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Old 01-14-2008, 08:30 PM   #21
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so autokonexion probably bought their mold and is now making the hoods himself and selling as his design only with gills, wow
That's an accusation if I ever saw one. Loki, your reading comprehension skills are on par with Magna's typing skills.
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1. I've heard the Erebuni hoods fit like total ****
2. His hoods look like they could be OEM
3. This is the only vented hood whose design I think looks even halfway decent
4. It's hella JDM.

i agree on all four points.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:26 PM   #23
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That's an accusation if I ever saw one. Loki, your reading comprehension skills are on par with Magna's typing skills.
Apparently you don't know the definition of accusation...

Get a dictionary and stop being so ******* ignorant.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:59 PM   #24
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I will have the NB model on there no gills style as soon as its out.
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I like the gills and have one on order.
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I like the gills and have one on order.
What was your shipping quote? And where to?
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:35 AM   #27
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So is the consensus that no gills is the way to go? I am interested in maximum extraction for the track. Would the effects of reversion through the gills be that significant? I do spend alot of time in city traffic, and I'd hate to have the kind of heat damage Autokonexion was trying to mitigate with the gills.

Would adhesive reflective heat shielding applied to the underside of the hood be enough to protect a hood without gills?
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:09 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by whaaamx5
so autokonexion probably bought their mold and is now making the hoods himself and selling as his design only with gills, wow

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That's an accusation if I ever saw one. Loki, your reading comprehension skills are on par with Magna's typing skills.
i thought the words PROBABLY and WOW would have given away the sarcasm chief, but i guess not...
but in a way i have to say that i wasnt far off, according to rotornut, and the thread on crnet, he did use an existing (most likely erebuni) hood to make his hood
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Just to relay information because I've been keeping up with the hood project. He actually took a carbon fiber extraction hood that was messed up when the car was wrecked, cut the extraction part out, molded it to the stock hood, and then molded the gills in. Then he had the hoods molded from that. But alot of people have been asking for the hood without the gills.


The price is actually $320 for fiberglass and $420 for CF, plus shipping, which is where the price can go up.

The fit is actually really good according to a couple of people that bought one and relayed feedback. The main extraction vent is far enough back to fit thick radiators, but far enough forward to cover the front of the engine, unlike 1.8s using an Erebuni hood.
so accusation or not, who gives a ****, i give the guy props for even trying to persuade us to buy his ****
i have no doubt that his quality can be higher than erebunis, they made their **** years ago, he is making it just now, so im sure he can learn from their mistakes, and their original design, which he DID!!! so its no longer an accusation, its a fact, it is erebunis design, literally copied, but who cares right...the consumer is the one who wins when more product is introduced into the marlet, and we are the consumer
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My hood arrived in the mail last night. Looks good so far. I got the one with the gills and also got the trunk spoiler at the old GB price just because I asked. Cost me about $520 for both including shipping. Not bad for the both of them.
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My hood arrived in the mail last night. Looks good so far. I got the one with the gills and also got the trunk spoiler at the old GB price just because I asked. Cost me about $520 for both including shipping. Not bad for the both of them.
Dude, I want your help to do a simple tuft test on the gills!

Mount the hood and tie several pieces of yarn or kite string on the gill slits and cruise around at different speeds. Note when the gills start make the shift from air flow out (extraction) to air flow in (reversion).

Don't just do it for me, do it the good of the whole miata world!
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hell i have a magnehelic gauge he can use for testing.
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so autokonexion probably bought their mold and is now making the hoods himself and selling as his design only with gills, wow



i thought the words PROBABLY and WOW would have given away the sarcasm chief, but i guess not...
I missed the sarcasm there. No worries, bud. I don't doubt that he used the Erebuni mold, or at least something very similar, but the fact that his **** fits and the Erebuni **** doesn't is to him.
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yeah agreed, looking closer at the pics, looks like he used the erebuni vent and moved it a little further forward to clear the motor on the 1.8's which is something erebuni didnt do
when i was ordering my hood (like 4 years ago) they said it was for all NA's, once i got it and installed it and it didnt fit i called them to see what was going on since the hood didnt close, they asked me if i had the 1.8 and once i told them yes they were like, 'og, you gotta trim the hood a little' a little my ***, lol
so they were aware of the problem at least 4 years ago and did nothing to fix it so autokonexion does get the thumbs up from me
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I just went to his website. There is a gallery with pics of his cars but no picks or links in the product section. the rest of the site seems like effort was put into it, so what gives?

wtf is wrong with all the people making websites these days. finish the ******* websites people
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Dude, I want your help to do a simple tuft test on the gills!

Mount the hood and tie several pieces of yarn or kite string on the gill slits and cruise around at different speeds. Note when the gills start make the shift from air flow out (extraction) to air flow in (reversion).

Don't just do it for me, do it the good of the whole miata world!
Holy crap! Another OP KS Person?! Sweet...


+1 on the yarn or string....
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What was your shipping quote? And where to?
total cost was $442 to minneapolis with expedited shipping.
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For carbon or fiberglass?
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For carbon or fiberglass?
Fiberglass. And don't respond if yours was cheaper, cuz that is what I paid an I don't want to be pissed.
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wtf is wrong with all the people making websites these days. finish the ******* websites people
Having been in IT for 25 years and leading projects for the last 15, I would word it differently (because of ******** execs) but your comment is spot on.

A website is like your resume, it is the first view into what you are, make it goddamn good.
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LOL, I wasn't even aware that Andrew posted this thread over here and Ben gets his panties yanked up his crack and says "Don't be a retarded ******* schill"

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Zander \Zan"der\, n. [Cf. D. zand sand.] (Zo["o]l.) A European pike perch (Stizostedion lucioperca) allied to the wall-eye; -- called also sandari, sander, sannat, schill, and zant.

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