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Old 08-15-2014, 03:44 AM   #1
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Default Singular Motorsports NA & NB Hood Louvers GROUP BUY

Singular Motorsports Hood Louvers for NA & NB

GROUP BUY IS SOLD OUT

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This is only the beginning. Group buy was to confirm that the interest was there. The plan was and is to do full production of these given that the group buy proved the demand was there. Thank you to everyone for your support!

We're going to focus first and foremost on delivering to those on the group buy, but hot on the heels of that we'll be working out the details for full production so that everyone can partake in proper hood venting glory.
Key Features:
  • Reduces under-hood pressure by 50%
  • Specifically designed for the NA & NB Miata hood
  • Retains hood rigidity and the use of the stock hood latch
  • Increases engine cooling capability
  • Decreases lift on the front of the car
  • Backed by data - developed through pressure and flow testing
  • Outperforms every hood vent option tested (by a lot)
  • Designed and produced in the USA

What you get:
  • Precision waterjet aluminum louvers
  • Removeable gurney flaps (can swap them on/off at the track)
  • Stainless steel mounting hardware
  • Rubber trim to cover the cut edge for a clean look
  • Vinyl cut template (in MiataTurbo limited edition hot pink)

Group Buy Details:

Group Buy Price:
$109 for the two sides OR $139 for the full set of 3

Shipping: $15-$20 depending on location. Shipping can be combined for multiple sets. Pick-up in San Diego, CA is available.

A deposit is required to secure your spot on the list and the remaining total is due when the group buy closes.

Deposits are:
$50 for the sides only
$70 for the full set

Paypal is [email protected] - please include your forum name and specify NA or NB with the deposit.

Minimum for the group buy is 5 sets
Maximum for the group buy is 15 sets

The group buy will close on August 28th or when we hit the maximum, whichever comes first.

It is unlikely that these louvers will be available in the future at this price.

What is it?

Why you should vent your hood needs little explanation - it’s well documented in the Miata community that it’s a key element to improving the cooling system. Reducing the pressure behind the radiator creates a larger differential between the front and rear of the radiator. The larger the differential, the greater the airflow. Reducing underhood pressure also cuts down on lift under the front of the car - thus improving downforce.

The problem is we didn’t have any really good vent options available. There are very few aftermarket hoods and most of them weigh more than the stock hood. We’ve all seen the DIY vent options out there, including grafting on vents from other cars. Most of these are less than ideal and run into problems as they aren’t intended for our hoods.

We got out the pressure gauges and turbo kitten approved yarn and started testing. We began by investigating the pressure and airflow of the stock hood and then tested a number of existing venting options that we had access to. We used the best performing hood vent we found (Garage Vary) as our benchmark and set out to beat it with a new design from the ground up. The Garage Vary hood reduced under-hood pressure by 31%.

We started with a general design based around what should work well, then tweaked and tested until we arrived at the final version. The result is a louver system including gurney flaps that reduces the pressure under the hood by a staggering 50%, fits NA and NB hoods with placement tailored to each model, works in the lightweight factory aluminum hood to minimize cost and you don’t have to deal with poor fitment of aftermarket hoods, and doesn’t sacrifice hood rigidity so that even the stock hood latch can still be used.

String testing of the unpainted prototype of the final version:



This is a DIY part. That said, we’ve thought about ease of install from the beginning and you get a full vinyl cutting template specific to the NA or NB. The cut template removes all of the guesswork from your install - just stick it on and it shows you where to cut. Also included is rubber trim that fits around the circumference of the holes, making it easy to achieve a clean and finished look.

The louvers ship flat (unbent), you bend the fins when you receive them, and you finish them to your preference. Powdercoat will have great longevity, but even simple rustoleum flat black looks fantastic. Another great tip is to go down to your local NAPA and they can paint match to your car’s color in a spray can for under $10.

Timeline:

We are going to be conservative and expect to start shipping 2 weeks after group buy closes. [email protected] is right in the middle there. These will ship out in the order of who got on the list first.

Feel free to share this on other forums or with friends who may be interested!

Sean will be keeping track of the deposits and updating the list of those on board

Pictures...

Our louvers as you receive them:



Setting the fins into position takes only minutes with a sharp edged table:



Formed louver:



Installed in an NA hood. Because you don't have to cut fully through the main underhood brace, hood rigidity is retained:



Installed in an NB hood:



With the louvers absent, you can see the ideal placement beginning just behind the radiator, not starting forward of this point like some vents do:



The end look is very customizeable - here is one example in an MSM; louvers painted flat black, bolt heads color matched, and the edge of the holes painted instead of running the included rubber trim:





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Old 08-15-2014, 03:45 AM   #2
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Group Buy List - SOLD OUT!

1. hmongmiatanb - Full Set
2. Roda - Full Set - NA
3. BlackBandit -Full Set -
4. OG Racing - Partial Set - NB
5. rwyatt365 - Partial Set -
6. Double O 86 - Full Set - NB
7. Monk - Full Set - NA
8. williams805 - Full Set -NB
9. acedeuce802 - Full Set -NB
10. albertogti117 - Full - NA
11. Dot3 - Full Set - NA
12. vehicular - Full Set- NA
13. concealer404 - Full - NA
14. cyotani - Full - NA
15. ftjandra - Full - NB

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Sign me up for the full. Deposit coming your way.
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Thanks! NA set or NB?

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In for full set for NA. Deposit sent!

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Group Buy List.

1. hmongmiatanb - Full Set - Deposit Received
2. Blackbandit/Mini_FD - Full Set
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Put monk on the list for a full set stat! Payment incoming.
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What is the difference in efficiency between the full set and just the sides? Will you sell just the middle piece? If so I'm in for the middle louvers. Will send money when you confirm you'll sell just middle

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Can you ship to the UK for a sensible price? If so, NB2 set for me please. Will pay when you tell me how much the shipping will be.

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money sent for deposit on sides for nb
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Me, me, meeeeeee.....

I has sent money, lusting for (side) vents...NB (sorry, didn't put that in the PP message)
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Money sent! Anxiously awaiting your love and affection.
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Full set NB.
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Can we get some better pictures of them on the car?
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Full set NA, deposit sent.
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Money sent for a full set of NB!
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Payment sent on full set for NA.
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I'm in for a full set. I'll send a deposit in the next 30 minutes.
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Can we get some better pictures of them on the car?
Yes, like how much below the skin of the hood it goes. Its real close to one of my intercooler pipes that almost rub on the hood. I'm very tempted to get these for the increase in front downforce.
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