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Best hood for road racing?

Old 01-31-04, 05:43 PM
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Best hood for road racing?

I have a fmic and know that a hood is going to be necessary when on the road courses and what not. Does anyone have an opinion on what hood would be the best for road racing?

The hood I was looking at the most is Rotary Extreme's N1 hood.
here: http://www.rotaryextreme.com/n1.html

It has massive cooling holes that seem like they would work great. Even two little ones up at the corners toward the cabin (good placement to cool turbo).

I even got bored this morning and photoshoped it onto my car.
here: http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/n1_...&.dnm=185e.jpg

So any opinions from FD road racers would be very helpful.

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Old 01-31-04, 07:54 PM
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I have an FC, but the design looks good. I am having a MazdaSpeed reverse cowl hood cutom made for my FC. basicly anything that gets the heat out is in the right direction. I do not know if there is a downside to "too much" open area. On my FC there will bevertical returns to direcft the air flow out through the reverse cowl. I was just looking at a HyperRev magazine, and most of the road race FDs have their radiators mounted horizontally under where the radiator, and IC would ordinarily be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Basicly under the engine, with a horizontal, or front mount IC.
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