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Title: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: leatherface24 on March 06, 2009, 09:10:01 PM
Im not affiliated with them but I figured id let everyone in on this thread:

http://clubroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26288

I put my 10$ down


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: SilverMiataRacer on March 06, 2009, 09:11:09 PM
Don't link to threads on other sites that require you to be registered there.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: AZkansei on March 06, 2009, 09:19:53 PM
I <3 that hood a whole lot because in a way it reminds me of my dream car, the TVR Sagaris  thumup

I know I won't be in this first group buy, but cannot wait to see what the fitment/quality is like.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: leatherface24 on March 06, 2009, 09:27:31 PM
Don't link to threads on other sites that require you to be registered there.

My bad. I didnt know you had to be registered to see this


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: SilverMiataRacer on March 06, 2009, 09:28:22 PM
clubroadster is bad for that.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: JoeMazda585 on March 06, 2009, 09:53:30 PM
picture n price so we can see if its worth signing up?


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: Woofster on March 06, 2009, 09:57:32 PM
Here's the info I pull off the site:

(http://www.mazda-speed.com/albums/album181/hood.jpg)

This hood will normally go for $539/ $329 (CF/ FRP) retail on our website aerokits.net.

Group buy pricing is as follows:

Carbon Fiber: (priced each)
1 hood sold $525
2 hoods sold $500
3 hoods sold $475
4 hoods sold $450
5 hoods sold $425
6 hoods sold $400
7 hoods sold $375
8 hoods sold $350
9 hoods sold $325
10+ hoods sold $300

V*FRP Fiberglass: (priced each)
1 hood sold $300
2 hoods sold $290
3 hoods sold $280
4 hoods sold $270
5 hoods sold $260
6 hoods sold $250
7 hoods sold $240
8 hoods sold $230
9 hoods sold $220
10+ hoods sold $200


Local pick up is available and is free. All local pick ups are subject to MD sales tax 6%.

All orders placed by MD residence are subject to MD sales tax 6%.

Shipping for each hood is $150. For each additional hood to the same address it will be $85. Shipping out of the lower 48 states please contact us for a rate quote.

To sign up we will need a $10 non-refundable down payment by Friday 3/28/2009. We will be taking deposits via paypal at info@aerokits.net - just put in the comments "Miata Scoote Hood GB (ENTER YOUR YEAR)."

You can also pay over the phone with a credit card if you wish. Final payments can be made by credit card, paypal, check, money order, or wire transfer.

Once the group buy ends, the remainder of your balance will be due

Feel free to contact us via Email, PM or AIM or other with any questions or concerns.

Our Contact info is as follows:
Chaser Aerodynamics, LLC
2113 Columbia Park Dr Suite 1A
Edgewood, MD 21040
My direct #: 443-303-1622
tel.866-360-KITS
fax.410-612-9082
info@aerokits.net
www.AEROKITS.net
www.LAMBODOORS.com
Hours: MON-FRI 9am-5pm est

If you have any questions about us as a company as well, don't hesitate to ask. We have been in business since 2003. We are an aftermarket body and styling company, specializing in fiberglass, carbon fiber, and door conversion hinges. We advertise in many different forums, and magazines, and our products are all of the best quality.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: leatherface24 on March 07, 2009, 02:56:02 PM
cool thanks for posting that. i hope these get made. the NB's have a serious shortage of cool looking and functional after market hoods. The alternatives are in Japan and cost an arm and a leg and maybe a testee to get them


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: testdriver on March 07, 2009, 03:23:24 PM
 I am interested in the functionality more than the aesthetics, but that doesn't look too bad..

Does anyone know how such a hood works with the rain?  my car is a daily driver and I have no choice in whether or not it gets rained on while away from the house.

The only other trouble is that it would seem that heat extracted from the hood would then come over the windscreen and into the cabin when the roof is down..

I am fighting bad underhood temps during summers here in Texas, (for example: my accessory belts get overheated and don't last more than a year, my alternator overheated, not to mention how bad the car retards itself) maybe this could help..





Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: leatherface24 on March 07, 2009, 04:24:57 PM
I have had 3 different vented hoods on my last miata and I live in a condo where I have no garage. The rain never created any issue for my car whatsoever and neither of the hoods had a rain rail. I believe this one will.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: MX5forme on March 07, 2009, 06:37:52 PM
Leatherface24, thats a sharp looking hood. Do you have a picture of what it looks like installed on an NB?


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: NastyNate on March 07, 2009, 07:45:31 PM
I am interested in the functionality more than the aesthetics, but that doesn't look too bad..

Does anyone know how such a hood works with the rain?  my car is a daily driver and I have no choice in whether or not it gets rained on while away from the house.

The only other trouble is that it would seem that heat extracted from the hood would then come over the windscreen and into the cabin when the roof is down..

I am fighting bad underhood temps during summers here in Texas, (for example: my accessory belts get overheated and don't last more than a year, my alternator overheated, not to mention how bad the car retards itself) maybe this could help..

I'm in San Antonio and have no clue what this rain stuff is.  :P
I had an Eclipse that I had a vented Evo style hood on it. No rain thingy but I had no issues at all.

Leatherface24, thats a sharp looking hood. Do you have a picture of what it looks like installed on an NB?

They won't. This is the first time they are making the hood.

FYI, they are going to keep the power bulge.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: nachonacholibre on March 10, 2009, 12:09:52 PM
i like that hood ALOT!!

keep this thread alive!


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: AZkansei on March 10, 2009, 03:24:35 PM
if the fitment can compare to my fiber images hood on my other car I will deeefinitely be getting one of these. At 1/3 the price I just don't know how much I can trust the fitment/quality. I'll have to see one in person.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: uncompiled on March 10, 2009, 03:29:57 PM
I live in Washington DC and that is only about an hour away from me.  I don't like the hood, but I'd be willing to offer up my car for fitment purposes and take some pictures of it (if they let me). 


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: leatherface24 on March 11, 2009, 03:50:37 AM
pm the chaser guy. I'm sure they'd be more Ryan happy with your help


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: 04GT2860 on March 11, 2009, 04:06:18 PM
I could for sure use something like that. I am interested to see how it looks.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: rlarsen462 on March 11, 2009, 11:14:42 PM
Without registering for clubroadster, is there any way to track how many are in on the group buy at this point?  $10 is $10 after all.  :D


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: 1320 Right Ln. on March 11, 2009, 11:20:42 PM
I don't want to cause trouble, but what's the big deal with registering for other forums?  folks have complained about it in other threads as well.  The process is the same as this forum...


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: mikethemachinist on March 11, 2009, 11:25:01 PM
yea, plus cr.net has tons and tons of amazing things to look at.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: Woofster on March 11, 2009, 11:52:13 PM
Without registering for clubroadster, is there any way to track how many are in on the group buy at this point?  $10 is $10 after all.  :D

As of 3/11/09 4:53 Pacific time the number is 5 (5 more to go!)! 


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: 1320 Right Ln. on March 11, 2009, 11:59:16 PM
More like 35 to go Woofster.  Just register to see the original thread on CR.  There's more going on that what was posted here...


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: AZkansei on March 12, 2009, 12:03:24 AM
Without registering for clubroadster, is there any way to track how many are in on the group buy at this point?  $10 is $10 after all.  :D

As of 3/11/09 4:53 Pacific time the number is 5 (5 more to go!)! 

there's a few more today (including me), list hasn't been updated

I may not put it on my car in the end but I'd really like to see it get made.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: NastyNate on March 12, 2009, 04:51:23 AM
I was sooo down till the number got jacked 4o people. that's crazy. Not to mention, the new number doesn't reflect 40 people. Too bad I REALLY wanted that hood.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: leatherface24 on March 12, 2009, 02:36:29 PM
ugh thats 40 people from all over the place. doesnt have to be just clubroadster. they sell to other vendors which in turn buy a few of the hoods to stock. As of today, there are :

) Leatherface (Deposit Paid)
2) tunerjetta29 (Deposit Paid)
3) gargon (Deposit Paid)
4) The_Guff (deposit paid)
5) nope-mx5 (deposit paid)
6) AZkansei
7) NiteLite
8)


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: Grip Driver on March 12, 2009, 06:33:50 PM
I'm on the fence, a quick pshop of what this would look like could put me over


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: AZkansei on March 12, 2009, 07:19:44 PM
I'm on the fence, a quick pshop of what this would look like could put me over

I could work on this if only I could find a decent photo of any scoote 2 hood.. but alas, I haven't found one.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: Grip Driver on March 12, 2009, 07:58:20 PM
I made the deposit. Looking at some other cars, I think it will look decent


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: JoeMazda585 on March 12, 2009, 08:00:40 PM
I had a photoshop of a diff hood i was doing so i took bout ten mins and did this one. but.. even though the question has been asked multiple times, and i searched for it, ..., how do i put a pic in here?


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: JoeMazda585 on March 12, 2009, 08:20:54 PM
hold on.. i found the topic...

but still cant figure it out. but its uploaded into my album now. :help:


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: Grip Driver on March 12, 2009, 08:30:19 PM
found your picture, I think it looks pretty good actually

(http://www.mazda-speed.com/albums/Photoshopped-Pics/VR_MSM_AERO_VENTED_HOOD.jpg)


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: JoeMazda585 on March 12, 2009, 08:33:36 PM
u stole my post!!! :knuppel2: ;D ;D

i just didnt put the bulge in it.
how'd u link it in the post?


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: Grip Driver on March 12, 2009, 08:40:38 PM
lol, here's how

foind the address of your picture, in this case its: http://www.mazda-speed.com/albums/Photoshopped-Pics/VR_MSM_AERO_VENTED_HOOD.jpg... less the three dots on the end

use the little picture icon above you and paste the picture address in between the two img brackets and, voila, there's your picture


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: JoeMazda585 on March 12, 2009, 08:42:30 PM
thank you sir.

to me it looks too fast-n-furious.

it looks good, just depends what look you're going for.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: Woofster on March 12, 2009, 08:43:38 PM
The hood is a bit too extreme IMHO but if it was painted the same color as the car it would appear less drastic.  :dink:


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: Grip Driver on March 12, 2009, 08:45:54 PM
I agree its a little bit much but I think for the track folk, it would help quite a bit with getting some of the heat out of the engine compartment.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: Woofster on March 12, 2009, 08:52:30 PM
I think (sometimes anyway) that for the money, unless it's all about appearance, the oil cooler kit from FM would be money better spent.  That being said, I'm thrilled with any options to the original platform (the more that's available for the car the better!).   :mrgreen:


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: JoeMazda585 on March 12, 2009, 09:01:14 PM
(http://www.mazda-speed.com/albums/Photoshopped-Pics/VR_MSM_AERO_VENTED_HOOD_red.jpg)

...

closer to body color...?


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: Woofster on March 12, 2009, 09:13:08 PM


closer to body color...?

Much better!  If I had money to burn I would consider it!  :)


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: MX5forme on March 12, 2009, 09:33:56 PM


closer to body color...?

Much better!  If I had money to burn I would consider it!  :)

i agree, much better! I grew up during the black hooded muscle car era, but any of the newer car styles with a black hood looks like a replacement that has not been painted to match.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: Woofster on March 12, 2009, 10:45:45 PM


closer to body color...?

Much better!  If I had money to burn I would consider it!  :)

i agree, much better! I grew up during the black hooded muscle car era, but any of the newer car styles with a black hood looks like a replacement that has not been painted to match.

My friend owned a 1971 Challenger T/A with the black hood.  It looked great but, as you stated, nowadays it looks like a replacement part that hasn't been painted!  :P


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: AZkansei on March 13, 2009, 12:10:52 AM
I love me some painted CF hood goodness (like this one on my other car: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3194/3076264392_6e9571a21a_b.jpg), but on the MX-5 there's no weight savings advantage so this hood really needs to look awesome and perform to be worth spending any $$ on. Smoothing out a CF hood so that you can't tell it's CF once painted is a PITA


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: leatherface24 on March 14, 2009, 05:30:17 AM
AAAANNNNND my photoshop on what this should look like on my car:
 :mrgreen:

(http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l112/leatherface24/Scoote.jpg)


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: DeuceR on March 14, 2009, 01:50:54 PM
I think it looks pretty sick...reminds me of the Nopro hood that I'm in love with...painted is the only way to go btw.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: leatherface24 on March 14, 2009, 04:23:45 PM
yeah ive never really been a fan of different colored body parts


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: mark13 on March 14, 2009, 07:46:47 PM
WOW you guys are great with photoshop  :mrgreen:

Now that the guy has raised the number of hoods he needs to complete the order from 10 to 40 he should also extend the deadline date ..This will certainly backfire on him if he tries another making molds based on pre orders and then raising the orders needed by 400%..


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: NastyNate on March 14, 2009, 07:48:14 PM
I knew that hood would look good but man... It just looks vicious.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: leatherface24 on March 16, 2009, 01:24:33 AM
heres another one I did

(http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l112/leatherface24/water.jpg)


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: Grip Driver on March 16, 2009, 02:02:08 AM
That last pshop makes it look awesome, hopefully this actually happens


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: nachonacholibre on March 16, 2009, 11:15:04 AM
friggin sick!!!!! I agree with diff colors not looking right...on some cars!! my DC 2 was done panda style and that looked sick. whit and black is ok for CF


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: MX-5 on March 17, 2009, 01:25:39 AM
Oh just imagine that on a BM thats all blacked out....SICK!!


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: Verwah on March 17, 2009, 02:30:03 AM
hmmm. A naked carbon fiber hood might not look too bad on a black mica.... I just love the stock MSM hood too much though. I am going to get the FM oil cooler instead.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: Woofster on March 17, 2009, 04:05:16 AM
hmmm. A naked carbon fiber hood might not look too bad on a black mica.... I just love the stock MSM hood too much though. I am going to get the FM oil cooler instead.

Smarter move!  I'll probably take a bit of flack for this but...it looks too rice for me!  That being said, glad to see anything being fabricated for our cars considering the limited number of them on the road!  :mrgreen:


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: NastyNate on March 17, 2009, 04:30:23 AM
leatherface what lip is that on your car?


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: leatherface24 on March 17, 2009, 03:21:10 PM
Thats not my car (on this page), but its a Garage Vary Lip


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: DavidHenry on March 19, 2009, 02:21:04 AM
Is there an estimated weight anywhere?


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: schmoo on March 19, 2009, 02:50:59 AM
hmmm. A naked carbon fiber hood might not look too bad on a black mica.... I just love the stock MSM hood too much though. I am going to get the FM oil cooler instead.

Smarter move!  I'll probably take a bit of flack for this but...it looks too rice for me!  That being said, glad to see anything being fabricated for our cars considering the limited number of them on the road!  :mrgreen:

I always seem to agree with woofster.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: ArtinNC on March 19, 2009, 10:31:35 AM
I don't think it looks to bad painted. Is there enough room under the hood for that big of vents?? Most exotic car have big vents and no one says that they look ricey.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: leatherface24 on March 19, 2009, 05:10:50 PM
well it looks like these are 90% sure to happen according to Russ from Chaser thumup


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: JoeMazda585 on March 19, 2009, 05:22:55 PM
I don't think it looks to bad painted. Is there enough room under the hood for that big of vents?? Most exotic car have big vents and no one says that they look ricey.

Even though the photoshopped pics show it flush mounted, i believe the description was that it would have a bulge/rise to fit the depth of the louvres. I think the bulge would add to the "riceyness" of it i.m.o.

Still considering the purchase though...


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: AZkansei on March 19, 2009, 11:18:31 PM
i believe the description was that it would have a bulge/rise to fit the depth of the louvres. I think the bulge would add to the "riceyness" of it i.m.o.

:'( count me out if it bulges up to fit the louvres, I can't fathom a way that it would look good like that. I figured that since it's a scoote replica, it would look a lot like the real scoote hood for the FD..

something like this:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3435/3365244419_eb49d223d6_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: NastyNate on March 19, 2009, 11:23:50 PM
I think that hood is perfect. A lot of function with somee added aggressivness to the front. call it "rice" if you want. To me the Simpson hood is more that. A cowl induction hood, a domestic thing, on a japanese hood?? no thanks. nevermind it's about twice as much.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: AZkansei on March 23, 2009, 05:03:59 PM
There's no proof at all that there's added function. Just because one RX-7 race car at some point ran a similar hood doesn't mean it's functional. I know plenty of race teams that tack on all sorts of aero pieces without any testing.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: NastyNate on March 23, 2009, 05:34:21 PM
how could it not be functional? big vents that allow heat to escap. seems functional to me. :mrgreen:


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: leatherface24 on March 23, 2009, 05:47:57 PM
all i know is if this doesnt go through, im making my own


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: JoeMazda585 on March 23, 2009, 05:51:31 PM
I am interested in the functionality more than the aesthetics, but that doesn't look too bad..

Does anyone know how such a hood works with the rain?  my car is a daily driver and I have no choice in whether or not it gets rained on while away from the house.

The only other trouble is that it would seem that heat extracted from the hood would then come over the windscreen and into the cabin when the roof is down..

I am fighting bad underhood temps during summers here in Texas, (for example: my accessory belts get overheated and don't last more than a year, my alternator overheated, not to mention how bad the car retards itself) maybe this could help..

I'm in San Antonio and have no clue what this rain stuff is.  :P
I had an Eclipse that I had a vented Evo style hood on it. No rain thingy but I had no issues at all.

Leatherface24, thats a sharp looking hood. Do you have a picture of what it looks like installed on an NB?

They won't. This is the first time they are making the hood.

FYI, they are going to keep the power bulge.


Yup, keeping the bulge. :sad1:


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: leatherface24 on March 23, 2009, 08:28:04 PM
well now theres 10 on the GB


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: AZkansei on March 23, 2009, 09:47:58 PM
how could it not be functional? big vents that allow heat to escap. seems functional to me. :mrgreen:

Sure they allow heat to escape when the car isn't moving, who knows what they might do when the car is moving. You'd have to scientifically test it.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: leatherface24 on March 25, 2009, 07:27:00 PM
http://clubroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=320220

THE HOODS ARE GOING TO BE MADE!!!!! WHOOO HOOOOO


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: NastyNate on March 27, 2009, 07:39:36 PM
Sent my $10 in today.  :mrgreen:


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: leatherface24 on March 27, 2009, 08:17:31 PM
Thats 11. 200 bucks for a vented hood for our cars is truly a badass deal


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: DavidHenry on March 28, 2009, 03:15:43 AM
Anyone know what the estimated weights of these things will be?


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: NastyNate on March 28, 2009, 04:08:21 AM
Anyone know what the estimated weights of these things will be?

Probably a bit heavier. But I think the look and cooling definately offsets the small amount of weight gain.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: schmoo on March 31, 2009, 02:29:47 AM
Thats 11. 200 bucks for a vented hood for our cars is truly a badass deal

CF vented hood for $200? I haven't been paying attention. What am I missing?


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: Woofster on March 31, 2009, 04:17:58 AM
Thats 11. 200 bucks for a vented hood for our cars is truly a badass deal

CF vented hood for $200? I haven't been paying attention. What am I missing?

$200 for fiberglass/$300 for CF! :)


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: DeuceR on April 02, 2009, 07:36:34 PM
Quote
how could it not be functional? big vents that allow heat to escap. seems functional to me. afro

I agree that it will extract some heat, but one way it could be better would be to have an additional inlet in the center/front of the hood like the FM Track Dog and Nopro hoods do.  This helps force the air out the top.  Both the corvette and viper hoods feature a functional inlet like this as well.  Of course, something like this could be added to this hood after the fact too.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: marc_bachand on August 18, 2009, 09:54:37 AM
did you get your hood, if so do you like the hoods


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: QQQQ on August 18, 2009, 10:45:43 AM
My extractor hood should be here any day..(http://racinglifestyle.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/nbhood02.jpg)


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: schmoo on August 18, 2009, 03:54:29 PM
QQQQ,

If you throw that hood on, won't you want the belly pan back to maximize flow through the hood venting?

Also, is that the hood from the group buy or something else? It looks much simpler and cleaner.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: QQQQ on August 18, 2009, 05:23:59 PM
This is one of the Racing Lifestyles new extractor hoods. I am patiently awaiting one of the first fiberglass ones.No,the underbelly pan does not have to go back on for this unit to work. I have one similar on my Focus,and can attest to the hoods ability to "lift" air out from the engine compartment by the venturi effect. It worked so well on the Focus I went looking for one for the MSM. FM is working on one for the NA..but Racing Lifestyles had one in the mold stage for the NB!.They are shipping now and I can't wait to get mine!  I will be painting it VR to match my car. I really don't care for the look of the Chaser Aero.... :P


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: Woofster on August 18, 2009, 05:36:14 PM
This is one of the Racing Lifestyles new extractor hoods. I am patiently awaiting one of the first fiberglass ones.No,the underbelly pan does not have to go back on for this unit to work. I have one similar on my Focus,and can attest to the hoods ability to "lift" air out from the engine compartment by the venturi effect. It worked so well on the Focus I went looking for one for the MSM. FM is working on one for the NA..but Racing Lifestyles had one in the mold stage for the NB!.They are shipping now and I can't wait to get mine!  I will be painting it VR to match my car. I really don't care for the look of the Chaser Aero.... :P

I actually think that hood looks pretty good!  I went to the site and, although a bit expensive, at $375 it might be worth it if it works!  Nothing mentioned about the weight or how it attaches?  Let us know some of the details and if it is efficient I may consider purchasing.  I'd paint it Ti of course and at the same time do my somewhat pitted bumper!  :mrgreen:


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: overkill on August 18, 2009, 05:37:59 PM
Does anyone know how such a hood works with the rain?  my car is a daily driver and I have no choice in whether or not it gets rained on while away from the house.

I'm curious about this too, although moreso for washing the car than for rain.  Seems a lot of water is going to dump in on the engine.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: QQQQ on August 18, 2009, 05:44:00 PM
It looks like any water that does enter the scoops would fall just foreward of the engine,where the gap is between motor and radiator. Since I don't store my cars outside,I don't think about rain much in such instances.. 8)  Wash my car? I did that once...


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: schmoo on August 18, 2009, 07:02:55 PM
definitely keep us informed. I, like you, didn't like the chaser unit, but at $375, this might be interesting.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: NastyNate on August 18, 2009, 11:15:03 PM
I like the racing lifestyle but not for my car. It just looks too much like an aftermarket hood. Now if that same hood looked exactly stock with just the vent and nothing raised in front I'd be all over it.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: marc_bachand on August 19, 2009, 12:04:46 AM
QQQQ let my know the condition of the hood if the workmanship is good i will buy 1 and for the rain i used to have i 1990 celica gt-4 (http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.thejapanpower.com/Fiches/TOYOTA/images/CelicaCS/celica_cs_face_avant.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.thejapanpower.com/Fiches/TOYOTA/fichesCelicaCS.html&h=307&w=400&sz=18&tbnid=ls9PwUcr-RZmMM:&tbnh=95&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcelica%2Bturbo&hl=fr&usg=__NAGwni0QOOM0CmqVT9LMTwjCyuk=&ei=RUCLSs7fJoesMO_L-MUP&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=1&ct=image )             whit that kind of opening and NEVE had problem 


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: nachonacholibre on August 19, 2009, 03:27:22 AM
Driving in the rain doesn't look like it would be a problem. Its the being parked part that has me worried. Is there any chance of hydrolocking the motor?


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: marc_bachand on August 19, 2009, 05:59:04 AM
here are picture of my cousin celica s and he did not have Anny problems what so ever ( http://www.cardomain.com/ride/218779 )


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: NastyNate on August 20, 2009, 10:44:30 PM
Driving in the rain doesn't look like it would be a problem. Its the being parked part that has me worried. Is there any chance of hydrolocking the motor?

Unless your intakes is right under that vent I highly doubt. I had an Evo style hood on my old eclipse and ever had a problem. Even was in North Carolina at the where it rained constantly.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: QQQQ on September 17, 2009, 01:24:01 AM
Well,folks,still no hood,and no word from "Racing Lifestyles" on the NB hood. No contact either. I started a chargeback on my CC. :P


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: dela on May 16, 2010, 05:11:06 PM
Well,folks,still no hood,and no word from "Racing Lifestyles" on the NB hood. No contact either. I started a chargeback on my CC. :P

How did that turn out?  Did Racing Lifestyles come through?

I'm thinking about an extractor hood (primarily for track use), and the pickings seem pretty thin for an NB.

Thanks.




Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: Prequel2theSequel on October 14, 2010, 02:05:54 PM
Bringing up a dead thread, but what fitment issues did the scoote hood have with the MSMs. What exactly was the trimming process needed.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: Verwah on October 14, 2010, 02:22:55 PM
The tower brace was the main interference. The deep vents required a different skeleton on the underside of the hood.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: The_Guff on October 14, 2010, 02:23:40 PM
Under bracing had to be trimmed for the strut bar and the U-hook hole had to be dremeld out to lock shut. Quality of the fiberglass wasn't very good either, few people I know that do paint said it would need a lot of prep work to be ready for paint.


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: dvdreith on October 14, 2010, 04:30:07 PM
Gomiata.com has them for sale now and the fiberglass is the cheepest! the other two are pricy but they are carbon kevlar and carbon fiber, both carbon hoods are the same price!


Title: Re: Chaser Aero vented hood Group guy
Post by: Prequel2theSequel on October 14, 2010, 06:53:28 PM
Just to let you guys know, Chaser does pretty good sales from their facebook. Recently they have had sales with no shipping costs, and right now they are doing an inventory blowout sale. (not sure what is included with inventory). But I'm seeing if I can take my MSM there and get the scoote hoods fixed to fit our cars.

(Told him I would buy a discounted one only if they were paint ready)

Here's their profile in case you want to check it out.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000798495408