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Old 05-24-2011, 05:22 PM   #21 (permalink)
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some vents might be to aid cooling. since viewing this thread i'm looking with a little more attention to these areas and only today i noticed on i think a mazda 5 mpv that the "fake" airscoop on one side as actually open and had a little radiator behind it that vented into the wheelwell at the back... i suppose this is for the airco.
but it created an interesting tension between the left "fake" scoop and the right functional one.
this is largely off topic but what i mean to say is that not every vent is an "air curtain" and might be for just styling or cooling, and i think on the subaru it's likely one of those

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Old 05-24-2011, 05:45 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I think with the A1 it is the intercooler in the wheelarch issue like my Fabia. They put the same outlet for the warm air on both sides to make it look the same.
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I saw this in Troy, Michigan last week.

Air curtain?

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My impression is that it is more of a marketing too. Sorta like hood scoops that are not connected to the intake or most rear located spoilers on sports cars. Just my humble opinion but I am always open to being shown different.

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Well......geee....... Think about what you just said........" like hood scoops that are not connected to the intake "........key word *****NOT******

SO........BMW just made up the picture to convience a bunch of ricki racers to buy the 1 series.........

Do you realize the grief that would rain down on BMW if that picture was not 100% factual????


come on.......
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I saw this in Troy, Michigan last week.

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that hurts my eyes .....
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just saw this on another site.....

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actually, it is very practical.
Keeps from having to do discs on the rims.
discs cost money. air flow doesnt.
heat build up is now a mute point.
They can still design stylish rims.

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