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      08-16-2011, 08:01 PM   #1
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Ok, this may be a stupid question but I have to ask, why the hell is one hood vent closed??? Obviously the second is functional but the left one is closed off... Is there anything it can be used for??
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      08-16-2011, 08:42 PM   #2
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Catching small leaves and debris... and it is a pain in the ass to clean out.
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When I first got my car I asked the same thing on here. Did a non m3 forum approved modification to it and caught a lot of flack.
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Catching small leaves and debris... and it is a pain in the ass to clean out.
Ive never caught anything in there. Even if you do, it removes pretty easily.....
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      08-16-2011, 09:29 PM   #5
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Catching small leaves and debris... and it is a pain in the ass to clean out.
Ive never caught anything in there. Even if you do, it removes pretty easily.....
We don't have a garage and my neighbor has this big crepe myrtle tree that hangs over my drive way. Small leave and flowers are constantly raining down on my car. It's not a lot that gets past the plastic grate but what does through is annoying to me! Yes, they remove fairly easily, done it several times already. I am worried about how long the clips will hold up. Removing them once to replace them is one thing, doing it repeatedly likely leads to broken clips and having to replace the part. If I weren't such good friends with the my neighbors I might accidentally spill a bottle of RoundUp at the base of the tree...
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We don't have a garage and my neighbor has this big crepe Myrtle tree that hangs over my drive way. Small leave and flowers are constantly raining down on my car. It's not a lot that gets past the plastic grate but what does thru is annoying to me! If I weren't such good friends with the my neighbors I might accidentally spill a bottle of RoundUp at the base of the tree...
Get a cover.
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Ok, this may be a stupid question but I have to ask, why the hell is one hood vent closed??? Obviously the second is functional but the left one is closed off... Is there anything it can be used for??
It's there purely for symmetry, but I'd be fine with one, just as I'd be fine with Dinan leaving off the nonfunctional two exhaust tips. Form follows function, or should.
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      08-16-2011, 09:57 PM   #8
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Get a cover.
Thanks, been considering a cover. Need to do some research!
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covers == swirl marks and fine scratches == trust me ...
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i guess is all cosmetics for the non functional one.
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yea, it will look stupid with one opening, I think.
Purely for symmetry
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      08-18-2011, 02:01 PM   #12
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When I first got my car I asked the same thing on here. Did a non m3 forum approved modification to it and caught a lot of flack.
Uh oh... Ha... What did you do?
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Thanks, been considering a cover. Need to do some research!
Same here... Let me know what you find... I want a cover too, but I heard that is hell on the paint... Last thing I want is to jack up my paint...
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Same here... Let me know what you find... I want a cover too, but I heard that is hell on the paint... Last thing I want is to jack up my paint...
I know, that's why I've held off. The spring and summer are tough as the damn tree is dropping crap constantly. And if we get one of our afternoon thunderstorms, the wind and rain magnify the issue. Just getting tired of hosing off my car every morning. It gets all the crap off but then it's covered in water spots. At least the space gray hides them somewhat..
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I know, that's why I've held off. The spring and summer are tough as the damn tree is dropping crap constantly. And if we get one of our afternoon thunderstorms, the wind and rain magnify the issue. Just getting tired of hosing off my car every morning. It gets all the crap off but then it's covered in water spots. At least the space gray hides them somewhat..
I'm in same boat as you. My garage is full, so I park it my car front of the garage, but I have a huge tree next to the garage that drops this thin sap or something which covers the car. I get the tree trimmed but it continues to fall on my car... Thinking about cutting the whole damn thing down just for my M3.. Ha...
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I'm in same boat as you. My garage is full, so I park it my car front of the garage, but I have a huge tree next to the garage that drops this thin sap or something which covers the car. I get the tree trimmed but it continues to fall on my car... Thinking about cutting the whole damn thing down just for my M3.. Ha...
Probably easier (and better for the car) to just empty some space in the garage.
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Agreed i covered my S2000 for 3 months and it fawked up my paint... DONT DO IT... indoors yes to store ur car but outdoor NOT RECOMMENDED....

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Uh oh... Ha... What did you do?
I cut out the passenger side one so its open like the drivers side. Caught hell. I was told how many problems it would cause. None to date just and extra hole for heat to get out.
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yea, it will look stupid with one opening, I think.
Purely for symmetry
I have a nasal septum deviation. I rarely breathe from my right nostril - it's just there for looks
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I have a nasal septum deviation. I rarely breathe from my right nostril - it's just there for looks
that was awsome, Had me LMFAO!!
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I have a nasal septum deviation. I rarely breathe from my right nostril - it's just there for looks
so funny you say that !!! I have the exact same problem ! hahahah
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