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    Ram Air question????

    This is probably a silly question but I was looking into buying a functional ram air hood and I want to know If the airbox is what makes it functional.
    It looks just like the one i have now but it is raised...is that all i need to make it functional?
    How much power would this ram air system add?
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    The difference between the stock air box and the gm ram air box does seem to be just that it is raised. If you get a ram air hood from someone like suncoast creations than it is different and does help to have that air box vers the stock one. I have a raptor hood and drove around with my stock air box and an slp lid and switched to there air box. I did notice a SMALL difference in the speed my engine reved, but it could all just be in my head. Most people will tell you that the ram air is pointless. I do feel it is not really worth the money, I chose to go that route for the cosmetic benefits and not so much any performance. I do think if I was side by side a clone of myself with the exact same car minus the hood and air box that I would win, but again thats must my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adham View Post
    This is probably a silly question but I was looking into buying a functional ram air hood and I want to know If the airbox is what makes it functional.
    It looks just like the one i have now but it is raised...is that all i need to make it functional?
    How much power would this ram air system add?
    Thanks.
    Do it for looks and THAT'S ALL. A sealed ram air hood is a really good CAI and that's it.

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    i wasnt doing it as a performance mod i was doing it for cosmetic reasons.
    but because i was doing it, i wanted to see if there were any gains.
    so what i understand is save my money by NOT getting the $250 airbox and by getting the non-functional hood??

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    Yeah basically the $250.00 is a big chunk for not much. But I do like the way it looks and I think my engine does breath better regardless of actual dyno or butt-dyno numbers. Not sure I would do it again, but I'm also not disappointed in what I got. If that makes any sense at all.

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