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- Oct 27, 2017
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- Los Angeles CA
- Civic Type R # 00054
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Dont have any temp gauges to keep track of under hood temps but with normal driving you can see the heat rising out of the vents.Do they help keep the car from overheating on hot track days? What other cooling mods do you have?
They?They will be $295 a set in a raw aluminum and will include support strips for the 3 larger vents to stiffen them, on the underside, as well as hardware to mount the scoop replacement panel. The other 3 can be attached with small bolts, rivets, etc, your choice.
I was also pretty confused by his post until I realized it's pretty much just a copy of USR's comment about their vents on page 1, so now I'm just a little less confused.They?
Are we adding yet another "will be" to the already rather long list of "we are planning..."
Anyone have a set you can actually buy, I'm getting pretty sick of pictures of cool shit that isn't actually available.
It'll see track time, I just don't know if it'll be frequent enough to warrant cutting up the stock hood anywhere other than the hood scoop location. Definitely post pics of your project when you can.Oh goodness yeah - if you don't track it or often get stuck in Atlanta traffic in August I wouldn't mess with a thing.
I just pulled my own scoop and cut out all I could under it but still replace it without any evidence. Bought a used Type R scoop from a junk yard and got some aluminum perforated sheet and will build my own that I can swap at the track.
All in less than $170.00 and once the factory scoop is back in place you could never tell a thing...
Quite honestly I got sick and tired of waiting and getting no response from USR to bother...
Nice job! Here's mine for under $10... (I have matching bumper vents too)OK Here Goes:
I could go on for hours but I'll do my best to keep it short.
Here is what I came up with ---
1) Swapped out the restrictive front grill for the EBay special. Clearly a huge difference in open grill. Now whether the air passing through it has anywhere to go? I'm not so sure.
2) Figured I try to help it find an exit.
Original plan was to include a front splitter to offset any lift created by the more open grill but that is a story for another time - Let's say I wouldn't buy the AeroFlow Dynamics one if I were you.
All in about $180.00 ($260 w/grill)
Why not just run it open?
- I can swap the scoops out in 4 minutes.
- Running the stock scoop you could never tell the hood has been cut.
- Not that anything bad will happen but I guess it is better not risk getting caught in a good old fashioned southern downpour with an open scoop.
- If I'm heading to the track I can swap for the "high-flow" one or just bring it with me and swap there.
- No it's not quite ready for SEMA but I'm not disappointed in it either.
- Of course I can also try running with just the hole cut in the hood.
I have a hunch I want a little restriction?
100% honest I have absolutely no idea what net aero changes this setup will bring.
Just seems like a KISS approach to addressing the (supposed) cooling issue.
At least I admit it and it only cost me only $260.00 to find out!
Heading to VIR in June so maybe I'll find out - probably not since I doubt it will be hot enough to create problems. And nice long straights to cool things back down. (I also run her around 8/10th)
[Used scoop off Ebay, perf aluminum sheet 50%+ open area, black socket head bolts 1/4 - 20, some high-temp black paint and misc. hardware I had around. ]
Air goes in the grill and out the hood, that is the concept.
I was referring to the grille part of the hood scoop, not the front grille.LOL
I was hoping someone would explain that...
Car moves forward at 80 MPH air passes through grill in which direction?