Mesh "Zanardi NSX Style" Side Air Intakes
The Zanardi style mesh side vents goes for $175 PER SIDE! If you've got some time and about $10 to spare, you can make your own mesh vents. All you need is a sheet of aluminum sash from your local Home Depot store (8' sections for $5) and a can of Rust-o-leum ($5).
| Remove wheel |
| Remove inner liner |
| Remove the two "Special Mounting Nut" as shown. You'll have to reach waaay in there. |
| Remove the Side Air Scoop |
| You'll notice that the assembly is in two pieces. Remove the Vent Louvre |
| Cut a piece of sash, bend around the vent opening to fit |
| Once fitted, spray paint the sash, let dry and epoxy to the vent opening. |
It sounds pretty easy, and it is. The only tough part is getting the Side Air Scoop off the car.
Bonus: The opening will be larger now because the original Vent Louver is tapered. Now, with the larger
opening, you will get more airflow into the engine compartment/air box.