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    2002 SS Ram Air Question.....

    I am new to Camaros and have just sent payment to the current owner for the purchase of a 2002 Camaro SS (6-Speed), contingent on my inspection next week.

    I know the SS is supposed to have ram air induction, but in the pictures I have seen it appears the hood scoop is behind the air cleaner.

    Can someone explain how the SS ram air works, and how I can be sure this is a genuine SS or if it just has an SS hood?

    Thanks in advance.

    Steve Nix

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    The air goes through the scoop and routes through the ducts in the hood and into the airbox. If ya look under the hood it kinda looks like a "ram's head".

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    Basically what the above said-the sad part is the hood gets hot when you sit around so it warms up the air coming in-don't worry you won't misss any power.

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    the air hits the scoop and dose a 180 to the front of the hood and theres an opening in the front of the hood by the air box stupid idea do the free ram air mod or slp flow pack imo

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    If curious about the true identity of the car check the driver door codes.

    You'll find WU8 among the codes that signifies a real deal SS. If it has SLP options on top of the SS package, you'll find an SLP door sticker in the passenger door listing those options as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99z-28 View Post
    the air hits the scoop and dose a 180 to the front of the hood and theres an opening in the front of the hood by the air box stupid idea do the free ram air mod or slp flow pack imo
    Thanks for all the great answers, I appreciate it! One more question....if someone bought a SS style hood, would it work with a standard Z28 intake, or does the Std. Z28 normally take the air from the front of the grille?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevenix View Post
    Thanks for all the great answers, I appreciate it! One more question....if someone bought a SS style hood, would it work with a standard Z28 intake, or does the Std. Z28 normally take the air from the front of the grille?

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    the intake is the same just diffrent hood you can see two tunnels comming from the scoop to the factory air box

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    this should clear things up for you.


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    On a real SS the factory put little rubber pieces up on the hood and a rubber lip on the lower opening you see above to get the air from the hood also.

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    Dont worry too much about ram air, it does almost nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99z-28 View Post
    this should clear things up for you.
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    Guys, thanks for everything. You've explained and shown me a lot. I feel much more confident now. I understand how it works, and can check the door stickers for OEM authenticity.

    Great Group!

    More later after I pick it up, I'm sure. Oh, by the way, it's a 2002 SS with T-Tops, 37,000 miles, Blue/Black, new tires, looks like new from the pictures. Getting from a dealer in Florida. $14,300 + tax, etc.

    Steve Nix

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevenix View Post
    Guys, thanks for everything. You've explained and shown me a lot. I feel much more confident now. I understand how it works, and can check the door stickers for OEM authenticity.

    Great Group!

    More later after I pick it up, I'm sure. Oh, by the way, it's a 2002 SS with T-Tops, 37,000 miles, Blue/Black, new tires, looks like new from the pictures. Getting from a dealer in Florida. $14,300 + tax, etc.

    Steve Nix
    Try to haggle that price down-there are fully built cars going for that price on ls1tech-shit I have seen supercharged go for 14,500 and heads and cam for under that all day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Try to haggle that price down-there are fully built cars going for that price on ls1tech-shit I have seen supercharged go for 14,500 and heads and cam for under that all day.
    Hey, thanks for the advice, but it is too late! I didn't find any for less when I was looking, but I was looking for an unmolested, stock car, with a minimum of (or no) modifications and no more than 40K on the odometer. I did see plenty of ones with over 100K miles on them, but wanted to put those miles on myself.

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    Sounds like a great buy. Harder to find unmolested low mileage cars,,,congrats and enjoy

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    Post pics when you get it home.

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    Pictures?

    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    Post pics when you get it home.
    I'm new here, are you allowed to post a link to the ad on e-bay? They had about 30 pictures there.

    Here is the item # if you would like to see it on e-bay:
    3203 9198 5386

    It should come right up if you do a search.

    If I can post a link, I will do that also.

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    you can put up a link I tried to search the number but couldn't find it.

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    Link to pictures....

    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    you can put up a link I tried to search the number but couldn't find it.
    Here's the link:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEWAX%3AIT

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    It's a nice looking car-I like the corsa tips on the back-do you have any idea what catback it is? Oh and get that audi sticker off those ass hats put on asap.
    Again congrats she looks cherry from the pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    It's a nice looking car-I like the corsa tips on the back-do you have any idea what catback it is? Oh and get that audi sticker off those ass hats put on asap.
    Again congrats she looks cherry from the pics.
    How do you know there is a catback exhaust? It was boomy in 1st to 4th, louder than I thought stock would be, so I thought it might not be OEM. The guy at the dealership did not know if it was stock or not.

    The Audi stickers peeled right off!

    Steve Nix
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