Wing vents

Discussion in 'Body Work and Exterior Lights' started by Car.crash, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. Car.crash

    Car.crash Paid Member

    95
    Clio
    now I'm under the impression the wing vents do naff all and seem to have a padded bag behind them so in theory they couldn't vent anything if they wanted to.

    But my drivers vent has no bag behind it and is clearly venting something out as you can see it change how the dirt is sitting on the side of the car compared to the passenger side.

    Has anyone looked into how they do or don't work?
    Any ideas what it's venting out and where from?
     

  2. Marsch

    Marsch

    328
    Berlin, Germany
    Stealth Grey RS 200
    These drawings suggest they're ment to vent hot air out of the engine bay.

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  3. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    they do but very minimal..if you take your front bumper off you will see..not sure who designed this but the vents are blocked by a plastic piece..
     
  4. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    yup, having had the wings off recently, they do bugger all!
     
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  5. Car.crash

    Car.crash Paid Member

    95
    Clio
    If you made holes in the arch liners would that get the air moving?
     
  6. Daverb

    Daverb Paid Member

    322
    Fife, Scotland
    Clio 197
    I dont run front wheel arch liners now so some air will be able to get out.
     
  7. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    If you had holes in the arch liners or no arch liners that'd probably also aid getting some heat dissipation from the brakes area. Not a lot though.

    I think they're mainly styling, and they do suit the car.
     
  8. Glenn_Adam_Doble

    Glenn_Adam_Doble Platinum Member

    731
    Teesside
    RS 200 Raider #3/50
    I thought they where there to aid cooling from the engine bay, I’m sure that’s what the original designer said, think there is a video on it
     
  9. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

    extracting air from wheel arches helps with the aero...hence why ferrari & porsche have it on their newest sporting models
     
  10. c.h 90

    c.h 90 Paid Member

    13
    Cork, Ireland
    SKoda Octavia vRS
    If you look at all modern LMP1 and 2 in racing you’ll see big openings on the top of each wheel arch. This is to allow the escape of positive pressure from the wheel arch. This regulation was a reaction to the 1998 le Man 24hr when two Mercedes CLRs did huge summersaults due to a build up of pressure from under the car.
    Fender vents have no real road car application as most road cars don’t have flat bottom floors.
    Still, looks cool in the super maker car park.


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  11. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Probably safe to say the clios are more styling then lol!
     
  12. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

    They're not for styling, they're for RS owners to call out pimped up non-RS Clio owners....
     
  13. RossWoods93

    RossWoods93 Platinum Member

    512
    Bury St Edmunds
    LY Clio RS 200
    This caused an audible laugh, bravo Benno!
     
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  14. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    made me proper chuckle :sweatsmile:
     
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  15. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    What do i do then :sob: No wing vents here
     
  16. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Moderator

    Medway, Kent
    Clio 220 Trophy
    We just point to our functional rear diffusers and twin exit exhausts amongst the Dynamiques... for what it's worth :worried:
     
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  17. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    and the little right angled plastic things if you look under the car infront of the front wheels :wink:
     
  18. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Moderator

    Medway, Kent
    Clio 220 Trophy
    The air dams for track day action?
     
  19. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Well its something to do with aerodynamics but you're supposed to remove them for track days as it doesn't let air into the arches for brake cooling..
     

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