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What are the pros and cons of this?

It looks like the rubber stopper just pulls out from the engine side. (I havent tried it yet). Would this be worth doing? I would be worried about when it rains, getting water in the engine, or when driving in the rain and getting a wave hitting you from the other side of the road. To bad they didnt make a manual open/close on it like the old RAM AIR hoods (at least I think they had manual open/close).

Could you just put the stopper back in ?
 

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I took mine out and they pop right back in so I carry mine in the trunk incase it rains I can put them back in. I think it keeps the engine bay a little cooler with the extra air that comes in. Any extra air will help keep it cooler
 

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Not to beat this one to death, but I finally looked at the plugs I pulled out of the scoops, they have air passages already built into them. So the scoop was functional before I pulled the rubber inserts out. Now I have to ask, am I getting any added benefits by pulling them out or should I just put them back?

Did the 05's have air passages built into them?

What do you guys think?
 

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If you wish a little more air flow with the plugs in. Take the out, cut off the rectangular bumps and put them back. Then you have more air flow into your engine compartment while maintaining a little more rain protection.:party:
 

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UdnUdnGTO said:
If you wish a little more air flow with the plugs in. Take the out, cut off the rectangular bumps and put them back. Then you have more air flow into your engine compartment while maintaining a little more rain protection.:party:
I like this idea... at least block off the hood opening behind and channel the air directly into the engine bay. -> Have you ever looked at the hood formation around these plugs?? The hood (underneath) has an opening directly behind the scoop opening where the water/air would get caught in more than doing any good for the engine. The plugs are there for a reason. Really, this is simply a personal preference. One I don't prefer shoving water into my hood, risking possible future rust development in areas that have not been painted. I agree with the goal of keeping the engine bay cooler, why not. Just my thoughts, no offense to anyone involved.

Thanks,
Dan
 

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Used to think the hood scoops on the 05 and 06 cars were worthless -- but something happened to make me change my tune.

Installed the SAP grilles in my 04. Had a problem with one -- and had to run a couple of days with one SAP grille in -- and nothing in the other. :rolleyes:

Once parked in the garage -- I had to walk around to the front of the car. There was a HUGE amount of heat coming out of the open grille hole. It was pouring out -- and nothing was coming out of the other side. Never felt heat coming out of the front of the car with either the stock grilles or the now completed SAP installation.

Bottom line? Yank those puppies out, stick them in the trunk, there's room in the spare tire well -- then break out the hot dogs, marshmallows and sticks after a long drive -- because you can roast them over the openings. Can't believe how much heat builds up under the hoods of these cars -- but when there's no venting in back of the hood...
 

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b_a_betterperson said:
Can't believe how much heat builds up under the hoods of these cars -- but when there's no venting in back of the hood...
That's why I also pulled the weatherstrip off the cowl to let the heat out the back side while driving. No "technical" data, but it went from roasting hot dogs to not quite hot enough to roast hot dogs lol. Made a noticeable difference- before when you would open the hood, you would feel a rush of heat come out. Now, it doesn't do that- dropped the temps quite a bit I would have to say.
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That's why I also pulled the weatherstrip off the cowl to let the heat out the back side while driving.
Great idea. I will definitely look into that this weekend. What's amazing is that when the car was new -- the fill was with dino oil. I changed it over to Mobil 1 -- and the temp gauge dropped from dead center to 3/8. Can't imagine what the heat would be like when running dino...
 
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