View Full Version : Making a hole in your Xmod, made easy.

03-02-2008, 08:54 PM
Ever wanted to put a hole in your hood or other body peices? Well I made a tut and it's really simple. Hope you guys find it useful. I'm not responsible for any damge to your Xmod or you.

I relise there are many other ways, but they could burn you, or cut yourself bad. Mine is just a injure free tut, well that is if you dont be stupid and cut your hand with the blade or drill a hole in your hand :roll_eye:

Step 1.

What you need.

Xmod body (if doing hood)
Part being cut
Xmod Drill or any drill
Exacto knife or something you can cut with.

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/9783/p1010688fc0.th.jpg (http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010688fc0.jpg)

Step 2. Only needed if your doing it on the hood, but I recommend making a line of what your cutting out, so you know where your cutting.
Flip your body over. Can you see the underside of the hood through the hole in your body? Well take a screwdriver and go along the edge of that hole. Make sure you can see it.
http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/6973/p1010679eg5.th.jpg (http://img116.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010679eg5.jpg)
http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/7005/p1010680um4.th.jpg (http://img128.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010680um4.jpg)

Step 3
Make 4 holes at the corner of your part. Do not drill right on the line. Drill about 1 mm from the line. Drill it like mine, it's not just about touching the line.
http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/4813/p1010682dz6.th.jpg (http://img116.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010682dz6.jpg)

Step 4
Start drilling along the line, but not touching it like before. Dont drill the holes too far from each other, or else your blade wont be able to cut through with ease. The top part of the hood is driller bad becase 1, the holes are too far apart 2 the holes are past the line. The bottom is what you want
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/4448/p1010684xf6.th.jpg (http://img233.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010684xf6.jpg)

Step 5.
Take you blade and cut through the holes so they join together.
http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/6441/p1010685lj8.th.jpg (http://img128.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010685lj8.jpg)

Step 6.
Pop it out, shouldnt be too hard. Start filing all the way down to the line.
http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/733/p1010686ij3.th.jpg (http://img128.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010686ij3.jpg)
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/7562/p1010687xp8.th.jpg (http://img233.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010687xp8.jpg)

Step 7 [Optional Step]
Once you filled it, clean it up a little. Get some plastic that your Xmod upgrades come in. Cut some plastic out and make sure it fits the hole. Make it bigger, you can always make it smaller. I like mine closed, but you can leave you open for cooling to the motor, and yes it makes a big difference.

http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/2740/p1010690mz1.th.jpg (http://img128.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010690mz1.jpg)

Step 8
Test fit it, then cut it down. I've already done this, so mine fit good.
http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/1640/p1010691ow9.th.jpg (http://img128.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010691ow9.jpg)

Step 9
Put it on the car and screw it on. Apply a bit of force so it pushes the hood down.
http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/8235/p1010692qz4.th.jpg (http://img184.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010692qz4.jpg)

Step 10
Show it off. :D I've done this to a few places on my own car, and it looks great and cools off the FETs. Not to mention, this mod saves A LOT of weight. Well atleast for an Xmod.
http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/900/p1010695vi8.th.jpg (http://img184.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010695vi8.jpg)

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/8199/p1010696sh1.th.jpg (http://img261.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010696sh1.jpg)

Thanks for reading and any questions, just ask!

03-02-2008, 09:00 PM
....or you could use a dremel with a cutting wheel

03-02-2008, 09:02 PM
Well yea, but I dont have those tools and used what I had. You can use some basicly stuff and make something good out of it.

03-02-2008, 09:04 PM
....or take a exacto knife, get it red hot then cut.

03-02-2008, 09:05 PM
....or you could use a dremel with a cutting wheel

....or take a exacto knife, get it red hot then cut.

Okay god theres alot of way but dontspamme showed us a different way...

You have other method, good for you he showed what he actually does...

03-02-2008, 09:35 PM
Thanks c1v1c, now, what did you guys think of the tut?

03-02-2008, 09:36 PM
if you draw a line and cut through with a soldering iron about a 1mm from the line, the plastic will get pushed to the side kind of like a snow plow and snowy street. after its dried use even a good pair of scisors and get them close to the hood and then just snip off the bumpy "plowed" plastic sitting to the side, but make sure you're only cutting off the melted plastic and not the hood. if scissors don't work for you, use pliers, clamp down with the tip so your pliers are more or less 90 degrees to the hood and then bend towards the hole and the melted plastic will come off and the rest (the hood) will be fine. i do it all the time just avoid breathing in all the plastic fumes, do it ouside or just wipe off the soldering iron tip with a papre towel immediatley or the plasstic on the iron will just keep stinking

03-02-2008, 09:39 PM
Thanks c1v1c, now, what did you guys think of the tut?

No problem. I thinks its a good tut since thats exactly what i am doing.

I dont have a dremel kit neither want to risk to burn myself when heating my exacto...

BTW ur first pic dosent work for me.

03-02-2008, 09:53 PM
Hmm, werid. It doesnt work for me either, but it's just a picture of what you need. Post pics when you finish!

Theoriginalrider, that isnt a very good way, but if it works for you. I guess it's good enough.

03-03-2008, 08:08 PM
looks good should help out quite a few people with there hoods!!!

03-03-2008, 08:15 PM
Yea, sure would. Not only the hoods, but taking big chunks out of the plastic.

03-08-2008, 12:34 AM
Very nice tut! would give it a 10/10, easy to read/follow and good pics. This should help me out a little, thanks!

03-19-2008, 02:58 PM
Nice Tut! I did this about 3 or 4 months ago on my Zip Zap hood so I could install a non functional blower engine.

03-19-2008, 03:34 PM
Nice Tut! I did this about 3 or 4 months ago on my Zip Zap hood so I could install a non functional blower engine.

:lol: Got any pics of that? Thanks for the comment!