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Someone on one of the Facebook groups shared a gentleman from Korea's car. It has, in my opinion a gorgeous bumper installed on it. Turns out it's the bumper off of a Hyundai Genesis. I'm trying to find out more to see which model year it's from and how much fabrication was involved. In any case, I'm doing this, as soon as I can find out more.

http://instagr.am/p/CLyLdI0HVRy/
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Looks legit. I remembered genesis bumpers are more along ...


So some work was done. Agree about cooling inadequacies.
 

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There are hundreds of different photos of that bumper and G2X. Can't imagine someone photo shopped them all :)
 

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Radiator & intercooler will want forced fresh air?
Looks legit. I remembered genesis bumpers are more along ...


So some work was done. Agree about cooling inadequacies.
The hole in the bumper appears to be the same size as OEM, just shaped differently. Air shouldn't be a problem.

The top portion of our bumpers is a fake grill with no actual venting.
 

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For the cost and hassle of trying to make a random body part fit on your SKY you may as well have a fiberglass fabricator produce a front end of your own design. Good luck!
 

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For the cost and hassle of trying to make a random body part fit on your SKY you may as well have a fiberglass fabricator produce a front end of your own design. Good luck!
I like the hassle.
I live for the hassle.
A custom bumper would cost a lot more I imagine.
 

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Looks like a job for Norm. There are always people looking for hoods and front bumper covers......
 

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It is pretty cool looking imho. Little sleeker aero wise than ours.
You might to look towards Genesis race cars for this front end.
Kinda looks Supra like. The intake for the radiator/ IC on our car is
different but seems like it would cool ok- without any test data.

Our fake grill, upper venting for cooling on our cars is possible.
Our cooling through this front scoop is blocked some by the IC
for the RL models. The factory air dam beneath our cars, provides
the upward air flow from the roadway for cooling our radiator, engine bay,
especially if you have a hot turbo in need of cooling down. Take a look
at your car, figure the plan to increase front air flow into the air intake,
engine bay, without to much drag to the designed air flow over our
body shape tested in the wind tunnel. These fake vents were suppose
to be open- by the designers but the corporate bean counters said...
I don't think so- which led to quick and cheap inserts on the production
models, with the intention of down the road thinking from the designers
for the owner/operator- aftermarket specialist to modify these vents to
their hearts content without a lot of money spent or time consumed.

With some time- our fake front top vent can be opened up some
as I have done a slight modification in this area- particularly on the
passenger side next to our front emblem. Removing the grill- and
drilling 12-15 holes through the plastic- 1/3 of the total grill area on this
side, allowing some extra fresh air in, not to the help cool the radiator
but to force feed air to the air filter intake area itself. Not true ram air intake
but every little bit helps. Behind the fake grill- you will find a metal
support bracket- with a small cut out lip in front of the air filter intake.
I widened this cut out- down leaving some for support & sidewise to
increase the volume of air- to the intake itself. I have no idea if it helps
any- for the air intake but fresh air into this area helps the engine bay
temps some which is a good thing. Not much but some.

Removing the engine hood sound insulation padding, quick easy
and replaceable too helped with cooling the engine bay down- 2 degrees
some times more. Our side vents can be opened, along with the top
fake hood vents for extraction of heat & gases from the engine bay.

True Ram Air induction scoops or Cowl flap induction can be found on
many old school cars from back in the day. Check out some of my recent
OC boardwalk videos- you will see this on some HP motors.
Cool Air Intake Matters. My old Formula Firebird had the factory
air cleaner which I modified by flipping the air cleaner lid over there by
creating a 1/2 inch gap all the way around allowing more air into the filter of
the 4 bbl. carb. The Formula had fake hood vents, which I removed
foamed the vice clamps- drilled out several holes in both and re-installed.
This allowed cool air into the top half of the motor. Rain water was kept to
minimum by a bicycle innertube cut piece running the length of both vents.
Worked pretty good too, didn't take long and I didn't need any special parts for
this. Slow and a steady hand with good planning made this an easy choice for me.
It made a whistling sound when I was at a higher speed, like a SC would but less
sound when at low speed around town.

Last thing I did to help force air in- was to buy 8 feet of the black plastic drain pipe-
from the big box store with 4 squared adapters- for the downspouts in your home
fashioning my own twin intake scoops from the front grill area on the Firebird
around the radiator support to the frame, past the front quarter panels on both
side, under a support bracket from the shock tower to the radiator support which
brought both of these hoses to the air cleaner housing. Slight modification to the
OEM air cleaner snout on one side- a new squared opening on the other side
with the other 2 squared adaptors as snouts into the air cleaner. Both of these
snouts were held in place by the air cleaner lid. Combined together they did make
some difference to the old Firebird's 301 V8 4bbl. carb response. Not a designed
ram air intake but it did work without a lot of time spent or money out lay.

Looks like it IS... gonna be a Go-Pro kinda day around here gang
near 90, clear blues skies, light wind, under 15% chance of rain with medium
humidity levels ok twist my arm some more here- so....
I'll be off and running later doing some filming for the You-Tube channel.
The Choices:
I have a medium short Run between to 2 State Parks- Catoctin Mountain Park
down to Gambrills State Park. The medium to longer Run up into lower PA
State Game Refuge to Caledonia State Park with two small lakes along the way.

I guess I'll have to flip a coin to decide which direction I'm going North or South.?
It's all good to me either way- ends up smiling for the day which is why we bought
this car in the first place. Did you enjoy your day? Did the day enjoy you? Did both
of these happen to make you smile in any capacity thereof? Did you feel the urge
for a cigarette smoke after words? IF you answered yes to any of the above then
the mission was successful for the day.

Stay safe out there gang when dealing with the masses. Low sight lines in mirrors
head snapping finger pointing, brake lights on- what the hell was that car... that
just went past us in the other direction reaction do happen on any given day.
Have fun but arrive home alive to drive another day.
Smile Lives Matter to the few who do own a Kappa- just say'n.

LAC
 

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It is pretty cool looking imho. Little sleeker aero wise than ours.
You might to look towards Genesis race cars for this front end.
Kinda looks Supra like. The intake for the radiator/ IC on our car is
different but seems like it would cool ok- without any test data.

Our fake grill, upper venting for cooling on our cars is possible.
Our cooling through this front scoop is blocked some by the IC
for the RL models. The factory air dam beneath our cars, provides
the upward air flow from the roadway for cooling our radiator, engine bay,
especially if you have a hot turbo in need of cooling down. Take a look
at your car, figure the plan to increase front air flow into the air intake,
engine bay, without to much drag to the designed air flow over our
body shape tested in the wind tunnel. These fake vents were suppose
to be open- by the designers but the corporate bean counters said...
I don't think so- which led to quick and cheap inserts on the production
models, with the intention of down the road thinking from the designers
for the owner/operator- aftermarket specialist to modify these vents to
their hearts content without a lot of money spent or time consumed.

With some time- our fake front top vent can be opened up some
as I have done a slight modification in this area- particularly on the
passenger side next to our front emblem. Removing the grill- and
drilling 12-15 holes through the plastic- 1/3 of the total grill area on this
side, allowing some extra fresh air in, not to the help cool the radiator
but to force feed air to the air filter intake area itself. Not true ram air intake
but every little bit helps. Behind the fake grill- you will find a metal
support bracket- with a small cut out lip in front of the air filter intake.
I widened this cut out- down leaving some for support & sidewise to
increase the volume of air- to the intake itself. I have no idea if it helps
any- for the air intake but fresh air into this area helps the engine bay
temps some which is a good thing. Not much but some.

Removing the engine hood sound insulation padding, quick easy
and replaceable too helped with cooling the engine bay down- 2 degrees
some times more. Our side vents can be opened, along with the top
fake hood vents for extraction of heat & gases from the engine bay.

True Ram Air induction scoops or Cowl flap induction can be found on
many old school cars from back in the day. Check out some of my recent
OC boardwalk videos- you will see this on some HP motors.
Cool Air Intake Matters. My old Formula Firebird had the factory
air cleaner which I modified by flipping the air cleaner lid over there by
creating a 1/2 inch gap all the way around allowing more air into the filter of
the 4 bbl. carb. The Formula had fake hood vents, which I removed
foamed the vice clamps- drilled out several holes in both and re-installed.
This allowed cool air into the top half of the motor. Rain water was kept to
minimum by a bicycle innertube cut piece running the length of both vents.
Worked pretty good too, didn't take long and I didn't need any special parts for
this. Slow and a steady hand with good planning made this an easy choice for me.
It made a whistling sound when I was at a higher speed, like a SC would but less
sound when at low speed around town.

Last thing I did to help force air in- was to buy 8 feet of the black plastic drain pipe-
from the big box store with 4 squared adapters- for the downspouts in your home
fashioning my own twin intake scoops from the front grill area on the Firebird
around the radiator support to the frame, past the front quarter panels on both
side, under a support bracket from the shock tower to the radiator support which
brought both of these hoses to the air cleaner housing. Slight modification to the
OEM air cleaner snout on one side- a new squared opening on the other side
with the other 2 squared adaptors as snouts into the air cleaner. Both of these
snouts were held in place by the air cleaner lid. Combined together they did make
some difference to the old Firebird's 301 V8 4bbl. carb response. Not a designed
ram air intake but it did work without a lot of time spent or money out lay.

Looks like it IS... gonna be a Go-Pro kinda day around here gang
near 90, clear blues skies, light wind, under 15% chance of rain with medium
humidity levels ok twist my arm some more here- so....
I'll be off and running later doing some filming for the You-Tube channel.
The Choices:
I have a medium short Run between to 2 State Parks- Catoctin Mountain Park
down to Gambrills State Park. The medium to longer Run up into lower PA
State Game Refuge to Caledonia State Park with two small lakes along the way.

I guess I'll have to flip a coin to decide which direction I'm going North or South.?
It's all good to me either way- ends up smiling for the day which is why we bought
this car in the first place. Did you enjoy your day? Did the day enjoy you? Did both
of these happen to make you smile in any capacity thereof? Did you feel the urge
for a cigarette smoke after words? IF you answered yes to any of the above then
the mission was successful for the day.

Stay safe out there gang when dealing with the masses. Low sight lines in mirrors
head snapping finger pointing, brake lights on- what the hell was that car... that
just went past us in the other direction reaction do happen on any given day.
Have fun but arrive home alive to drive another day.
Smile Lives Matter to the few who do own a Kappa- just say'n.

LAC
There's a Genesis car company?
I'm only familiar with the Hyundai Genesis.
Come to think of it, the guy only said Genesis.
 
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