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Old 03-16-2006, 01:16 AM   #1
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Default Spec c roof vent, how good is it?

Ok so I bought myslef an 04 STi that has some sweet JDM parts on it, I want to add a spec c roof vent. Now I know all the work involved in instaling one, what I want to know is how good is it? I mean will it leak after a while, will the rubber seal go bad? If anyone out there knows anything about this could you please let me know.
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Old 03-16-2006, 01:20 AM   #2
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My friend has one, it's awesome. He's had it for a couple of years now, no problems with the seal what so ever. The vent even works great during the summer it scoops in a lot of cool air. Only downfall is I don't think you can keep the vent open when you go over speeds of 40 mph.
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Old 03-16-2006, 02:18 AM   #3
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^^^ I don't really get it *dumba$%* uhm... is that mean you can't keep it open when you go over 40mph??
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Old 03-16-2006, 06:53 AM   #4
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okay . i have one . it works better than all four windows down . that little hole gets ALOT of air into the cabin . and I went 60mph and it was fine . the warning label says 50mph is the limit but I went 60mph and saw no type of wobble or shaking at all . Very sturday piece
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:04 AM   #5
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Its a factory subaru piece,so you know it's going to be made good..I've had mine open at 80mph with no problem..It's nice in the summer.You don't have to run the A/C.I routinely keep my open over 40mph.
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:09 AM   #6
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where do you buy them from? the stealership?
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:20 AM   #7
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No,you have to get them from a jdm importer.The company I got mine from is no longer in business,but there are other vendors who can.
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:30 AM   #8
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I have one and its great. I have gone 70-80 mph with it no problems. It gets noisy after 50 so I usually close it above that anyway. It directs the air pretty much right down on you when you're moving. My car is a '95 and still no leaks with all original seals.
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:19 AM   #9
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The label says that you cannot open it while traveling at speeds of 40 or greater as it puts stress on it. Just open it up before you reach that speed and you will be fine. If it is already open, higher speeds shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:35 AM   #10
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Here's mine...


I Love this vent...it blows soo much air when I'm driving...I never have to have my windows down. the other guy is right, it blows more air then having all 4 windows open.
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:40 AM   #11
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it should be fine up to almost any speed that you would be travling on a road you just shouldn't open or close at higher speeds. this would put stress on the plastic handle.
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:49 AM   #12
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is the a tutorial how to install one?
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:51 AM   #13
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I have one as well. It definetly rocks!! It is a major bug vaccum though.....I made a stainless steel mesh screen ( same mesh as the STI fog covers ) that pops in and out to keep the lil buggers from getting in......nuthing like having a pissed off hornet come in your car at 75mph on I-95 during rush hour it cuts down the wind only a lil bit.......if anyone wants one -$10 shipped or wants me to put up a pic I can do PM or post

You can get the vent from www.rallispec.com cost a lil over $400

Its quite an easy install I did mine in the driveway in 4 hours....with a jig-saw.....No direction or templets taking my time and being real carful....I could do it in less than 2 hours easy now
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:54 AM   #14
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yeah..post a pic please..Thanks
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:57 AM   #15
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I have one as well. It definetly rocks!! It is a major bug vaccum though.....I made a stainless steel mesh screen ( same mesh as the STI fog covers ) that pops in and out to keep the lil buggers from getting in......nuthing like having a pissed off hornet come in your car at 75mph on I-95 during rush hour it cuts down the wind only a lil bit.......if anyone wants one -$10 shipped or wants me to put up a pic I can do PM or post

You can get the vent from www.rallispec.com cost a lil over $400

Its quite an easy install I did mine in the driveway in 4 hours....with a jig-saw.....No direction or templets taking my time and being real carful....I could do it in less than 2 hours easy now
anyone know how much a proffessional install would be?
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Old 03-16-2006, 12:09 PM   #16
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anyone know how much a proffessional install would be?
No but here is some info from the www.Rallispec.com website, it can be seen by going to the site, then to products and reading the FAQ on the spec C roof vent:

What is the purpose of the roof vent?
The roof vent is necessary for rally cars to provide adequate ventilation to the driver and co-driver. Most rally cars have no A/C so any extra air flow is welcome on hot events.

What is the best way to install this roof vent kit?
The best way to install this would be to replace the roof panel with the factory STi RA roof panel that has the vent hole already cut out. We can supply this panel. This requires removing the front & rear glass and drilling out all of the spotwelds and then sealing and rewelding the new panel in the same manner.

Sounds rather complicated and expensive, is there an alternative?
Many customers have simply cut the hole out with a jigsaw. They use the inner mounting bracket as a template to determine the shape and location of the hole from the inside of the car. It is not necessary for an extremely clean cut because the weatherstrip covers up the sheet metal edge. Care must be taken to ensure the hole is correctly located and that the roof is not scratched or distorted in the process.

What about the opening in the headliner?
This can be cut carefully with a razor blade using the mounting bracket and the inner vent trim panel as a template. Again, the inner trim covers the cut edge so absolute perfection is not necessarily a requirement.

Does this kit come with nozzles for directing the air inside the car?
No, as it is not something that was on the factory cars. We can supply a Prodrive roof vent kit that has such nozzles.
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Old 03-16-2006, 04:19 PM   #17
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A proffessional install would be $150 - $200, but its rilly easy to do yourself...you have to cut the hole...that is it

I could poast up a how-to-install if people are that scared........ ........ but it would be from memory so I cant say I wont miss something

Here are pic's of the vent with my mesh. The mesh just pops in and out from inside the car, you dont have to take appart the vent at all. I have one extra made up at the moment ...so first come first serve!


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Old 03-16-2006, 04:26 PM   #18
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Good idea on the screen
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Old 03-16-2006, 08:16 PM   #19
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Damn it, Ive had mine for a while now just sitting in my room. Anyone close to MD willing to help me out some time, Pm me please.
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Old 03-16-2006, 08:21 PM   #20
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Damn it, Ive had mine for a while now just sitting in my room. Anyone close to MD willing to help me out some time, Pm me please.
Ill help you out, by buying it from you
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:43 PM   #21
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LOL no thanks dude, I needed money not long ago and sold my turbo that was pritty new over selling this peace. I've had it since Subietunings first group buy
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:48 PM   #22
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How good is it? Hella good.

I have the scoop over mine. Helps keep the rain out so I can leave it open during the day. Gets hot here in the FL. Pics:


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Old 03-16-2006, 11:56 PM   #23
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damn where did u get that i want one of thoes lemme no and how much is it worth it? the GOLD WRX the the blue sti dont really like it, just the one wit the lid
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Old 03-17-2006, 01:35 AM   #24
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God, I want one of these soo bad but I would miss my map lights
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Old 03-17-2006, 01:45 AM   #25
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