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Old 11-03-2005, 10:53 PM   #81
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buick isn't the only car company bringing them back



in fact the entire car screams buick
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The vents are designed to improve cooling, not keep the front end down.
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The vents are designed to improve cooling, not keep the front end down.
I understand (since this is what the entire thread is talking about), but I was just wondering if this would be a sideeffect.
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They MAY have a slight effect towards keeping the front end down. Alot depends on whether or not a high pressure 'bubble' builds up behind the airdam and in the engine compartment at those speeds. If it does, the vents can help relieve it.

The primary intent is better cooling. Not just for the engine, but the alternator runs pretty hot, too.

Keep in mind:

Half my front end lift was tire related at 125-130. I fixed that with new tires, and have an even newer set now.

I also have a new feature on the car since my last 140+ test run. My lower scoops for SC cooling and CAI. They should provide a little front downforce. Yup. It'* been that long since I went that fast.

In addition, when I did my new rear shocks, I adjusted the ELC for slightly higher rear stance while the alignment was being done. This forces my front end down slightly. It also cuts my front ground clearance pretty close with the scoops down there. I may have to move the scoops up into the front airdam in some manner.
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It also cuts my front ground clearance pretty close with the scoops down there. I may have to move the scoops up into the front airdam in some manner.
Bill you could always put them below the Fogs...but then your cutting your cooling for the rad.....allbeit not be much
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That'* where they were originally going to be, but I decided against it just for that reason. The whole idea of the scoops is cooling, and I don't want to trade one kind for another, even if the scoops are more effective than what I'd lose by blocking part of the rad.

I may cut into the front fascia in some manner with a more custom setup.
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The "valley" underneath where the bumper juts out, and then goes back out to the chin spoiler would be perfect for that, Bill
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