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My hood scoops aren't functional.

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    Question My hood scoops aren't functional.

    I have an 04 that came with the 05-06 hood(pic) although whatever shop that did the hood before put the stock heat shield back on, completely blocking any airflow. Do the 05+ have holes cut in it, or do they not come with one at all? Should I rip it down or would that cause the paint to orange peel and wrinkle from heat....OR would that be negated by the extra air? hmmmm...


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    Hoodscoops arent functional on any GTO's, its just an aesthetics thing. I do suppose some sort of Ram Air system has been or could be developed though...
    Anyone without a gun and a knife and a handkerchief and a chapstick get the F%$# out of here!

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    The hood on the 05-06 have factory scoops in them and they have defusers (rubber gasket things to keep out rain) this does allow the air to pass through/ over the engine,that is all.there have been a few attemps to mate them(the scoops) with some sort of ram effect.Ive not seen any real cold air intakes for our cars,other then the new ones that go over the radiator like the TA and vettes have.

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    Aftermarket hoods have fully functional scoops. My Banshee is fully functional routing air over to the filter.

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    My woodward also routes air to the air box location...but the heat extractor probably does more good then anything.

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    Oh yeah I def know it didn't serve as any help for the intake lol sorry I think I was a bit misunderstood- I meant that I noticed air was able to flow freely through the hood scoops, yet the heat shield stops it. I saw in another thread (idk if it was here or ls1gto.com) but something about helping to cool the engine....would it be worth it to remove the heatshield or atleast cut holes? (For purposes of lowering underhood temps etc)

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    I think there was a CAI made to use the hood scoops. I can't remember if it was Volant or DMS. It was a dual-filter kit that kinda resembled an intake for a Dodge Viper.


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    I fabbedup and built my cai with 4" pvc drain pipe from homedepot and it works great and only cost around $35 in parts, glue and paint. I pickedup a 90, 3 45, a rubber coupler and a 2 foot strait piece. I cut a hole through the sheet metal where the factory air box sat and ran the tube through so the filter sits behind the drivers side fog light.

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    I've seen some OTR ( Over the Radiator ) Intakes that make the scoops functional with no rain problems. But they're mainly for the 04 Goats ( so your in luck if interested ). I think Gravanna carries one. I forgot the name of it. But the company that makes it doesn't have a good track record with customers. Plus, by the looks of it you could possibly make one yourself.

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    I got my OTRCAI yesterday bwaaaaahahahahahahahah




    ...and it doesn't use the hood scoops. It's for real!
    Last edited by GTO1_OHIO; 04-28-2009 at 01:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTO1_OHIO View Post
    I got my OTRCAI yesterday bwaaaaahahahahahahahah




    ...and it doesn't use the hood scoops. It's for real!
    Nice..Is it from Australia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGoat View Post
    Nice..Is it from Australia?
    Michigan




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    Quote Originally Posted by GTO1_OHIO View Post
    Michigan



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    Is that the one that was posted on LS1GTcough...the one that was in the building phase for a long-@$$ time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    Is that the one that was posted on LS1GTcough...the one that was in the building phase for a long-@$$ time?
    A Vararam????? Hell no. They totally screwed up that design and now its not a OTR. Doesn't even seal off hot air from the engine compartment. The Vararam only fits teh 05/06 hood and is no better then the DMS design.

    This one's custom. made by svede1212

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTO1_OHIO View Post
    A Vararam????? Hell no. They totally screwed up that design and now its not a OTR. Doesn't even seal off hot air from the engine compartment. The Vararam only fits teh 05/06 hood and is no better then the DMS design.

    This one's custom. made by svede1212
    I think I remember him. Has a spoiler that no one else has from a company from MI. Glad to see he got his OTRCAI finished. IIRC he was making a MAF compatible kit. I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    I think I remember him. Has a spoiler that no one else has from a company from MI. Glad to see he got his OTRCAI finished. IIRC he was making a MAF compatible kit. I could be wrong.
    This one is the 100mm MAF version. It's the same one that wrp has installed.

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    Haha...WRP. Crazy bastid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Aftermarket hoods have fully functional scoops. My Banshee is fully functional routing air over to the filter.
    +1 for banshee

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    Saving for Banshee.

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