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Old 04-23-2001, 01:49 PM   #1
Brian Phillips
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Question RAM AIR...help

Does anyone know how or where I can get the parts to make my hood scoop on my 99RS functional? Is it possible to make it Ram Air?
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Old 04-23-2001, 02:53 PM   #2
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It's been discussed a lot - no one has done it though because of problems. I looked into it and found it has no merit to do.

Search and you'll find lots of posts.
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Old 04-23-2001, 03:21 PM   #3
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It most certainly has been done! And done well too. 8Complex (aka i-club addict) did his, and it works well and is very loud. And the best part is that you use the parts that you already have in your car. It is hard to explain, but he has pics and everything on his site. Or you could just ask him. Do a search in the IL. member section to get the link for his site.
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Old 04-23-2001, 03:37 PM   #4
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i tried it and it didnt work to well but ive heard of some succes. good luck
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Old 04-23-2001, 03:42 PM   #5
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I'm working on a kit that mounts in the bumper rather then trying to mess with the hoodscoop. I've been too busy with school to do much, but this summer it should be complete. Mine is really more aimed at cooling and pulling in cold air to my intake.
Ram air isn't really something that is effective in a car like ours, it will only really make a difference at like 80+ mph unfortunitely.
Or at least this is what I've heard from most of the guys who have done Ram Air on their classic / muscle cars.
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Old 04-23-2001, 03:44 PM   #6

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Unforuntately ram-air on a MY99 is tough because of the MAF sensor. I imagine you can get it done if you use Brucelee or dcrawford's type of intake and just attached the MAF at the throttle body with a sealed box around it, but I wouldn't suggest it - the MY99 MAF's are very sensitive to vibration and pulsating air.
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Old 04-24-2001, 04:04 AM   #7
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Even at about 130 mph you wouldn't get enough pressure to make any difference. The only nice thing is cool air. You can get that by just removing the snorkus.
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Old 04-24-2001, 05:04 AM   #8
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mrt i beleive has hood vent hood scoops that push air into the air filter of intakes..
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Old 04-24-2001, 09:40 AM   #9
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To my knowledge it really needs high speeds to make difference, I agree Peaty. Althoght under the laws of fysics it has to press more air to the air intake system and therefor it is a good thing. Another thing that passed my mind is the water and other dirt witch goes more likely to the air filter. The filters have oil that stops the water going to the engine. Some filters can be washed so one doesn't need always to replace it. I think if you're going to make the ram air make the intake hole relatively large so it gathers and presses more air to the pipe. Just a thought...
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Old 04-24-2001, 09:47 AM   #10
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Stuart knight is selling the hood scoops that replace the small vents. Very nice fit.
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