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I was watching a Youtube video the other day of somebody's 2001 Celica GT-S for sale. They had a carbon fiber hood. There was the center scoop like on the stock model, then there was a slightly elevated part to the right of the center (if standing in front of the car and looking at it) that looked like a small rearward-facing scoop. It was basically an index card sized hole, covered with a semitransparent mesh. However, it was an inlet for the short ram intake the owner had installed, and I knew it was to allow even more fresh air into the intake. What I was wondering, though, is what if it rains? Will the water go through the mesh and into the air filter, intake, etc, and destroy the engine? HELP PLEASE!

Here's a link if you need help visualizing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5-usndPOow
Its around the 0:55. My description here was a little off, but then again, I was quoting from memory. Does anyone else see a problem with this setup?
(by the way the car in the video is pretty badass)
 

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Oh, and i forgot to ask: What is that dip in the hood on the left side for? Cooling the radiator?
 

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1) yes water will get thru. Car looks like a trailer/garage queen.

Can't guess the Hood. Just message the guy
 

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Thank you so much! I really wanna get this hood, but now im scared that i wont be able to drive my car in the rain, and there is a LOT of rain in Illinois! I also dont want a trailer queen, what a waste of a good car.
 

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Why? and what is that dip in the hood on the left side for?
 

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You should post a screenshot of the items you're wondering about. I hate keep back to the video and scrolling thru.
 

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You should post a screenshot of the items you're wondering about. I hate keep back to the video and scrolling thru.
bro i dont know how to post a screenshot. i took the screenshot, left notes on it using Paint, and now i have to put it online so that it has a URL. just incase i cant, im talking about that depressed region in the hood on the left (just like on the right, except the right is for allowing cooler air into the intake). i think its for cooling the radiator, because thats where it opens up to, but im not sure. and i dont wanna sound like an idiot when i explain to my friends what each of the openings on my hood is for when i get it! lemme try to put it up on my next post.
 

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Those type of hoods are a terrible idea in the real world. I looked at an evo9 that was only about 6months old at the time w/ under 10k miles & the engine already had a coat of rust forming on it from that stupid vent in the hood.
 

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Those type of hoods are a terrible idea in the real world. I looked at an evo9 that was only about 6months old at the time w/ under 10k miles & the engine already had a coat of rust forming on it from that stupid vent in the hood.
but u gotta agree they just look friggin sexy
 

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The one on the driver side is ideal for SRIs like the Blitz SRI.
I forgot what the one on the passenger side does.

If cooling is what you're after, this hood is the one for you.
 

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The one on the driver side is ideal for SRIs like the Blitz SRI.
I forgot what the one on the passenger side does.

If cooling is what you're after, this hood is the one for you.
just a quick question though, i mean, most of the sri's ive seen are shaped like a U (180 degrees) and the air filter is facing to the left (passenger side). This one is shaped like a half-U (90 degrees) and the air filter is facing forward. maybe this hood doesnt work with the U shaped sri.
 

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im not sure if this would be possible, but maybe if they put some kind of sliding cover under the mesh on the sri vent so you could drive in the rain then it would be better. then on dry days or when you want to race you could open the little door up and maybe get 2-3 extra horsepower. then i would be interested.
 

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