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    Should I flush the bonnet

    By the end of this week the front end of the Astra will be changed completely.

    The new bumper will be fitted as will the bonnet extension, mirrors and hella light conversion. To add, the bonnet has an F50 style vent already fitted.

    I`ve seen a few astras with the grille area fllushed and like the look of it. This mod will suit the look I`ve chosen but just wondering what everyone thinks.

    Also, what happens to the bonnet release??? Would be great it you could get the bonnet to open by remote control !!!!!

    Might have to get one of the resident photoshop experts to work there magic when everything is fitted.
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    I wouldn't rely on remote controls, solenoids have a habit of packing in and it would be a shame to have to wreck the bonnet to get it open.

    I'm sure you could rig a linkage from the catch to the edge of the bonnet, where you could press a button to move the linkage

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    I dont like the look personally, makes it look very pug nosed IMO. I remember Slim's bonnet release was extended in some way towards the bottom of the bonnet lip. Not sure how it was done fully though. Sorry

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    easy enough to do, just extend the OE puller. Slims was a easy enough to do.
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    Thanks for the info.
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    I like the look its what i want to do to mine..

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    I dont like the look of flushed grills.
    Also, how will it affect the engine bay? Less cold air comming in? The grill is there for a reason!!

    Plus, not only for cooling, but where will u take a feed for the air intake?
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    I really like the look, but as said what effect does it have on under bonnet temperatures etc

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    Shouldn't really be a problem, as long as you maintain 'airflow' in some way i.e. the F50 style vent will release hot air from the engine bay which has been drawn over from the bottom of the car. You would have to re-route a cold air feed though. I don't know what engine you have, as I guess it would be different on a 1.8XE to a Z20LET?

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    Here's a cold feed option on the 1.8
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