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Heat Dissipation Hoods, Which to choose

I need opinions and real world results on the effectiveness of the following hoods for heat dissipation over a Hemi. Including quality of the hood. I have three in the running.
1) TOTL Innovations Positive, good air flow characteristics due to domed hood vent. Good finished look. 25lbs. / Negative, not sure I can get past the look of the domed hood. Little bit radical.
2) River Raider Hi-Flow Hood Positive, Like the look of the center raised area. Not sure of the amount of opening at the rear of the hood for heat dissipation. 14 lbs. / Negative, side air vent does not have a finished look although it is quite large and may need water trough to direct water from TIPM. Need to see the underside support, will it flex too much.
3) TMD Hood Positive, I just like the look of this hood. Not sure of the heat dissipation effectiveness compared to the first. / Negative, It is made of PLASTIC. Most expensive of the three.

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My hemi would overheat in traffic when it was around 85 degrees and I ran the air. I had the AEV hood. I now have the TOTL hood, and have not had a problem with overheating yet.

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TOTL, a quality product, effective, and a vendor here so if you have any issues you'd get great support.

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My hemi would overheat in traffic when it was around 85 degrees and I ran the air. I had the AEV hood. I now have the TOTL hood, and have not had a problem with overheating yet.
Had a feeling that was the case. I did not over heat this summer with a stock hood and vents but I did not push it either and saw temps to middle 220's. Definitely would like to get it down a little bit. The extra air space and vents on the TOTL hood may be the key. Thanks

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I am not crazy about the looks of the TOTL either but it may be designed that way for a reason. Seems like it has the best heat dissipation of the other 2 you posted and the AEV.

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Based on looks, RR gets my vote.

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My hemi would overheat in traffic when it was around 85 degrees and I ran the air. I had the AEV hood. I now have the TOTL hood, and have not had a problem with overheating yet.
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Had a feeling that was the case. I did not over heat this summer with a stock hood and vents but I did not push it either and saw temps to middle 220's. Definitely would like to get it down a little bit. The extra air space and vents on the TOTL hood may be the key. Thanks
Let me know if there are any questions I can answer that might help in your decision making process.

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