: Working fender vents



1SGLAC
08-02-12, 11:44 AM
I wanted to make the fender vents on my 08 Sts 1SG actually work. Maybe drilling some holes out with a small drill bit. What do you guys think? and will it make any difference in extracting heat?

Red STS
08-02-12, 01:07 PM
More than likely it would just fill the fender wells with water. Rain and car washes.

This might be unrelated- My friend (Mr Lead foot) has an 07 Charger with the boss v8 and there are no vents I can see. Evidently the engineers have done their job well.The top or the motor and the complete underbelly is shielded. No overheat issues for 5 years now.

If that bad ass car was mine, (kudos) I would have those vents painted to match the paint. Quite possibly get at least a light aftermarket tint on those windows.

DarkMingBlueSTS
08-02-12, 07:08 PM
I wouldn't do it...it would have a better chance at rusting even if you covered the bare metal somehow...nice car btw

scott9001
08-02-12, 07:29 PM
get the windows tinted on that awsome looking car! you are so lucky to have those brakes on that car!

1SGLAC
08-03-12, 09:46 AM
Thanks, Ive been looking every where for that option( v brakes).Window tints coming very soon. A light tint would look good.

Submariner409
08-03-12, 03:36 PM
Those fender vents wouldn't amount to a candle in a gymnasium.............actually, the car has better lines without the stickers altogether.

On the other hand, Ferrari doesn't use them for eye candy........... (A 1962 GTO 250 [a real GTO] Gran Turismo Omologato) This particular example sold for $23,000,000. Yes, 23 mil.

Submariner409
08-03-12, 04:10 PM
Post #1 - Here's a little sloppy Paint work for comparison.

1SGLAC
08-03-12, 04:47 PM
wow, thats looks amazing. pretty good lol

DarkMingBlueSTS
08-03-12, 09:25 PM
Nice sub...car is clean but looks even cleaner without the vents

1SGLAC
08-04-12, 11:21 AM
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I just might paint the fender vent then. sorry for putting up pics but i just got her and still admiring. 95640

MacMuse
08-04-12, 06:25 PM
Pics are always welcome. Especially in the Pics sticky thread at the top of the listing.

While not a big fan of side vents, I think it would look odder if you tried to paint it. Color & texture (over chrome) would never look right.

Red STS
08-07-12, 06:16 AM
Really happy you are considering my suggestion, a good paint shop would prepare the vents a manner so the new paint would have the same finish as the car- 200 bucks?

1SGLAC
08-08-12, 08:19 AM
dont want to paint the chrome parts of the vent just the flat black parts inside.

Red STS
08-08-12, 08:49 AM
Now your killin me! I thought you liked Sub's mock up.

If you were to do the insides and leave the chrome face original. I think a shop would still charge 200.

It would be a cinch. 3 or 4 hours in the garage.

Get the color matched paint from a body shop that can put it in a spray can for you. Sand with 100 then 150 then 400 and finally 1000 grit. Tape the chrome and shoot 2 coats of primer. Wet sand 1000 grit, paint, then the 2 coats of acrylic.

P.S. I have been thinking about doing the same thing with my Billet grill lol.

1SGLAC
08-08-12, 09:00 AM
its going to take some time to do this job( first time for me)but as soon as i have it; pics will be posted

B1n2fra
09-05-12, 04:18 PM
What size are those wheels on that red 1sg. I found some identical 5 lug wheels.

truckinman
09-05-12, 04:25 PM
Those fender vents wouldn't amount to a candle in a gymnasium.............actually, the car has better lines without the stickers altogether.

On the other hand, Ferrari doesn't use them for eye candy........... (A 1962 GTO 250 [a real GTO] Gran Turismo Omologato) This particular example sold for $23,000,000. Yes, 23 mil.

Isn't that the one that was sold in great Britain and was on Top Gear UK? I know they had one in there but couldn't drive it bc the BBC couldnt afford the insurance! Freaking insane! Yet a radio show host bought it and insured it. Made me scratch my head.

caddyfat2
09-05-12, 07:41 PM
I love Cadillac fender vents!!!

Submariner409
09-06-12, 04:07 PM
Good for at least 21 hp at idle.

caddyfat2
09-06-12, 07:19 PM
Good for at least 21 hp at idle.

That's only the V6. The V8 gets 28hp @ idle !!!

1SGLAC
09-07-12, 09:31 AM
18" inch wheels on the Red 1SG

B1n2fra
09-07-12, 05:24 PM
18" inch wheels on the Red 1SG

Thanks. I brought this thread back up and everyone went crazy with stuff far from what I wanted to know. Anyway I found some 18inch five lug wheels very very similar to these. Think I may buy them

1SGLAC
09-08-12, 10:17 AM
post a pic

SUPER LAC DEVILLE
09-08-12, 12:20 PM
I wanted to make the fender vents on my 08 Sts 1SG actually work. Maybe drilling some holes out with a small drill bit. What do you guys think? and will it make any difference in extracting heat?

Hey sir, check this out.

My 98 Cadillac once got upto 235* when I was driving down the interstate. (later discovered it was an air pocket)

But at that time I said F' It and pop the Hood while doing bout 65mph.

(KNOWING MY LATCH WOULD CATCH)

I WOULD NEVER ADVISE THAT ANYONE BE AS STUPID AS I WAS TO POP THE HOOD WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE INTERSTATE.

BUT... The engine compartment quickly "vented" the temps. Bringing it down to a low 177*.

So I believe your fender vents would work if the holes were large enough to actually create a "Venting" situation.

From what I understand tho, the cooler the engine, the better the performance, the more gas it uses.

But yea, I believe your vents will work, even if but a lil bit.

EChas3
09-08-12, 03:57 PM
Warmer air holds more vapor (fuel in this case) so there's something else at work.

The reason for CAI is greater air density, proviiding more oxygen and more relative expansion of the mixture. Cooling the engine compartment does reduce stress on all under-hood components, CAI included.