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View Poll Results: The $50 hood extractor: is it worth it?
Worth every penny. Where do I get one? 21 80.77%
Rice... but I might eat it. 3 11.54%
If you need an extractor, you've got bigger problems. 2 7.69%
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:10 AM   #121
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Rob, can you A add an option to the poll that says "Yours isn't gay, but all the others are" (I'm such a **** stirrer) and B log into your chat client once in a while :-p

Also, why was I never linked to this thread, were you afraid I'd think you were ricier than I already do? If so, don't be afraid, that's not possible Mr "I won't put the hood down and video because I don't look as cool" ;-)

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Just want to clarify the main purpose behind installing this was in preparation for eventually tracking the car
Tui, yeah right!

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Old 07-16-2008, 11:41 PM   #122
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What size rivets are you guys using on these?
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:41 AM   #123
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here is an interesting article on scoops and such and how to actually measure the effectiveness. I am not really sure that the 'before it didn't over heat, and now with the scoop, it still does not' really qualifies as empirical...

http://autospeed.com/cms/A_2159/article.html
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:14 PM   #124
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The rest of the series is worth reading too!

http://autospeed.com/cms/A_2160/article.html

http://autospeed.com/cms/A_2162/article.html

They have some other articles for other under tray and aero project too.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:48 AM   #125
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^article has been posted here before - read it and that combined with all the other reading pushed me towards an extractor.

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I am not really sure that the 'before it didn't over heat, and now with the scoop, it still does not' really qualifies as empirical...
The results are all that matters to me - it's up to everybody else to decide whether or not they want to try it. But you'd be hard pressed to find anything showing that hood extractors don't extract the heat in similar applications.
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:10 PM   #126
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anyone thought about the mini scoop to suck air in through the top of the bumper?
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:08 PM   #127
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anyone thought about the mini scoop to suck air in through the top of the bumper?

you do not read do you?


i think my extractor project gets started tomorrowz.
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:09 PM   #128
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the new mini scoop is more squared off in the front...does it look better flipped around?
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:15 PM   #129
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you do not read do you?


i think my extractor project gets started tomorrowz.
Did you start?


Someone please try a cooper scooper in the bumper.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:25 PM   #130
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the new mini scoop is more squared off in the front...does it look better flipped around?
Pretty sure it isn't functional anymore, either.
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:41 PM   #131
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anyone thought about the mini scoop to suck air in through the top of the bumper?
I have thought about these in the top of the bumper
http://www.carbontrix.com/store/inde...products_id=88
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Old 08-02-2008, 02:39 PM   #132
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Did you start?


Someone please try a cooper scooper in the bumper.
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i think my extractor project gets started tomorrowz.
lulz
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Old 08-02-2008, 02:40 PM   #133
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I have thought about these in the top of the bumper
http://www.carbontrix.com/store/inde...products_id=88
I'm using those in the side of the bumper for my oil cooler. They need to make one that shape, but 3x wider.
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Old 08-16-2008, 12:16 AM   #134
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I'm thinking about cutting a rectangle in my hood like this, then doing a scooper kind of thing half way down, behind the radiator. I will also probably have to put a little foil in front.


I asked on the solstice forum for better pics but they banned me immediately. ******* typical Solstice ------ry.
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:19 PM   #135
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you do not read do you?


i think my extractor project gets started tomorrowz.
Hey, did you ever install this extractor? Kinda curious to see how it worked out.
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Hey, did you ever install this extractor? Kinda curious to see how it worked out.

no im lazy.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:06 PM   #138
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I've got the hood off anyway, engine went back in Saturday. I also have the same CF scoop and am trying to decide how to install it. Simplest would be to just cut the hole and surface mount it with pop rivets. Don't know how great that's going to look though.
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I has an fm hood now.

my life > yours
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:53 PM   #140
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Simplest would be to just cut the hole and surface mount it with pop rivets. Don't know how great that's going to look though.
when i finally get around to it, ill be cutting the hole and sticking it up from underneath, then fiber glassing it in place. I'll use some body filler to fill in the gaps between the two on the outside, then just fill them in with a permanent marker, exactly like how I did my NACA duct.
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