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Unread 11-12-2007, 10:29 AM   #1
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Hood scoops worth the money?

Didn't find much in the search that would answer my questions...

How many of you run hood scoops or something close? See any noticable difference in how well your heater/vents work?

And if you do run them, do you have yours facing forwards or backwards (as 4WD.com suggests)?

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Unread 11-12-2007, 10:32 AM   #2
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Good question.
I would like to know as well.
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Unread 11-12-2007, 10:33 AM   #3
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Had one on my 90 YJ and it worked a bit better facing backward. Facing forward it would suck in snow etc. Didn't notice a big difference in temp of heat BUT, I did have alot more air come in. Also, prolly due to the lack of snow and ice in the vent.
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Unread 11-12-2007, 10:38 AM   #4
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Yeah, I have mine facing towards the windshield, tons more airflow while moving.
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Unread 11-12-2007, 10:40 AM   #5
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You could almost make your own using a heat vent cover, one of those ones for directing air flow. I'm not sure if they're quite the right size though.
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Unread 11-12-2007, 10:46 AM   #6
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You could almost make your own using a heat vent cover, one of those ones for directing air flow. I'm not sure if they're quite the right size though.
I did find something in the search about someone using one of those from Home Depot, don't know the specifics though...

I have some money left on a Q-Tec GC that I'm looking at getting rid of quickly, so money's not a concern for this.

Good responses, keep 'em coming!!!
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I run one backwards as well. Lots of air, and it keeps the water out of my lap.
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where would one get one of these?
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just saw it, so i would turn it around backwards? anyone paint their's or did they just keep it same color?
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just saw it, so i would turn it around backwards? anyone paint their's or did they just keep it same color?

Have seen them painted. All you do is turn it around.
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Have seen them painted. All you do is turn it around.
Screw holes should match if you flip it, right?
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all the holes match up if you run it backwards. You get alot more air flow a speed with it facing backwards, and you dont have the water and stuff comming in.
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word, i am on it this week. I am growing tired of water in my floor mats everytime it rains!
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word, i am on it this week. I am growing tired of water in my floor mats everytime it rains!


Open your hood and look just to the left of the engine on the fire wall. You'll see a black rubber hose connected to the firewall. Its about a 2 inch hose about 18 inches long just hanging down. Take it off clean it out and re-install, Dry feet for awhile! This is the air box drain that you are talking about putting the hood scoop over and it clogs with leaves and crap. When it clogs you get wet carpets.

The scoop mounted with opening towards windshield is great. Huge increase in airflow.
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