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This is a discussion on Wire Mod / Engine Bay within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; How do you guys feel about drilling a hole in your fender to hide wires? I really want to clean ...

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    Wire Mod / Engine Bay

    How do you guys feel about drilling a hole in your fender to hide wires? I really want to clean up the engine bay, but feel a little wierd about drilling that big hole. Is there another way? Any pics of clean engine bays without the wire mod or any ideas would be helpful. Thanks.
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    I'm interested as well.

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    glad I did it too. It's not too bad. just takes some courage to start

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I was glad I did it, and no one is more anal about their car than I am. Its worth doing.
    2nd that if Y2KPewterSS can do it to his car anyone can do it... that guy zaino's the underside of the car for crying out loud... anyway I'm quite particular about my car too and I had serious doubts aswell infact when I started drilling I was very nervous but afterwards the result is AWESOME

    I don't think anyone has done this mod and regreted it...

    do it do it....

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    +1 it take some nuts to start it but the finished product is well worth it...

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    Still havent got around to doing this. Plan on MIGing up those holes though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Still havent got around to doing this. Plan on MIGing up those holes though.
    dont you think that will make it look bubbly? if anything i was gonna wire loom around the edges...

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    Quote Originally Posted by suede View Post
    dont you think that will make it look bubbly? if anything i was gonna wire loom around the edges...
    No, i am speaking of the holes where the connectors attach. There are 3 I think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    No, i am speaking of the holes where the connectors attach. There are 3 I think?
    oh gotcha, yea i im pretty sure theres 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bouvers View Post
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    I don't think anyone has done this mod and regreted it...
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    I did this mod, and regretted it. The tie wraps holding the wire in place came loose, and the main connector moved over into the spring coils. One pothole impact broke one connector in half - and pulled the two apart, stranding me briefly.

    I'm not saying "don't do it" - I'm just saying, be very careful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneS View Post
    I did this mod, and regretted it. The tie wraps holding the wire in place came loose, and the main connector moved over into the spring coils. One pothole impact broke one connector in half - and pulled the two apart, stranding me briefly.

    I'm not saying "don't do it" - I'm just saying, be very careful.
    that sucks...I did mine and have done many auto X events since it, never had an issue-and those put a pounding on the car frame

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    there is actually five holes if you count the ones behind the traction control module, however some people don't move the ground wires at the same time but I suggest that you do...

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    I am glad that I did mine too. I was worried about something happening with them being under the fender but so far everything is fine. (Knock on wood)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneS View Post
    I did this mod, and regretted it. The tie wraps holding the wire in place came loose, and the main connector moved over into the spring coils. One pothole impact broke one connector in half - and pulled the two apart, stranding me briefly.

    I'm not saying "don't do it" - I'm just saying, be very careful.
    that sucks man, but on a side note I drive in some of the shittiest weather up here and havent had a problem...

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    any before and after pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01 SS Vert View Post
    any before and after pics?
    The best place to see the difference is in the "official show your engine bay pics" thread on here. Many good pics of cars with and with out the wire mod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suede View Post
    that sucks man, but on a side note I drive in some of the shittiest weather up here and havent had a problem...
    Yeah, in my case, it was just a failure of a tie wrap that caused the issue. I will likely re-do it at some point, and use many, many tie wraps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneS View Post
    Yeah, in my case, it was just a failure of a tie wrap that caused the issue. I will likely re-do it at some point, and use many, many tie wraps...
    yea i heatshrinked mine too while i was at it....

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