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Will the Hood Scoop ever be Functional?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by tacomakid89, May 21, 2011.

  1. May 21, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    tacomakid89

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    Well i've read numerous threads on cutting out the hood scoop, some guys say it works and some guys say that it doesn't work. So I guess what this thread is going to be for, is to finally figure it out. If you have any opinions on it, then please chime in but if you have a point, please have facts to back it up. Hopefully this turns out great and I will come to a conclusion on whether or not to cut out my hood scoop. Thanks alot for your time and help.

    William
     
  2. May 21, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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    DWreck

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    It is too low to catch air. They only thing it will do is help with hot air build up in the engine compartment.
     
  3. May 21, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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    OZ-T

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    Short answer

    No
     
  4. May 21, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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    ColtsTRD

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    AFE makes a CAI that makes the scoop functional....its a POS though from what i've heard
     
  5. May 21, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    You can cut out the insert, and you will get more air flow throught the engine area. This isn't nessecary seeing as how we have very good cooling systems (unless you are boosted and tuned for extreme conditions), and just causes faster dust and dirt build up inside the engine bay.

    Edit: are you refering to making it into a ram air system?
     
  6. May 21, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    X2. No one every said it would work but we all said it wouldn't.
     
  7. May 21, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    colinb17

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    i did it years ago when i had nothing better to do. after 3 years of driving with it, there has been no noticable change in mileage, power, engine temp, etc. my air filter is a little cleaner, that's all. spend your time and money on something more useful.
     
  8. May 21, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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    This may be a bit off topic, but has anyone ever tried putting a LED Lightbar in there? Was wondering that last night.
     
  9. May 21, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    It's been done, theres a thread write up somewheres on TW, no clue where though
     
  10. May 21, 2011 at 10:33 PM
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    after you hit 65000 miles it becomes functional.
     
  11. May 21, 2011 at 10:34 PM
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    ??????????
     
  12. May 22, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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    It just takes a while for it to break in.
     
  13. May 22, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    ^That.

    The scoop is in a high velocity, low pressure area of the hood-so it will not force extra air into the intake system. Sitting still it'll allow for some heat dissipation..but that's about it. And it lets rain and dust into the engine bay.
     
  14. May 22, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    Well i just bought n 09 n it didnt Came w that hood and i was looking to get a hood w scoop but after reading this i think ill spend my mo ey in something else lol
     
  15. May 22, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    yes your right- dissipates heat and for a Sporty look ;-)
     
  16. May 22, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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    Put a STI scoop on it!:D
     
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