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Old 01-07-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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hood scoop

so...i have no knowledge whatsoever in the field of metal fabrication. or fabrication of anything for that matter. my question is. how hard would it be for me to make a little hood scoop for my car. just something small, to feed a little extra cold air to my what soon will be (hopefully) SRI?


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I dunno what SRI is, but it wouldn't really be to hard to make one. But to make it look good on the hood you'll have to cut a hole and weld it in. Then bondo over the seams make it nice and smooth, then repaint the hood after so it looks like it's been there the whole time.
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Short Ram Intake. ok thanks my only problem is i dont have access nor know how to use a welder :/ nor have the money at the moment to get it welded and painted. id have to deal with the "ricer" look *cringes* for the time being. :/ thanks for the info though i was thinking the same thing. looks like thats the route im going to take
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I dunno what SRI is...
Short Ram Intake.

Autozone, advance, pep boys, all have pre-made scoops, but yes bondo, cutting a hole, ugh, a mess. Good luck.
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instead of doing a hood scoop. what would be the difficulty of just cutting a hole or rounded square and puting mesh in that? and then my question would be, how much water would that let in if my car was just sitting there and it was raining? would the scoop be the better option versus mesh?
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A scoop would be better, espically since the hole would basically be over the battery and you don't want water on your battery, or any electronics under your hood.

Good thinking out of the 'engine bay' though. lol.
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don't just cut a hole in the hood and mesh it...my buddy went that route and it looked like junk then he had to find a new hood
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Where is Harrison, Ohio at? I was just thinking I could help with this if you where close.
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A hood scoop just so you can get more air in your SRI??? Personally I don't think its worth your time to do this because you will see little to go gains to doing this.
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Utterly pointless.
Just save and get an actual name brand CAI and be done with it.
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