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Old 01-29-2006, 02:13 PM   #1
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you mean hood scoop?
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i know for rally racing it draws air into the vehicle to flush out the hot air, since rally cars get really hot inside from the engine
i assume its the same for a regular ricer car too, unless they aren't functional
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Some cars have mid-mounted engines and the roof-scoop actually feeds the engine with air.

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i know for rally racing it draws air into the vehicle to flush out the hot air, since rally cars get really hot inside from the engine
i assume its the same for a regular ricer car too, unless they aren't functional
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To increase wind resistance?
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Some cars have mid-mounted engines and the roof-scoop actually feeds the engine with air.

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i know for rally racing it draws air into the vehicle to flush out the hot air, since rally cars get really hot inside from the engine
i assume its the same for a regular ricer car too, unless they aren't functional
so a car that has the engine in the front, the purpose of the roof scoop is merely for looks?
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Old 01-29-2006, 02:17 PM   #9
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subarus have the oil cooler mounted right under the hood so they put a scoop so as it get more air flow.
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Some cars have mid-mounted engines and the roof-scoop actually feeds the engine with air.

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i know for rally racing it draws air into the vehicle to flush out the hot air, since rally cars get really hot inside from the engine
i assume its the same for a regular ricer car too, unless they aren't functional
so a car that has the engine in the front, the purpose of the roof scoop is merely for looks?
Pretty much.
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Old 01-29-2006, 02:18 PM   #12
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Some cars have mid-mounted engines and the roof-scoop actually feeds the engine with air.

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i know for rally racing it draws air into the vehicle to flush out the hot air, since rally cars get really hot inside from the engine
i assume its the same for a regular ricer car too, unless they aren't functional
so a car that has the engine in the front, the purpose of the roof scoop is merely for looks?
re-read what i said, its for the passenger-area of the car.. to flush out the hot-air inside
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Some cars have mid-mounted engines and the roof-scoop actually feeds the engine with air.

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Quote:
Originally posted by: destrekor
i know for rally racing it draws air into the vehicle to flush out the hot air, since rally cars get really hot inside from the engine
i assume its the same for a regular ricer car too, unless they aren't functional
so a car that has the engine in the front, the purpose of the roof scoop is merely for looks?
re-read what i said, its for the passenger-area of the car.. to flush out the hot-air inside
Um...no.
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Old 01-29-2006, 02:20 PM   #14
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People with ricer cars should be imprisoned.
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Old 01-29-2006, 02:22 PM   #15
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On certain cars it's needed, I saw a turboed NSX once and it had to have that there. For most neons and such it's a waste.
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Originally posted by: DaTT
Some cars have mid-mounted engines and the roof-scoop actually feeds the engine with air.

And what he said:

Quote:
Originally posted by: destrekor
i know for rally racing it draws air into the vehicle to flush out the hot air, since rally cars get really hot inside from the engine
i assume its the same for a regular ricer car too, unless they aren't functional
so a car that has the engine in the front, the purpose of the roof scoop is merely for looks?
re-read what i said, its for the passenger-area of the car.. to flush out the hot-air inside
Um...no.
i might be wrong then, but another thing is it creates downforce. like a spoiler creates downforce based on airpressure differentials, a scoop (if some do as i said at first and move air into the passenger area, then some that dont are merely for downforce) will force air into its air box and creature a pressure difference that also creates downforce, the same as wings and spoilers.
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Originally posted by: destrekor
Quote:
Originally posted by: jjyiz28
Quote:
Originally posted by: DaTT
Some cars have mid-mounted engines and the roof-scoop actually feeds the engine with air.

And what he said:

Quote:
Originally posted by: destrekor
i know for rally racing it draws air into the vehicle to flush out the hot air, since rally cars get really hot inside from the engine
i assume its the same for a regular ricer car too, unless they aren't functional
so a car that has the engine in the front, the purpose of the roof scoop is merely for looks?
re-read what i said, its for the passenger-area of the car.. to flush out the hot-air inside
Um...no.
i might be wrong then, but another thing is it creates downforce. like a spoiler creates downforce based on airpressure differentials, a scoop (if some do as i said at first and move air into the passenger area, then some that dont are merely for downforce) will force air into its air box and creature a pressure difference that also creates downforce, the same as wings and spoilers.
lol @ u

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Quote:
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Some cars have mid-mounted engines and the roof-scoop actually feeds the engine with air.

And what he said:

Quote:
Originally posted by: destrekor
i know for rally racing it draws air into the vehicle to flush out the hot air, since rally cars get really hot inside from the engine
i assume its the same for a regular ricer car too, unless they aren't functional
so a car that has the engine in the front, the purpose of the roof scoop is merely for looks?
re-read what i said, its for the passenger-area of the car.. to flush out the hot-air inside
Um...no.
i might be wrong then, but another thing is it creates downforce. like a spoiler creates downforce based on airpressure differentials, a scoop (if some do as i said at first and move air into the passenger area, then some that dont are merely for downforce) will force air into its air box and creature a pressure difference that also creates downforce, the same as wings and spoilers.
You are wrong - that makes no sense.
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oh, and i wasn't wrong ryan... not sure about ricers and real street racers or drag racers (at real dragways).... but rally cars use roofscoops and cut into the roof to do both create downforce and move cooler air into the passenger area.
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Originally posted by: Howard
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Originally posted by: destrekor
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Originally posted by: Ryan
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Originally posted by: destrekor
Quote:
Originally posted by: jjyiz28
Quote:
Originally posted by: DaTT
Some cars have mid-mounted engines and the roof-scoop actually feeds the engine with air.

And what he said:

Quote:
Originally posted by: destrekor
i know for rally racing it draws air into the vehicle to flush out the hot air, since rally cars get really hot inside from the engine
i assume its the same for a regular ricer car too, unless they aren't functional
so a car that has the engine in the front, the purpose of the roof scoop is merely for looks?
re-read what i said, its for the passenger-area of the car.. to flush out the hot-air inside
Um...no.
i might be wrong then, but another thing is it creates downforce. like a spoiler creates downforce based on airpressure differentials, a scoop (if some do as i said at first and move air into the passenger area, then some that dont are merely for downforce) will force air into its air box and creature a pressure difference that also creates downforce, the same as wings and spoilers.
lol @ u

Surely you can't be serious?
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You are wrong - that makes no sense.

ha, both of you must not know the power of google
http://www.up22.com/Aerodynamics.htm (scroll down to the portion about scoops)
http://www.writerguy.com/primitive/body.htm (scroll down to you see item number 1030, the roofscoops follow)

again, im talking for people to NEED the real purposes of roof scoops, most ricers lack the true reasoning to own such a modification. street racers and those who race at dragways might use them for the downforce and air intake though.
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Originally posted by: destrekor
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Quote:
Originally posted by: DaTT
Some cars have mid-mounted engines and the roof-scoop actually feeds the engine with air.

And what he said:

Quote:
Originally posted by: destrekor
i know for rally racing it draws air into the vehicle to flush out the hot air, since rally cars get really hot inside from the engine
i assume its the same for a regular ricer car too, unless they aren't functional
so a car that has the engine in the front, the purpose of the roof scoop is merely for looks?
re-read what i said, its for the passenger-area of the car.. to flush out the hot-air inside
Um...no.
i might be wrong then, but another thing is it creates downforce. like a spoiler creates downforce based on airpressure differentials, a scoop (if some do as i said at first and move air into the passenger area, then some that dont are merely for downforce) will force air into its air box and creature a pressure difference that also creates downforce, the same as wings and spoilers.
lol @ u

Surely you can't be serious?
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You are wrong - that makes no sense.

ha, both of you must not know the power of google
http://www.up22.com/Aerodynamics.htm (scroll down to the portion about scoops)
http://www.writerguy.com/primitive/body.htm (scroll down to you see item number 1030, the roofscoops follow)

again, im talking for people to NEED the real purposes of roof scoops, most ricers lack the true reasoning to own such a modification. street racers and those who race at dragways might use them for the downforce and air intake though.
Any road vehicle that isn't going 100+ MPH on a regular basis has no use for hood scoops, and they're useless at regular speeds.
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Some cars have mid-mounted engines and the roof-scoop actually feeds the engine with air.

And what he said:

Quote:
Originally posted by: destrekor
i know for rally racing it draws air into the vehicle to flush out the hot air, since rally cars get really hot inside from the engine
i assume its the same for a regular ricer car too, unless they aren't functional
so a car that has the engine in the front, the purpose of the roof scoop is merely for looks?
re-read what i said, its for the passenger-area of the car.. to flush out the hot-air inside
Um...no.
i might be wrong then, but another thing is it creates downforce. like a spoiler creates downforce based on airpressure differentials, a scoop (if some do as i said at first and move air into the passenger area, then some that dont are merely for downforce) will force air into its air box and creature a pressure difference that also creates downforce, the same as wings and spoilers.
lol @ u

Surely you can't be serious?
Quote:
Originally posted by: Ryan
You are wrong - that makes no sense.

ha, both of you must not know the power of google
http://www.up22.com/Aerodynamics.htm (scroll down to the portion about scoops)
http://www.writerguy.com/primitive/body.htm (scroll down to you see item number 1030, the roofscoops follow)

again, im talking for people to NEED the real purposes of roof scoops, most ricers lack the true reasoning to own such a modification. street racers and those who race at dragways might use them for the downforce and air intake though.
Any road vehicle that isn't going 100+ MPH on a regular basis has no use for hood scoops, and they're useless at regular speeds.
i never said they were for regular road vehicles aka ricers
street racers could use them, more downforce = more traction, could make or break a race
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