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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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Old 07-22-2008, 07:16 PM   #3
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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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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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Old 07-22-2008, 07:39 PM   #7
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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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Old 07-22-2008, 08:12 PM   #9
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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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