This time I will take a picture of it!
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I am sorry but they did have this on their website at some point. I am no liar. But if you really wanna see this exact quote look at gen5diy website where he still has the same quote they used to have on their website. This time I will take a picture of it!

Well, according to their parts breakdown, it comes with a "colling" hose...so...yeah, haha


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Still I made my point even if they misspelled something. They had this quote on their website. I honestly don't care for this just wanted to show people what they at some point intended it for.
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Still I made my point even if they misspelled something. They had this quote on their website. I honestly don't care for this just wanted to show people what they at some point intended it for.

Nobody's calling you a liar, you can chill out with the defense of your original post.


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Is there a link to buy these online?
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