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purpose of functional side scoops?

Discussion in '1994-2004 V6 Mustang Appearance & Entertainment' started by o0rikio0o, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. o0rikio0o

    o0rikio0o 2001 cobra

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    Aero dynamics. Air flow that would normally push against the scoops would go through the scoops instead. Instead of the air stopping the car it would flow through.

    Anyway, takes way to much work to do. Not even worth doing.
     
  3. dawssvt

    dawssvt Air Ride FTW...

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    Don't they also cool off the breaks?
     
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    matthews.stang Well-Known Member

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    They can.

    I've seen that rear scoop used to feed air to a turbo too.
     
  5. o0rikio0o

    o0rikio0o 2001 cobra

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    in the rears? for the hand brakes? i've seen people use the foglight gaps to cool the front brakes...
     
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    NineoneSix Sacramento Pride

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    i thought they were used for cooling down the brakes?
     
  7. o0rikio0o

    o0rikio0o 2001 cobra

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    they could.. but why would you wanna cool the rear brakes?
     
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    03mystang New Member

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    So they do not over heat and function incorrectly. Hot brakes=no brakes sometimes. Or little braking.
     
  9. o0rikio0o

    o0rikio0o 2001 cobra

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    i thought it was the front brakes that get heated during driving?
     
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    NineoneSix Sacramento Pride

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    wouldnt all the brakes be need on a road course? i dunno i was just reading about this too i just cant remember where
     
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    Yes, front brakes work harder than the back brakes. That is why most people replace the front brake pads sooner than the back.
     
  12. Totaled108

    Totaled108 Its not my car

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    Ford put them on for style only. But yes, you can modify them with a vent and duct work to cool the rear brakes.
     
  13. Khaos05

    Khaos05 Yea....it's a sixer

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    that's what i thought (if they were functional)
     
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    Drummer_Mojo Heavy Metal Machine

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    The '94-'98 cars had functional scoops that cooled the rear brakes.
     
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    Dark02Pony New Member

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    few of the 94-98 did..some were fake
     
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    Vash 3.8= drama for your momma

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    on the 95's and stuff i think they cooled off the differential or smething like that.
     
  17. mysteed

    mysteed is back!

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    Close. The 94 and 95 stangs had functional sidescoops but the 96-98 stangs had nonfunctional sidescoops. Ford made them nonfunctional to cut down on production costs and also did some research and found that for the money it made to make them function it just wasn't worth the little bit off coolin it did provide.
     
  18. Rapscallion

    Rapscallion Like I give a fuck

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    I have Ceramic pads that work better with heat, so that would be pointless for some.
     
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    Jubei New Member

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    thats awsome. they provide little function just like a bodykit or rims but still it would be nice to have real vents instead of fake ones. thats one thing that ricers say that i cant deny, fake vents are gay. i wonder how much that would cost to do.
     
  20. greensteeda

    greensteeda Retired Speed Racer Mod. Suck It!

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    Kenny Brown's v6 racer used the scoops to force air into the trunk and then out through the rear bumper, acted as a self drafting technique. really good aero dynamics on that thing

    and its never to much work if you are bored, poor, and own a dremmel