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OEM hood scoops. Cool or crap?

Old 05-24-2012, 05:47 AM
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What I think is really comical are you guys talking about Aerodynamics, Seriously?????

You planing on drafting at Talladega??? Or Maybe it's because of fuel milage, in which case you should be driving a Prius.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:42 AM
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if it was actually part of the hood and not just slapped on with tape and put holes in the hood it would look better. I still think it doesnt look anywhere near as good as without though...the stock 10-12 hood just looks great. I will say though the factory slapped on scoop looks way better then all those pig nose looking hoods it seems only aftermarket people want to make. I mean cant anyone come up with some other look then the same ugly 2 nostril looking hoods.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by 05xrunner View Post
if it was actually part of the hood and not just slapped on with tape and put holes in the hood it would look better. I still think it doesnt look anywhere near as good as without though...the stock 10-12 hood just looks great. I will say though the factory slapped on scoop looks way better then all those pig nose looking hoods it seems only aftermarket people want to make. I mean cant anyone come up with some other look then the same ugly 2 nostril looking hoods.
I agree with you there. Those stick-on things are just blah. I don't care for those nostril hoods either. Luckily (or unluckily), I had hood damage so I had an opportunity to get rid of the stock hood the day after I bought it. I ended up going with a cowl hood and couldn't be happier.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Order_66 View Post
wait wait wait...what are you saying??

i suppose i should respect someone with 12000+ posts. you clearly know what youre talking about. but can you explain why you think this?

im not saying it isnt looks inspired, but is there not physics based logic as to why a hood scoop could be beneficial to the performance?
I'm willing to say that about 90% of the cars sold for the streets that have hood scoops aren't functional.
Manufacturers put those on for looks only, so you tell me...
Our Mustangs have a huge flat hood so a scoop or a bulge is welcomed to break that up IMO.
Don't give a crap if it's functional or not.
And if it is, how much improvement on performance do you get you think??
Nada, that's how much! Unless it's a direct feed like the last Trans Am ram air were.
So your scoop (like my shaker) that dumps air into your air box is pretty much useless but you get to say "It's functional!"... Yeahhhh! Laughing my *** off!

Now, I agree that you have to be at least tasteful on what to use... The OEM scoop isn't that great looking IMO and the Boss 9 style is plain awful.
So for me, the shaker is the best looking on the 05/09. The Roush isn't bad as well...
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