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Brain Greene ram air mod only gasket?

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    Brain Greene ram air mod only gasket?

    anyone here using the Brain Greene ram air mod?

    can only the gasket be used to seal up the 1" opening between the hood & air lid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwik219d9 View Post
    anyone here using the Brain Greene ram air mod?

    can only the gasket be used to seal up the 1" opening between the hood & air lid?

    Thanks
    its pretty pointless, just get some foam and stick it on the backside of the ram air opening, never heard it called that before

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    I just looked that up and is there any point to the metal cover on top the front fascia? It seems to me that the performance gains would be realized by the foam sealing the hood to the lid. The rest looks good but just looks like dressing to me. Anyone try this out? O/P you've got me considering this mod now...

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    another version the bottom metal plate could be home made easely.

    http://www.afterthoughtsauto.com/jamm-ramair-ws6.html


    I was thinking of just buying the BG gasket for behind the hood. I don't see a point in the nostrils insert inside the hood.I think they control air turbulance.

    anyway I read a long time ago that there is zero bennefit of the ram air under 100MPH.
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    I have the JAAM ram air kit. The bottom plate is nicely built and looks great! it also includes foam to "seal" the hood to the air cleaner. Its a really nice setup but isn't any where near as nice as the BG ram air setup. Too bad they don't sell the whole setup anymore.
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    Can I just foam the hood to seal to the lid and call it good for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weberje View Post
    Can I just foam the hood to seal to the lid and call it good for this?
    you could just not do it at all, and expect the same HP gains

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    I have the JAAM ram air kit. The bottom plate is nicely built and looks great! it also includes foam to "seal" the hood to the air cleaner. Its a really nice setup but isn't any where near as nice as the BG ram air setup. Too bad they don't sell the whole setup anymore.
    Agree. I also have the JAAM ram air kit. Would have prefered the BG kit but it wasn't available when I wanted one.

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    Does anyone have more pics of this installed? I can get sheet metal and make this myself at the hangar if it looks easy enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    its pretty pointless, just get some foam and stick it on the backside of the ram air opening, never heard it called that before

    Probably because you haven't been around long enough. BG used to make a very nice kit to seal the hood to the air box and funnel the air directly in. Stopped making them 4 years ago or so due to high overhead. Was tested for 2 tenths in the 1/4.

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    I think the gasket will need some modification to work by itself. I have one of the original BG kits and just looked at mine a few minutes ago. There is a plastic "gasket holder" that attaches to the hood. This adds about 3/8" (or a little more) so it looks like the gasket by itself will not be thick enough without something additional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrntWS6 View Post
    Probably because you haven't been around long enough. BG used to make a very nice kit to seal the hood to the air box and funnel the air directly in. Stopped making them 4 years ago or so due to high overhead. Was tested for 2 tenths in the 1/4.
    i would have to see it to believe it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    i would have to see it to believe it.
    The reason I went with the Jamms kit (or would have been the BG) was more for looks.
    Something I knew I would'nt find after a few more years. Anybody can jury rig a piece of foam under the hood and call it a day.

    BTW.....I picked up 2th of a sec. at the track with the Jamms kit. May not sound like much but it is......And looks good too.......

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    I just like the prospect of drawing the air directly from outside at the front edge tip of the hood vice from inside and under the hood. And I am sure 'anybody' can jury rig a piece of foam. I think I'm that somebody.
    I used to teach metal fabrication so I'm not impressed with cute fascia cover. I had actually begun a sheet metal project to cover the battery and fuse boxes, but got bored with it. In retrospect, the simple cover kits people are using are just fine and alot easier than the contours I was trying to achieve.
    Either way, I may have to see what I can dig up. I feel the mod itch

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    i would have to see it to believe it.

    They tested it in "High Performance Pontiac" I believe. I'm not just throwing numbers out. It's not just a gasket to seal the hood. The kit came with molds that fit inside the the nostrils to guide air into the air box. It was a high quality piece.

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    So I've got just the upper piece of my SSRA kit that I'm considering trying to modify and make a airbox for this type of Ram Air system. What I need is a WS6 lower airbox but I've got plenty of foam to make it work for now. Will post pics when I eventually do this mod. Any suggestions or warnings?

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    so are you saying you want to cut up your SSRA to make a BG ram air? Sounds like a cool idea! Only warning is, you will have a wet airfilter it you ever drive in a heavy rain. So far I've been ok with just a wet filter occasionally but it concerns some people having too much water possibly entering their engine.

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