: Do brake ducts on front bumper actually work?



tigerlion
10-18-11, 08:10 PM
Do they works? or are they just for looks?

Since the air goes to the tires, what they do?

EdmundGTP
10-18-11, 08:50 PM
They do next to nothing. Duct needs to run almost directly to the hub of the brake rotor to be effective.

thebigjimsho
10-20-11, 07:03 PM
They don't work as is, but kudos to Cadillac for leaving them open for ducting...

darkman
10-20-11, 07:18 PM
Hmmm. I thought those were gun ports.

thebigjimsho
10-20-11, 07:27 PM
http://www.cagetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/gina-carano.jpg

Aurora40
10-22-11, 09:24 AM
If you look at a C6, they actually have molded plastic ducting that runs around the wheel well and points mostly at the hub/rotor. I would guess they planned to do something similar with the V, but that with how the wheel fills up all the space, there just wasn't room.

Because as-is, it would seem to do next to nothing. In fact it likely packs air into the wheelwell, which would seem to be worse than nothing from an aerodynamics standpoint. Maybe, maybe you could say this helps with brake cooling since the rotors will pull denser air through them, but that seems like a huge stretch.

tigerlion
10-22-11, 10:39 PM
So basically it is tire cooler duct then!

crankedupforit
10-23-11, 10:29 AM
Because as-is, it would seem to do next to nothing. In fact it likely packs air into the wheelwell, which would seem to be worse than nothing from an aerodynamics standpoint.

"Aerodynamics are for people who don't know how to build engines".........Enzo Ferrari ;)

I agree they are probably ineffective and more of a styling accent to the front fascia

dangrus
10-23-11, 01:32 PM
If you do a google search for shelby brake ducts, you will see the kits that they used to put on the Shelbys in the 60's. It is a glorified dryer vent hose that is connected to the bumper then routed to the frame and turned to face the inside of the rotor. I have never messed around with anything like that but it can't be that hard to zip type a hose like that in there.

liqidvenom
10-23-11, 10:05 PM
http://www.cagetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/gina-carano.jpg

im confused... shes dressed

thebigjimsho
10-23-11, 10:24 PM
im confused... shes dressedIt's the gun show. Use your imagination.

Naf
10-24-11, 09:17 AM
They would have worked, but the supplier decided to give up on the project.

The C6 ones dont work either so save your money...

I havennt given up hope just need to fine someone that is willin to work with me on it...

mberisha
10-24-11, 09:32 AM
"....supplier decided to give up the project..."

Please explain......

GDPossehl
10-24-11, 10:02 AM
I think I'll be using my driver's side vent for a fresh air intake.

WesH8398
10-24-11, 10:31 AM
http://www.cagetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/gina-carano.jpg

Oh Gina. She's the hottest chick I've ever seen with a black eye (or two) and cuts/bruises all over her. The Danika Patrick of MMA.

soflarick
10-24-11, 03:16 PM
What's the Italian word for delicious?

GDPossehl
10-24-11, 04:34 PM
Delicioso?

AAIIIC
10-24-11, 05:07 PM
I have never messed around with anything like that but it can't be that hard to zip type a hose like that in there.
If you ever want to turn, it is actually very hard to get something functional in there. There is very little room in the wheel well, and no room to the inside to try to run something below the frame rail.

I've kludged something together, but it took some experimentation to make it work. I got lucky and got the black plastic pieces for free - I don't know where they actually come from. They're similar to the Vette pieces mentioned before, but they're not the same.

http://www.submariner.org/thepno95/Pictures/CTS-V%20pics/Suspension%20and%20Chassis/Brake%20cooling%20ducts/kludged%20together3.jpg

EdmundGTP
10-24-11, 08:29 PM
http://static.fjcdn.com/gifs/Gina+Carano+is+too+hot+but+she+can+whoop+ur_cd517b _645149.gif

shadybx7
10-25-11, 11:27 AM
http://media.heavy.com/media/2011/04/Gina-carano.jpg
delightful thread


I think I'll be using my driver's side vent for a fresh air intake.
how much sheet metal are you willing to cut?

mberisha
10-25-11, 11:43 AM
If you ever want to turn, it is actually very hard to get something functional in there. There is very little room in the wheel well, and no room to the inside to try to run something below the frame rail.

I've kludged something together, but it took some experimentation to make it work. I got lucky and got the black plastic pieces for free - I don't know where they actually come from. They're similar to the Vette pieces mentioned before, but they're not the same.

http://www.submariner.org/thepno95/Pictures/CTS-V%20pics/Suspension%20and%20Chassis/Brake%20cooling%20ducts/kludged%20together3.jpg

Have you noticed any difference with the duct set-up?

GDPossehl
10-25-11, 12:21 PM
how much sheet metal are you willing to cut?

Bout a 4" diameter. I haven't thoroughly inspected it yet but I will when I remove the front bumper soon. I may end up just cutting the front off the snorkel and extending the end into the K&N heat shield.

thebigjimsho
10-28-11, 10:56 PM
http://media.heavy.com/media/2011/04/Gina-carano.jpg
delightful thread


how much sheet metal are you willing to cut?She definitely needs some duct work...