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Well the first carbon piece has been made.Unfortunatly not perfect but i'll change a few things to get that solved in the future.I also found out the front support beam which blocks most of the air coming in is different between Sedan/coupe and the hatches.The hatch support beam has a extra lip with 2 holes right where the airduct sits. There's also a big price difference between the 2 the hatch ones are around $90 where as the sedan/coupe ones are around $30 .
I'm looking for a used one local and i might buy a hatch one and see if it also fits the sedan which i think it does.
The hatch one does not fit with the current lower airduct as it has the extra lip on it.
Why does the hatch one has that extra lip?Don't know yet ,but i'm thinking it's something from the Type R as the part number uses TGG and that's mostly used on type R parts.
I cannot find any parts that might go into those holes.

As for the part that blocks air i think the best option here would be to drill holes in it .
For airflow it is better to completely remove it ,but the support beam would have a weak spot there and might bend over time.
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That's bad news for the Hatch crew.



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That's bad news for the Hatch crew.
Yes it might be , but that lip could easily be removed without changing the strength of the support beam.Don't know if people want to cut things on their car,but with this extra lip in there,there is almost no airflow going true there.So the coupe/ sedans have a little advantage.
 

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Watching this with interest. Keep up the good work!

By the way, have you considered a duct like this?
 
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Watching this with interest. Keep up the good work!

By the way, have you considered a duct like this?
Thanks Will do.
Yes i looked into that duct ,but since you have to cut a hole in the bumper i didn't want to do that.
That air duct would be much easier and more direct for airflow.
But it doesn't guide the air towards the filter or airbox and it still allows air that passes the radiator or ac condensor to get to the filter.
Which is hott air.
 
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That air duct would be much easier and more direct for airflow.
But it doesn't guide the air towards the filter or airbox and it still allows air that passes the radiator or ac condensor to get to the filter.
Which is hott air.
Agreed that the duct is not the only piece required and that it is not ideal to cut the bumper.

Hopefully there is enough clearance for your idea to work well.
 
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After a lot of work with lots of errors i finally got to test the carbon air scoop and lower air duct today.
End result is under WOT the temperature drops immediatly 3-4°C .The heat soak now is max +7°C over ambient before without the scoop it would go up to +10 +12°C over ambient.Under light throttle and low speeds the heat soak is the same as before.
I also suspect the Radiator hose to still heat up the airbox ,so i might go and put some heat wrap around the hose.

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