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Downsides to custom hood intake?

Old 08-21-2007, 04:39 PM
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Default Downsides to custom hood intake?

Would an air intake slot on my hood crafted to look like the real thing have any downsides to it such as poor aerodynamics?
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maybe take away some downforce on the front?
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:45 PM
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The areodynamics are much more critical than you might think. If you put a "real" scoop on your car, you have to think about what you are doing to the air flow. Where is it going to go? If you are scooping air into the body in the front of the car, you will run a little cooler I would guess, but you are no longer going to get the down-force, you will actualy be creating "lift" if you are dircting the air down.

I see no benefit to it, other than it looking cool.
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