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Rain_Racer 09-09-2004 02:26 PM

Roof scoupe
ok so the old WRC (not the current 2003 Impreza WRC) has a Roof scoupe and some people who post here have them too, but I cannot for the life of me figure out what the function of one is...

can anyone enlighten me... I am not planning on doing it, I am just curious

al5dsm 09-09-2004 02:27 PM

I believe that are actually functional and are used to let air into the cockpit... someone correct me if im wrong, this is just a guess

IBAUCLAPlaya 09-09-2004 04:10 PM

All of the roof scoops I've seen on cars on this site are functionalless.

Tut4u2 09-09-2004 04:32 PM

In rally cars, I think their function is to deliever car into the cockpit and increase stability, but I that's just a guess. As for cars on the street, I am pretty sure that 99.8% of them are just for show and are useless.

al5dsm 09-09-2004 06:25 PM

I agree that 99.9% of them are for show, my post was oriented towards Rally cars

Solice 09-09-2004 10:42 PM

I always thought (as far as for Rally) the roof scoops were to allow air into the cockpit. You figure the cars don't have a/c and the windows are all up. It would get pretty freakin hot in there, especially racing in the desert.


hipo_wrx 09-10-2004 01:03 AM

yeah it gets reeaaallllll hot in there like upwards of 120 degrees with all that air flow still... imagine all that exhaust heat passing by and thier interiors are stripped plus engine bay heat passing by.

Quack 09-10-2004 07:05 AM

here's an RA vent, no scoop on it, but you can place it on top.


IBAUCLAPlaya 09-10-2004 11:19 AM

Nice pics!

tescrex 09-11-2004 12:48 PM

I've always heard they were for cooling brakes.

Tut4u2 09-14-2004 07:31 AM

[QUOTE=tescrex]I've always heard they were for cooling brakes.[/QUOTE]
Are you being sarcastic?

Vew 09-14-2004 07:10 PM

Don't take my word for it, but from what I understand, the intake is redirected though the front window frame. The purpose? Well, when you rally, you get a lot of dirt and water going everywhere while driving. The cleanest air is going to be at the higher elevation, thus, acting like a snorkle basically. Plus, you'll have a small chance of drowning your engine in a creek or something.

tescrex 09-14-2004 07:27 PM

[QUOTE=Tut4u2]Are you being sarcastic?[/QUOTE]

Nope. I guess I was misinformed. Always wondered how they redirected air to the wheel wells. Didn't make much sense.

Solice 09-14-2004 10:55 PM

[QUOTE=Tut4u2]Are you being sarcastic?[/QUOTE]

I was wondering about that also, just didn't say anything :D

Vew 10-14-2004 06:45 AM

Sorry, i had to correct myself. Found out that it just circulates air in the cabin because of no A/C on hot summer rally days. This explaination is more logical too.

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