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Old 02-24-2004, 03:20 PM   #1
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Decided I needed more "RAM"

Well, It's been a good month for ol' Jeff and his SVT. I just finished installing a carbon fiber heat extractor and NACA air duct in my factory hood, for a grand total of about $230. I paid to have the holes cut and the parts installed etc.

There is now a direct path for air straight to my CAI and the difference is AWESOME. Haven't driven it too much with the ram-air, but I can tell you it is well worth the effort!!



BTW I did the hood for performance not looks. But everyone that's seen it so far has been stoked!


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Ram Air is a marketing scam but it still sounds cool. It sounds like an aggressive looking cold air intake. It should be safer than a cai when puddle-busting!
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Old 02-24-2004, 03:32 PM   #4
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Picture to come shortly.

Having difficulty posting image. It is way less than 50k, so I don't know what the prob is yet
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You might be getting more cold air due to the hole but not due to any 'RAM' effect.

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Old 02-24-2004, 04:11 PM   #6
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I uploaded the image to the SVT photo gallery and it seemed to work. I guess you guys can see the image there.?!?!?!?
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Old 02-24-2004, 04:27 PM   #7
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OK I am a dummy. I figured it out. Laugh out loud if u want.
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Not my personal taste, but to each his own. I would had just blown the extra money on a full out brand new hood, which I am doing now... Btw, you're not actually "ram"ing in air, you however are bringing in much cooler air into your short ram intake which is the reason why you're feeling any sort of performance beef.
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Anyone with a lot of cash can buy whatever is for sale. ...it takes no talent or vision whatsoever.

No one else in the world has a hood exactly like mine because "I" made it.

Big difference in approach here.

I have the money to buy a whole new hood, but I chose to customize the one I already had.

I agree that "ram-air" is a marketing term. But at speed the air going straight into the duct builds a certain amount of pressure in the air box area, and it almost feels boosted.

If you think I am making this up, you are more than welcome to drive my car and see for yourself.
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I do not doubt that you got more power but it's due to more cold air coming in to the intake from the hole in the hood, not the 'Ram air' effect.
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