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« Reply #75 on: April 02, 2009, 07:36:34 PM »

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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.
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« Reply #76 on: August 18, 2009, 09:54:37 AM »

did you get your hood, if so do you like the hoods
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« Reply #77 on: August 18, 2009, 10:45:43 AM »

My extractor hood should be here any day..
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« Reply #78 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.
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« Reply #79 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.... Tongue
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« Reply #80 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.... Tongue

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!  afro
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« Reply #81 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.
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« Reply #82 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.. Cool  Wash my car? I did that once...
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« Reply #83 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.
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« Reply #84 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.
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« Reply #85 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 
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« Reply #86 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?
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« Reply #87 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 )
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« Reply #88 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.
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« Reply #89 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. Tongue
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