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Old 01-01-2011, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default hood scoop?

Hey I have an 07 2.5i had someone egg and rock it the other night now I need to bondo and paint it thinking about doing a custom hood scoop while I have it all sanded. I have read a couple post on it seems pretty easy but thought I would see what u guys thought and any input u might have.
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:40 PM   #2
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Probably better off asking this in Interior & Exterior Modification.
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:43 PM   #3
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N/A's with hood scoops= really, really lame.

IMHO.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:31 PM   #4
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honestly you are better off just throwing a wrx hood on there then fabricating yours. not sure on the 07 but I did that on my 05.. the hood was much lighter, alum. vs steel
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:40 PM   #5
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^ This would be the best option. AFAIK, 06+ hoods are aluminum, too.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:47 PM   #6
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N/A's with hood scoops= really, really lame.

IMHO.
Actually, i would disagree. The bugeye RS hood is steel while the WRX hood is aluminum. It's a huge weights savings off the front end of the car where is makes the most difference.
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:25 PM   #7
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Actually, i would disagree. The bugeye RS hood is steel while the WRX hood is aluminum. It's a huge weights savings off the front end of the car where is makes the most difference.

I can appreciate the weight savings. It's just that non-functioning hood scoops are a pet peeve of mine. Like excessive chrome or performance stickers for mods the car doesn't have.

Again, just my personal taste.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:24 AM   #8
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Yeah it's totally a personal thing. I really like the hood scoop sticking up into view a bit while driving. Seems stupid I know, but it really improves the bland look of the stock Impreza hood. More-so on the 2008+.

Most people think it's "ricer" or whatever, but who cares. If you like it, do it.

Anybody know if the newer Impreza / WRX hoods are steel vs aluminum like they were on the older models?
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:43 AM   #9
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The easiest way to tell is if your hood is light as ****. My hood is steel and it's so heavy compared to aluminum hoods.

Also, aluminum is not magnetic.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:31 AM   #10
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If it's any concern, a hood swap will put you straight into SM in autocross.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:14 PM   #11
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I have a wrx hood for weight savings but the 2 times that i have tracked my car since then i have ran a hot. I think the extra air coming in is limiting the air that comes in through the radiator so it looks like i will be replacing it for a scoop less carbon fiber one now even thought I'm not a fan of carbon fiber. The hood did save 21 lbs over my stock one but if i have to have cool down laps every 10 to 15 mins, it's not worth it. In mid 06 aluminum price almost doubled so they went back to steel for a bit then back to aluminum part way through 07 I'm not sure on the dates. I say dont' do a scoop, it's not worth it unless you need it.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:22 PM   #12
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^ This would be the best option. AFAIK, 06+ hoods are aluminum, too.
^This is correct. I have an 06 and I was poking around under the hood one day using a magnetic flashlight and it wouldn't stick to a damn thing other than the hood propping rod.
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:55 AM   #13
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I have a wrx hood for weight savings but the 2 times that i have tracked my car since then i have ran a hot. I think the extra air coming in is limiting the air that comes in through the radiator so it looks like i will be replacing it for a scoop less carbon fiber one now even thought I'm not a fan of carbon fiber. The hood did save 21 lbs over my stock one but if i have to have cool down laps every 10 to 15 mins, it's not worth it. In mid 06 aluminum price almost doubled so they went back to steel for a bit then back to aluminum part way through 07 I'm not sure on the dates. I say dont' do a scoop, it's not worth it unless you need it.
the WRX hood helped keep my in hood temps down in the hot phoenix summers. but for DD not for tracking. Two things you could have done for tracking.. 1) turn the scoop around.. 2) pick up a reverse hood scoop. if you do a WRX hood with a reverse hood scoop.. they sold them everywhere for the 05 year.. im sure for 06-07 too.. that is 100% functional and will keep you very cool. thats what they use on the EVO with the front mount. turning the wrx scoop around is a ghetto but functional way of doing that too. I have seen ESX STi's run like that at the track. I did it on a road trip too and could see the heat pouring out the whole time.

if you did a reverse scoop no one can say rice at all.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:38 PM   #14
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if you did a reverse scoop no one can say rice at all.

They could say "Poser cowl". If they wanted to be jerks.

Sounds like a good solution, though.
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nothing poser about fully functional heat ventilation while cutting weight.
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