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      11-25-2017, 01:09 AM   #1
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TrackSpec Hood vents for E9x M3

Hey Guys I jumped into trying out the brand new Hood Vents for my E92 M3. They are really simple to install. My car sees more track than street so thought this was perfect add, but honestly looks awesome for street as well. Here a little DIY for the install. Finished pictures are the end. Thanks to http://trackspecmotorsports.com/ for such great product and thanks to my buddy @[AriuSen] for telling me about them.

They come complete with instructions, template and hardware needed to install. Well here is how I understood the instruction and added my twist.

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The air saw, I used to cut out the shape of the vents:


The grinder, I used to cut the frame support on the inside of the hood. The Vents are really sturdy and add reinforcement back into the hood:


The Drill (1/8'' bit), to drill the rivet holes. I added tape so I wouldn't hit the hood or the vents when drilling:


The template are spot on and really helpful, they provide a cut and location, the vents are nicely made and look perfect. I measured everything with a laser:



Cut the support: (forgot to take a pic before I cut the hood vent holes


Cut the hood:


Material cut:


Install and align the vents, drill the holes:


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pop rivets: (careful cause the rivet gun jumps back)


use the washer on the back side: (repeat till done)


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Finished look:








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Dang you got guts cutting up your hood like that. Look awesome.
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      11-25-2017, 02:47 AM   #3
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Good job Thiago.

Were these accurate? Lol
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      11-25-2017, 03:28 AM   #4
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Wow their products are really nice! I wonder if they can be convinced to do fender vents for E9x M3.
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Like a boss!
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would you be able to substitute a nut and a bolt for the rivets?
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Looks great. I have their vents on my C6 and am very happy with them.
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      11-26-2017, 11:20 PM   #8
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would you be able to substitute a nut and a bolt for the rivets?
you would have to get something like a 3mm nut and bolt or smaller to look right
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Looks great Thiago! Good job cutting and you got some serious cojones doing that yourself! lol ...I gotta see this in person man, hope to see you at a meet sometime soon.
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Looks very purposeful! I wonder if the extra cooling is enough to allow you to run supercharged without issues dogbone
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Looks very purposeful! I wonder if the extra cooling is enough to allow you to run supercharged without issues dogbone
Yes, I noted in another thread that I saw the prototype of these installed on an E90 M3. They look fantastic. I definitely will be doing this soon. It's next on my list along with fixing my air intake hose issue.

The potential of a cooler engine bay and maybe a bit of extra front grip from this mod has me very curious. Me and my AIM Solo DL are waiting with great anticipation!!
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Yes, I noted in another thread that I saw the prototype of these installed on an E90 M3. They look fantastic. I definitely will be doing this soon. It's next on my list along with fixing my air intake hose issue.

The potential of a cooler engine bay and maybe a bit of extra front grip from this mod has me very curious. Me and my AIM Solo DL are waiting with great anticipation!!
hopefully the cooling impact is large. This setup reminds me of the GTLM cars
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Yes, I noted in another thread that I saw the prototype of these installed on an E90 M3. They look fantastic. I definitely will be doing this soon. It's next on my list along with fixing my air intake hose issue.

The potential of a cooler engine bay and maybe a bit of extra front grip from this mod has me very curious. Me and my AIM Solo DL are waiting with great anticipation!!
Alex AriuSen has these installed on his Z4MC and has found a significant improvement on downforce as well as moving heat out.
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Alex AriuSen has these installed on his Z4MC and has found a significant improvement on downforce as well as moving heat out.
Yes, I saw his notes. I am quite eager to see the results of this mod myself.

Awhile ago, I actually had talked to Racewerkz about doing custom vents since there weren't any ready-to-go options. He told me to wait because a couple companies were working on it. And now here we are.

(I made them cut my fenders which I noted on my build thread.)
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^ looking forward to your data logging results
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looks badass. Though I wish the branding wasn't there.
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heads up, these are 20% off for black friday! however, they are out of stock. they are local to me, so i'm going to pick up to save on shipping. i'm going to try to get a raw set to have them painted space grey. <3
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Have you considered bonding vs rivets/bolts?
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I'm curious as to how these produce downforce? Anyone have any info to share on this?
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Evacuating air from under the front end reduces front end lift.
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I'm curious as to how these produce downforce? Anyone have any info to share on this?
Kyle Engineers strike again. He has a whole playlist on aerodynamics. Pretty cool.

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Alex AriuSen has these installed on his Z4MC and has found a significant improvement on downforce as well as moving heat out.
Yes, I saw his notes. I am quite eager to see the results of this mod myself.

Awhile ago, I actually had talked to Racewerkz about doing custom vents since there weren't any ready-to-go options. He told me to wait because a couple companies were working on it. And now here we are.

(I made them cut my fenders which I noted on my build thread.)
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Yes, I noted in another thread that I saw the prototype of these installed on an E90 M3. They look fantastic. I definitely will be doing this soon. It's next on my list along with fixing my air intake hose issue.

The potential of a cooler engine bay and maybe a bit of extra front grip from this mod has me very curious. Me and my AIM Solo DL are waiting with great anticipation!!
Alex AriuSen has these installed on his Z4MC and has found a significant improvement on downforce as well as moving heat out.
From this picture you can see the vents at least helps in expelling dirt haha.

Jokes aside. It is pretty functional. Trackspec showed me some pictures of them actually testing at the track the places that the hood had the most pressure and it's pretty significant the lift
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