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To Cut or Not to Cut ::: Stock FRONT BAR

Poll: To Cut or Not to Cut ::: Stock FRONT BAR (93 member(s) have cast votes)

Should i cut my front bar tomrrow

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JDM 20T's Photo JDM 20T 06 Nov 2009

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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OLiK's Photo OLiK 06 Nov 2009

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

if you want to drop the temps look into a radiator
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Grimace_Racing's Photo Grimace_Racing 06 Nov 2009

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
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threetwone's Photo threetwone 06 Nov 2009

Don't do it, cut front bars look ghetto as hell + more popo attention. Save up and get a kit/jap spec front bar.
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s-onefive's Photo s-onefive 06 Nov 2009

save your money bro and buy vertex kit! :D
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Speedinc's Photo Speedinc 06 Nov 2009



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.

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AnDyStYLe's Photo AnDyStYLe 06 Nov 2009

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
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Strewth01's Photo Strewth01 06 Nov 2009

Just save up and buy a kit.
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AC-S13's Photo AC-S13 06 Nov 2009

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.
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JDM 20T's Photo JDM 20T 06 Nov 2009

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Hawker180's Photo Hawker180 06 Nov 2009

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!!!
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mattmc's Photo mattmc 06 Nov 2009

that other s14's front bar looks terrible!
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AnDyStYLe's Photo AnDyStYLe 06 Nov 2009

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
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JDM 20T's Photo JDM 20T 06 Nov 2009

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..
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Donshe's Photo Donshe 06 Nov 2009

Please dont

Pleaseeeeeeee
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JDM 20T's Photo JDM 20T 06 Nov 2009

Ok brother just for you n Oli seeings as it makeing yous unsettled :P
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AC-S13's Photo AC-S13 06 Nov 2009

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

Dont cut a massive hole out..
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-**wHiStLe**-'s Photo -**wHiStLe**- 06 Nov 2009

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:
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Hawker180's Photo Hawker180 06 Nov 2009

^^^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!
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SR2013's Photo SR2013 06 Nov 2009

dont doooo eeeeeeeet
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AC-S13's Photo AC-S13 06 Nov 2009

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!
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-**wHiStLe**-'s Photo -**wHiStLe**- 06 Nov 2009

Yep, I like that.
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im gay's Photo im gay 06 Nov 2009

my 180 front bar is cut and looks s##t. just leave it and buy anoter one to work on.
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SR2013's Photo SR2013 06 Nov 2009

i got really boerd aswell and photoshopped it haha

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AJ_'s Photo AJ_ 06 Nov 2009

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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Flying180's Photo Flying180 06 Nov 2009

yeah i'm not a fan of it being cut, unless you keep the bottom cross section.
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OLiK's Photo OLiK 06 Nov 2009

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
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JDM 20T's Photo JDM 20T 06 Nov 2009

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!


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:
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ADN's Photo ADN 06 Nov 2009

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.
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silver silvia's Photo silver silvia 06 Nov 2009

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