V8 Stage 1 Flyin` Miata airflow kit
This is the same Stage 1 fan kit we sell for 4-cylinder cars, but with a fan shroud that fits our V8-specific radiator. We recommend the Stage 2 fan kit for most applications for maximum efficiency. Cars with particularly tight clearance or no AC should use the Stage 1.
We`ve spent a lot of time testing cooling systems on our dyno, and this is one of the spinoffs.
Read our testing results.
We started with a laser-cut aluminum shroud to maximize efficiency of the fans. It ensures that all the air gets pulled through the radiator - and we mounted the shroud far enough away from the radiator to make sure the whole core gets air. Some of the shrouds on the market
are far too close to the rad, meaning that only about half of the core gets airflow. We also added some flaps that allow air to bypass the shroud at high speed without affecting the draw of the fans. The shroud is made with threaded inserts to make life easier and comes with spacers to ensure proper standoff from the core.
A pair of Spal fans were chosen not only for their flow, but their ability to pull air through a stack of heat exchangers such as an intercooler and A/C condenser. Most fans are rated for their flow at 0 pressure and their performance drops off rapidly as they have to work harder. Not these! They`re also low-profile enough to clear most intercooler piping. The end result is a compact package that
does an excellent job of cooling high-power Miatas.
Our Stage 1 kit pulls 4210 m3/h at 0 pressure. 1.6 airflow kits include extra wiring to handle the draw of the big fans. 4-cylinder version shown in the picture.