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Old 03-01-2013, 05:39 AM   #1
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Rugged Ridge Hood Scoop Questions

I'd like to get some opinions on these. I find that I get a lot of leaves and pieces of brush in this vent and thought this might be a good answer. I would like to hear some opinions on these. Also, I've seen photos of them installed with the open end to the front and the open end to the back. Which way would be best to install it? What is the purpose of the vent it is covering? Thanks.

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Old 03-01-2013, 10:48 AM   #2
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it's a small piece of plastic that is purely for looks imo. I'd like to see some evidence of that little hood-scoop doing work worth spending 25 dollars.

notice what they said in the description "...these great looking Hood Scoop give your Jeep that finished look." lol...

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Old 03-01-2013, 03:02 PM   #3
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Yes, it doesn't look too sturdy. I was just looking around for something to keep leaves and debris from falling into that vent when the Jeep is parked. What is the purpose of that vent?
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Yes, it doesn't look too sturdy. I was just looking around for something to keep leaves and debris from falling into that vent when the Jeep is parked. What is the purpose of that vent?
intake for the HVAC i believe
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Looks cool anyways
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Yes, it doesn't look too sturdy. I was just looking around for something to keep leaves and debris from falling into that vent when the Jeep is parked. What is the purpose of that vent?
For looks and to help prevent debris from getting into the HVAC intake.
And it is sturdy enough within reason. Obviously can't stand on it but it isn't eggshell fragile.
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Buy for appearance sake only.

That hood area is a low pressure area at normal driving speeds and will not increase measurable performance with that 'scoop'.
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Buy for appearance sake only.

That hood area is a low pressure area at normal driving speeds and will not increase measurable performance with that 'scoop'.
I don't recall anyone saying it "scoops" air for the HVAC intake. We stated it is for looks and to help prevent (may not completely eliminate) debris from getting into the intake.
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I've seen those that says it's a scoop for the hvac. And in the pic it's on the other way where the opening is facing the hood. I think it's a waste of money. You're probably better off buying something to make new grills for that area. At least that's what I would do!
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I've seen those that says it's a scoop for the hvac. And in the pic it's on the other way where the opening is facing the hood. I think it's a waste of money. You're probably better off buying something to make new grills for that area. At least that's what I would do!

Awesome! if you come up with a cool design let us see it.
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I appreciate everybody's advice. I bought one for the hell of it and put it on with the opening facing forward. It looks pretty nice and keeps the leaves and debris from falling down into that vent when it is parked. However, I don't know how long it will last with the opening facing forward because I would think there is a lot of pressure on it at highway speeds. Anyway, I'll report back after its been on for awhile.
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The 3M tape grips pretty well. You will be surprised how much force is required to pull it off.
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Yea, 3m double side tape will hold great as long as you clean the area first good.

If I do it, of course I'll post pics & info on what I did. Would be mean if I didn't since that's what we should do if we come here! We are here to show off & help.
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Old 10-23-2014, 05:15 PM   #14
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Just installed the air induction scoop along with a Bushwacker hood protector. The scoop will keep the leaves out if nothing else.
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Old 10-26-2014, 06:54 PM   #15
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Just removed the hood scoop. It was creating a droning noise and it looked stupid.
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How do you like the Bushwacker hood protector, does that help with bugs or just stone chips and does that make noise also?
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:37 PM   #17
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I like the Bushwacker hood protector. I think it looks good. It sticks flat on the hood so there is no vibration or noise. I still gets bugs on the windshield but it will definitely protect the front edge of the hood from stone chips.


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