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930 Slant Brake Duct Removal

Are the side ducts ahead of the rear wheel wells removable? I have to get at the thermostat at it will make life a lot easier if the ducts come off.

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If it is a real slant, there should be screws covered with little black caps that you can unscrew and remove the duct from the inside of the fender.
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Can't you just take off the rear wheel and get to the thermostat on top? I just went and looked and I can see the thermostat even with the wheel on....or are you trying to change it out? It doesn't look like there's much clearance in there if you wanted to take it out due to the distance to the top of the wheel well...but if you're just after the wiring, it's readily accessible from inside the wheel well...

I just took out the entire unit to clean it up, and it wasn't a difficult job...a couple nuts on the bottom of the fan casing, several nuts on the bottom bracket, take off the two oil lines, and the whole unit comes out. Does yours still have the louvered stone guard on it?
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Are you talking about taking off the ducts or the vents? The vents are removable but the ducts are not.
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Are you talking about taking off the ducts or the vents? The vents are removable but the ducts are not.
Both the vents and ducts are removable. Sadly, to remove the torsion bars on a factory slant you must remove the ducts to get the needed clearance.....1/2 inch. BTDT

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What? Ive never seen that- but where is the seem? On my conversion, the ducts are solid to the body. Im glad you told me that because I never knew that, I always thought that they were integeral to the body.
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What? Ive never seen that- but where is the seem? On my conversion, the ducts are solid to the body. Im glad you told me that because I never knew that, I always thought that they were integeral to the body.
I think the key word here is "conversion" as the "factory slant" is different. I almost took pictures of the removal 4 months ago when I upgraded to RSR coilovers....woulda,coulda,shoulda.......

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I know the conversion is diffrent...
Its ok because I am scrapping the conversion, steel ducts, fenders and all. I am eventually going to get the C2 turbo bumpers. The slant is ok, but not my cup of tea.
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The Special Wishes Slants built before MY 1987, had the brake ducts molded into the body. PITA, to but it mildly, getting to oil thermostat valve and torsion bars.
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