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Ram air hood... Does it work, or just looks?

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    Ram air hood... Does it work, or just looks?

    I recall seeing a thread on this but can't find it.

    Does the ram air hood really add to the performance of my Trans am or is it more for looks? I'm sure it sucks in air, however if airflow through the nostrils was stopped would you really notice it?

    I need honest answers guys.... No BS

    I know your probally gonna laugh at me, but I am in the process of getting a Knight rider light for my car and it will be going inside the nostrils. It might not stop all the air, but it won't flow as free as it once did.

    I do not want to really diminish the performance of my car so let me know.

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    I took the baffles out of mine and I did notice a difference. How much? not sure but, it is noticeable and it does seem smoother at cruise.

    Vents or no Vents?

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    True ram air is a Sealed system which we realy dont have.. If your worried about it you could always pick up a fast toys ram air kit that scoops air from the bottom of the vehicle..
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    I cut mine through top and bottom, I dont think the light will make enough diff you will tell....

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    You also have to realize that any performance difference would only be notcied at 75mph or higher. It won't effect anything under 50mph for sure.

    Looks are all personal preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG GUNS View Post
    I took the baffles out of mine and I did notice a difference. How much? not sure but, it is noticeable and it does seem smoother at cruise.

    Vents or no Vents?

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    You took out your vents and noticed a difference, holy cow you must have the most sensative butt dyno ever.

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    Let's put it this way, I had a stock low hood. I got a ram air hood and took the baffles out before even installing it so, I did notice a difference between the two hoods.

    Plus, it looks bad ass.

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    Does water get into the airbox with the baffles out?

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    I have not noticed but, I don't drive like a batt out of hell either. No problems associated with water there. Bad O2 harness yes. But, water intrusion through the intake, no.

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    I started off with sealing the hood to the Air Box, and I barely noticed some top end (120+) pulling power.

    I now have the JAAM Ram Air System, I can't wait to take it out when I finally get my tune done.

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    I have the lower half of the JAAM Ram and I do think it helps out in channeling the air flow. Not a sealed system but, keeps the lower end air flow disruption to a minimum.

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    if u have a hood like mine it is actually fully functunal i think its suncoast raptor and yes it is sealed off to the hood

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    suncoast creations hood here with the lt1 style seal-able air box...i debaffled mine and i saw a big increase up top..as in it was falling on its face at 120-30ish..after it pulls the same from 100-145

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    I have a Volant air box on mine that "seals" to the bottom side of the hood. It's no a perfect seal, bu is pretty good. I noticed a little bit of a gain at low speed from the open element air filters, but noticed quite a bit more at highway speed. I've had the car to 150 and still pulling, where it used to struggle over 140. Soooo, yeah. If you are trying to get arrested, the ram air hood will help

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    So, now we have about 3 people with a dyno calibrated ass? WTF? Not possible....lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG GUNS View Post
    So, now we have about 3 people with a dyno calibrated ass? WTF? Not possible....lol.

    You oughta see my asses numbers after Taco Bell...

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    LOL. Mine too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    Does water get into the airbox with the baffles out?
    yes. Its happened to me 3 times. All three situations were heavy rain at interstate speeds. The first 2 of those times I checked and the water didn't get past the filter. The third time was the worst (filter was soaked)but i didn't check. No harm so far
    Factory WS6 hood with baffles removed and JAAM Ram Air kit.

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