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Old 11-24-2001, 06:14 AM   #1
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Default Functional Air Scoop

Has anyone modified the stock air box by cutting holes on it to breath through the center air scoop? (99-01 RS.) Is there any significant gain noticed by doing so? I'm thinking of doing this on my 00 RS but I'm not sure if its worth the trouble.
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Old 11-24-2001, 04:49 PM   #2
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This forum is to review products, as indicated by the forum description . Moving somewhere more appropriate...

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Old 11-24-2001, 05:40 PM   #3
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One word..."hydrolock"....I believe you would have serious problems with water getting into your TB and f**king up your car. Some people have mounted a cone filter directly under the scoop, right off the TB, but they keep their filters oiled properly.

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Old 11-24-2001, 07:56 PM   #4
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As far as I know no one has done that. All though many have toyed with the idea of a RAM AIR type of thing, but I believe most people will agree with the fact that you will get better performance gains with a production cold air intake.

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Old 11-24-2001, 07:56 PM   #5
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I cut out a square hole on top of the air box. I haven't driven it in heavy rain except once, but it was fine. The hole doesn't really come close to the hoodscoop opening. It sits about 4 inches back, so I don't see a big problem with water getting in there. The gains were minimal but the sound changed alot! If I were to seal the opening with the hoodscoop I would expect it to improve but then I'd be setting myself up for water trouble.

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