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Old 03-12-2008, 01:13 PM   #1
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hood scoop

i'm thinking of fitting a hood scoop from a 9-2x onto my 04ss.

anyone do this yet?

does anyone know where i can get one or if the hood might be a direct replacement since they look very similar.
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:24 PM   #2
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Pretty sure the hoods themselves are different sizes, so you would need to fabricate the scoop onto the hood.

In which case, you wouldn't need one off a 9-2x but just a generic one would be fine.

I also think it will look silly.
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:41 PM   #3
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As I said in the other post, you would have to get a whole hood. They don't just pop off.

Just sell your SS and buy a Legacy GT.
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I hate fake hood scoops. If it works, and gets cold air into the intake, sure.

Fake = lame as a mercury cougar hood scoop.
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:51 PM   #5
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Is this for cosmetic or performance purposes?

I don't see the upside to either scenario, but what do I know.
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:53 PM   #6
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There would be no performance benefit at all unless some unnecessary and probably detrimental steps were taken to plumb the intake up in that area.

Again, to each their own.

Did your black grille make your car perform better? Did mine? Naw.
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:53 PM   #7
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If you really want to make it faster AND look cool go with this



or do this set up;


That should add at least 260 HP... AT THE WHEELS!!

lol.. sorry man but yeah i agree that fake hood scoops are dumb and a waste of a good hood.
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:55 PM   #8
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Eh, if its done right it will be unique.

No different than many minor mods we do (clear corners, blacked out bits, etc), just a ton more work and money.
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:26 PM   #9
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i would keep the scoop functional by ducting the intake to the scoop or possibly one of my oil coolers. i hate fake scoops as much as everyone else. just tying to be unique w/o coming off as a ricer. besides it would make the car a hell of a lot more aggressive.

i would only use the 9-2x scoop because it is subtle. i'm not trying to make it look like a funny car.

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Old 03-12-2008, 02:32 PM   #10
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like I said... unless you plan on molding the hood, it won't work.
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:34 PM   #11
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the scoop is sold separate from the hood, it simply has an adhesive strip, but yes i would mold the scoop into the hood. I hate seems
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Isn't your oil cooler in the front?

And won't forcing air down into the engine bay make the car lighter at speed, which is what you don't want to do?



But aside from that, it will be awesome.
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Why get a hood scoop when you could possibly modify a shaker hood to fit with alot of fab work... lol



Edit: Yes, the shaker hood is fully functional... Plus it looks really cool
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Photochops of how this could potentially look are required IMO.

If done right for an intake I don't think it will look too bad. Personally I don't like the hood scoops on subies etc. The only hood scoops I like are fucking stacked blowers on old school muscle cars.
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:22 AM   #15
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somebody in town here drives a dark blue 9-3ss with meshed grill and a hood scoop. it looks good.
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how about a reverse mount recessed scoop, use it for suck hot air out of the engine bay, atleast then it would be functional, like soggy said, it really needs to be pshop'd or sketched, it could go either way as far as looks. If pulled off in a way that tasteful and doesn't ruin the car, i could appreciate and respect it, although you couldn't pay me to hack up my car like that, but thats me and im not important here.
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:02 AM   #17
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You start with a hood scoop, and wind up here:


What a shame
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Old 04-15-2008, 03:35 AM   #19
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Say it isn't so! That's crazy. I kinda like the mesh grill.... that's about it! :P
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