LordNikon said:Thanks Henry ... I am assuming it is ABS plastic that could be colour coded to blend in alittle better if need be ??
How have you documented this?supercoopers said:I've got it and yes it is worthwile
Anything that improves airflow into that tiny letterbox opening in the hood is a godsend and you'd be surprised just how much cooler the car runs in high speed runs with the venuri on.
onasled said:........... not too much aerodynamic about the Mini anyway ... [/color]
I really doubt that this scoop would have much effect negating it. I mean the amount of drag and negative air pressure that the Mini drags behind it is enough to suck in small children and farm animals at high speed. I don't see that this scoop could make it any worse.
alls i know is that it stops yer windscreen wipers working properly at high speed, I don't have anyidea bout gains or anything like that but for the price i'd say it's worth a tryrobbo mcs said:Hi,
It seems no-one has considered the aerodynamic effects. Just by looking at the design, I suspect it is going to add significantly to aero drag, especially at high track speeds, eg 150km+. The centre of the bonnet is one of the high pressure, high flow points on the car, which means it is critical. I know that the OEM scoop has been optimised in wind tunnels that cost multi-millions in Euros. I doubt that someone can throw something together in their backyard that can match the aerodynamics. It is possible that the increased flow on the intercooler makes power, but at high speed it may be negated by negative aerodynamics I am not saying that a bigger scoop is a bad thing, but I would like it engineered by the factory, with all their wind tunnel and engineering expertise
onasled said:Not sure then if I used the correct term "negative air pressure" then, though I think I have. Negative air pressure is otherwise a vacuum, a place where there is no air. So weather this terminology is wrong or not, we are agreeing that there is a LOT of drag behind the MINI due to a vacuum. Hence why I said that "...the amount of drag and negative air pressure that the Mini drags behind it is enough to suck in small children and farm animals at high speed..."
[/color] Nothing like driving down the road in fall and watching the swirl of leaves hanging out just behind the rear window.