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    Default RT vent kit on 2014 RT

    Weekend project complete. Looks sharp and reduces the heat during the hot days of southern summer.




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    Looks nice! Good job!

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    They DO look pretty nice!

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    They look GREAT!!!

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    They look great. So are they from BRP or aftermarket?
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    Waiting for my scoops to come in at the dealer. Yours look great.
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    Guessing this was more plug and play since the bodywork on the 14 / 15 already has a grille in the scoop location. Possibly no cutting was even needed???

    The scoops look nice and no doubt cool the cowled areas.

    The question I have, is with the scoops blocking the airflow around the bodywork, it seems the riders would have less airflow. This assumes you had the adjustable BRP deflectors. If you ran the stock wind deflectors it is probably the same.

    With the adjustable deflectors, it can force air into the upper oem grille, and also aim the airflow towards the riders.

    Curious what you found is the best setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acinpcola View Post
    They look great. So are they from BRP or aftermarket?
    Hi Al,
    Those are from BRP. They developed them as a solution to the 2013 RT's overheating problems.

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    What kind of advantages are you seeing with this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PMK View Post
    Guessing this was more plug and play since the bodywork on the 14 / 15 already has a grille in the scoop location. Possibly no cutting was even needed???

    PK
    Same grill vents as on all RT's and yes you have to do the same cutting to the panel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finless View Post
    Same grill vents as on all RT's and yes you have to do the same cutting to the panel.

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    Good info.

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    may i ask how much were they and how did you cut the tupperware, did the temp-let come with them and how do they mount. i like the way they look
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    LOOKS GREAT !!

    Where does the air coming in through the vents, vent to ?? Out the lower vents on the sides ??

    Just wondering cause on my new 15 RTS, I am having excessive heat issues (coming out the lower vents on each side and venting big time between my seat & glove box area).
    :-) I know there will be some heat (heck your sitting almost on top of the motor), but I'm getting WAY more heat than my 2011 RTS did.
    Think I'm gonna post this as a question in the forums. I'm rambling here !! Sorry !!

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    The new vents look great.

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    Gee... Do you think that they'd ever offer them in the popular body colors?
    ...Maybe just leave the front end of them Black...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    Gee... Do you think that they'd ever offer them in the popular body colors?
    ...Maybe just leave the front end of them Black...
    Maybe just not cognac

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireplug98 View Post
    LOOKS GREAT !!

    Where does the air coming in through the vents, vent to ?? Out the lower vents on the sides ??

    Just wondering cause on my new 15 RTS, I am having excessive heat issues (coming out the lower vents on each side and venting big time between my seat & glove box area).
    :-) I know there will be some heat (heck your sitting almost on top of the motor), but I'm getting WAY more heat than my 2011 RTS did.
    Think I'm gonna post this as a question in the forums. I'm rambling here !! Sorry !!

    Tommy J.
    I don't know for sure where it exits, but on my 2013 where the heat would build and come out around the seat and glovebox area, it now seems to pull air in from there. It seems like the airflow is so good that there is a little vacuum action going on and outside air is being pulled in where heat used to escape. I'm thinkin' it's going down and out the back. I'd love to see the wind tunnel test that I'm sure was done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    Hi Al,
    Those are from BRP. They developed them as a solution to the 2013 RT's overheating problems.
    Thanks Bob, I will keep an eye on this string would like to know the info others are seeking about the cutting and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PMK View Post
    The question I have, is with the scoops blocking the airflow around the bodywork, it seems the riders would have less airflow. This assumes you had the adjustable BRP deflectors. If you ran the stock wind deflectors it is probably the same.

    With the adjustable deflectors, it can force air into the upper oem grille, and also aim the airflow towards the riders.

    Curious what you found is the best setup.
    You're right, the combination of adding the scoops and taking away the deflectors, including the Baker Built Inner Panels, cut the air flow way back for me. Here is what I did to resolve the situation.

    http://www.spyderlovers.com/forums/s...new-air-scoops

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    Quote Originally Posted by finless View Post
    Maybe just not cognac

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    You can order any color as long as it is BLACK. If you want matching colors you will have to get them painted yourself.



    Quote Originally Posted by acinpcola View Post
    They look great. So are they from BRP or aftermarket?
    They are the BRP Scoops. Part number 219800388. As mentioned in other threads they are $67.00 plus tax. The vents are a great accessory at an unbelievable price from BRP.

    Quote Originally Posted by PMK View Post
    Guessing this was more plug and play since the bodywork on the 14 / 15 already has a grille in the scoop location. Possibly no cutting was even needed???

    The upper body panel design has remained unchanged. Same design 2010 thru 2015.

    The scoops look nice and no doubt cool the cowled areas.

    The question I have, is with the scoops blocking the airflow around the bodywork, it seems the riders would have less airflow. This assumes you had the adjustable BRP deflectors. If you ran the stock wind deflectors it is probably the same.

    With the adjustable deflectors, it can force air into the upper oem grille, and also aim the airflow towards the riders.

    I had the adjustable air deflectors and I am not impressed with there operation. Yes they allow air to flow back to the rider lower body but because of the venturi effect it draws hot air up thru the vent located there. To prove this just put you hand in the area of the vent and you will feel the hot air coming out thru the vent directed back to the rider. Here in South Georgia in 95 plus temps and a heat index of over 110 all you need is more heat from the engine compartment.

    Curious what you found is the best setup.

    My thoughts are I want to cram as much air under the tupperware as possible to move the hot air out. I have the vented windshield to put air on the upper body. Don't need it for the lower body because of the new design of radiators on the 2014-2015 RT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brogers57 View Post
    What kind of advantages are you seeing with this?
    Cooler glove box and seat area

    Quote Originally Posted by cuznjohn View Post
    may i ask how much were they and how did you cut the tupperware, did the temp-let come with them and how do they mount. i like the way they look
    Price above. You don't need the template. Send me a PM with your E-mail address and I'll send you a PDF file on how I did the install.

    Quote Originally Posted by fireplug98 View Post
    LOOKS GREAT !!

    Where does the air coming in through the vents, vent to ?? Out the lower vents on the sides ??

    Out thru the sides and bottom.

    Just wondering cause on my new 15 RTS, I am having excessive heat issues (coming out the lower vents on each side and venting big time between my seat & glove box area).
    :-) I know there will be some heat (heck your sitting almost on top of the motor), but I'm getting WAY more heat than my 2011 RTS did.
    Think I'm gonna post this as a question in the forums. I'm rambling here !! Sorry !!

    Tommy J.
    As explained above. Plus one of the very first mods I did was the CAT Bypass.

    If anyone wants the instructions on how I installed them without the template send me a PM with your E-Mail address.
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    Thanks Dave for the instructions !!! Nice job on them by the way !! :-)

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    Doc,
    Just received the instructions. Thanks again. Will let you know if I have any questions when I get around to doing this!

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