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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