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

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

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



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Nice pics!
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I've always heard they were for cooling brakes.
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I've always heard they were for cooling brakes.
Are you being sarcastic?

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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.

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Are you being sarcastic?
Nope. I guess I was misinformed. Always wondered how they redirected air to the wheel wells. Didn't make much sense.
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Are you being sarcastic?
I was wondering about that also, just didn't say anything
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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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