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This is a discussion on ram air hood within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by Spaz i'd say the suncoast raptor hood... but that is only from what i have seen others ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    i'd say the suncoast raptor hood... but that is only from what i have seen others post about it...
    The Raptor is close to the Firehawk only with bigger inlets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsingle1 View Post
    of all the aftermarket RA hoods..................which 1 is closer to OEM?
    Do you mean in form or function? In form, I believe the suncoast ws6 hood is pretty darn similar to oem ws6. But in function, I believe they all require their upturned intake system for sealed functionality, so they are not like oem in that regard.

    I haven't researched this in a while. Suncoast may have other hood models that are oem style on the air intake, I'm not sure. But I know other companies do. I've seen them, I just don't remember the popular sites off the top of my head.

    But as to appearances, I think many if not most of us like the Raptor the best...

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    Personally I think my WS9 hood resembles a stock ws6 hood the most. Although it does have the heat extractors it has the factory style grill inlets whereas the Suncoast one does not.


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    Yeah that looks pretty darn good. I don't think I would've known it wasn't a stock ws6 if you didn't tell me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmalgar View Post
    Yeah that looks pretty darn good. I don't think I would've known it wasn't a stock ws6 if you didn't tell me...
    It does have a few fitment issues which cannot be resolved. Also required alot of prep. I still say get OEM if you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    It does have a few fitment issues which cannot be resolved. Also required alot of prep. I still say get OEM if you can.
    Really? Hmm, well you can't see any fitment issues in that picture, the lines all look very straight and even. Must be the car's good side

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    Suncoast WS6 Ram air hood with heat extractors looks better then ws9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmalgar View Post
    Really? Hmm, well you can't see any fitment issues in that picture, the lines all look very straight and even. Must be the car's good side
    Heh, it is. Pass side rear corner sticks up. (also a little shorter you can see) Can't be lowered there. It sticks up at the rear corner but along the edge in the middle it is lower than the fender. Lower in the middle yet higher at the rear. Can't fix that and it bugs me. Ohh well, only paid $500 for it vs $1,200 or so for OEM.


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    Ah I see I see. Still looks darn nice. You probably notice more than others would since it's yours and you know the faults are there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmalgar View Post
    Ah I see I see. Still looks darn nice. You probably notice more than others would since it's yours and you know the faults are there...
    It's all good. Passes the 5 foot test.

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