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Old 06-13-2011, 01:25 PM
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I'm posting this here as it covers both exterior Mods and performance Mods.

I really like the look of the Sport Performance Hood but I'm trying to find something... anything on if there is a kit that makes it functional? By functional I mean a CAI type kit either custom or manufactured.

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I've seen some posts talking about rigging things up but no official fix yet.
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I know a while back they were working on something for the Chally's...since they basically have the same hood, might start looking there and see what they have.
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This is the hood I was wondering if there is a kit to make it functional.
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Ok so let me try this photo insert thing again.
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If you remove the hood liner/insulation you'll see that there's hood structural support cross members right at the fake vent locations
I wouldn't recommend cutting into those...for obvious reasons. The hood only weighs about 20lbs without hardware.







They are no where near large enough or located well for an intake air source ...sorry, I was hoping for better too
They should refer to it as the Sport "Appearance" Hood , not Sport "Performance" Hood LOL!
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If you remove the hood liner/insulation you'll see that there's hood structural support cross members right at the fake vent locations
I wouldn't recommend cutting into those...for obvious reasons. The hood only weighs about 20lbs without hardware.







They are no where near large enough or located well for an intake air source ...sorry, I was hoping for better too
They should refer to it as the Sport "Appearance" Hood , not Sport "Performance" Hood LOL!

Looks like you could fab up some lightweight aluminum ducting to push some air over the exhuast manifold/header area. I bet you could drop underhood temps by 20*, that ought to be good for 3-5hp alone.
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Underhood temps are only Hot when parked or stopped at a traffic light
as soon as I start moving, my IAT drops 20-30.

Hot air actually Rises and it's more likely engine/exhaust heat would be trying to escape through those vents rather than cold air forcing it down.

It's a lost cause IMHO, and the best way to get more cool air
is to Ram It! from the Front and port it into the AirBox from below...like here:







Removed the goofy looking "fake" lower grill from my Sport Bumper
..it didnt match the black honeycomb anyway..and looks better gone!

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