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Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:17 pm 
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Im prob gonna get blasted for this but im gonna put some ef xr bonnet vents on my car. They are gonna be purely cosmetic (rice some might say) but just like the look of them. It wont be done tacky or cheap. Will have mesh and nearly look original. Here is a pic of them just sitting on it. These are not in the correct spot but just near them. Nor are they painted they are just photoshopped...
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Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:31 pm 
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It's your car man, if that's what you want to do to make your car unique and 'yours' then do it.

i personally like the EL bonnet vents, but i do have an xr with them on it already, so I'm a bit bias. :lol:
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Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:37 pm 
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personally i think you need the XR front for the vents to look any good

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:49 pm 
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Dare i ask what the point of this thread is then?

Personally I like the cat scratch vents. I've got a set of genuine ones, yet to fit though - I'm iffy, don't know if they'll look s**t with the BA/F bulge...

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:11 pm 
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Dare i ask what the point of this thread is then?

Personally I like the cat scratch vents. I've got a set of genuine ones, yet to fit though - I'm iffy, don't know if they'll look s**t with the BA/F bulge...

The point of the post is to show my intentions and other ppl input....

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:05 pm 
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Imo you atleast need a bodykit, to suit those vents.

My philosphy = If your car isn't a sports sedan, don't dress it up as one, lol.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:17 pm 
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The way these cars were designed, i think they should have ALL come with vents! The heat that builds up under the bonnet is insane.

I'm getting some EL vents for my EF cozz i like the look of them better. Go for it mate, you don't need a full body kit to make ya vents look any good.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Bonnet vents
Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:53 pm 
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Im prob gonna get blasted for this but im gonna put some ef xr bonnet vents on my car. They are gonna be purely cosmetic (rice some might say) but just like the look of them. It wont be done tacky or cheap. Will have mesh and nearly look original. Here is a pic of them just sitting on it. These are not in the correct spot but just near them. Nor are they painted they are just photoshopped...
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i think they look ok but the ones in your pic look a bit to far up the bonnet..
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Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:59 pm 
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I don't think it suits the front end much imo. But still not to bad when the jobs done properly. Goodluck.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:04 am 
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Yeah man its your car so do what you want, the only thing I'd ask is when you said purely cosmetic are you going to cut the bonnet under the vents? I would always say that doing that and using the phrase 'doing it properly' should go hand in hand.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:30 am 
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Imo you atleast need a bodykit, to suit those vents.

My philosphy = If your car isn't a sports sedan, don't dress it up as one, lol.


I think that's just stupid, the toughest car I ever saw with the Tickford bodykit is a Fairmont, not an XR. As for sports sedan, really there's not much difference between an XR to a GLi/Futura, and definately nothing that you can't change on your GLi/Futura to equal it! XR's are not really special at all, and if you look at the BA range, there now just cosmetically different, not performance...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Bonnet vents
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:31 am 
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i think they look ok but the ones in your pic look a bit to far up the bonnet..

he did say in the first post that there not sitting in the right spot yet...

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:54 am 
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im going to get the the ed square style ones and sit them close to each other up the top end of the bonnet, i think it will look tough with rims and lowering, its good to get other peoples opions, but at the end of the day im not going to change my mind if one person thinks its cheap or rice or noodles or whatever...

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:31 pm 
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i know from repco you can get the EF/EL vents for like 20-40$. I think they even had an immitation shacker scoop there too for the same price.

I was thinking about getting a set of these for the car when its all back together.

My plans for the front of the ef were the EL GLi front end (cause its cheap). Wank mesh in the grille and in the air scoop down the bottom and later on a Tickford Lip kit for it.

I think that will look a little wanky but not too bad. There is a EL running round South Road that has the Wank mesh grille and i think it makes the front end look heaps better.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:44 pm 
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i know from repco you can get the EF/EL vents for like 20-40$. I think they even had an immitation shacker scoop there too for the same price.

I was thinking about getting a set of these for the car when its all back together.

My plans for the front of the ef were the EL GLi front end (cause its cheap). Wank mesh in the grille and in the air scoop down the bottom and later on a Tickford Lip kit for it.

I think that will look a little wanky but not too bad. There is a EL running round South Road that has the Wank mesh grille and i think it makes the front end look heaps better.

i admit they do look a bit crap there but like i said they only sitting there so they not flush and the colour is wrong cause its just photochopped...

 

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