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#1 JDM 20T

  • Joined:22-May 07
  • Location:Australia NSW

Posted 06 November 2009 - 11:11 AM

So i have mixed opinions regarding my front bar.I have some free time tomorrow & want to cut the front bar so the FMIC has no air flow restirctions.

Currently my front bar restricts some airflow directly blocking the cooler..

Need some opionions , Wat u think ? No going back once cut...

ps if it goes to the shit gives me an excuses to slap a vertex kit on :drool: Also dont say buy a front lip LOL too hard to find

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#2 OLiK

  • Joined:06-November 06
  • Location:Australia NSW

Posted 06 November 2009 - 11:15 AM

anth, your car is immac. i wouldnt cut it!

if you want to drop the temps look into a radiator

#3 Grimace_Racing

  • Joined:17-October 08
  • Location:Australia TAS
  • Car:Built S14 Zenki

Posted 06 November 2009 - 11:26 AM

A radiator upgrade isnt going to drop IC temps/improve IC air flow.

I wouldnt cut it only cause it still is in good condition but i think creating more air flow is always a good thing so maybe get an old bar to hack up and paint it but it depends if you really care much about destroying a good bar....

Or go find a aero front bar that will give you more flow and improve the look IMO

#4 threetwone

  • Joined:12-August 07
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:Zenki S14

Posted 06 November 2009 - 11:27 AM

Don't do it, cut front bars look ghetto as hell + more popo attention. Save up and get a kit/jap spec front bar.

#5 s-onefive

  • Joined:16-March 06
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:S15

Posted 06 November 2009 - 11:41 AM

save your money bro and buy vertex kit! :D

#6 Speedinc

  • Joined:07-May 08
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:R32 Sedan

Posted 06 November 2009 - 11:45 AM



Buy one of those High Spec Front Lip things.
Paint it the same colour as your car.
Cut the front bar out like you want.

Looks awesome. There is a picture of a blue s14 with whit r33gtr wheels kickin around somewhere with it.

Cut front bar with no lip looks povo.



#7 AnDyStYLe

  • Joined:31-January 05
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:RPS13

Posted 06 November 2009 - 11:47 AM

N1 vents maybe?

Never seen one on a s14/s14a before, would look pretty sweet I reckon... Different!

I've got N1 vents on my Type X front bar. It doesn't really help with airflow as it's part covered by the front reo :lol: But it looks fkn hot!

Cheers,

Andy

#8 Strewth01

  • Joined:02-February 08
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:180sx

Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:09 PM

Just save up and buy a kit.

#9 AC-S13

  • Joined:12-August 08
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:1989 CA18 Sil

Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:13 PM

Yeah if u cut it - you car will attract more attention due to the fact that more intercooler is showing.

Yes, it will help airflow - but the worst part is the pipe to the TB - that gets the hottest.
The cooler is cool no matter what. Unless its like 36 degrees, but if the car is being driven, air is flowing through.

#10 JDM 20T

  • Joined:22-May 07
  • Location:Australia NSW

Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:40 PM

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#11 Hawker180

  • Joined:26-June 05
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:180sx + Landcruiser

Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:46 PM

If you cut it then it will be WORSE for cooling, the air will just flow around the cooler rather than like now where the stock bar guides it in.

you would be best to chop it neatly at the top and bolt your number plate up higher.


Plus Chopping it looks so GHAY!!!

#12 mattmc

  • Joined:09-July 09
  • Car:S15 silvia spec s

Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:11 PM

that other s14's front bar looks terrible!

#13 AnDyStYLe

  • Joined:31-January 05
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:RPS13

Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:27 PM

Cutting it like that s14a on the left looks so ghetto spec :puke:

N1 vents or leave it as is! Or even Hot Roads vent (although I think is for the 180sx, but would still fit I reckon). Once again, I've never seen that done to the s14/s14a.

Cheers,

Andy

#14 JDM 20T

  • Joined:22-May 07
  • Location:Australia NSW

Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:27 PM

View Postmattmc, on 06 November 2009 - 01:11 PM, said:

that other s14's front bar looks terrible!

Agreed , If i cut my front bar would only be from the bottom of my number plate..

#15 Donshe

  • Joined:20-December 06

Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:42 PM

Please dont

Pleaseeeeeeee

#16 JDM 20T

  • Joined:22-May 07
  • Location:Australia NSW

Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:54 PM

Ok brother just for you n Oli seeings as it makeing yous unsettled :P

#17 AC-S13

  • Joined:12-August 08
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:1989 CA18 Sil

Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:28 PM

If u really want to cut it, just cut that middle part out...

Dont cut a massive hole out..

#18 -**wHiStLe**-

  • Joined:02-November 06
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:S15, R32

Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:29 PM

Yea the bottom of the bar actually helps with aerodynamics. If you cut out the bottom you'll get worse airflow like Hawker180 said above.
That and it looks like aids without the bottom.. I say if you're going to cut it just cut the middle beam out and fibreglass it flat over the cuts. :thumbsup:

#19 Hawker180

  • Joined:26-June 05
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:180sx + Landcruiser

Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:55 PM

^^^yeah thats the go, id do it like this:
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yes i know its dodge, i don't have photoshop on this computer!

#20 SR2013

  • Joined:13-November 08
  • Location:Australia VIC

Posted 06 November 2009 - 03:01 PM

dont doooo eeeeeeeet

#21 AC-S13

  • Joined:12-August 08
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:1989 CA18 Sil

Posted 06 November 2009 - 03:05 PM

View PostHawker180, on 06 November 2009 - 02:55 PM, said:

^^^yeah thats the go, id do it like this:
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yes i know its dodge, i don't have photoshop on this computer!


This looks sweet! When u are cutting, make sure its smooth and make sure u respray.

That looks awsome!

#22 -**wHiStLe**-

  • Joined:02-November 06
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:S15, R32

Posted 06 November 2009 - 03:06 PM

Yep, I like that.

#23 im gay

  • Joined:18-February 09
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:180sx

Posted 06 November 2009 - 03:12 PM

my 180 front bar is cut and looks s##t. just leave it and buy anoter one to work on.

#24 SR2013

  • Joined:13-November 08
  • Location:Australia VIC

Posted 06 November 2009 - 03:13 PM

i got really boerd aswell and photoshopped it haha

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#25 AJ_

  • Joined:24-March 09
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:S13

Posted 06 November 2009 - 04:21 PM

Awwww,
You guys beated me.
I should have read the whole thread.
Anyways,
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EDIT:
I found a solution where you dont need to cut your front bar.














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#26 Flying180

  • Joined:29-March 05
  • Location:Australia SA

Posted 06 November 2009 - 04:35 PM

yeah i'm not a fan of it being cut, unless you keep the bottom cross section.

#27 OLiK

  • Joined:06-November 06
  • Location:Australia NSW

Posted 06 November 2009 - 04:46 PM

hahaa this thread is good

anth bro keep the bar as is or a aero s14 bar ..

i dunno man, dont think itd make a difference youd even notice

#28 JDM 20T

  • Joined:22-May 07
  • Location:Australia NSW

Posted 06 November 2009 - 05:38 PM

View PostHawker180, on 06 November 2009 - 02:55 PM, said:

^^^yeah thats the go, id do it like this:
Attachment bar.jpg


yes i know its dodge, i don't have photoshop on this computer!


View PostSR2013, on 06 November 2009 - 03:13 PM, said:

i got really boerd aswell and photoshopped it haha


Hahahahaahah boys i love the chop , Looks f**king mint... After seeing how my front end looks without the midle divider part i love it :)

Im going to cut it off tomorrow, Will post a photo once done..

AJ_ I LOLd when seeing your chop with Masssivveee FMIC heheheeh looks heaps tough my new desktop background LOL cheers :thumbsup:

#29 ADN

  • Joined:01-August 07

Posted 06 November 2009 - 08:12 PM

AJ

funnies pic ever.

yeh don't chop it save up for a new bar. and keep this one for back up or resell or wateva tickles your fancy.

#30 silver silvia

  • Joined:22-March 05
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:nissan S15 200SX

Posted 06 November 2009 - 08:49 PM

Air will just go under the cooler and not through it if you do cut the bottom section out.





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