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Spent some time gathering parts that would make vents for the lower cockpit area which was functional and also have the capability to close easily when temperatures dropped. To get a nice functional system I did have to come to terms of cutting holes in the side panels. Before I would do such a thing, it would have to be in a location that did not deter from the original looks of the SlingShot. There is such a location under the front fenders that is in direct air flow when you are moving. So here are a few pictures that I hope is self explanatory.

First is an interior view of the finished project:
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The vent closed
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The hole as cut below the fender
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The vent door installed in the opening
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The scoop to direct air into the floorboard area
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View from the front underside in direct air flow
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The following pictures show that the scoop is not very noticeable

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Drivers side
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From the front
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A view from the side
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I installed the vents on both the passenger and drivers side in the same location respectively. The air flow is good on both sides and have used the vents now for three weeks in temperatures into the high 90's, always comfortable, but as I mentioned you need to be moving to get air flow. There is substantial flow even at low speeds although in extreme heat I suspect that there would be heated air being scooped up from the pavement. It does remove the heat that builds from sitting in the sun in a very short time. So far I am very pleased on how the project turned out and functions as expected.

FYI, the scoops are actually 2" gauge pods!
 

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I like! If driving in the rain, will water still be force to creep in I wonder? Obviously the vent would be closed, but water doesn't tend to care about that too much, I doubt it would be much, but a think you would get any because of the scoops?
 

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The 2" single gauge pods are available in auto stores or search for them on EBay or Amazon, I got mine for $7.60/pair shipped to my house. The vents and pods came to a very cheap $19.50! This is by far the least expensive mod to date! Is there a trophy for being cheap?

Oh to be fair, I did also need to buy some 3M double stick mounting tape, just can't remember what it cost me.
 

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I like! If driving in the rain, will water still be force to creep in I wonder? Obviously the vent would be closed, but water doesn't tend to care about that too much, I doubt it would be much, but a think you would get any because of the scoops?
I did drive in the rain yesterday and what little water if any came in the vents was not an issue. My shirt was soaked from the the water overhead!
 

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That is a great idea. Since the passenger's scoop is only inches from the stock muffler, is there and exhaust fumes in the cockpit when stopped?
 

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That is a great idea. Since the passenger's scoop is only inches from the stock muffler, is there and exhaust fumes in the cockpit when stopped?
So far there has not been any noticeable difference, good question though as I did have some concern about the same thing. The exhaust is directed towards the center of the SlingShot away from the scoop. I do think however that the fresh air being forced in helps to clear any residual fumes that would reside in the cockpit after a stop.
 

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Thank you for the reply. I agree about clearing out the fumes when moving again. My concern was being in sloooooow traffic. I am getting an exhaust mod and have been reading about the folks who have been finding exhaust fumes in the cockpit after those mods,

I do like your solution. It follows the KISS method and is effective. I will probably make your mod soon.

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I have installed turbo and am getting a lot of fumes in cabin. I looked on eBay & found inside vent but couldn't find scoop. Wondering where you got scoop for outside ? I think I would only do drivers side because of exhaust. Thanks for any info.
 

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Parts ordered! Definitely doing this one! Nice mod! :kiss:
 
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