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Old 04-23-2010, 08:58 PM
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The P in FRP refers to the resin/polyester binder, so technically no plastic bits are added.
Ahh. I was under the impression they were fiber-reinforced plastic. i.e. similar to the nascar splitters or G35's core support.
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:19 PM
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I think of the same thing you're talking about as well(with the plastic providing the structure) not just the binding. But the FRP in the eBay ads is just resin coated fiberglass mat.
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:12 PM
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My hood isn't in yet but here is one idea I have for vents since mine is oem. Opinions?

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Old 04-29-2010, 01:30 PM
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louvers are harder to sell looks-wise IMO. here's another idea done to aluminum hoods that i think turns out pretty nice http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=2641598
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:40 PM
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Yeah, They are more old school. The ones on my hood are Turbo Z vents that I had laying around. The guy did a good job on the honda.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:14 PM
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I've got a set of those turbo Z vents as well except it's the ones with the NACA duct. Been looking at placement for those...
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Old 04-29-2010, 06:00 PM
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You won't get much flow through those, but definitely better than nothing.

Put them closer to the radiator exit, as that's the lowest pressure on the top of the hood. Towards the windshield and the pressure rises.
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:54 AM
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Where I have them is a flat spot underneath, without the bracing to get in the way. I will look at moving them closer to the radiator. One thought was these where they are in the pic and an EVO 8 grill up by the radiator. Don't know how much they cost but they are flat and bolt right in.
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:33 AM
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Here's the vents I made on my OEM hood. Works great.



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Old 05-06-2010, 08:08 AM
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Here's the vents I made on my OEM hood. Works great.
looks smart!

My bro and I have just bolted together a thermocouple input box so we can log 12 channels and then have a play with optimising our cooling arrangement; have you got any data for intercooler/radiator/oil temps pre-and post adding the vents and/or gurneys?

We're planning a monster bit of dev work (hence 12 temp sensors in the engine bay!) and will cover all of this ground for ourselves, but it'd be really interesting to hear what temp changes it produced if you've got any info; even if it's as basic as "on track I saw XXC normally, dropped by 5C afterwards it'd be good to know it's a noticable difference!
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