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Old 10-17-2004, 12:32 PM   #40
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Default hood scoop...

Originally Posted by FostersAFB
I'm seriously considering an STI and if I were to buy one down the road I would like to tone it down a bit appearance wise. I would be looking into changing the rear spoiler, removing the hood scoop (along with a FMI of course).

Any suggestions on different routes or products to use?

I would like to keep some downforce in the rear and not add any extra weight ie 2.5rs hood, but I also want a more tranquil look, you know?

My color choice will probaly be white with gold wheels.

That bad boy is there for more reasons than just looks. I'm sure you notice the air to air intercooler right below the hood scoop. No hood scoop means no airflow to the intercooler your intake air temp will raise >20 deg F and the ugly specter of detonation will come around under boost. I suggest going to another more tame looking hood scoop, but keep some sort of pathway for at least some air to intercooler. Good luck
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