Hood Scoop links?

Hood Scoop links?

Postby mervchapman [OP] » June 15th 2012, 6:33am

I'm running the stock 4.3 intake on th 5.7 vortex and i'm starving it!!! I put on my spectre performance cone and its much happier but annoying noisy.

I am wondering if anyone's scoped out a functional rem-air scoop or has any ideas?
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Re: Hood Scoop links?

Postby chevymaher » June 15th 2012, 12:05pm

Myself I have been looking at the Subaru WRX hood scoops as they pass by. Funtional and bolt on. Would match a vans hood and styling. just never knew anybody with one so I could pop their hood and see what is under it.
That has been my passing fancy and idea.
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Re: Hood Scoop links?

Postby redfury » June 16th 2012, 2:59am

I've been toying with the idea of trying to come up with something myself. I hate this stupid spectre cone filter, but I don't have any choices. I was actually thinking of fabbing up a custom airbox that used a paper element filter and drew in air from a hood scoop, maybe even put a vacuum operated valve in front of it like the old Mopar scoops had. The problem is designing a proper box/plumbing and then getting a good functional hood scoop design that doesn't look gaudy or oversized.
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Postby Astronaut87 » June 20th 2012, 6:15pm

My buddy threw his TBI 454 air cleaner setup on my scrap pile, so pretty soon I'm gonna see if that fits in my astro, and see if I can just get a bigger inlet tube (or two) to feed it from behind the headlights or something like that. I haven't seen any hoodscoops on vans that I like...I think it's probably because of the steeper angle of the hood surface. But thats me... Anyways, I'll try to remember to post my findings about the air cleaner.
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Re: Hood Scoop links?

Postby MadMaxiVan » July 5th 2012, 5:52pm

chevymaher wrote:Myself I have been looking at the Subaru WRX hood scoops as they pass by. Funtional and bolt on. Would match a vans hood and styling. just never knew anybody with one so I could pop their hood and see what is under it.
That has been my passing fancy and idea.


the subaru impreza sti also has the same scoop,and its dirt cheap.
theres two styles,ones flatter,no rise hardly and the other one is the same as the wrx,its huge and as you said,functional.
i paid 15 bucks for the whole hood.

i wouldnt reccommend trying to buy a wrx scoop Off a wrx,,as they are like gold.
anything wrx is gold to a subie owner.

if you would like,i can take off my scoop off the sti and take a picture of it,as well as how it looks on an astro hood...?

my idea so far for a ram air has been about the same,take off the grill,cut two holes near the headlights,run two ducts into the cleaner.
barely Any room tho,next to the radiator.
ive looked at camaros,and the way they ram air it,still dreaming about configs.
the main problem,is rain/water.
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Re: Hood Scoop links?

Postby Jasen » July 5th 2012, 8:51pm

I've had the notion of doing something like the nissan hood thingies and building an air box attached to the hood w/ filter and then doing some kind of intake tube mod box hootinanny that mates up to the air box with a rubber seal.

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Re: Hood Scoop links?

Postby Mr_Bowtie » July 5th 2012, 10:14pm

I say relocate the battery and make a custom totally closed off air box over there that takes air in from the side of the driver's fender..... :shrug: :rockon: :cheers: :mrgreen: :whistle: 8-) :D :nono: :chevy:
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Re: Hood Scoop links?

Postby Phantom » July 5th 2012, 11:07pm

Din't recall the name but there is a guy on here that made a decent scoop for a Gen1 van , but realistically the only time the scoop actually has a benefit in performance is at speeds above 60 to start with and not really until about 70 and higher , but they can look cool

Something that works to some extent is the old 69 Old's air intake system could be setup at a low cost ,,the scoops fit in the lower valance area , maybe cut out the openings in the bumper cover
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Re: Hood Scoop links?

Postby redfury » July 6th 2012, 2:44am

Only problem is routing the tubing. With the V8, there isn't any room. Options seem to be limited to either doing the battery mod and box it in there, which I had thought of, but you still have to deal with the master cylinder and upper radiator hose on that side, so you are still dealing with an obstacle. Otherwise, it's bulging the hood and sticking something up in there. I keep looking for a decent stock airbox in the yards that could be retro fitted to work, but I'm still looking.
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Re: Hood Scoop links?

Postby Mr_Bowtie » July 6th 2012, 4:12am

I like the idea of a bulge in the hood. That would look sick if you could do it right.
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