Hood/bonnet vent removal

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  1. Ale81

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    Has anyone attempted to remove any of the blocked off vents yet? There was/is so much controversy about them I was hoping we could put it to rest. I don't have my Supra yet or I would try it myself.
     
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    I looked at this carefully on my friends premium a couple weeks ago and forgot to comment on that when I wrote a review. None of the fake vents are close to functional in their current state, so there is no point removing them unless you want to cut metal/plastic underneath and install ducting. And for that matter, some of them don't lead anywhere useful (for example, the door vents) so even if you cut through the structure it won't be usable.

    The fake vents that have the most potential are in the front fascia. I sort of think the fake vents next to the headlights and tail lights could maybe be used too, but they are hard to get to. The fake vents on the hood could become outflow vents (assuming they sit in low pressure relative to an inflow) but you're going to have to hog out the hood stamping support frame to do it and I suspect that will make the hood noodly or allow it to buckle.

    I am sure a race shop would have no issues, but then again they hack up the whole car and replace bodywork, so this is not a big deal to them.
     
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    Modified right passenger vent, open and functional. Underneath the hood there’s multiple holes with channels leading to vent, no metal cutting. Cut bottom of vent out and plastic dipped for clean look.

    BMS intake, & BMS JB4 tune. It needs to get on a dyno!

    2020 243/1500
     
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    Pics?
     
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    hey all

    Does anyone know how easy it is to remove the hood vents?

    The car is being wrapped and want to remove them to get the best cover. Are they easy to remove and do they go back in easy?

    Any pictures would be great
     
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    Based on the ~9:47 mark in the below video, it looks like they literally just pop in and out...

     
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    Somebody needs to pop that dude's vents out to let some steam escape, he is freakin bonkers.
     
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    Lmao agreed. His style of creating Supra "content" seems to appeal to those hard at hearing with short attention spans.
     
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    Yeah, his videos make me feel uneasy they’re so frenetic. Anyone know how he has so many expensive toys? Good for him, just wondering how a guy like that makes his living.
     
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    He's got 2 million subs on Youtube. Probably sells his own merch and gets that sweet AD Revenue from his videos.
     
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    Think this is the answers your looking for. I.e. Not worth doing.

     
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    They've tested it with the vents open and the engineer said it didn't really provide much benefit so they kept them closed. Some people have spotted that there's a duct on the passenger side that could be opened up but the road cars house a radar there.

    They're pretty much just a design thing at this point. At least they're not overtly fake a la Civic Type R.
     
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    I agree, or didnt happen lol
     
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    Hi All! Glad you guys enjoyed the video ha. I was just a little too fed up with clueless people bombarding me with the fake vents comments that I just had to put it to rest. Like I said in that video, instead of making fake vents real, we are gonna focus on simply creating real vents and placing them at proper areas around the car, mostly on the front clamshell. Super excited to finally join the forum and be able to discuss with you all, and you can follow along with our journey here on my TA90 build post!
     
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