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Old 07-22-2008, 07:14 PM   #1
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A FAKE SCOOP??!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!

Please... Say it isn't so!

NOT FAUX SCOOPS ON THE LEGENDARY SS CAMARO!!!!!!

NO!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 07-22-2008, 07:15 PM   #2
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I'm sure we'll be able to make it functional with very little work. The aftermarket is designed to improve cars.
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what are you talking about? The hood slit, or the gills?

Gills weren't cut out in the 1st gen, and the hood slit has always bee known to be non-functional. The hood latch is right behind it, and the intake is off to the side.

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Old 07-22-2008, 07:20 PM   #4
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what are you talking about? The hood slit, or the gills?

Gills weren't cut out in the 1st gen, and the hood slit has always bee known to be non-functional. The hood latch is right behind it, and the intake is off to the side.
I'm talking about the slit. No secret it was fake on the concept. But, I hoped they move it to the hood and make it functional.
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:24 PM   #5
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what would it's function be? running air over the engine to help cool it? It's not really that big, so not a lot of air would make it through anyways? I think it's cool to have it be functional, but I don't really see how much of difference it could make.
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:27 PM   #6
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Off the top of my head other non-functional things on Camaros...
Hood stacks on the first gen SS
Fender slits on the '69
Iroc hood louvers
91-92 Z hood buldges
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Off the top of my head other non-functional things on Camaros...
Hood stacks on the first gen SS
Fender slits on the '69
Iroc hood louvers
91-92 Z hood buldges
You can add SS badges. I can't figure out how, but ricers with R stickers claim to be faster than ones without.
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:51 PM   #8
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Dremel. Cut cut cut cut, add honeycomb/mesh of some kind, and you're done. I plan on setting up a short ram a lot like the ram jet fuel injection system (pic can be found here) and I think opening up the hood scoop will help make the overall temperature of the air coming through the intake a little bit cooler (instead of all that hot air from over the radiator).
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Personally i agree. i think its stupid that scoop isnt functional.

does it at least open up all the way through to let air in?? or is it like the Stang's scoop???
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You guys planning on cutting it out are probably going to be disappointing. It doesn't sound like it will be that easy. From the GM chat:
gss9909: why was the slit on the ss not made fuctional? I was really hoping for forced are.
MikeAndJeff: It's a visual design feature. The reason it's not functional is it requires a large structural element behind it.
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Yes - I have a feeling said large structural element is the hood latch.
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In this day and age, it's absolutely dumbass on a 400-420 hp car. I am getting mine professionally removed. Friggin embarrassing to be driving around with something so lame. If it worked, I could probably live with it but I hate the look anyways. Makes the front too busy. I would have rather them keep that area clean and add an SS specific hood.
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Well, everybody is entitled to their own opinion. I personally like it.
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Off the top of my head other non-functional things on Camaros...
Hood stacks on the first gen SS
Fender slits on the '69
Iroc hood louvers
91-92 Z hood buldges
The days of having kiddie ornaments on powerful cars are long gone.
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Dremel. Cut cut cut cut, add honeycomb/mesh of some kind, and you're done. I plan on setting up a short ram a lot like the ram jet fuel injection system (pic can be found here) and I think opening up the hood scoop will help make the overall temperature of the air coming through the intake a little bit cooler (instead of all that hot air from over the radiator).
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the upper radiator support looks to be in the way also,
but i love doing work on my cars, so hopefully there will be some wiggle room...
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Well, I'm not planning on making a true ram setup or anything - as long as it allows air to flow into the upper section of the engine compartment, or at least into the stream of air flowing from the upper grill, without passing over the radiator for too long, it will lower the temperature of the air flowing over the cone filter by at least a little bit. And at that point, its doing its job.
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In this day and age, it's absolutely dumbass on a 400-420 hp car. I am getting mine professionally removed. Friggin embarrassing to be driving around with something so lame. If it worked, I could probably live with it but I hate the look anyways. Makes the front too busy. I would have rather them keep that area clean and add an SS specific hood.
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Yep the challenger ones don't function either. So you must go aftermarket.
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I'm sure we'll be able to make it functional with very little work. The aftermarket is designed to improve cars.
That seems to be the standard respone to something that is not quite up to expectations. The response from everyone is "Don't Worry" you can take care of it with after market parts".

Would it not be great if it came with the wider backend and the functional front scoop and rear scoop in front of the rear tires. I do not know about you but I would be one happy camper.
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Question--Is the RS's hood bulge the same as the SS's? It appears that way to me and if so, that's pretty lame that a V-6 would get the same hood treatment. It's unlike the 4th gens, with the different hoods for the V-6/Z-28 and then the SS hood, which I put on my '95 Z-28.
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Well, I suppose they're using the scoop and lower fascia to differentiate between the two.
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Question--Is the RS's hood bulge the same as the SS's? It appears that way to me and if so, that's pretty lame that a V-6 would get the same hood treatment. It's unlike the 4th gens, with the different hoods for the V-6/Z-28 and then the SS hood, which I put on my '95 Z-28.
So far, we've only seen the RS package. For all we know, LS and LT trims have no bulge at all.
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So far, we've only seen the RS package. For all we know, LS and LT trims have no bulge at all.
This is possible, but "Alternate, more aggressive hood" was not listed as part of the RS package, so it doesn't seem likely.
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