View Poll Results: Is an Air Scoop worth it?
Yes, Works Great. 2 40.00%
It's ok, I've seen small improvements in heating 1 20.00%
Couldn't hurt, but I haven't noticed a difference 2 40.00%
Not worth it, does nothing. 0 0%
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post #1 of Old 07-26-2012, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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What is your view on the effectiveness of Air Scoops

I'm planning on doing a few tiny modifications this summer. One of which, I'm considering adding a Air Scoop to the hood of my jeep. The site claims it improves heating/ac efficiency. Which would obviously be nice in the winter. Anyone try one of these out? If so, what was your experience, have you noticed any changes, do you think it's worth it?

By the way, I drive an 04 TJ, and the scoop doesn't look like it would interfere with my windshield sprayer, like it would in earlier models.

If your aren't sure of the part I'm talking about I've linked it below.
http://www.jcwhitney.com/air-scoops-...7148y2004g80j1


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post #2 of Old 07-26-2012, 10:17 PM
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I use one for the vent option in summer and winter. Summer it's facing toward the windshield and moving more air through the cab in the jeep and in the winter it's facing forward and restricting air and keeping the girlfriend happy.

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post #3 of Old 07-31-2012, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks a lot, just installed mine, and I've noticed a difference. Seems to be working fine so far.

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post #4 of Old 08-11-2012, 03:12 PM
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I put a spectra CIA on my jeep and put a scoop over the vent to route more air inside. It works great but you have to watch for debris getting into it. Here its pine needles which are a PITA

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post #5 of Old 09-08-2012, 07:25 PM
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i have one on mine and havent had any bad things happen. and it looks cool, plus it definetly helps direct air into that area of the motor compt.
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post #6 of Old 09-08-2012, 10:38 PM
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hi lift hood mount is up high enough to clear the vent, although i forsee issue with getting the hood to lock into place in the upright position due to clearance issues- may have to remove jack to accomplish it
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post #7 of Old 09-18-2012, 05:13 PM
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Mount it to the rear and put some of that A/C filter material under it to get clean air for your A/C and heater.

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post #8 of Old 09-19-2012, 12:36 AM
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That hood-mounted jack scares me a bit. I'd hate to get rear-ended and recover from smacking into the air bag, just in time to see a 30 pound chunk of steel crashing through the windshield at my face!

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post #9 of Old 09-27-2012, 05:20 AM
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That hood-mounted jack scares me a bit. I'd hate to get rear-ended and recover from smacking into the air bag, just in time to see a 30 pound chunk of steel crashing through the windshield at my face!
There's a thread all about that. That one looks more safe than the other products out there.
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post #10 of Old 09-27-2012, 09:58 AM
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You're missing an option for your poll: "I don't care about airflow, I like scoops because they look aggressive."

Because that's me.

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post #11 of Old 11-13-2012, 07:34 PM
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Well, unless the six bolts mounting it to the hood or 3/8ths studs can break without being directly impacted, I'm not too concerned
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post #12 of Old 12-02-2012, 04:20 PM
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"I don't care about airflow, I like scoops because they look aggressive."

2 votes!

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