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Old 06-24-2010, 10:03 PM
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Default Modifying the Sport hood scoops ?

I want to cut up the hood scoops and add stainless mesh to make them stand out more. I'm sure someone has done this but I searched and didn't find much.

I don't see much reason to route the air to the intake so I'm ok with non-functioning scoops as long as they look good.
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I want to cut up the hood scoops and add stainless mesh to make them stand out more. I'm sure someone has done this but I searched and didn't find much.

I don't see much reason to route the air to the intake so I'm ok with non-functioning scoops as long as they look good.
yeah i would forget routing the air into the engine compartment thru your hood scoops, due to dirty air and rain coming into the engine bay via the hood scoops, your engine compartment will look like crap after the first rainy day. (if you route your hood scoops directly to the air filter, you`ll be replacing that air filter 10 times more often, worse yet, truck will die in a rain storm) If you have a 2009 or 2010 truck, they have the best stock CAI system to date...they take their "cold air" intake from the wheelwell, which out performs most aftermarket CAI kits on the market today. (most AM CAI kits suck hot engine compartment air, which is a loss in power) Only thing i would do is, change out the stock air filter for a K&N filter, then leave it alone.

Its your truck, do what you think you like, just tossin some thoughts out there
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yeah i would forget routing the air into the engine compartment thru your hood scoops, due to dirty air and rain coming into the engine bay via the hood scoops, your engine compartment will look like crap after the first rainy day. (if you route your hood scoops directly to the air filter, you`ll be replacing that air filter 10 times more often, worse yet, truck will die in a rain storm) If you have a 2009 or 2010 truck, they have the best stock CAI system to date...they take their "cold air" intake from the wheelwell, which out performs most aftermarket CAI kits on the market today. (most AM CAI kits suck hot engine compartment air, which is a loss in power) Only thing i would do is, change out the stock air filter for a K&N filter, then leave it alone.

Its your truck, do what you think you like, just tossin some thoughts out there

as much as I see your points, doesn't dirty air and water enter the wheel well?
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Open scoops to the air box won't kill the motor in a rain storm. I ran a big forward facing scoop w/ a panel filter built into it and a air pan sealing the carb to it. Was a daily driver and it saw PLENTY of rain.

Most of the cold airs on the market seal off and pick up the same fenderwell hole that the stock one does. Only difference is some of them are open tops.

I do agree the underhood area is gonna get much dirtier.
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as much as I see your points, doesn't dirty air and water enter the wheel well?
No, its pretty much enclosed away from the wheel, so no water from road spray can get into the air filter area
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Open scoops to the air box won't kill the motor in a rain storm. I ran a big forward facing scoop w/ a panel filter built into it and a air pan sealing the carb to it. Was a daily driver and it saw PLENTY of rain.

Most of the cold airs on the market seal off and pick up the same fenderwell hole that the stock one does. Only difference is some of them are open tops.

I do agree the underhood area is gonna get much dirtier.

My 70 T/A Challenger hates rainy days...air filter gets drenched, engines dies
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odd. that scoop on my Mustang was a quickly fab'd tin box about 4-5"tallx 10+" wide. No problems.

In the winter I'd drop in a closeout panel and remove the air pan just to ensure against carb icing.
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