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      12-07-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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what is this??

Might be a silly question but what is the red object in the grille??

PS sorry to the owner for stealing the picture
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      12-07-2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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Those are the RPI air scoops.
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would you even be able to put those / would they do any good on a non turbo car?
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On any car- unless you're doing over 120 mph- it does actually nothing but look nice.
Even then, gains are negligible IMO.
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It adds more flies and dirt to your intake filter.
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i just like the look of the red makes it look mean!!
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      12-07-2012, 11:44 PM   #7
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ive noticed more car run ALOT cooler with them. but they are really only for looks.
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i have these as well.. only notice slight difference at highway speeds. put these on when i tuned my car and also put in a high flow drop in filter. noticed a lot more dirt in the air box after installing this. so i guess it is directing more air into the air box at higher speeds. i would say they would probably start having an effect at ~70 mph
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i have these as well.. only notice slight difference at highway speeds. put these on when i tuned my car and also put in a high flow drop in filter. noticed a lot more dirt in the air box after installing this. so i guess it is directing more air into the air box at higher speeds. i would say they would probably start having an effect at ~70 mph
Thanks for the info, makes me think twice about them.
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Yep those are RPI Scoops alright, I know the owner of that car in the picture. That's Marvin's car (a.k.a M_Truong), lol. Cyba has scoops also but they look more plain compared to the RPI ones. They have little to no function and hp gain, just there to look nice and probably more for a show car.
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