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Old 12-03-2018, 11:54 AM
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3rd Gen Hood Louvers Installed

Has anyone installed hood louvers on their F56S? Was thinking about it and wanted to get some ideas on potential fit, etc...
 
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:48 PM
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Vents?
 
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:51 PM
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Yes, Vents. I was going to install some on the sides of my hood to allow for better airflow.
 
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:34 PM
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Ah, gotcha.

If you are using the stock air box it isn’t worth it. That is a sealed system so you wont get any more air into it with our without the vents
 
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:01 AM
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If you google "mini f56 duell ag hood" you can get some ideas. The actual duell AG hood is several thousand $'s i believe and quite hard to get your hands on. Might be worthwhile being the guinea pig on one of the Chinese replicas of it for ~$800.

This would have to be carefully planned out so that its providing good airflow for the intake, but at the same time not dumping water in on it. I can imagine vents would help decrease under hood temps, which could also help out with intake air temps.

One of these hoods paired with a Mini Works functional hood scoop could potentially warrant some much lower under bonnet temps. Im tempted to try
 
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:07 AM
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Where can i get a chinese replica? I want to cut the hood louvers too but I am trying to figure where to route the windshield hoses? Anyone have ideas??
 
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I'm currently in the design and test fitting prototype phase with the R5X hood. If you look at my thread "good God I bought another clubman" you can follow its development. It's going to have three vents, a center and two over the wheel wells. This will greatly reduce under hood pressure (lift) and give exceptional cooling. Combined with an open hood scoop it will work even better.
send me a picture of the underside of your hood. The design I'm doing will require NO CUTTING of any structural hood members. There will be some trimming of excess flanges but the hood structure will stay intacked. This is the only way to do this, do not cut structures or you will compromise collision safety.

 
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The center vent is close to final configuration. The side vent has had a major change from what I've posted. It is slightly smaller in width and tapered to follow the hood lines. It's also getting straight vents instead of curved ones. The placement of the vents also avoids any sensitive areas under the hood that could be hurt by water.
 

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