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Old 07-24-2000, 08:05 AM   #1
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Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Huffman, TX, US
2000 2.5RS

Talking "Ram-air" Firebirds have "Non-functional" scoops too!?!

First off, I did a search and I know that the ram-air topic has been brought up alot. I didn't see any references to the ram-air Firebird, other than people asking if anyone has seen the air scoop setup.

A friend of mine is in the Houston F-body club. He has a '99 T/A, and was showing me his new larger intake and airbox. I just happened to think about it and I asked him about the ram-air option and how they route the intake air, to keep out water etc.

He said, *snicker* "Oh, the scoops are 'non-functional'. The extra power is from a larger intake air duct and freer flowing exhaust".

Has anyone seen the Ram-air Firebird intake and scoops with their own eyes? I would love to confirm this.
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Old 07-24-2000, 08:23 AM   #2
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Join Date: May 2000
Location: Sacramento, CA, USA
1999 Impreza 2.5RS


I'm pretty sure he's right. The scoops on the T/A are non-functional, but the limited production FireHawk had functional scoops just as its cousin the SS Camaro did.
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Old 07-24-2000, 08:27 AM   #3
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Join Date: Jul 1999
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Wichita, KS and Whoring, OT
'03 Evo, Rice White
'01 Erion CBR 929


I wouldn't say they are non-functional, as air does enter them and they are the sole intake tract. However there is a water baffle and the air flow is not direct.
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Old 07-24-2000, 08:34 AM   #4
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Join Date: Jun 1999
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Charlotte Hall, Maryland, USA
1999 Impretza 2.5


Colin is right. I checked it out once, the air flows in and takes a Z pattern (if you look at it from the drivers side of the car, like a cut out) to get to the intake. It does force air in, but it also prevents water from flowing in. There are drain holes and all that.

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