1) the pictures where the Hood
is NOT installed to the car, the scoop is not bolted to the Hood
... check out the Hood
when it is bolted to the car and you will see ZERO gaps
2) installtion is something that can be done at home... just grab a friend and have them hold the Hood
as you use an 12mm socket wrench to remove your old Hood
, then replace with this Hood
... intalltion is actualy very simple.
3) hoodpins are included as a recomended safety measure - *I* currently dont have hoodpins installed to my car because the release latch and safety latch on the BRS Hood
are top quality - ALTHOUGH, because the Hood
is much lighter than stock Hood
(75% lighter), we always recommend that you use Hood
-pins (I have had a set of Hood
pins sitting on the passenger side floor of my car for the past 3 weeks, just havent installed them yet)
Hoodpin installation discussion...https://www.celicahobby.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=4;t=001811
NACA ducts are useful when air needs to be drawn into an area which isn't exposed to the direct air flow the scoop has access to. Quite often you will see NACA ducts along the sides of a car. The NACA duct takes advantage of the Boundary layer
, a layer of slow moving air that "clings" to the bodywork of the car, especially where the bodywork flattens, or does not accellerate or decellerate the air flow. Areas like the roof and side body panels are good examples. The longer the roof or body panels, the thicker the layer becomes (a source of drag that grows as the layer thickens too).
These ducts scavenge this slower moving area by means of a specially shaped Intake
. The Intake
shape drops in toward the inside of the bodywork, and this draws the slow moving air into the opening at the end of the duct. Vorticies are also generated by the "walls" of the duct shape, aiding in the scavenging. The shape and depth change of the duct increase air flow to your Intake
manifold to cool it down, while drawing the warm air away from your air Intake
and other critical engine components that usualy cause "heat soak" when warm air builds-up in those areas.
Typical uses for these ducts include engine air Intakes
BRS TUNING 2PIECE CARBON FIBER HOOOD (w/SCOOP) FEATURING NACA DUCTS...
Only available at...https://www.celicahobby.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=138
And on sale until the end of APril for only $490
(Silver Sparco hoodpins included with every order) [ 04-18-2003, 03:52 AM: Message edited by: isaac ]