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Hood & Cowl Scoops

Postby Bond06 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:52 pm

Voltage Scoop
Cowl Scoops
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Re: New Hood Scoop & Pulley

Postby fridayxiii » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:34 pm

I kinda like that scoop. Lookin' good!
I have an unhealthy attachment to my MINI.
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Re: New Hood Scoop & Pulley

Postby JBKone » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:58 am

do they have any data on the effectiveness of that scoop vs. the original?
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Re: New Hood Scoop & Pulley

Postby Bond06 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:07 pm

Here is what the site states: The inlet does appear bigger than stock.

http://www.voltageproductsonline.com/hoodscoops.html

Voltage Products Hood Scoops are carefully designed to maximize
the flow of cool air over the intercooler by creating a 35% larger
inlet area over the stock scoop
.When trying to acheive more HP
keeping the intake charge cool is the first order of business.
Aesthetically more aggressive styling and precise fitment,this
hood scoop will enhance the look of your Mini and look as though
it was a factory option. Hand made from composite materials,
hood scoops come primered and ready for paint with all necessary
mounting hardware.
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Re: New Hood Scoop & Pulley

Postby JBKone » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:12 pm

it would be nice to see some intake air temp readings before and after.

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Re: New Hood Scoop & Pulley

Postby minimetoo » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:18 pm

Scoop looks very similar to the M7 made Vortex 1 scoop that I recently installed on my 03MSC. Sorry I've not yet photographed it on my MINI by courtesy of the M7 site

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Re: New Hood Scoop & Pulley

Postby Bond06 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:46 pm

post pics when you get a chance...

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Re: New Hood Scoop & Pulley

Postby BigSteveRealtor » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:09 am

I dont think it does any better than the stock one. The air diverters that bolt to the top of the innercooler are also a hit and miss. I have the Alta version and I really think the stock one as long as you have it sealed properly is just as good. Just my opinion. :noidea:
Others can only wish they bought a Mini

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Re: New Hood Scoop & Pulley

Postby Bond06 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:40 pm

NGK (4285) BKR7EQUP i believe
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Re: Hood & Cowl Scoops

Postby natebowser » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:20 am

Granted the cowl scoops look cool, they're actually blocking air. a simple spin around the block with a piece of yarn taped to the hood will tell you that the area in front of the windshield is a negative pressure zone, thats why you see the reverse scooped intakes on the muscle cars. Yet no one makes a functionally correct one. I just finished a one off cowl scoop as well as a cowl duct which feeds the air box. when I get some time off work I'm gonna vacuum mold a small run of them. PM me if interested.
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Re: Hood & Cowl Scoops

Postby JBKone » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:39 pm

Post when you get data, Natebowser.
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