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Old 05-13-2012, 10:57 AM   #1
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Default Ram Air Hoods & Water

I've been considering replacing my hood and there are several ram air hoods and heat extraction hoods that have caught my eye. I'm concerned about water entering through the hood openings, seems I saw somewhere on the forum that water entered through the opening and the air filter got soaked.

How do y'all deal with water entering a ram air hood or a heat extraction hood?

Are these types of hoods just not a good choice for a daily driver?
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:07 AM   #2
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I would try to get a OEM GT500 hood for your car, I'm not sure about the aftermarket hoods. Most are intended to be driven in dry weather however the factory GT500 are well designed to place water between the engine block and radiator.
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:28 PM   #3
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The GT500 hood will leave a funny gap on your 2006 because of the difference in the GT500 front fascia.

As far as water getting in and being a problem with the open hoods though everyone has said it isn't a problem. A friend had one similar to the California Dream with the two big slots up front and never had a problem in rain or snow.

I have a custom set up with a shaker that is open directly to the engine bay. I've driven through some huge rain storms since doing it and no problems at all. In fact the top of my supercharger wasn't even wet.

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with the hood up you can see it is a big opening too
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Thanks for the replies.

A couple hoods I have in mind...

TruFiber SH-GT Ram-Air Hood for the 2005-2009 Mustang

http://www.cruizinconceptswholesale....OD0509&cat=580

TruFiber Mach 1 hood for the 2005-2009 Mustang

http://www.cruizinconceptswholesale....OD0509&cat=580
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One of my friends has the Mach 1 and hasn't had any water issues. The SH-GT isn't much different from my open shaker so shouldn't present any issues.
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I have the TruFiber Cobra Roadster Ram Air hood no issues with water at all.
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I have the Trufiber RTF hood and it has both ram air as well as heat extractor vents, but I haven't had any issues with rain. The only issue can be when you are washing the car, but as long as you don't spray water directly through the vents or ram air opening, it is not a problem.
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No water issues for me in about 3 years or so
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I have a cervinis type iv. No problems. Highly recommend you check out Cervinis products
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no problems, stalled once when getting it washed thats about it.
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