I installed one on my 200SX. You can judge whether it is something that interests you.XterraSupercharger said:Anyone out there every actually put a functional hood scoop onto an Xterra? Or knows where I can have one installed here in Southern California? I have an 02 Xterra........ :thumbup:
I put it on to dump a lot of air into the engine compartment because of the very high under-hood temperatures caused by the turbo. I measured the intake air temperature during an acceleration run and at highway speeds and found that at 70mph the under hood temperature was 105*F and during acceleration it was 125*F at an ambient temperature of 88*F. You can see the temperature trace here. It is the blue trace in the top part of the bottom graph. I haven't measured the temperature since I put the scoop on, but it's got to be lower.Twiz said:Don't you get a lot of water over your manifold with that scoop in your hood ? And if you run your car at high speed in really cold weather... is that scoop something that'll help your engine ?
I have a '69 Cougar Eliminator and it's got a big ole scoop on it. It's wider then on that 200SX and it's about a 3/4 inch opening, so pretty big, but really good looking.bII said:I've contemplating a hood scoop, but I've had the same worry about rain. I wonder how the guys that have functional ram-air/cowl-air do it (we sell the Keystone restyling functional scoop hoods at work, but they get drop-shipped so I never got a chance to study one).