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Side bonnet vents or no vents

Discussion in 'Just Commodores Polls' started by SMS, Sep 1, 2017.

do I keep the vents?

  1. Keep side vents

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  2. Remove vents

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  1. SMS

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    Can't decide wether to keep the vents on either side of the bonnet. Going to get it painted and I was going to have the holes underneath patched up as it not big on the vents and like the cleaner look. But it's kinda grown on me a little and it'd be easier if I left them. So what do you think?
     

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  2. VS 5.0

    VS 5.0 Well-Known Member

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    Grab a Series I bonnet ?
     
  3. SMS

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    I removed the stock series one bonnet. The bonnet in the pic is a full fibreglass aftermarket job. Vents are in a different location to the series two. I think they look a little over done but the misses has half convinced me they look alright. Got to put the bonnet in for paint in a couple weeks, so I need to hurry up and make up my mind
     
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    VS 5.0 Well-Known Member

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    I think if you're going to retain the scoop / cowl, then the side vents make it too busy.

    One or the other imo.
     
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  5. SMS

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    Thanks. That was my exact argument I had with the misses
     
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    Agree with VS 5.0, I would ditch the vents and keep the cowel.
     
  7. SMS

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    Thansk mate appreciate the input. Think I'm going to do just that and remove them
     
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    Your car will be slower with fewer speed holes...

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  9. uniacidz

    uniacidz Harden the Frak Up

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    Remove

    Too much
     
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  10. markalan1two

    markalan1two Smile and wave boys !!!!

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    is the center vent functioning?
     
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    If it was my car I would ditch the side vents......I think it would look a lot cleaner without them.
    With that centre vent they look really small now & out of place to me and look more like something you would find on a rice burner.
     
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    Yeah fullfuntional. Ill attach an underside pic
     

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    Yeah I agree. I really didn't like them before I even put them on the car. I never liked them in the vf2's either. Misses was saying it looked good and I was second guessing myself then
     
  14. markalan1two

    markalan1two Smile and wave boys !!!!

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    looks good will keep under bonnet temp down for you
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    Ummm.....is that the final colour scheme?
     
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    What do you think? Did you read my first post?
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    Yep but missed the repaint bit. More focussed in the intake design and the fact that it was a fibreglass bonnet. My mistake.
     
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    Nitro_X Numbskull

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    Difficult to say, the image is a bit too dark and I'd need to see a couple of photos from different angles, in better lighting.
    But from what I can see, the two small vents on the sides look good, but that large vent in the center.....nup.
     
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    I feel like playing need for speed underground after viewing this.
     
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    Coming from a back ground of building old muscle and rat rods, this doesn’t make a lot of sense. Are you saying you can understand vents if it’s carburated but not injected? Because carby engines need vents to help dissipate heat, but injection engines don’t? Any engine will benefit from any help and getting rid of heat, especially an LS, wether it’s injected or carburated. This bonnet allows more room for a bigger blower or higher plenum for a turbo setup etc, while still being legal as far as bonnet scoops go. Adding more room around the motor will also add in more air flow. So many benefits from reducing heat in an engine bay
     

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