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Old 06-05-2014, 11:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I've never seen them from the factory on a car that isn't something like a 911 GT3. Including all the Cayman and 911 models right now, minus the GT3. In fact the Nissan 350/370Z were famous for extreme brake fade despite bigish rotors that led to lots of crashes, and adding a cooling duct solved that problem.
This also had factory brake ducts, in the lower grill openings:



And, boy, it needed them. 5200+ lbs of mass made for some exciting brake fade, even with the ducts.

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Old 06-06-2014, 12:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The only reason I say it is not likely for brake cooling is that there is not one thing other than the look that is sporty driving oriented about the Corolla. The "S" means sport styling...nothing else. It still has drum brakes in the rear maybe the "S" has discs?, soft suspension etc. It was so bad I had to upgrade it just so it was livable for me.

I think it is set up to do different things at different speeds. Maybe like the older Ford Escort grills. Maybe the shape provides a different shaped air curtain at speeds. My 2009 Corolla has smaller but solid front wheel spats. The new one sports a newer design with holes along with many more aero belly panels. Perhaps these interact with those panel additions. If you look at the rear spats, they have changed as well from 2009 to 2014. They sit directly in front of the wheel with no seeable path to the drum brakes, yet have these same rectangular holes. Not sure exactly sure... http://www.autoguide.com/gallery/gal..._itemId=768434
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You can't see the holes here, the holes are right above the wheel spat in the fender. The air looks like it goes straight to the brakes to me.
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just a 'few' pics of Porsche cooling ducts.......
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brake duct on porsche - Bing Images

just a 'few' pics of Porsche cooling ducts.......
Those are not installed from the factory on normal models though. Most of those pictures are of aftermarket cooling duct kits, and there are a few factory GT brake cooling ducts. Cars equipped with brake cooling from the factory are exceedingly rare.

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