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Available Hood Scoop Mod?

Do you guy think it is available to put on a Hood Scoop Bonnet for a 14 XT or not?

The following links are found in Japanese sites... people in Japan are working on it already!!!! Try search "フォレスター sj ボンネット"or "SJGのインタークーラーダクト"in GOOGLE
http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/tara555/diary/201301230000/





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With your researching skills you should be the first to find out! =)


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Take a look at this for inspiration. Forester XT SJ 14 hood scoop photoshop

That is a photoshop, so I won't merge this thread with that one. Try to keep this thread detailed for actual options available. IF you find some other photoshops, go ahead an post them in that thread.

As Sway said, if anyone can find it, it will be you.

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Take a look at this for inspiration. Forester XT SJ 14 hood scoop photoshop

That is a photoshop, so I won't merge this thread with that one. Try to keep this thread detailed for actual options available. IF you find some other photoshops, go ahead an post them in that thread.

As Sway said, if anyone can find it, it will be you.
I am sure that the hood scoop for 14 XT will be available soon in China since 14 XT is very popular in China. I found out discussions are often seen in some Chinese forums...But in terms of the QUALITY...
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I am sure that the hood scoop for 14 XT will be available soon in China since 14 XT is very popular in China. I found out discussions are often seen in some Chinese forums...But in terms of the QUALITY...
It's a hood... aside from the paint, is the quality that much of concern? Make it out of aluminum cans and it'll still do its job, lol.

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I sent an email to Chargerspeed Japan regarding the hood scoop bonnet for SJG Forester.
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I knew I can count on you! lol

Well, sounds like they need 50 to commit. That make you and me so far. lol

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You will get better air flow with the stock setup from what I have been reading

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It would only be for cosmetic purposes.


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How much are we looking at for ordering one
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It would only be for cosmetic purposes.
From their pictures, it seems to re-route the airflow directly in the way in which God intended.
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I'm not so sure a hood scoop would be a great idea, although it would look better. (And I'd probably want one) but...

Reason being (and I'm no fluid mechanics engineer, although I do fraternize with a bunch of aero engineers quite regularly), the stock setup has a forced input from what I would assume to be a high pressure zone in the front of the vehicle. A scoop however, would be drawing from significantly lower pressure boundary layer type area. I may be totally off base, but I guess I just don't buy that Subaru would go away from years of what has essentially become a hallmark of their design for just aesthetic purposes alone.

I'm sure there's someone on here to let me know how far off, I am - but it seems to make sense to me. Maybe after a few more stays at a Holiday Inn Express, I'd know for sure...
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^ yup, a top-mount scoop loses cramming efficiency at higher speeds.

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I guess I just don't buy that Subaru would go away from years of what has essentially become a hallmark of their design for just aesthetic purposes alone.
My understanding is that the scoops are gone because new pedestrian safety design rules are more difficult to meet with them.

This is also why cars generally are getting taller. There needs to be a bigger gap between the hood and engine to increase the crumple zone.

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