The Process: Improving an
In the spring of
2005, Steeda contacted us about producing a racing version of their
street hood. They asked us to increase the airflow for
cooling while making it lighter and stronger for racing purposes.
The final design
yielded a hood that looked just like their street version from the
outside, yet underneath utilized the stock washer nozzles, was 9lbs.
lighter, and flowed 438% more airflow. Their race testing showed that
the increased airflow kept inlet temps within 5 degrees of the -
ambient air temperature - A HUGE performance benefit.
In all, 13
separate improvements were made over the street version. This became the
"Competition" hood, was approved for use in Grand Am racing, and
standard on the top of the line Q550 and Q650 Steeda Mustangs.
Steeda's street version used a small cutout for airflow. This didn't flow
much air and weakened the structure.
a custom designed prototype of the outer skin was produced.
custom designed prototype of the underside was produced.
Utilizing Boss airflow technology, we were able to get 438% more airflow
and a stronger strcture under the cowl.
Close-up of "STEEDA" logo on underside of hood
Close-up of right side washer nozzle location.
washer nozzle locations underneath hood. This design is now standard on
the 2010 Mustang.
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