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Cool hood on that Challenger, but in this case we're looking to take hot air out not let cool air in.
I'd rather have the aero, handling, and cooling benefits of a vented hood than the few extra HP one would get from a ram air setup.IMHO, a much better use of time and money would be a ram air hood that would allow you to feed air to the intake through a straight pipe, doing away with that horrible 90 degree bend we have.
:vomit: To each his own, of course, but I've seen a couple of those Challengers in person and I think the scoop looks ridiculous. On a classic muscle car the same thing looks awesome (the 60s Mopars, for instance), but on a modern car it just looks completely out of place to me.i was thinking more along the lines of this:
Got ya. Fischer's car has themThe aero hood pins would have been tough. We had to make brackets to hold the threaded rod.
Me too. Centered between those two linesLooks pretty damn good, and once the shop figures out getting them level they should look great! Whoever came up with the idea is a frickin' genius.
I will say that I think my mock-up fitment looked better with the vents moved in a couple/few inches from the character lines on the hood
The structure did make it hard to move them in much more. It becomes thin like a single skin towards the middle. They sit over the power steering pump and CAI on the driver side and the fuse box and (in my case) the catch can on the passenger side. There is plenty of air space underneath the vents. If we moved them in there would probably still be plenty of room except where the intake manifold would rise up. The flanges have posts that fit through holes in the hood on the Lumina. They are mounted to a rectangular metal pad first then the pad is spot welded to the flange. This causes the flange to stick up. We can fix that we just want to check out the structure of the hood first. Meh, for what I spent it beats 2K for an aftermarket hood. They would look better frenched in but now we're talking $. Funny this post started in the appearance section when it could just as easily been in the performance section as you pointed out........genius.Looks pretty damn good, and once the shop figures out getting them level they should look great! Whoever came up with the idea is a frickin' genius.
I will say that I think my mock-up fitment looked better with the vents moved in a couple/few inches from the character lines on the hood. Does the underhood structure not allow for that placement, or did you just think it would look better with the outer edge of the vents lined up along the hood crease?