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Functional Hood Scoop?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Tugboatdude, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Jul 24, 2009 at 2:39 AM
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    Tugboatdude

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    Hey guys, maybe someone already posted this but is it possible to make the hoodscoop actually functional? If so what do I have to do and is it worth it? Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 24, 2009 at 4:49 AM
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    I think if you removed the plastic stopper on the hood scoop it would reverse the effect...You'd have to run your CAI up near the scoop i guess...not sure
     
  3. Jul 24, 2009 at 5:25 AM
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    there are a few threads about this already....That scoop is a in a low pressure area of the hood and too small/facing the wrong direction to be made truly functional.

    It's likely that opening that scoop would cause air to be sucked OUT of the engine compartment- Cooling the engine bay but not providing better charge air.
     
  4. Jul 24, 2009 at 6:40 AM
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    Yeah pretty much what both said. The scoop is pretty much useless and is just for show. There have been a few who have actually made it functional, but had to do a bunch of mods to get it to work if i remember correctly.
     
  5. Jul 24, 2009 at 6:43 AM
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    ive seen one on here that had a divertor made that sent the air to the air filter, i wonder if it sucked air away
     
  6. Jul 24, 2009 at 1:06 PM
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    Alright thanks guys, sounds like its a no go.
     
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