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    Tainty Suprise digdugdaddy's Avatar
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    Functional Hood Vents 96-98 Cobra Hood

    Has anyone done it? Made the little snorts on top of the hoods function as vents? I know I've seen some ram air setups, just curious if they would serve a purpose to help vent out some engine heat as well.

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    its an interesting idea, I do think someone here has tried it before, but I cant remember who
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    Quote Originally Posted by digdugdaddy View Post
    Has anyone done it? Made the little snorts on top of the hoods function as vents? I know I've seen some ram air setups, just curious if they would serve a purpose to help vent out some engine heat as well.
    SNORTS?! lmao.. nostrils

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    The ones on mine are cut out the are just open in to the engine bay nothing special

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    Quote Originally Posted by Project96svt View Post
    The ones on mine are cut out the are just open in to the engine bay nothing special
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    I cut mine out, but I never took any pics.
    heres one with the snorts opened up.

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    I used a dremel and trimmed mine under the hood. I might have a pic of it- its nothing special and i dont know if it does anything, but it cant hurt


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    You can see the triangular cutouts in this pic


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    Done it. You won't get ram air as they are in a low pressure area of the hood.

    No noticable difference in engine temps but the low pressure area should help suck out a little heat while moving and you can see heat rising out of them at stop lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STAMPEDE3 View Post
    Done it. You won't get ram air as they are in a low pressure area of the hood.

    No noticable difference in engine temps but the low pressure area should help suck out a little heat while moving and you can see heat rising out of them at stop lights.
    this.. did it on mine..
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    i did the same but opened up the bottom pretty big on both sides with my dremel
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    I was just thinking about doing this! What are you guys using as a screen to keep bugs from getting sucked into those openings?
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    I did it with my 2000Cervinis R

















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    Nice Cobra jumperjack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shake&Bake View Post
    I was just thinking about doing this! What are you guys using as a screen to keep bugs from getting sucked into those openings?
    Nothing. If a bug happens to get through there, its not going to hurt anything and will end up making its way out through the bottom of the car. Only potential problem is if you drive in the rain, your engine may get a little dirty

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    i think the only thing ive noticed with mine open was the amount of dirt that built up under the hood lol

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    I thought about doing this on my 98 while I was at the autocross. I thought maybe it would vent a little more heat between runs.
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    I was just about to do mine while its in storage, got a ton of projects going on and thought of doing this, so all in all was it worth if for those of you that have?

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    did you all cut the whole thing out? I would think it would still look nice if you just carefully drill out each indention in the piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottg View Post
    did you all cut the whole thing out? I would think it would still look nice if you just carefully drill out each indention in the piece.
    If I were to do it this is what I would try to do. My only concern would be the dust that comes in now so I would have to to try to put a tiny airfilter somewhere. My engine bay is pretty clean and I would like to keep it that way.
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    I did it on mine.. Used a dremel to cut it out and then cut a rubber hose cut in half and used it to cover the edges of the hole I cut.


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    Got any pics of this Cookieman?
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