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Old 03-03-2012, 08:46 AM   #1
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Question Cervini Concept Hood with or without Ram Air Kit

I really like the look of the Cervini Concept Hood that American Muscle is selling for $595 (unpainted, free shipping). Considering it for my stock V6 Pony.

Anyone have pics and feedback regarding the hood and ram air kit?

I saw the customer pics on AM. The hood looks sharp in my opinion. For those with the hood....did you go with the functional ram air kit? Is it worth the additional $300? I don't have a CAI but plan to get one at some point. Might get the hood first. Not sure if the scoops are plugged off if the kit is not installed. Any info would be appreciated.

http://www.americanmuscle.com/cervin...cept-hood.html

Here's how AM advertises the kit...

Now you can make your Cervini Concept Style Hood fully functional with a Ram Air Kit. This Cervini Ram Air Kit channels the incoming air from the hood scoop openings directly into your intake for a ram air affect to increase performance.

Added Power And Performance. This Cervini Ram Air Kit has been proven (using an on-board diagnostic system) to increase 1/4 mile performance resulting in lower ET's. You will experience better throttle response, and an increase in horsepower starting at 40 mph, all with no computer re-tuning required.

Show quality appearance. The included billet aluminum air screen adds a nice touch to the under hood appearance and functionality of this ram air kit. Best of all, Cervini's makes this kit easy to install, with a minimum of cutting and modifications to the stock air box.


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Old 03-03-2012, 11:01 AM   #2
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I didn't get the ram air kit, I just cut some black aluminum mesh from ebay to cover the openings. I've actually been thinking about getting a Cervinis cowl hood.Click the image to open in full size.
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Have you looked into the trufiber hood? Already comes with ramair and is just like the concept hood... Check out my car for pics....
http://www.trufiber.com/Trufiber_Mus...f10024-a39.htm
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Have you looked into the trufiber hood? Already comes with ramair and is just like the concept hood... Check out my car for pics....
http://www.trufiber.com/Trufiber_Mus...f10024-a39.htm
That's nice too. I just sent Trufiber an email requesting a picture of the built in ram air kit. Do you have one you can post?

Thanks.

I suppose neither of these two hoods (Cervini Concept or Trufiber) are very popular, 131 views and only 2 replies.?????
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That's nice too. I just sent Trufiber an email requesting a picture of the built in ram air kit. Do you have one you can post?

Thanks.

I suppose neither of these two hoods (Cervini Concept or Trufiber) are very popular, 131 views and only 2 replies.?????
I noticed if you click on the Trufiber link, then click on the picture of the red Mustang another window will pop up with more pictures of the hood including the underside.
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I noticed if you click on the Trufiber link, then click on the picture of the red Mustang another window will pop up with more pictures of the hood including the underside.
Thanks...I saw that too but it looked to me to be just the outlines of the kit, not the actual kit. Unless I am mistaken.

I emailed Trufiber to see if I get can clarifcation.
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The "outlines" you see in the last shot are simply the ribbing support for the underside of the hood. It is showing you the actual hood from the bottom so you can see how the support is and the flow over to the air box. If you take the blanket off your stock hood you will see the same "outlines"

Technically it isn't "ram air" as was done in the 60's and 70's where it directed air right into the carburetor. Today it is dumping air from outside through the ducts on to your air box. With an open air filter like with a C&L intake you will get some outside air. With the stock air box and the closed top you probably won't get much outside air.
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Do you still need a pic? I love the hood but its a lil weird at first with the supercharger clearance
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Do you still need a pic? I love the hood but its a lil weird at first with the supercharger clearance
Yes, please. I assume this is attached to the underside of the hood like the Cervini Concept ram air kit is.

Jim C. Thanks for the clarification regarding true ram-air. I intend to get a CAI at some point in time, however, prior to that I believe I will be able to modify the stock air box to accomodate the "ram air" kit. AM's website mentions minor modifications to stock air box.
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here you go.
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thanks Dylan. Do the two scoops feed to one centerline section that leads to the airbox? Thanks for the pic but I am confused how the two hood scoops tie to the airbox. Thank you.
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Yup lead to that one path right to the airbox
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I have the cervini hood and LOVE IT. though i must admit it only looks good with some colors. I also put on a roush bumper at the same time to "balance out" the big scoop, it gave it a much cleaner look in my opinion. I opted to not get the flow kit with the it, and do slightly regret it. It seems to take in quite a bit of air and i think would work quite nice along side a CAI. the only concern is if it were to rain and one had that installed it would literally dump water right onto you CAI filter.
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I have the cervini hood and LOVE IT. though i must admit it only looks good with some colors. I also put on a roush bumper at the same time to "balance out" the big scoop, it gave it a much cleaner look in my opinion. I opted to not get the flow kit with the it, and do slightly regret it. It seems to take in quite a bit of air and i think would work quite nice along side a CAI. the only concern is if it were to rain and one had that installed it would literally dump water right onto you CAI filter.
That's what I would worry about too. But my main question is this: If ram-air worked so well compared to just having the CAI underneath, wouldn't you think that it would require a re-tune? Taking in more air will require more fuel in order to maintain that crucial A/F ratio. When was the last time you heard someone get new tunes because of their brand new ram-air kit? In fact, there's no such option in Bama's tune/CAI list to call for an aftermarket hood. Taking that into account, I'd have to say that the ram-air kit just isn't worth it. Just my two cents.
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Yeah, I too worry about water intrusion. Regarding if it's worth the money or not, I can buy a Trufiber hood with built in ram air for $419 + $150 (shipping) = $469 or the Cervini hood without the ram air kit from AM for $596 (which is $130 more and does not include the ram air kit).

Are there any other Trufiber hood owners out there? Any feedback about the product would be great. How much prep work was required prior to painting?
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