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This is a discussion on Dumb Questions within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; ill be getting a black T/A stock in a few weeks. I want to put the Ram Air hood on ...

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    ill be getting a black T/A stock in a few weeks. I want to put the Ram Air hood on it now my dumb questions are these:

    1-If i put the Ram air hood on with out the ram air intake (for the sake of keeping the engine bay 100% stock) if it rained would it effect anything in the engine bay? ( i know its a dumb question but i just had to ask)

    2-If i install the Ram air intake, will i need to do a tune to the car or no?

    Id really appreciate some help with these dumb questions. You see im used to Mustangs and im not sure if tech wise things are done differently with Trans Ams.

    -Thanks in Advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIGHTNINGMCQUEEN View Post
    ill be getting a black T/A stock in a few weeks. I want to put the Ram Air hood on it now my dumb questions are these:

    1-If i put the Ram air hood on with out the ram air intake (for the sake of keeping the engine bay 100% stock) if it rained would it effect anything in the engine bay? ( i know its a dumb question but i just had to ask)

    2-If i install the Ram air intake, will i need to do a tune to the car or no?

    Id really appreciate some help with these dumb questions. You see im used to Mustangs and im not sure if tech wise things are done differently with Trans Ams.

    -Thanks in Advance!
    By "intake" I'm assuming you mean the airlid... and no you don't have to swap it.. but if you want to take full effect of the hood (which really isnt all that much) then swap it too. Don't need a tune for that.
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    Thank you!

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    i cut a passage thru a stock hood... clean and funtional...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD RECOVERY EXPERT View Post
    i cut a passage thru a stock hood... clean and funtional...
    any pics man?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIGHTNINGMCQUEEN View Post
    1-If i put the Ram air hood on with out the ram air intake (for the sake of keeping the engine bay 100% stock) if it rained would it effect anything in the engine bay? ( i know its a dumb question but i just had to ask)

    2-If i install the Ram air intake, will i need to do a tune to the car or no?
    A: 1) By "ram air intake", I'll presume you are talking about the raised WS6 airbox (isn't much else it could be). If that's the case, then there'll be no difference w/ rain ingestion. IF any rain makes it past the hood baffles (less likely if the baffles are left in the hood, but still no reports of problems from those who have "de-baffled" their hoods), then your filter is going to get wet regardless of whether the airbox is a raised WS6 box or a standard low one. The rain baffles are in the hood, NOT the "ram air intake". And BTW, an aftermarket vs. stock LID has no effect on rain ingestion.

    A: 2) NO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutch1999 View Post
    any pics man?
    Yeah, I wanna see pics too, please.

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    that was on my 1st T/A... But the part of the hood where it drops down for the latch, just take a cutoff wheel, and remove both sides, so that air goes in thru the two openings in the bumper, thru this part of the hood, and into the airbox...

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    extra hp or not, NOTHING looks as bad-ass sinister, as the the twin snorks of a Ws.6 hood...nuff said...!!!

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    extra hp or not, NOTHING looks as bad-ass sinister, as the the twin snorks of a Ws.6 hood...nuff said...!!!

    Amen.

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