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RAAZ227 04-23-2004 04:31 PM

STi Hood Scoop
Ok.. when I bought my '04 WRX I asked the dealer to throw in a STi hood scoop. Well, they did. Painted and all for free. The reason for getting it was I like the look and also for future i/c upgrade that I will be doing. It also helps cool the i/c and engine bay a little better.

My question is.... Does any of the STi owners notice at high speeds that the hood scoop "flaps" up and down? It is not drastic, I just notice it on windy days and driving at high speeds. It is bolted down correctly it's just the hood flexes. I know the hood is alumn. and it is a little more flimsey then a standard steel hood. Let me know if this happens to you???

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IBAUCLAPlaya 04-23-2004 05:08 PM

Yeah this has been hit a bunch of times. Any hood scoop especially the STi and the new 04 hood scoops will flap around at high speeds. The whole hood does because it is so light as you said and the scoop just draws air in under it and wants to lift.

Tut4u2 04-23-2004 05:12 PM

Umm...not exactly. It flaps because the air splitter is flapping.

IBAUCLAPlaya 04-23-2004 11:40 PM

Whatever lol. It flaps tho

RAAZ227 04-26-2004 08:28 AM

Cool...Cool. glad to hear its normal!

Prophet 05-06-2004 08:48 AM

Yeah, my 04 does it constantly. Pretty scary at first, until you figure out it's not going anywhere.

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