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I would stay away do a snorkel if you want a cool funtional intake LOL
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ive thought alot of the scoop.. but just not 100% sure bout making a big hole on the hood:P prolly someday ill just wtf and do it :P but ill nevr put a stick on scoop... use ur money on something else better :P
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What's next, are you going to put ***** on your trailer hitch?
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okay, here's my viewpoint.

1) I've never heard of an "opion", and have no definition for that word in any dictionary I own.

2) My opinion on hood scoops is: they look great on vehicles that need them. if you're adding one for "coolness", then they rank right up there with the taped-on rear spoiler wings.

as a side note, if you really want to set some of those ricers right one day, the whole idea of the spoiler is to use the air flowing over the vehicle to create a force that pushes down on the drive wheels and promotes greater friction between tire and pavement.

They don't become effective until somewhere past 160 MPH, and most of the vehicles you see them on cannot achieve 160 MPH.

Furthermore, most of the vehicles you see them installed on are front-wheel drive!! ...so, shouldn't that wing be mounted on the hood??

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scoops on things they dont belong on are ghey.
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^ FTW.

Lock this now.
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HOOD SCOOPS FTMFW!!!!!!
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I'll have 2 scoops of raisins with every box of Kellogg's Raisin Bran.
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I was going to photoshop those onto the hood of a ranger. lol
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^^ haha he said ranger not mazda
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now ur making me wanna put one on my truck lol
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They don't become effective until somewhere past 160 MPH, and most of the vehicles you see them on cannot achieve 160 MPH.

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The main design goal of a spoiler in passenger vehicles is to reduce drag and increase fuel efficiency. While many often imitate wings and airfoil

An airfoil is the shape of a wing or blade as seen in cross-section. It is passed through a fluid in order to provide either lift or downforce, depending on its application...., these serve mostly decorative purposes. Passenger vehicles can be equipped with front and rear spoilers. Front spoilers, found beneath the bumper, are mainly used to direct air flow away from the tires to the underbody where the drag coefficient is less. Rear spoilers, which modify the transition in shape between the roof and the rear and the trunk and the rear, act to minimize the turbulence at the rear of the vehicle.

Sports cars are most commonly seen with front and rear spoilers. Even though these vehicles typically have a more rigid chassis and a stiffer suspension to aid in high speed maneuverability, a spoiler can still be beneficial. This is because many vehicles have a fairly steep downward angle going from the rear edge of the roof down to the trunk or tail of the car. At high speeds, air flowing across the roof tumbles over this edge, causing air flow separation. The flow of air becomes turbulent and a low-pressure zone is created, increasing drag and instability (see Bernoulli effect). Adding a rear spoiler makes the air "see" a longer, gentler slope from the roof to the spoiler, which helps to delay flow separation. This decreases drag, increases fuel economy, and helps keep the rear window clean.
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It's called "Bernoulli's Principle". Same reason planes fly...but reverse for automobiles.
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The main design goal of a spoiler in passenger vehicles is to blah blah blah
Yeah, thanks for the physics lesson. I already have my engineering degree.
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Yeah, thanks for the physics lesson. I already have my engineering degree.
You have an engineering degree?

As a pilot I use to deal with airplanes every day. I used to fly Cessna 172's daily and I know there are plenty of aircraft which fly alot slower and are significantly smaller. The ailerons and elevators on these aircraft are generally smaller or the same size as the spoilers on cars. Some of these planes fly at 60mph or 100km/hr. You stated that cars spoilers aren't effective until 160MPH?? How so? If you can get an airplane to fly at 50-60 mph how is a spoiler not effective until 160 mph?

Anyways to prove I am a pilot I'll ***** some pictures. Perhaps you can post pictures of your engineering degree??





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Icon14 I agree with the "fake" scoop responses, don't like em>>>

Ours are 01 Mustang GT that have been made FUNCTIONABLE!
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Anybody that was at the Knoxville Meet last month can tell ya, it's DEFINITELY FUNCTIONAL!!!

BTW: On mine, the air from the scoop is rammed into the carb, on my Son's 93, it lowered his engine temp by 10 degrees.......
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You have an engineering degree?
I'm not going to get into a pissing match with you over this (and, frankly, posting pictures of yourself in an airplane is about as effective for documentation purposes as me posting a picture of myself with a soldering iron in my hand or carrying a blueprint). If you want to go on believing that spoilers taped on to the back of little ricer cars with 6-8 sq. in. of 3M double-sided tape are effective at increasing the coeffecient of friction and delivering more horsepower to the pavement, then you may continue to believe it; I won't stop you.
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They don't become effective until somewhere past 160 MPH, and most of the vehicles you see them on cannot achieve 160 MPH.
Not true. Supra's for instance (stock wing) create 100+ downforce at 90mph.
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Not true. Supra's for instance (stock wing) create 100+ downforce at 90mph.
downforce is not a unit of measurement, nor any recognizeable physical vector.

does the stock wing on the Supra increase [whatever measurement that is] by 100+ [whatever units of measurement you're using], or does it increase the overall [whatever measurement that is] to a total of 100+ [whatever units you're using] ?
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I'm not going to get into a pissing match with you over this (and, frankly, posting pictures of yourself in an airplane is about as effective for documentation purposes as me posting a picture of myself with a soldering iron in my hand or carrying a blueprint). If you want to go on believing that spoilers taped on to the back of little ricer cars with 6-8 sq. in. of 3M double-sided tape are effective at increasing the coeffecient of friction and delivering more horsepower to the pavement, then you may continue to believe it; I won't stop you.

Would you like me to take a picture of the licenses instead?
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