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Old 07-20-2007, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default Custom & Functional RAM Hoods for 2002 Bonneville SSEi

I've only recently joined the forum, and was browsing through many of the older threads. I noticed under the Vendor'* Forum that there were offers from a company, Domestic Performance, for some very nice looking Custom Hoods, both functional and non-functional.

However, when I went to their website, it seems they are no longer around. I am very much interested in finding out what may be on the market, if anything, for a 2002 Bonneville SSEi. While I would like the scoops to be functional, I am open to either option right now.

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If you get the chance, DO NOT BUY ANYTHING from domestic performance, speedyguyty, or some guy named Timon. He scammed a bunch of people. No one produces a custom hood for our Bonnevilles. You'll have to get the work done yourself.
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Well, I assumed something happened when their/his website was no longer in existence, and I also did not see any reviews, praise, comments, or critiques on the hoods. However, it has also been some four years since the last post in that particular thread.

I don't necessarily need that particular brand of hood, but any direction or suggestions anyone could give would be extremely helpful. I'm new to doing anything with newer cars, my experience in modding cars had always been with non-computerized engines, back in my college days (69 Camaro, 70 Chevelle, 70 Hemi Cuda, 68 Camaro, 72 Dart).

However, I'm looking to get started again, but with small steps, and while learning in the process. This car is my every day drivder, so I do not want to get too fancy under the hood. A few hp mods, some chrome or detailing, and some body styling is what I'm looking for help and advice with.

Thanks again!
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I would suggest clicking the "Links" link at the top of the page. <<sounds funny, eh?
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The first myth that needs to be dispelled is that ram air will benefit you. It really isn't functional until over 100mph, and has been proven to be the case.

This is particularly true in the case of a supercharged car. The forward motion of the car cannot possibly deliver more air than your supercharger is pulling in.

So in these two instances, there really isn't any such thing as a functional ram-air hood.

HOWEVER.....

Vented hoods can be of benefit to keeping a cooler engine, though, which can have a slight positive effect in Performance. I run Trans Am GTA hood vents in my SSEi for that very reason.

Vented hoods or false-vented can also give you the 'look' you want.

(my goal here is just to make sure you're not buying a ram-air hood for the wrong reason, suffering from disappointment later......I'd personally really like to see someone do a hood for the 2k'* that is actually functional rather than purely cosmetic).
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Taking in consideration what Willwren wrote, if you still deside to go ahead with it... This is what I did:
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Custom work all the way, cause you wont find one done. We opened the bottom & created a passage for the air to flow into the engine compartment. Im working on a way to make the air go back out like what Willwren did.
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Default very nice..

dont mean to butt in....ok...so maybe I do....I am realy loving the way that hood is looking...I noticed the arrow head missing from the front....got a replacement in mind...I ask because I have been kicking around an idea, no clue how I will do it but I want to replace the arrow head on the front of my 2000 SSEi with one that is blue but the edges and center are clear and back lit with an LED.....I searched the other threads and did not find anything....sorry for butting in....kinda wanted to complement the work on the hood and figured I would kill two posts with one stone...feel free to move.....


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Please keep discussion to the original topic.
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