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Old 08-15-2014, 02:55 PM   #41
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^ I'm cracking up and I'm not even sure what I'm looking at, or if I should be looking
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:37 PM   #43
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Hey Ryan I got a few questions. It doesn't matter to me but we're the testing done with ...

Oem lower air director/undertray... On or off.

Radiator cooler plate Oem or aftermarket or none.

Cowl block (dead spot around the firewall) off aftermarket or Oem open.

I don't know if it's too late but just wondering if it really matter with or without.
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We did most of the testing on a mostly stock car, this way it's not a matter of the test data only being relevant to a car with other drastic changes:

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Hey Ryan I got a few questions. It doesn't matter to me but we're the testing done with ...

Oem lower air director/undertray... On or off.

On. This is an important part of the cooling system. Modified cars that have had this removed, like my time attack car, should have an aftermarket or custom undertray/splitter that replaces this.

Radiator cooler plate Oem or aftermarket or none.

The effects of the vent remain the same with or without this - but in terms of making the radiator work efficiently, this part is very important, especially with hood vents - without this area blocked off, vents up top will encourage air to bypass the radiator by going up and over the top of it. This problem is exaggerated by many of the other vent options out there which place the vent a little too far forward (ahead of the radiator), but it is still important to block this off in any case.

Cowl block (dead spot around the firewall) off aftermarket or Oem open.

Testing was done with stock configuration

I don't know if it's too late but just wondering if it really matter with or without.
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Payment sent for full nb set
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Irritated that I missed the early group buy. Sign me up for round 2, full NB set.
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We did most of the testing on a mostly stock car, this way it's not a matter of the test data only being relevant to a car with other drastic changes:
i got a question, what tool did you use to measure the pressure??
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- Dwyer magnehelic gauges for pressure
- Turbo Kitten approved yarn for airflow
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Well this sucks. Was really hoping to have something before [email protected] to keep coolant temps under control. TSE rad and full ducting isn't enough. Guess I'll be buying a reroute kit instead.

Really sucks that those of us who expressed interest long before there was talk of an actual product missed out because our schedules meant we missed out on the group buy.
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Well this sucks. Was really hoping to have something before [email protected] to keep coolant temps under control. TSE rad and full ducting isn't enough. Guess I'll be buying a reroute kit instead.

Really sucks that those of us who expressed interest long before there was talk of an actual product missed out because our schedules meant we missed out on the group buy.
This isn't going to be the last time they will be available, once we get this initial batch out we are going to get production sorted out.
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Thanks Ryan.
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Well this sucks. Was really hoping to have something before [email protected] to keep coolant temps under control. TSE rad and full ducting isn't enough. Guess I'll be buying a reroute kit instead.

Really sucks that those of us who expressed interest long before there was talk of an actual product missed out because our schedules meant we missed out on the group buy.
I hear you, but it would also suck for me to take on a million orders at once and take months to deliver to anybody.

We could do another group buy with a staggered ship date to follow the first batch but I have my reservations about this. If we focused our energy on getting full production going on this instead of multiple group buys, we'll probably have them available in a larger quantity and at a steadier rate sooner. And then we're talking about something that is in stock - you order and it ships, and we all like that more than group buys anyways. So bear with us

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Waiting for them to be ready available! Great product Ryan !
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Id like to get in on either the next group by or order up a set for an NB!!!
Let us know when your ready to go into full production. These rock!
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Well **** I'm in for the late party, sign me up for group buy #2!
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I added louvers to my car (similar to just your side louvers). I used a grinding wheel to do it. What did you use? Just curious if there is a better way.
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Who are you talking to? The Pass? They're water-jet cut. The better way to do it is to wait until he makes a new batch and send him some money.
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I added louvers to my car (similar to just your side louvers). I used a grinding wheel to do it. What did you use? Just curious if there is a better way.
I'm guessing you're talking about the best way to cleanly cut the hood and not to actually make the louvers themselves? If so I would be interested in this as well.
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I'm guessing you're talking about the best way to cleanly cut the hood and not to actually make the louvers themselves? If so I would be interested in this as well.
This^

My louvers are installed. Just want to see if the Pass can give some info on how he did it. My way worked and was fast, but corners are tough. My louvers are on top of the hood so the corners are hidden. If mounted underneath you'll want better corners than I have! HAHA
Maybe a jig saw with a super fine blade.
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I use a hole saw for the corners on S2000 hood vents like this. Then connect the holes with a cutoff wheel and clean the edges up with a file. The aluminum packs up cutoff wheels and files, so you have to take your time, but the end product looks nice.
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