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ram air hood mod

This is a discussion on ram air hood mod within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; i have a 2000 ws6 just bought it and was wondering if i can cut out the hood behind the ...

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    ram air hood mod

    i have a 2000 ws6 just bought it and was wondering if i can cut out the hood behind the scoops to get more air in it? easier path i guess you could say? any one done this?

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    i havent done it but yea you can cut it out, just be careful

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    thanks ill let you know how it goes i am surprised they dont have a free mod stickey or real cheap mod

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    I thought about doing the same, just be careful in rain! It'll work like a low set cold air intake.

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    There's actually no cutting to it, just drilling the rivets and breaking the baffles out(they are glued in) It should be a bit easier nowadays I would think, as these cars are a bit older- I did mine when the car was 3 days old, and that friggin' epoxy was STRONG!
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    Yep just drill out the rivets. real easy.

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    did you notice a difference? was it worth while? dam every time i see that orange i wish i would of kept searching i love that color
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    had a few pm's saying dont do it but i did it and i absolutly love it dont notice much on the street but get to about 60 and wow night and day just dont think i would want to drive it in the rain like this very easy to do just drill out the rivits and mine broke right where it was glued in
    thanks for the rivit info 02 WS6 TA & 2001somws6

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    not sure I wanna do this mod, I have four cars so I dont have to drive in the rain but hey, yuo never know when you might get caught in a heavy shower..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jims455 View Post
    not sure I wanna do this mod, I have four cars so I dont have to drive in the rain but hey, yuo never know when you might get caught in a heavy shower..
    Thats what i m thinking.

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    Drilled my rivets out over 2 years ago. Debaffled and sealed to my Volant dual cone intake, DD the car EVERYDAY in all weather....Rain snow you name it. NEVER a problem. Not saying ti can't happen, but I have never had a problem. If you are worried make a rain blocking plate to shove in there just in case.

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    And it's not really a "Ram air" as much as it's a very good CAI to the car.

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    2000 WS6 THE RED DEVIL

    not a ram air i can see my filter through the hood now i live in vegas so rain aint a problem

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    I drove in the rain a million times and have not had a problem. But at top speed i did see a diffrence. I didnt have any glue or epoxy. It just poped right out.

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    I did that mod. It wasn't as easy as i thought. Mine was glued and the glue was stronger than the hood. Dremel w/ cut-off wheel got a workout. I haven't noticed much diff. yet.

    When I had my Z28, I did a FRA and I could really tell a diff. there, especially at autobahn speeds (3 years courtesy of the U.S. Army)

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