New Singular MotorSports Hood Vents

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New Singular MotorSports Hood Vents

Postby Brian » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:05 pm

Why you should vent your Miata hood? Hoods vents are a key element to improving the cooling system effectiveness. Reducing the pressure behind the radiator creates a larger differential between the front and rear of the radiator. The larger the pressure differential, the greater the airflow through your radiator. Reducing underhood pressure also cuts down on lift under the front of the car, improving downforce.
Prior to this product, we didn't have any well designed vents made for the Miata. There are very few aftermarket hoods, and most of them weigh more than the stock hood. We ve all seen the DIY vent options out there, including grafting on vents from other cars. Most of these are less than ideal and run into problems as they are not intended for Miata hoods.

Singular carefully tested their design on the Miata. They started by investigating the pressure and airflow of the stock hood and then tested a number of existing venting options. They used the best performing vent we found as a benchmark and set out to beat it with a new design from the ground up.

Singular MotorSports started with a general design based around what should work well, then tweaked and tested until they arrived at the final version you see here. The result is a louver system including gurney flaps that reduces the pressure under the hood by a staggering 50%, fits NA and NB hoods with placement tailored to each model. These louvers work in the lightweight factory aluminum hood to minimize cost and you do not have to deal with poor fitment of aftermarket hoods, and does not sacrifice hood rigidity so that even the stock hood latch can still be used.

This is a DIY installation part. That said, Singular MotorSports gave careful thought to ease of install from the beginning and you get a full vinyl cutting template specific to the NA or NB Miata. The cut template removes the guesswork from your install, just stick it on and it shows you where to cut. Also included is rubber trim that fits around the circumference of the holes, making it easy to achieve a clean and finished look.

The louvers ship flat (unbent), you bend the fins when you receive them, and the finish work is up to you. Powdercoat will have great longevity, but even simple Rustoleum flat black looks fantastic.


Reduces under-hood pressure by 50%
Specifically designed for the NA and NB Miata hood
Retains hood rigidity and the use of the stock hood latch
Increases engine cooling capabilities
Decreases lift on the front of the car
Backed by data developed through pressure and flow testing
Outperforms every hood vent option tested (by a lot)
Designed and produced in the USA


What you get:

Precision waterjet aluminum louvers
Removeable gurney flaps (can swap them on/off at the track)
Stainless steel mounting hardware
Rubber trim to cover the cut edge for a clean look
Chassis specific vinyl cut template
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Re: New Singular MotorSports Hood Vents

Postby Brian » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:06 pm

More pics!
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Re: New Singular MotorSports Hood Vents

Postby Brian » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:19 pm

More pics!
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Re: New Singular MotorSports Hood Vents

Postby Brian » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:47 pm

More pics, courtesy of Customer Chris Myhre
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Re: New Singular MotorSports Hood Vents

Postby Brian » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:05 am

Getting lots of requests for NC application...and they are in the works!
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Re: New Singular MotorSports Hood Vents

Postby NaregM677 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:01 pm

Looks awesome! Can't wait.
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Re: New Singular MotorSports Hood Vents

Postby Brian » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:58 am

More installed shots...
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Re: New Singular MotorSports Hood Vents

Postby Brian » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:21 am

More installed pics!
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Re: New Singular MotorSports Hood Vents

Postby skeeler » Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:57 pm

Interesting. Keep us updated on the NC fitment.
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Re: New Singular MotorSports Hood Vents

Postby Brian » Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:21 pm

NC hood vents now for sale on the site.
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Re: New Singular MotorSports Hood Vents

Postby skeeler » Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:15 pm

Cool. Thanks.
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Re: New Singular MotorSports Hood Vents

Postby Ryan @ GWR » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:05 am

Finally some pictures of the Singular Motorsports hood louver kit for the NC out in the wild! These are one key to the new round of improvements going into Brian's supercharged MX-5 to improve cooling and aero.

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Re: New Singular MotorSports Hood Vents

Postby Ryan @ GWR » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:16 am

Alongside launching the hood louver kit for the NC comes the version for the RX-8.

Customer Mike W. bought a set of the NC louvers and fitted them to his RX-8 because it desperately needed better cooling. He had such great results that we developed a kit for the RX-8 with a cutting template specific to that car to make install nice and easy for everyone else:

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Here's what Mike had to say:

Keeping the RX8 cool under track conditions has been a challenge for the past few years. Performance wise I couldn't be more pleased. Previously the water temp would reach 210 degrees F going down the long straight away at Auto Club Speedway prompting me to roll out off the throttle a bit. This past weekend I was able to go flat out all the way through turn 2 and the water temp never climbed above 190.
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Re: New Singular MotorSports Hood Vents

Postby Ryan @ GWR » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:26 pm

Quite a few Singular Motorsports hood vents out at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway this past weekend:

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Re: New Singular MotorSports Hood Vents

Postby Sean @ GWR » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:10 pm

Color coordinated louver installed on this very clean Club Edition NC.

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