We’re all familiar with the myth that the best hoods for the Ford Focus are the ones with the best thermal transfer.
That’s because heat dissipation, the amount of heat you can dissipate by transferring heat, is a very important factor in how a car handles heat.
When a hood is cold, it loses heat very quickly and that heat is transferred very quickly to the exterior.
When the hood is warm, the heat is absorbed by the interior and then transferred to the outside.
In short, heat transfer is the key to good thermal transfer, but the hoods on the Ford F-150 and Ford Fusions are quite different.
So how do you choose the right thermal transfer hoods?
Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of the different thermal transfer options for the 2018 Ford F150 and F- Fusion.
Pros Thermal transfer hood is the most important factor when selecting a thermal transfer option.
A hood that loses heat quickly is less efficient at transferring heat to the interior.
If you’re concerned about heat transfer from your hood, you can install a thermal filter to help protect the hood.
However, thermal transfer is a tradeoff between heat dissistance and heat transfer efficiency.
For example, a hood that has a higher heat transfer coefficient (higher transfer efficiency) is more efficient than a hood with a lower coefficient (lower heat transfer).
Thermal transfer is also more efficient if the hood has an air vent on the outside and you can cool the hood from the inside.
In this case, the hood loses heat more quickly because the air vents provide a lower temperature than the interior, so the heat transfer will be less efficient.
Cons Thermal transfer Hoods with an air vents can be difficult to install.
The installation of a thermal vent is a tricky process that requires you to make several adjustments.
It takes several hours to install the ductwork in the hood, so it can be time consuming.
You also need to make sure that the ducts are placed correctly.
If the duct is not positioned correctly, you may have to remove the duct and drill a hole through the hood to access the duct.
You can install the hood with one duct in each direction.
The other duct will need to be moved to the other side of the hood so the duct can fit over the air vent.
In some cases, you’ll have to use two ducts, but we recommend you use only one duct to protect the airflow from the outside of the vehicle.