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Old 12-06-2012, 01:04 PM   #81
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I think that the 2nd version looks better, but i don't see the point of the outer strip vents besides the look factor and water entering spot. The car doesn't have any heat parts beneath it. IMHO, the heat is higher on the rear of the hood.

I made some rough modifications but i think that is enough to get the idea. This vents style enhances the hood bump look by starting lining with the front of the bump and going more backwards where the heat is more severe. It frees the hot air from the most critical area with the help of the air flow that comes in from the bumper and front hood grills. The vents doesn´t look so good because it is deformed from the zooming tool.



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Old 12-06-2012, 01:22 PM   #82
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I think that the 2nd version looks better, but i don't see the point of the outer strip vents besides the look factor and water entering spot. The car doesn't have any heat parts beneath it. IMHO, the heat is higher on the rear of the hood.

I made some rough modifications but i think that is enough to get the idea. This vents style enhances the hood bump look by starting lining with the front of the bump and going more backwards where the heat is more severe. It frees the hot air from the most critical area with the help of the air flow that comes in from the bumper and front hood grills. The vents doesn´t look so good because it is deformed from the zooming tool.



Sorry for my very poor photoshop skills. I tried my best.
Thanks for your feedback and your time w/photoshop. Those changes you made do look mean. I'm wondering if others will like it due to it's more domestic look though.

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Old 12-06-2012, 05:42 PM   #83
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I think that the 2nd version looks better, but i don't see the point of the outer strip vents besides the look factor and water entering spot. The car doesn't have any heat parts beneath it. IMHO, the heat is higher on the rear of the hood.

I made some rough modifications but i think that is enough to get the idea. This vents style enhances the hood bump look by starting lining with the front of the bump and going more backwards where the heat is more severe. It frees the hot air from the most critical area with the help of the air flow that comes in from the bumper and front hood grills. The vents doesn´t look so good because it is deformed from the zooming tool.



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This gets my vote
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:24 PM   #84
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looks great...i like how the edges of where the vents start & end are radiused rather than sharp.

also love this hood made by ridox for the supra. If we could get a photoshopped pics utilizing a stock M3 hood and "powerdome" and fitting these vents on bothsides of the "powerdome," we'd have a winner:

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:25 PM   #85
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More stock power dome with the single row of vents as above would get my vote
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:26 PM   #86
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Hey Chris,

I think it is great that you are looking to add a new option to the market I like to point out a few things. You should have two main hoods.

1.aggressive ( the guys that have wide body, or alot of exterior works)

2.mild (the guys with light mods, "clean look"
(not everyone will run it for function)

**Both hoods should have vents that allow for the rain to be directed away with a detachable piece of plastic, I am pretty sure Motorsport24 makes something similar.
**Also you should offer both hood with a slightly more aggressive dome, no more aggressive than e92 m3. OR Dome delete (aka down force style which you already presented.)
**You can run Dome or dome-less based on popular demand on your 1st group buy. The track guys will go dome-less and the street guys will go dome.

Don't be afraid to make a GTR copy. It is what people like, focus your companies great resources toward a better engineering of quality; and a better angle for heat disposal, in terms of the GTR vents.

I hope you do not take this in the wrong way as I am only trying to help this product gain market demand and a product that I can buy in the future.

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Old 12-12-2012, 09:10 PM   #87
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:45 AM   #88
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Don't be afraid to make a GTR copy.
IMO, the GTR hood was designed to let the S62 breath better in the E46 engine bay. Having a S54 engine and a GTR hood would make me feel like driving a 325i with M3 badge...

Also i don't see any advantage to go from the stock aluminium hood to CF hood. The weight gains are minimal and the risk of getting a open hood at speed is much more higher. That is why you see so many CF hoods with race locks.

Maybe HPF should consider to deliver the CF hoods with race locks included.

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Old 12-13-2012, 01:34 PM   #89
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:25 PM   #90
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IMO, the GTR hood was designed to let the S62 breath better in the E46 engine bay. Having a S54 engine and a GTR hood would make me feel like driving a 325i with M3 badge...
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But don't forget a GTR hood vents sit on top of stock airbox the same way that a gtr hood sits on top of S62 airbox. and Off-course the passenger side vent is just as beneficial since that's the hotter side of the engine bay.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:13 AM   #91
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The vents on the GTR extracted hot air from the radiator via sealed carbon ducting, they weren't really intake related.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:27 PM   #92
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just paint a birds body on the buldge and wala...
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:23 PM   #93
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LOL epic
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:06 AM   #94
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this thing sits under the gtr hood not a s62
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:27 AM   #95
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IMO, the GTR hood was designed to let the S62 breath better in the E46 engine bay. Having a S54 engine and a GTR hood would make me feel like driving a 325i with M3 badge...
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The vents on the GTR extracted hot air from the radiator via sealed carbon ducting, they weren't really intake related.
Correct, the vents connected to sealed ducts that took air from the oil and water heat exchangers; nothing to do with intake, which ran between the two ducts to two required inlet restrictors, right behind the kidney grills.

Also, the engine was a P60B40, not an S62B50.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:38 PM   #96
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just paint a birds body on the buldge and wala...
The shaker hood is epic. Plus its the actual intake for carbed 6.6 pontiac 400s and olds 403s.
PS: trans ams were doing vented hoods and fender vents in the 70s.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:06 AM   #97
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I think that the 2nd version looks better, but i don't see the point of the outer strip vents besides the look factor and water entering spot. The car doesn't have any heat parts beneath it. IMHO, the heat is higher on the rear of the hood.

I made some rough modifications but i think that is enough to get the idea. This vents style enhances the hood bump look by starting lining with the front of the bump and going more backwards where the heat is more severe. It frees the hot air from the most critical area with the help of the air flow that comes in from the bumper and front hood grills. The vents doesn´t look so good because it is deformed from the zooming tool.



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I like this design but with shorter vents maybe something similar to the ASUKA vents. And the aggressive bulge has my vote as well.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:57 PM   #98
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Can we see it mocked up on the car from the front and sides?
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Just think of all the sunglare you're gonna get off that god forsaken bulge...have fun with that. ^ GTR hood looks far better
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