Ever notice the Mitsubishi vehicles competing in rally and other forms of racing generally have some hood ventilation? Whether the air induction of a Pajero Evolution hood or the intercooler induction of the turbo diesel trucks, or in the other direction; the Galant VR4 and the Lancer Evolution both have heat extractors. What do we know about this? From years spent in motorsports racing and flogging turbocharged cars across the country, there's one thing we can tell you, get rid of the heat! Highway speeds do a good job, it's the below 45mph speeds we're talking about.
Bombing some wash at 25mph? Cruising the trail up a steep grade at 5mph? Maybe chasing the crew through the long dusty back roads cruising at 40mph? All these situations are where the extractors could help.
We've sourced some fairly basic, early generation mitsu style 5x10 extractor vents for our trucks and wanted to share this option with you. Testing and datalogging is still being done to prove out the exact mounting location for optimal slow speed heat extraction... But don't let that stop you from extracting your own heat.
The intention of these vents are to allow radiator heat to escape from the hood while running in low-range speeds. They'll work in a number of different situations, idling in traffic, stop and go commute home, crawling gnarly grades up the mountains. They're a basic universal extractor vent without installation instructions. This one is a total DIY job, have fun, share your results on our forum!
what you get:
-2 5x10 heat extractors in black or white with adhesive backing.
-2 sets of hardware for easy installation.
-The fun of cutting two holes in your hood!
Heat Extractor Vents - DIY
- Product Code: Heat Extractor
- Availability: Stocked at Nearby Warehouse
- Ex Tax: $47.44