08-16-2008, 01:11 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
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Thinking about Autokonexion hood with gills
I just recently discovered this site and the Autokonexion hood and am considering purchasing one. I basically have a 92 with a FM built 1.8 running an FM2 with TDR Intercooler. Been fighting overheating at the track for years(8 to be exact) and have tried everything except a vented hood including a coolant reroute. Never really warmed up to the FM hood and have been told it is no longer available.
Dont really want to debug the overheating issues here as it has happened with various motor/turbo and IC setups and everyone I know has the same problems especially at the altitude we race at >5300ft. I am typically fine up to about 85F and then the overheating starts.
That being said, every picture I see of the Autokonexion hood makes me want it so I am ready to try it out.
A couple of questions:
Is the carbon fiber version 100% carbon fiber or just FRB with an Carbon fiber outer layer.
I hear mention of people being less than satisfied with Autokonexion, anyone care to elaborate (either in this thread or via PM).
What timeframe did it take to get your hood?, was it shipped UPS or via truck.
I have asked these same questions at Autokonexion but responses seem....kinda slow.