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wow, that is a sweet looking hood. i think i like it better than MPD's.

question: i know the description says it is functional ram air intake, but those pictues do NOT look like it is functional, can you explain? am i just not seeing it?
 

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I like it. Infact, it is the first one I can't find anything I don't like..
 

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Any pics of the underside and Air box?
 

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Well, as most of you know, I already have a "one-off" carbon fiber hood, but I was interested in this "functional" ram air hood. The web site does not have any pics of the underside of the hood. Note to vendor: That is something we'd all like to see. Is the "plumbing" proprietary information?
 

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I agree, I would like to see the underside.
 

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Where's the winshield washers ?

I was wondering where you can place the windshield washer nozzles on this type of hood?
 

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Thanks for the feedback. Initial market research with the design renderings told us we were on the right track but you never know until it is finished. I’m happy to hear the positive responses.

We'll get underside pics asap. The hood came back from the painter late yesterday, was installed and the pics taken hastily before leaving on a business trip. Otherwise we would have taken them closer to sunset or sunrise and gotten more angles including the underside. We should be able to get underside pics sometime Thursday. We actually debated whether to launch the product before getting underside pictures Thursday and everyone we showed it to privately thought we should show it as is. My guess is if we would have held a poll here, the majority would have voted to show it as is. :) Just a hunch.

In the mean time, this link shows the plumbing of the underside of our Inferno hood for the Grand Prix.

http://www.pfyc.com/inferno/inferno_underside.jpg

Note where the air comes in on the driver’s side about halfway down the side of the hood. You can follow the plumbing from there around to where the inlets are. The GTO setup is similar to this. Also note we keep the crumple zones and the same structure underneath that was engineered into the factory hood.

There are a couple of windshield washer nozzle placement options. First off, if someone wants to mount them on the hood, that is possible (but probably won’t be a popular option). We are currently working on two other solutions. The first would be a conversion kit that puts the washer nozzles on the wiper blades like many other cars. The next option is my favorite so far and that is to mount them on the black plastic pieces immediately behind the hood routing the hoses underneath that piece from the passenger side. This is the next thing we’ll work on as time permits. We’ve looked it over and the only question so far is how well the washer spray will spread across the windshield. We’ll see.

Please don’t hesitate to post further questions. I’ll do my best to post answers promptly. Thanks again for your responses.

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Mike Lewis
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Is that hood steel, fiberglass, or carbon fiber?
If the under side of the hood is like the other cars hood you mentioned, then how is it going to be functional? I don't see any openings for air to circulate in or out.
 

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BillyGoatGruff said:
Is that hood steel, fiberglass, or carbon fiber?
If the under side of the hood is like the other cars hood you mentioned, then how is it going to be functional? I don't see any openings for air to circulate in or out.

check out the website. you can get it in fiberglass or carbon fiber.

PFYC still has not responded to my question/observation. the pics of the hood appear as though the hood is NOT functional!?!?
 

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Does anyone know where we would get these painted? Does the dealer do that?
 

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Dbluegoat said:
Does anyone know where we would get these painted? Does the dealer do that?
most dealers do not do body/paint work. for best results take it to a respectable auto body place. just dont take it to maaco. or if you wanna go that route you could pay me $200 to use a paint roller on your hood. :sneaky: :p
 

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GTOdriver7 said:
most dealers do not do body/paint work. for best results take it to a respectable auto body place. just dont take it to maaco. or if you wanna go that route you could pay me $200 to use a paint roller on your hood. :sneaky: :p
How will they match the colors though?
 

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Dbluegoat said:
How will they match the colors though?

thats their business. i dont ask. like i said. take it to a respectable place that guarantees their work and will keep working until you are happy with the results.
 

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My question in terms of functionality would have to be, what the end user would need to provide to get that plugged into the engine - does the pipe and whatever filtration needed come with it or what? Also, any option in the future to get colored Kevlar? How is the finish on the unpainted CF hoods (I really like the look of carbon fiber, "ricey" though that may be).
 
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