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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Lee's Summit, Mo.
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Hate to be a wet blanket ................. but ------------
In June of 2006 there was a national Solstice convention here in Kansas City. GMPP sent a tractor trailer and so did Pontiac division. Lots on people from GM and Pontiac were there. So was a suspension engineer who was driving a pre-production prototype Redline. We had a very nice conversation. One of the topics was the side vents and the hood vents. He made it crystal clear that opening either top and/or side vents would cause some REAL problems. Apparently the air flow through the engine compartment has been pretty carefully developed. The problems he said that WOULD happen with open side vents is that too much hot air would flow out of them and would significantly elevate the temperature of the battery (on one side) and the ECU (on the other side) and would cause the "premature death" (failure) of both. I had no impression that he was blowing smoke up my shorts and I took his word for it.
Just thought I would pass along his comments.
Redline (pre-halt), Pearl, Black/Red,
complete option list except auto,
owner installed lock buttons,
painted calipers, SP Catless DP
MagnaFlow 3" single cat-back,
Koni S/A's, Kurt hitch,
18x11 CW's, 315/30 Hoosiers for Solo