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Postby chews » Fri, 25 Oct 2013 3:52 +0000

I was thinking of putting on some kind of air scoop to help get cold air to my induction system. Nothing gaudy or particularly big. In fact, more than likely, something recessed into the bonnet so that there is nothing, or very little, protruding above the bonnet. Possibly something like this http://www.ebay.ie/itm/300989175022

My question was: has anyone ever put in a scoop and what if any difference did it make?

Cutting into my bonnet seems a big decision and I'd like to think it'll achieve something before I go ahead and do it.
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Re: Air Scoop

Postby rhysmate » Fri, 25 Oct 2013 4:33 +0000

I doubt youll see anything worth cutting your bonnet for man.




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Re: Air Scoop

Postby chews » Fri, 25 Oct 2013 5:43 +0000

rhysmate wrote:I doubt youll see anything worth cutting your bonnet for man.

Just turbo it :p


To be honest, a turbo is the long term plan. Alas current funds dictate more saving is required and I don't really want to skimp on the turbo.

I might just try and feed a pipe from behind the lower grill up into the engine bay to the intake filter.
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Re: Air Scoop

Postby charged_rs » Fri, 25 Oct 2013 6:00 +0000

i make a rivet on bonnet vent

http://imgur.com/a/6hlQM

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Re: Air Scoop

Postby leamyj » Fri, 25 Oct 2013 6:12 +0000

Hey Paul, is that a vent cut out of the nose or just a decal? Where did you come across the vented light covers?..Loving the "eyelids" on the headlights too :)
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Re: Air Scoop

Postby chews » Fri, 25 Oct 2013 6:25 +0000

charged_rs wrote:i make a rivet on bonnet vent


Nice detailing. I've been considering getting the wheel arches but riveting wouldn't work on my 5.

I like the headlight lid scoops. Would love to get one of those. Agree with leamyj, the bumper decal/vent looks cool.
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Re: Air Scoop

Postby charged_rs » Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:13 +0000

the headlight lid scoops i make also :)

the airvents in the bumper are functional but i have made this bumper to replace te oem one

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Re: Air Scoop

Postby chews » Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:22 +0000

charged_rs wrote:the headlight lid scoops i make also :)

the airvents in the bumper are functional but i have made this bumper to replace te oem one

like this


What's the price on that bumper?
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Re: Air Scoop

Postby charged_rs » Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:28 +0000

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Re: Air Scoop

Postby rhysmate » Sat, 26 Oct 2013 5:13 +0000

As I said, not worth the effort
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Re: Air Scoop

Postby rhysmate » Sat, 26 Oct 2013 5:14 +0000

Bumper looks good tho
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