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Functional Hood Vents 96-98 Cobra Hood

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  1. digdugdaddy

    digdugdaddy Tainty Suprise Established Member

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    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.
     
  2. PSUCOBRA96

    PSUCOBRA96 New Member Established Member

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    its an interesting idea, I do think someone here has tried it before, but I cant remember who
     
  3. DVJ38

    DVJ38 One mod at a time Established Member

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    SNORTS?! :lol1: lmao.. nostrils ;-)

    Did anything come up when you did a search?
     
  4. Project96svt

    Project96svt Big Pappa Established Member

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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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    pics please
     
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    PACIFICGREENSVT Active Member Established Member

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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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  7. Wynn

    Wynn Wants 11's Established Member

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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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    Wynn Wants 11's Established Member

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    You can see the triangular cutouts in this pic

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  9. STAMPEDE3

    STAMPEDE3 SAULS BROTHER Staff Member Super Moderator

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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.
     
  10. Shifty Powers

    Shifty Powers The Shifty Mobile Established Member

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    this.. did it on mine..
     
  11. venom1997

    venom1997 Screwed by the Twins Established Member

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    i did the same but opened up the bottom pretty big on both sides with my dremel
     
  12. Shake&Bake

    Shake&Bake 1998 Triple Black Cobra Established Member

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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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    jumperjack New Member Established Member

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    I did it with my 2000Cervinis R
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    Shake&Bake 1998 Triple Black Cobra Established Member

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    Nice Cobra jumperjack! :beer:
     
  15. Wynn

    Wynn Wants 11's Established Member

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    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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    My94GT New Member Established Member

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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
     
  17. Cursed_9d8

    Cursed_9d8 New Member Established Member

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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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    USMC53CHIEF New Member Established Member

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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?
     
  19. scottg

    scottg it's good to be blown Established Member

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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.
     
  20. Tunedprt91

    Tunedprt91 Active Member Established Member

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    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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