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    Good brake cooling duct advice / pics 02-07

    Greetings.

    I picked up some OEM foglight covers with holes (I never had foglights)... to use as the air entry point.

    I'm picking up a set of these to mount to the backside of the spindles:
    02-06 WRX & 02-04 STi Duct Plate Kit [07084DK] - $75.00 : Lambert Automotive Performance Products

    My questions are regarding everything inbetween.

    What did you use?
    What materials?
    routing location?
    securing hardware?

    Most of you know me.... I don't mind spending the money to do a good job.... but if I can fabricate it, I'd prefer not to spend the $$$ on something by Prova.

    Just the word "Prova" causes my testes to hurt.

    Pics would be EXTREMELY helpful. I've searched a few threads.... but pics were minimal.

    Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. 02-07 only please.

    Thanks!!!!
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    This brake duct might work for you. JEGS Performance Products 63100 JEGS Brake Ducting

    Not sure of its dimensions though. Take pics when you do it. I am thinking about doing the same but just using scoops rather then ducting. Something like this. Home Page > ECS News > Porsche 996 Brake Duct Upgrade Kits
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    Good brake cooling duct advice / pics 02-07

    Quote Originally Posted by oguitar View Post
    This brake duct might work for you. JEGS Performance Products 63100 JEGS Brake Ducting

    Not sure of its dimensions though. Take pics when you do it. I am thinking about doing the same but just using scoops rather then ducting. Something like this. Home Page > ECS News > Porsche 996 Brake Duct Upgrade Kits
    If you get that Porsche kit to work, you should post it up on here. As in, this thread. May not ever get used by me, but someone else would likely find some use in it.
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    RCE offers a complete kit for the newer cars. You may want to check out their kit for ideas.

    ..It's actually sitting in a box in my basement lol
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    Good brake cooling duct advice / pics 02-07

    Quote Originally Posted by Heide264 View Post
    RCE offers a complete kit for the newer cars. You may want to check out their kit for ideas.

    ..It's actually sitting in a box in my basement lol
    I've got the same kit sitting in my parts room. Won't fit the GDs from what I'm hearing.
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    What about asking that Lambert place since they sell the plates. They must have some experience.
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    That Lambert place makes the plates to mount the ducting to.... but all of their pics just have random sloppy ducting.

    With 9" wide wheels on the front.... I'm going to run into serious clearance issues. I spoke with a guy that actually hacked out part of his framerail to run the ducting..... I'm not doing that on a streetcar though.

    I'm thinking I might just fab something up out of aluminum foil that clears the tires at full turn...... and then just create my own fiberglass "box" to route inside the wheelwell. If it doesn't fit "perfectly"... I think I'm likely to have rubbing issus.

    It'll be a good Xmas project while I have the time off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregroot198521 View Post
    I've got the same kit sitting in my parts room. Won't fit the GDs from what I'm hearing.
    They used to sell just the GD Ducts to my understanding... the GRs have the entire kit. The main difference I see being the fog light 'adapter' used to secure the hose to your fog light duct is made and included with the GR kit.
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    Here is something I tried a while ago.

    DIY Bugeye brake ducts
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    I thought you were ditching the WRX?
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    Good brake cooling duct advice / pics 02-07

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    I thought you were ditching the WRX?
    I still am, lol, just running into all the stupid little things that are common occurrence for me. And of course the PITA of finding the right STi. There were a couple here, one is retardedly overpriced and the other is one of those what-****ing-retard-owned-this cars. I suppose I should update my thread, huh?
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    [QUOTE=ninefourteener;2955377]I spoke with a guy that actually hacked out part of his framerail to run the ducting..... I'm not doing that on a streetcar though.QUOTE]

    Just being curious now, this seems like a lot of work for a street car. Do you also track it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregroot198521 View Post
    I still am, lol, just running into all the stupid little things that are common occurrence for me. And of course the PITA of finding the right STi. There were a couple here, one is retardedly overpriced and the other is one of those what-****ing-retard-owned-this cars. I suppose I should update my thread, huh?
    I actually was talking to the OP, Ninefourteener, but I forgot you were in the process as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmiller2002 View Post

    Just being curious now, this seems like a lot of work for a street car. Do you also track it?
    Yes, I did quite a bit when I was living in Utah at Miller Motorsports Park (see video in my sig). Not so much here in Texas recently.... but I've been looking at several local SCCA events, as well as track events in Dallas.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    I actually was talking to the OP, Ninefourteener, but I forgot you were in the process as well
    Long story short... I'll likely only get about $15k for the car in this economy. It wouldn't matter that it is mint, meticulously maintained, and has $20,000 worth of parts on it..... that's just what it would sell for..... the harsh truth.

    I just recently purchased some decent, yet still "better than stock" struts (KYB GR2) that should ease some of the tension on my neck. I looked at Dspecs, AGXs, and Koni Yellows..... but they are all still pretty harsh, even on the lowest settings. The GR2s are pretty mild, but suitable for the drop I have with my Tanabe DF210s (Which by the way... I absolutely LOVE). With all my other suspension modifications... it should still handle quite well.

    Secondly.... I figured it was better to just purchase a commuter-beater to drive, instead of taking a huge loss on the WRX.... so I'm already looking.

    Lastly... I retire from the military in just over a year. I plan on moving overseas. "Most places" I'll be able to bring it with me..... but some places (Japan) I will not.... I would have to sell whatever cars I have at the time. Do I really want to finance a used Audi A8 (Which is what I really want)... still owe money on it.... and be forced to sell a car with a lein on it?

    Screw that.... I'l be making triple what I make now after I retire... and I'll just buy an A8 when I get settled wherever I'm going.

    The Harley has been taking up every bit of time/money I've had over the past year.... so its kinda nice to get back to showing the WRX some attention. New brake ducts... getting the wheels powdercoated.. finally doing the suspension properly again.... just little things
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