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Old 11-27-2011, 12:12 PM
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What is the downside of replacing the steel hood with a fiberglass hood for functioning ram air? Is there a steel one out there?
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The FG hood is lighter. There have been those who have had trouble trying to use the stock gas springs. Because they are sized for the heavier hood, they can push up on the underside of the FG hood with some pretty high loads. Some have noticed 'dimples' in the hood when closed (and in the hot sun) due to this. I think it can be solved with new gas springs though without any damage.

To be truly 'functional' you need to duct the air directly to the CAI and not just into the engine bay.
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Into the CAI or ducted directly into the TB (filtered of course).
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Anyone see a 3rd gen hood made like the Chally ones for the 4th gens? I really like that hood and wonder how it would look made for a 3rd gen. A hood is in my plans for the future once all my go fast mods are done.
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yes i forget where i saw one but they do make the 3rd gen chally hoods.
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Here is a old e-bay listing i had bookmarked back in June.
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Volant makes a ram air setup for the SRT10 hoods
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Dunno if that is ram air so much as cold air (if it's the one I'm thinking of).
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omg thats amazing I didnt even know they made a 3rd gen chally hood!!! Anyone have a newer link for someone recently selling em?
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I've seen the ads for them but I have yet to see an actual photo of one on a 3rd gen. I have been wanting an SRT hood, but I really would like the challenger style hood. It would look sick if it was clean and fit well, I just don't have the ballz to be the first one to try it out. Until I see a pic of one on a truck, I won't be the guinea pig.
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