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Old 4th August 2010, 11:16   #201
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1) Russap5 (2/3)
2) firehire (2/3)
3) jimmythefish (2/3)
4) ATLZHP6M (2) FRP with CF vents.
5)

We will be getting the OEM hood we are going to use for the plug to the mold next week hopefully. One more person to choose 2/3 would make this hood.

Atlzhp6m Im not sure we will be able to do FG. The price should be pretty decent for just CF. Im guessing everyone else is shooting for CF

I would also like to mention that we only use a resin that is made and patented by only one company in the world. It is not only completely UV resistant but it will with-stand temperatures of up to 400 degrees. This means it will not yellow. The hood as well as most of our products are produced under vacuum, so the part will be as strong and light as possible. We also compensate for shrinkage on our plugs so that the mold doesn't make a part(hood) that is smaller than OEM. Which in turn will have OEM like fitment.

Most lower quality hoods have gaps because they don't compensate for the shrinkage involved in the composite product making process. Mostly all resins in the composite have a tenancy to shrink a little bit after it cures. So if you make a copy of a OEM hood say and that composite mold will shrink just little bit after its done. Then when you make a composite part in that slightly shrunken mold(where talking like a 10th on an inch) it will shrink also on top of that, which is why the gaps at so large on cheap products. Simple lack of expertise.

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Old 4th August 2010, 18:28   #202
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Chris,

Can you describe a little bit about how you would produce the vents? How we should expect them to look? Are they produced separately and then somehow added to the hood? Will they look essentially just like the Vorsteiner vents (not in overall shape but in the style of the slats)?

I would probably want some CF vent covers if you decide to make them and offer them in addition to the hood. Only for that super rainy day or if my car was for God's sake ever parked outside for an extended period of time.

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would you guys consider making a Hood with just the power dome if you get enough people?

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Old 4th August 2010, 19:10   #204
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I agree with just the powerdome, looks the best, nice and subtle.
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Chris,

Can you describe a little bit about how you would produce the vents? How we should expect them to look? Are they produced separately and then somehow added to the hood? Will they look essentially just like the Vorsteiner vents (not in overall shape but in the style of the slats)?

I would probably want some CF vent covers if you decide to make them and offer them in addition to the hood. Only for that super rainy day or if my car was for God's sake ever parked outside for an extended period of time.

Thanks,
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Drew,

Thats a great question. We disgust about making some carbon fiber tunneling on the inside of the hood that will not only channel the air to the 2 intakes behind the headlights but also having a rain water/wash water run off. A water catch so to speak, that basically is a little wall that will have space above it so that the high flowing air can pass over the top of it while the heavier water coming in the tunneling will be caught by the wall and be redirected somewhere safe in the motor compartment. We also discovered that this type of system would be about an inch to and inch and a half think and would not have any clearance issues with the plenum cover and long as the vents were on the sides like in the renderings.

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Chris,

would you guys consider making a Hood with just the power dome if you get enough people?

Fernando
Right now we have 4 people who want vents(2/3). They I believe after they see the mock-up(plug) are all paying up front because its the only way we can start a project this big. When the fifth person steps in its done. We almost have our OEM hood to start the mock-up so things are progress indefinitely.

You have to understand that 5 people would have to step up and agree to the same thing to get just a power dome. If the two of you can do that also then you guys would just need 3 others. I believe there were a couple other people then ourselves that wanted that in the beginning so if you look through the thread you could ask them and maybe we could do both designs.

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Drew,

Thats a great question. We disgust about making some carbon fiber tunneling on the inside of the hood that will not only channel the air to the 2 intakes behind the headlights but also having a rain water/wash water run off. A water catch so to speak, that basically is a little wall that will have space above it so that the high flowing air can pass over the top of it while the heavier water coming in the tunneling will be caught by the wall and be redirected somewhere safe in the motor compartment. We also discovered that this type of system would be about an inch to and inch and a half think and would not have any clearance issues with the plenum cover and long as the vents were on the sides like in the renderings.
I don't want any tunneling to air intakes. I want my vents to be vents, not intakes. I thought we dealt with this issue earlier in the thread. Let's keep the hood simple like all the other examples on the market and just have vents.
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I don't want any tunneling to air intakes. I want my vents to be vents, not intakes. I thought we dealt with this issue earlier in the thread. Let's keep the hood simple like all the other examples on the market and just have vents.

Is he talking about the air or tunneling the water from rain?
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You have to understand that 5 people would have to step up and agree to the same thing to get just a power dome. If the two of you can do that also then you guys would just need 3 others. I believe there were a couple other people then ourselves that wanted that in the beginning so if you look through the thread you could ask them and maybe we could do both designs.

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I think there more than enough people that just want the power dome, I think is all about knowing how much it will cost inCF or FG.

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I don't want any tunneling to air intakes. I want my vents to be vents, not intakes. I thought we dealt with this issue earlier in the thread. Let's keep the hood simple like all the other examples on the market and just have vents.
Channeling the rain water or wash water makes it to where you don't have to touch or do anything and keeps the cost lower because we don't have make another plug and mold for a smaller part.

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Man that AW beast with the custom hood is absolutely gorgeous. It mystifies me to no end why BMW didn't incorporate that into our hoods. I mean cmon, at least give it to us 2003 models
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