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This is a discussion on Ram Air conversion? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I have an A4 '01 T/A. I was thinking about converting it to Ram Air with the WS6 hood. Anyone ...

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    Question Ram Air conversion?

    I have an A4 '01 T/A. I was thinking about converting it to Ram Air with the WS6 hood. Anyone know if that is even possible, and how much it would cost?

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    All you need is the hood and lower airbox. but you can get away with just the hood. But if your looking for a performance gain it's not worth the money. And yes it's a direct swap.
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    Cool, thanks. Wasn't looking so much for a performance boost as I just really like the hood design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKXK189 View Post
    Cool, thanks. Wasn't looking so much for a performance boost as I just really like the hood design.
    Yes. Many people add the WS6 hood on their Trans Ams.

    As far as performance goes, I would go with the Ram-Air H.O. hood. I think it looks more aggressive than the stock WS6 hood. + better air-flow with an aftermarket air induction.
    Last edited by 1TA LS1; 06-26-2007 at 09:34 AM.

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    Yeah, that does look really nice. I saw something like that on a different website, but it was over the budget my wife has set for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKXK189 View Post
    Yeah, that does look really nice. I saw something like that on a different website, but it was over the budget my wife has set for me.


    glad I am not married. My friend is married and he said he had to create a hidden slush fund so he could buy stuff without his wife knowing about it. That's what I plan on doing.. All in a good marriage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKXK189 View Post
    Yeah, that does look really nice. I saw something like that on a different website, but it was over the budget my wife has set for me.
    haha id never be wife that would put a budget on mods for the car! thats crazy talk haha
    ws6 hood is really nice, get functional its worth the extra hp and its not that much additional

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    Thought I had read on another thread that those were prone to cracking or splitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKXK189 View Post
    Thought I had read on another thread that those were prone to cracking or splitting.
    I've had mine on 2 different cars now in 2 years, not once has it done anything of the sort. Im very pleased with it and doubt it will ever cause me issues.

    If it does have issues in the future, it will more than likely be the next owners problem because I know im not gonna be hanging onto this car for more than a year or 2.

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    I bought mine about 18 months ago from ramairhoods.com. I had to make some mods to the hood hinges...ovaling them out to get the right fit, but other than that, I love it. The color matches very closely. Bought the Volant CAI to compliment the hood as well.

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    what do you guys think about the hood from ramairhoods.com, should i be worried about the paint matching? what about the fact that its fiberglass...is that a problem?

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    wow i didnt read that last post yet my bad


    just wanted to post this cause i thought it was bad ass

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    Quote Originally Posted by '00T/A View Post
    what do you guys think about the hood from ramairhoods.com, should i be worried about the paint matching? what about the fact that its fiberglass...is that a problem?
    My hood is not fiberglass, it is plastic and very light weight. The only drawback to this hood is the fact you have to use a hood prop rod and can't use the stock hood supports because they are for a heavier hood and they would eventually warp the plastic one.

    The paint matches very well even though the rest of the paint is original '98 paint, but the car has been garaged a lot so not too much as far as color fade. You can tell they did not wet sand the paint on the hood because there is a little more orange peel compared to the rest of the car, but you have to be so damn close to the paint to see that it's not an issue for me.

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