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This is a discussion on Ram air hood engine mods within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I just bought a fully functional ram air hood off of ebay. I am young and dumb so i dont ...

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    I just bought a fully functional ram air hood off of ebay. I am young and dumb so i dont know if i need to do anything to the engine for it to work, or just bolt it on and go. Please help me! Thanks!
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    Just bolt it and go. You can try to find the bottom part of the Ram Air lid section that came with WS.6 cars to make it fully functional and get a lid, if you don't already have one.

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    Thought everything had to be sealed to the air box to be "fully functional"?


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    I beleive it had one on it before i bought it. But he took it of for some reason to sell it to me. Probably sold the hood separate.

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    http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/specia...-air-hood.html
    So are these people saying that i just stick it on too? I guess im asking if i need a new lid or filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99bluetransam View Post
    http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/specia...-air-hood.html
    So are these people saying that i just stick it on too? I guess im asking if i need a new lid or filter.
    if you dont have the lid that is direct you will need to get one

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    I have the stock one. Would pics help?

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    Pics would help. My car doesnt have a lid. Just a huge rectangle hole on the underside of the hood that the filter seals up to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wicked1 View Post
    Pics would help. My car doesnt have a lid. Just a huge rectangle hole on the underside of the hood that the filter seals up to.
    Yeah what this guy said. Because it depends on what type of hood you bought. Either one will work fine with your stock air intake setup, so you can put it on and go. But depending on whether you got a real ws6 or clone hood, or something like a suncoast style hood will determine what kind of air intake you need to get the most out of it. The suncoast type hoods are made to work with an upturned air intake that seals against the big hole on the underside of the hood like wicked1 says. The real ws6 style hood uses a raised airbox that doesn't really seal to the hood, though you can do that afterwards with something like a jaam kit or some folks have done homemade jobs as well.

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    how come some trans ams have the ram air and some dont?....mine does and its not a ws6

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    Quote Originally Posted by unibuga View Post
    how come some trans ams have the ram air and some dont?....mine does and its not a ws6
    If it's not a WS6 then it means a previous owner added the hood.

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    hmmm considering it was an old man i doubt he added it maybe its a ws6 but how can i tell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unibuga View Post
    hmmm considering it was an old man i doubt he added it maybe its a ws6 but how can i tell?
    Open the drivers door and look for this sticker. It should say WS6 on it.

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    its not a ws6 but the hood and spoiler paint isnt as good as the rest of the car....but im confused because i still have the original pontiac lid and an aftermarket one that the guy installed....just doesnt seem like he would paid for all that

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
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    +1 to that.

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    I mean like I'm not sure how he drove it lol 80+ years old......I'm not misjudging

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Fiber...ts_Accessories
    this is the hood i bought. we paid the extra to have it opened up and have it functional. We haven't gotten it yet but it should be here monday. I'll keep you posted.

    this is my intake
    http://s33.photobucket.com/albums/d8...=ramair001.jpg

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    Hmmm I think thats the basic air box. The Ram Air air box .....the slot across the front is a lot taller to allow more air to flow through.And the box itself is taller to allow for the taller opening.Also I think the factory decal says Ram Air on the lid. The hood you bought....I dont think Ive ever seen one that you had to cut the openings out yourself. Even if you cut it out nice what would you use for screen on it??
    Last edited by wicked1; 08-27-2010 at 05:43 AM. Reason: added a few lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99bluetransam View Post
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Fiber...ts_Accessories
    this is the hood i bought. we paid the extra to have it opened up and have it functional. We haven't gotten it yet but it should be here monday. I'll keep you posted.

    this is my intake
    http://s33.photobucket.com/albums/d8...=ramair001.jpg
    When you get your hood can you let me know how it works out? Ive been lookin to do the ram air set up but i heard the hoods off ebay dont line up right on the car so i was just wondering.

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