Ram air hole
I wasn't sure what to call this post......but I basically chopped a hole in the front bumper. I know I may well get crucified on here for this, or at least sternly criticized, but I want a GXP bumper eventually anyhow, so I'm not to scared of ruining this one, and I really wanted to see how it would look.
I've run Vararam's on my previous 2 GT's, but on this one, I decided to go with a Volant, partly on price - they are so damn cheap now......and partly on the fact that the Vararam filters get dirty so quick, and are kind of a pain in the ass to get out and back in. (And yes, I did swap a cone K&N into the Volant)
Once I took a good look at the snorkel setup and positioning on the Volant, I decided the car would look good with a carbon duct (particular one I've used before on a Nissan 350Z - search Ebay and you'll see they are made for that car), but I think the shape of it compliments the G8 as well.
Where I've placed it, it's shoving air directly into the Volant snorkel. I don't want to get into all my other mods so far, or what I have planned, as this is purely an aesthetic post concerning the cosmetics of the car and offering this to anyone else who might want to do the same.
I cut the hole with a dremel, and had to trim off just a little piece of the bumper reinforcement bar behind it - but that was also just soft plastic, no metal cutting.
The whole job set me back about $40, including the carbon duct.
PS- I know I'm missing my lug nut covers - I've been playing with a few different sets of rims and still trying to decide which way to go.