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Old 03-20-2019, 11:36 AM
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Default Interesting fleabay rear brake ducts

Uhmmm...no not for me , but maybe someone else. Never seen these before so I thought I would let the CF see them.

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Old 03-20-2019, 11:37 AM
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They're actually pretty cool looking if they're molded in and painted body color.
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Expensive. Blingy. Do they actually work? I see a lot of parts like this that _look_ like performance parts, but offer little to no measured improvement in any metric beyond bling factor.
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After seeing E/T’s molded ones on his car nothing compares anymore unless it’s a black Z.
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Old 03-20-2019, 01:42 PM
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I like those and almost bought a set but didn't because my fuel system runs behind one of the ducts and I don't think they would have worked... I talked to the guy quite a bit and he seemed pretty cool
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These do not include the inner ducts....so they are pricy, Also if you want to make them functional you need to buy a set of Z06 inner ducts, you also need a perfect template to make sure that when you cut the hole to mate the outer scoop mate with the inner duct, there is no room for error.

My first attempt at body work.. I did this 18 years ago... I haven't touched these in 18 years other than to Zaino them.


inner duct makes them functional

these ducts have been untouched in 18 years and about 80,000 miles

Took me 40 hours to cut, glass and mold these in.. lots of manual sanding to sculpt them
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Old 03-20-2019, 01:51 PM
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Looks like you may need to ask for royalties on the shape
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With the inner duct, made fully functional, they are kind of cool.

Without the inner duct, pure RICE.
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:32 PM
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Any source for the complete kit, including the inner pieces? All I have been able to find have been the cosmetic-only factory scoops without the internal ducts.
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Matches the black wheels.
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Originally Posted by C6_Racer_X View Post
With the inner duct, made fully functional, they are kind of cool.

Without the inner duct, pure RICE.
Just b/c someone wants a cosmetic mod does not mean it is rice.
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Originally Posted by BlackHellcat View Post
Just b/c someone wants a cosmetic mod does not mean it is rice.
It only means that not everyone has the same meaning for the term Rice.. My definition would be: a part added to appear to be functional but is not, would be in the class known here by many as Rice. No different then those stick on Z06 brake scoops. Of course everyone has an opinion on rice, and everyone is entitled to that opinion.
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Originally Posted by Evil-Twin View Post
It only means that not everyone has the same meaning for the term Rice.. My definition would be: a part added to appear to be functional but is not, would be in the class known here by many as Rice. No different then those stick on Z06 brake scoops. Of course everyone has an opinion on rice, and everyone is entitled to that opinion.
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I have a C7 carbon race spoiler on the way. So b/c I am not tracking the car needing the down force, I am a ricer?
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yes, we all know down force only works on the track
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Originally Posted by BlackHellcat View Post
I have a C7 carbon race spoiler on the way. So b/c I am not tracking the car needing the down force, I am a ricer?
That's all up to the person you are asking. Some will say yes and some will say No... But then why would anyone ( you ) care what someone else thinks.. especially someone willing to spend the money on it.

I'm not bashful, if you are asking me my opinion, I will say this.. Yes in my opinion it is something I would never do. something I would never lie to you and say it looks great.. You will always get an honest answer from me. You my not agree with my opinion, but I'm not asking you to agree with it, you are asking me my opinion and are you willing to accept that as my honest opinion? . I would personally think that other car guys would be laughing at me, because if I see a bif wing on a car that never saw a track and was parked in the Costco parking lot I would laugh.

Now the Small CF spooler, not the race wing ( as you are saying you are getting ) .. is a different matter.. its not in your face like the race wing.

this is the C7 Race wing which looks ridicules on a street car parked in a Cosco or STARBUCKS.
Of course this is my opinion
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by BlackHellcat View Post
Just b/c someone wants a cosmetic mod does not mean it is rice.
I didn't call it rice.

I called it RICE. That stands for "Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement."
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Originally Posted by BlackHellcat View Post
I have a C7 carbon race spoiler on the way. So b/c I am not tracking the car needing the down force, I am a ricer?
Does the C7 carbon race spoiler, mounted on a C5, offer any downforce? Proven in a wind tunnel or modeled? Your question may well be moot if it's a purely cosmetic modification on the street or on the track
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