Removal of front bumper cover not neccessary!
That's exactly what I was thinking of doing with the stcok center scoop with the Injen set-up; I just couldn't see where to pass a tube through at the time...bradical said:you know....i wonder if you could leave in the baffle and instead modify a homemade air scoop that could pipe the cool air right to the CAI. you could cut a hole in the baffle to pass the scoop piping.
i am imagining a scoop kind of like the ones ive seen on 350Zs where they are embedded in the front bumper, but instead having the scoop mounted bedind the grill and piped thru the baffle.
just an idea
Is there a similar baffle set-up on the pass. side also, if so , if it were removed too, wouldn't that allow/increase air flow circulation throughout the entire engine bay?Sincity said:GEO: I pondered hard on the purpose of that baffle. I still dunno. Maybe to reduce turbulence into the engine compartment? But then again, you have air being forced fed into the engine compartment by the fans.
Very good analysis! Therefore the path of least resistance is right into the CAI. But don't worry about the cooling system, we have 2 fans that draw in a lot of air. Living in Vegas and drivng through rush hour, the temp gauge remained the same. If it remains the same during stop and go, you do not have to worry about overheating while you are driving.MustGoFastR said:I'm thinking those baffles may be there to help force air through the radiator. If they were not there, a good amount of air could take the path of least resistence and circulate around it.