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post #1 of 15 Old 08-08-2007, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Challenge Grill

I recently purchasd a 1996 F355 Spyder. I was just wondering how much does a Challenge grill dissipate heat from the engine.

Other than aesthetics, is it worth it regarding cooling the engine?

Any feed back would be appreciated. Thank you
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post #2 of 15 Old 08-08-2007, 11:35 PM
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It is hard to quantify but I can say it does dissipate more heat than the solid backs.
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more info here:
http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5146

Q "Other than cosmetics have you noticed any positive effects in making the change?"

A "They have a positive effect on engine cooling, it allows easier egress of the hot air surrounding the engine, and a faster flow of cooling air. There are companies that also make A/M Carbon Fibre Challenge Grills."
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I have a challenge grill on the 360 and the car has never run hot on me despite being driven hard on hot summer days.
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You have a 360 now?
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Er..um...yes. I think I forgot to post the pictures in the garage section. It is NART Blue, tan interior, and fitted with a 6 speed manual transmission, challenge grill, and tubi exhaust.

It replaced the short lived 911 Turbo. I just never bonded with it and a great opportunity to swap it for the 360 dropped out of the blue. Net net I am just not a Porsche guy.
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so once more you don't have any boxer engines in your garage? =/

hope you get a 512 BB soon hehehehehe

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so once more you don't have any boxer engines in your garage? =/

hope you get a 512 BB soon hehehehehe
Nope, have not had a Boxer in almost a year now. My Boxer era looks to be pretty much over (probably need to change my screen name ). Next Ferrari will have 12 cylinders though.
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I guess it's not going to be a Testarossa hehehehe

but keep your screen name anyway, boxer suits you well!

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You never know. I have always enjoyed mid engine 12 cylinder Ferraris.
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Cartwrights have got a nice 15K mile TR for 39995. I would consider it myself, but the timings not ideal with Mrs G a few months away from delivering our 2nd child.

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You never know. I have always enjoyed mid engine 12 cylinder Ferraris.
well, if I was going to buy a TR, I'd go for the 512 TR (512 M in a close 2nd place and the "original" TR in 3rd)

BTW: is the black back part of the TR rear a challenge grill??

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well, if I was going to buy a TR, I'd go for the 512 TR (512 M in a close 2nd place and the "original" TR in 3rd)

BTW: is the black back part of the TR rear a challenge grill??
Took a quick look but it is RHD. Personally I prefer LHD.
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Don't you find overtaking difficult in the UK? I can understand if you take them back and forth to Europe, LHD is much better.

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I go back and forth between the UK and the continent.
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