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Old 04-17-2013, 09:05 AM   #1
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Default JDM STi Spec-C RA roof vent thread!

We need a new thread, the Gruppe-S one is old and not active. I know you guys are out there, and we are increasing in numbers! Post pictures of your JDM roof vent, factory installed or not!

I just finished mine yesterday!





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Old 04-17-2013, 09:06 AM   #2
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:37 AM   #3
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This is probably the only other exterior mod I want to do to my car...
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:40 AM   #4
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This is probably the only other exterior mod I want to do to my car...
So far I'm very happy with it! Install was intuitive, but requires a fair amount of kahunas.
You should definitely invest!
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:52 AM   #5
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Strong work.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:01 AM   #6
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Here are my pictures with install:
From my build thread (for those who haven't seen it: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...2061849&page=5







The dremel overheated and burned up on us about half way through. This was to be expected since it was burned up once before and I rebuilt it with hopes and dreams and knock-off repair parts. I switched to the drill which was over kill and not really as fast as you'd want for a cutting disk.




Sanding the edges to remove any imperfections and burrs.


We taped a bag up under the vent frame prior to cutting. This is a great idea. Don't skip this step if you value your interior.


The raw edges were painted with metal primer to prevent rusting in the future. Not really a huge concern, but anything worth doing is worth doing well.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:01 AM   #7
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:12 AM   #8
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I would not have the balls to install that myself, good job guys.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:13 AM   #9
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when I can afford it I'll be doing it
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:15 AM   #10
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So far I'm very happy with it! Install was intuitive, but requires a fair amount of kahunas.
You should definitely invest!


I think it would look good on my car. I also need a better rear diffuser than the OEM. Then I'll be done with the exterior.

I rode in a car with the vent once. That little hole moves a lot of air...
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:18 AM   #11
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I have to give a tremendous gratitude to kpluiten for all the advice he has given me to complete this project!!
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:21 AM   #12
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I have to give a tremendous gratitude to kpluiten for all the advice he has given me to complete this project!!
Any time, but it looks like you had no problem jumping right in. Putting that cutting disk to the paint is the hardest part... the rest is easy. The whole time I was thinking "This will either be incredibly awesome or incredibly stupid..."
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:27 AM   #13
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Any time, but it looks like you had no problem jumping right in. Putting that cutting disk to the paint is the hardest part... the rest is easy. The whole time I was thinking "This will either be incredibly awesome or incredibly stupid..."
I couldn't agree more!

The most nerve racking for me was the headliner, but it came out perfect!
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:51 PM   #14
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so whats the purpose of the roof vent? i personally like the way it looks but i dont see the function of it?
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:09 PM   #15
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so whats the purpose of the roof vent? i personally like the way it looks but i dont see the function of it?
The purpose of this vent is for track/rally racing. When you are racing, the windows being down adds drag, so your windows are always up which gets hot and stuffy as you can imagine. This vent pulls in a tremendous amount of fresh air while minimizing wind resistance compared to having the windows down. Also in rally you don't want the windows down because dirt/snow/water splashes up and in through the windows.

It's also for that mad tyte JDM look yo!
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:31 PM   #16
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^ don't forget that that you also don't want to run A/C during competitive events and with the rear windows open you can also create positive pressure in the cabin which means dust won't come in.
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:58 PM   #17
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:00 PM   #18
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Loving that wide body!
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:44 PM   #20
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Loving that wide body!
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:34 AM   #22
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:21 AM   #24
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You have to do this mod to your 2013!
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:38 AM   #25
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Hands down my favorite thing I have done to the car besides the V7 motor

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