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08blackoutstang 02-27-2011 11:48 PM

hood scoop or no hood scoop
 
well i purchased a painted roush hoodscoop, bran Fing new and when i mocked it up to my car I dont know if i am sold on it... I love the hood scoop look, but not for my car, i think..

Well i will post picks tomorrow with and without it on and you guys give some output... thanks

stealth_GT 02-28-2011 01:21 AM

I like mine, but I'd rather have a Shaker Hood...

jdmcbride 02-28-2011 07:30 AM

No hood scoop.

AzPete 02-28-2011 07:36 AM

I have the Ford scoop and enjoy the look.

D'prived 02-28-2011 07:41 AM

I like the look of the hood scoop but don't like that it's not functional. That's why I went with a shaker.

07 Stang 02-28-2011 08:06 AM

This is how I feel....I like the look of a hood scoop but I really think it should be functional. Seems like it would decrease your mpg some (if you care about it) by the wind not being able to pass through it but rather bounce off of it.

Another thing to consider is, approximately 98% (if not all) of the OEM hoods are contaminated. Read about the hood corrosion in the TSB. Instead of putting $$ in a hood scoop, why not put it towards something like a new hood with a built in functional hood scoop? If you are one of the unfortunates who have discovered the TSB, I'm sure you realize you are most likely out of warranty thus Ford will not cover it. For the amount of $$ that you would spend fixing it, you could have bought a whole new hood.

Just my 2

grabberorange1 02-28-2011 10:04 AM

I had the oem hood with scoop....just bought a new Foose hood, so much nicer to drive without looking around it...I say No....

SilverStallion05 02-28-2011 10:22 AM

I love my Roush scoop. And if you put some extra money into it (and a drill), you can make it functional. That may be over kill but cosmetically it looks cool.

pdonket 02-28-2011 10:57 AM

I'm a hood scoop fan myself, although I tend to like the ones built into the hood itself rather than added later or put through a hole in the hood. I have the stock ford one and personally I love the way it looks, I like the low profile. But down the road I think I might replace the hood for something cleaner.

Redfire6er 02-28-2011 11:26 AM

I was on the fence for about a year before I added mine. So happy with it now that I have it. Just looks old school, and thats what I like.

jpormen 02-28-2011 11:26 AM

My stang has a hood scoop the previous owner added, i like the way it looks. But sometimes i do find my self having troubles seeing the road which sucks when u get a sudden pot hole in traffic

nola504boy 02-28-2011 11:39 AM

I cant wait to get my hood scoop. just looks meaner IMO

LostBoyz 02-28-2011 12:13 PM

unless you have a top mounted intercooler, a carbureted engine, or its a heat extraction/cowl induction just realize it is just for looks and pointless otherwise. Don't go to the trouble of drilling holes because now you just made something not functional, not functional.

SilverStallion05 02-28-2011 12:25 PM

You are drilling holes to install it anyway.

Alec 02-28-2011 02:33 PM

I'm a fan of less is more, so no. Unless however it's a Shaker or functional

SilverStallion05 02-28-2011 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Alec (Post 7439287)
I'm a fan of less is more, so no. Unless however it's a Shaker or functional

"Less is more" only works in terms of toilet paper (and even that's pushing it).

pdonket 02-28-2011 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by LostBoyz (Post 7439090)
unless you have a top mounted intercooler, a carbureted engine, or its a heat extraction/cowl induction just realize it is just for looks and pointless otherwise. Don't go to the trouble of drilling holes because now you just made something not functional, not functional.

I think you're misunderstanding the fact that those with hood scoops that don't function do exactly that....don't function.

I mean there are tons of mods to do to cars that don't add HP but are still worth it. Not everything has to be for "go" if you ask me :)

Alec 02-28-2011 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SilverStallion05 (Post 7439297)
"Less is more" only works in terms of toilet paper (and even that's pushing it).

:icon_no:

A hood/window/side scoop can add to the looks of a car but when you overdo it is when it starts looking too busy and then you start entering rice territory....

All the best looking cars are simple and clean :)

Yes a lot of it is personal opinion but I'm sure all the guys with the riced-out civics think they did a good job

LostBoyz 02-28-2011 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pdonket (Post 7439308)
I think you're misunderstanding the fact that those with hood scoops that don't function do exactly that....don't function.

I mean there are tons of mods to do to cars that don't add HP but are still worth it. Not everything has to be for "go" if you ask me :)

We have already had this discussion so why have it again.

Adding stuff to your car for looks, like paint, louvres, wheels, spoilers, etc. are fine becuase they do what they were meant to do. Not everything you add to your car needs to add hp. Adding parts that used to have function for looks crosses the line (for me) for being absolutely pointless. How would you feel about bolting on a huge fake blower out the top of my hood or the ricers that put a speaker under the hood that sounds like a turbo's BOV.

Alec 02-28-2011 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LostBoyz (Post 7439374)
the ricers that put a speaker under the hood that sounds like a turbo's BOV.

Hahah I haven't ever heard that before :icon_doh:


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