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Old 05-11-2015, 10:26 PM   #1
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Default Singular Motorsports NC (and NB?) Hood Louvers!

Same unparalleled performance as our NA/NB louver kits, tailored for the NC. If you have an NC, you want these.

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Singular Motorsports NC Hood Louvers

The highlights:

- Reduces under-hood pressure by 50%
- Retains hood rigidity and the use of the stock hood latch
- Increases engine cooling capabilities
- Decreases lift on the front of the car
- Backed by data: developed through pressure and flow testing
- Designed and produced in the USA

Your kit includes:

- 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
- Chassis specific vinyl cut template
- Detailed installation guide

In Brian Good-Win's supercharged XP autox car:

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We use the same louvers with a different chassis-specific template for the RX-8:

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For an alternative to our standard NA/NB louvers, some have fitted the NC louvers in their NBs. Here's Johnny C's V8 car with the louvers in bare aluminum:

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We partnered with Danny George to help his 700-something horsepower beast stay cool. Same NC louvers:

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Another good shot came in of Danny at Road Atlanta this past weekend for Global Time Attack. Is the car on the ridiculous side of things? Yep. But Danny is all about just living it up, chasing dreams, and never taking things too seriously, and we fully support that.

Plus, his V8 needed all the help it could get to stay cool and that's why he came to us

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Report just came in from Danny George Racing:
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#hoodvents worked killer out in that hot n humid #roadatlanta @globaltimeattack event. Temps never went over 190!!! Thank you @singularmotorsports
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that nb looks nuts. I must read the build thread. is there one?
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Thats danny george, miata dorifto king.
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Just looked him up. Yeah, dor!fto. Nvm I don't wanna know
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Looks like the car doubles as a GTA car though. Or its a second car.
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Danny previously competed in Formula Drift - his operation is far from the 'zip-tied together, can't scrape up enough change to buy tires, thinks primer is a paint color' amateur drift stereotype

Car was just converted over for time attack, using the same big V8 as they had for FD but with a completely new/undeveloped suspension and aero package in time for Road Atlanta, and they placed 3rd. I see good things in their future in time attack.

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...and just like that I'm interested again

Sorry for off topic, and free bumps for your awesome product
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For an alternative to our standard NA/NB louvers, some have fitted the NC louvers in their NBs
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- BITCHIN'

The NC louvres look better on the NB than the NA/NB louvres IMO, they preserve the "hump" and look to curve around it naturally.

Can you please post a picture of the underside of an NA/NB bonnet/hood with these installed, I'd like to see how much underside bracing needs to be cut?

I assume it will be very similar to FrankB's NB with the NA/NB louvre cuts but could be moved a tad forward:
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Ryan, have you done testing with the NC louvers on an NB?

I have a set of NB's yet to be installed but those NC look really good!
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We haven't done any specific testing with the NC louvers in the NB, but placement is very good and we've applied all the same features in fin design, gurney flap, etc. so I expect very good performance.

I'll ping Johnny C to see if he can provide an under-side pic.

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Have you considered some kind of cover/plug for street/track cars (outside of your desert down there) I've been trying to come up with a good way to do it and I can't come up with anything except a whole replacement louver that doesn't have actual holes.
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Well the NA/NB louvers on that chassis and the NC louvers on the NC (I can't speak for the NC louvers on an NB) were designed/placed to not drip water onto anything in the engine bay that would be upset about it.

However, it is on the drawing board to take a look at options on that subject as we have a project coming up on a 2012 Camaro with a specific request for some type of rain blocker. Nothing on that subject yet though.

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With the amount of rain we get up here its not just drips but it goes everywhere. Stuff like my turbo and EBC solenoid are under there. Its on my drawing board too and this is the closest thing I've found that I would consider acceptable.

How-To: Build Your Own RS Style Hood Vents

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Most turbos I've seen on BPs sit further back than any of our hood louvers.
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Hmmm, I'll look again.
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My ARTech EFR setup puts the turbo right under the louver. This is of course while I have a spare hood. Name:  20150513_190450_zpsqjqiaavw.jpg
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FrankB - I would move that air filter. That really goes for whether or not there was a hood vent right above it. The air is hot there.
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What's your intake look like. I had trouble fitting mine anywhere else, I need some tighter radius tubing.
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