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Default Intake hood scoops… worth it or useless? - 30th June 2015, 10:03 PM

For the R56S, there are a few intake hood scoops out there. Their main goal is to achieve coolness by bringing cold air straight from the environment! One of their problems is claimed to be, the fact that underneath the hood scoop where cool air enters, is the turbo which is extremely hot! So in other words, cool air comes in but before reaching the engine it gets warmed up again by the turbo! So there real question is, if its worth purchasing an intake scoop!
  
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Default Intake hood scoops… worth it or useless? - 30th June 2015, 10:11 PM

Turbo heatsheild comes with the AEM intake. Idea is to allow more air into the intake not necessarily cooler air. Its the job of the FMIC to cool it. The 'hot' air passes through the turbo, think it picks up more heat at this stage than it does entering the intake!! Then enters the FMIC to cool down.
  
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Default 1st July 2015, 03:47 AM

If i recall correctly i've read somewhere that the extra air that the scoop intake gives, is overkill and this because there is a specific quantity of air that is used anyway, so extra air isn't really used!
  
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Default Intake hood scoops… worth it or useless? - 1st July 2015, 06:06 AM

Yes and No. The volume of air your car 'consumes' will differ based on a lot of factors. Installing the AEM intake will give better gains than say, an upgraded panel filter.

On a cooler day the air is denser etc and takes up less volume blah blah more goes in. Anyway, Cold air intake + Upgraded FMIC = WINNING!

Whatever your budget allows, go for it and enjoy! Just think what you want in the future to avoid buying twice

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Default 1st July 2015, 07:21 AM

If you want a bigger intake scopp, the M7 range get good reviews. They are however sooo expensive at roughly £200 a scoop un painted and thats not including delivering it from the states.

It be good to see somebody make one out of fibreglass like the old subaru ones haha
  
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Default 1st July 2015, 07:37 AM

Oh, are you just on about the physical scoop? I'm confused.
  
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Default 1st July 2015, 01:52 PM

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Oh, are you just on about the physical scoop? I'm confused.
I had no idea that there was an option for a different scoop, yes i was referring to the physical stock scoop, the one that already exists but is blocked by the plastic grill!
Can you post any pics regarding the scoop that you were thinking about?
  
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Default 1st July 2015, 02:52 PM

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I had no idea that there was an option for a different scoop, yes i was referring to the physical stock scoop, the one that already exists but is blocked by the plastic grill!
Can you post any pics regarding the scoop that you were thinking about?
Ok... i'm geting myself muddled. M7 offer aftermarket bonnet scoops like this HERE

But i thought you were interested in an aftermarket induction system which uses the hood scoop like the AEM intake HERE
  
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Ok... i'm geting myself muddled. M7 offer aftermarket bonnet scoops like this HERE

But i thought you were interested in an aftermarket induction system which uses the hood scoop like the AEM intake HERE
Yes i was thinking about the AEM or equivalents! Suppose one gets the M7s scoop option can he still fit the AEM inside or does he need a bigger intake system?
  
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Default 1st July 2015, 03:11 PM

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Yes i was thinking about the AEM or equivalents! Suppose one gets the M7s scoop option can he still fit the AEM inside or does he need a bigger intake system?
Ok.. After fitting the AEM intake you'll notice better performance and be able to hear the air intake sluuuurping up that cool air, Plus the BOV. It's quick and easy to bolt it on and you'll need to remove the OEM Bonnet scoop, then remove the restrictor which is just a few screws if I remember rightly. Re-install and away you go!

Give THIS a quick once over. It shows how easy it is to do on your drive way. Depending on the y ear your car is, you may need the MAF Adapter.

No need for an after-market scoop.
  
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