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Old 05-10-2001, 09:18 PM   #1
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Question hood scoop and vents

Has anyone pulled off the panels under the hood scoop and vents?

Any advantages/disadvantages? Any problems caused by removing the panels?
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Old 05-10-2001, 09:25 PM   #2
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<FONT face="Comic Sans MS">Everyone, go easy.... . I have both vent plates off and my hood plate cut open (long story). No problems at all to report. If you have a cold air intake with a cone filter right under the vent, you might want to reconsider as rain will wreak havoc. Three or four people will post that the battery can't get wet- hogwash, as it does anyway from A) the drain holes in the plate and B) from the water that sprays in behind the drivers headlight and between the headlight and the hood.

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Old 05-11-2001, 12:21 AM   #3
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My hood scoop and vents are open all the time, no problem at all..... (so far)
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Old 05-11-2001, 01:56 AM   #4
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i took mine out for awhile on da intake side...unfortunatly it was durin my trip to ny when there was a BIG Flash flood....engine is fine but...a friend of mine who got his car da same as mine....i noticed it was alot more dirty then his....mustve been all that rain.....so i jus spaced them wit a one inch faucet washer...and cleaning the entire engine an polishing it soon...

and also cut out the back part of the hood scoop plate...



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Old 05-11-2001, 02:06 AM   #5
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I have the vents spaced to let hot air out, but haven't done anything with the hood scoop plate. Probably won't, either, but that's just me. Lucky this is your first post, anybody asking that question with more than 10 posts would get shredded! You probably don't know about it, but there is a "search" function up in the upper right area, and a lot of times, you can find the answers you need by looking there. Just a little sumpin' fer next time
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Old 05-11-2001, 04:54 AM   #6
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I removed the hood scoop plate and will be adding spacers this weekend for the vents. Taking the blocking plate off the hood scoop was easy. Like 15 screws and 2 of those irritating compression rivet thingees. I'd have done the vents at the same time, but I didn't have any spacers...
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Old 05-11-2001, 04:55 AM   #7
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I took the center vent off, and put 2 layors of window bug screen instead. No worries of debris going in and hitting the airbox. No problems whatsoever so far.
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