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    Cooling Mod Air Duct

    Would it be of any benefit to cutting out the holes where the fog lights would go (on a 93-97 Firebird anyway) along with matching holes in the radiator shroud to allow better airflow into the engine compartment? It is always a bit unnerving watching my temp gauge climb higher and higher in low speed traffic (compared to other cars with large grill openings). I know the car was somewhat designed to operate this way, but I kinda want to improve the airflow and hopefully keep the engine temps down in stop/go traffic.

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    problem solved

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    The thought of a lower stat and manual fans crossed my mind, but I end up with two thoughts instead: 1. that just seems like a workaround instead of fixing the actual problem and 2. I want to be different. Most other cars of similar shape and or purpose have normal grill openings and as far as I am aware, have much better cooling performance. So, I am still wondering if cutting out the holes for fog-light pass through would make a difference...or not enough difference to be worth it.

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    Try it and see what happens....

    If it were me and I were in an experimenting mood, I'd probably do what xmark mentioned above and what you are thinking about together.

    Xmark is correct in his thinking, cooler stats and reprogramming the fans are some of the first things most people do when modifying. Combine that with even more air flow and you would have the best of both worlds,,,if it works.

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    I'll have to report back here after I try it.

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    yup 160 an man. fans will deff help

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