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Old 12-31-1969, 08:00 PM   #1
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Is there any body out there with any pics of their Bonnevilles with hood scoops??? I am considering building a Ram Air setup using a K&N cone filtration system in a fully enclosed air box and using the hood scoop for the air supply! The other hood scoop would be for looks only! I know Lund makes some decent scoops too. Basically what I'm trying to do is the GTP'* Thrasher kit without the Thrasher price tag! I've got a 92 SE with the 3800 N/A engine! I want to see what the car would like with scoops BEFORE I cut any holes in my hood!
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I dont believe anyone has cut holes in their hood or taken the time to make a custom hood. I know I will but when I am really bored doing other stuff with the car. And there is no need really for a Ram Air, its a pain and you can simply build a true CAI under the hood.
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I saw a mid 90'* Bonneville once with a low profile hood scoop. It was driving by so I didn't get a real good look but what I did see looked nice. It had scoops that looked a lot like the SD Grand Prix Ram Air Hood (picture at http://www.grandprixstore.com) but without the outlet openings at the top side of the hood. I have been thinking about doing a hood scoop on my 95 SSEi as well. My hood is full of hail damage so I fugured I might add a scoop when I redo the hood. If you do install one, any pictures or feedback from the installation would be greatly appreciated.
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Great idea.
I was thinking along the same lines. I love that look.
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I like the look of the T/A ram air scoops. I'd like to graft scoops like that into the hood!
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I am currently looking into getting the hood from a 95 SSE being parted out at http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=240. If I get it I am taking mine and reworking it. Mine currently has hail damage so if I mess it up, no big loss.

I also am a huge fan of the T/A hood scoops. They are what I would style mine after. I would also try to make them funtional by incorporating the SLP 3.8L Ram Air kit with it. That ought to give my 95 SSEi a little more speed and a lot more style!
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95SSEi: you won't see as much gain from ram air as i would... since your engine is already equipped with forced induction, a positive air pressure on the intake isn't going to benefit you as much as it would a L36 engine. You would still see a gain, but not as much as us lowly NA users.


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If I were to do it I would do it more for appearance than anything else. Possible add some heat extractors to it to help keep the engine a little cooler too.
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I agree the heat exchangers make better sense! I saw the 40th aniversary edition GP the other day and I really liked the hood scoops on the hood. Too bad GM sells them only with the whole hood!
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I might end up if I get bored making with a friend a Carbon Fiber hood since my car is black it would blend in well, and also would relieve alot of weight and I could put heat extractors in it as well as some air inlets for the intake and to cool down the engine compartment. Those were my thoughts. And of course 4000 weave carbon fiber.
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