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Old 11-23-2003, 10:21 PM
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RPM hood clearance

This is somewhat related to the other performer/perf.rpm post but wanted more opinions. I'm running a performer RPM on my trans am with the shaker hood scoop and the hood won't close. Right now it fits really tight with no weatherstrip on the scoop. I need about an extra 3/4" of clearance so i can put weatherstrip on it. I already had picked up a scoop mount that was shorter (from 81 T/A) so it is flush with the cleaner. I wanted to get a drop base cleaner but it is special since it is extra big in circumferance in order to mount the scoop. I thought of making it drop by taking a setting torch to it to heat it up then knock in the middle. Also, maybe I could cut some off of the top so when it mounts it sits lower. I also thought of welding a drop base on it and cut off the one thats on there but then there is the circumferance problem. Help me out with some ideas! I also have an electronic flap that turns it into a ram air scoop when activated. So, if I drop it I have to get a smaller air filter(if it will even fit) so it will fit between the base and the scoop. The Performer intake will make it work but i dont want to sacrifice the performance. This is going to be a Mcguiver job....

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Old 11-23-2003, 10:25 PM
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Use longer bolts and washers as shims to prop the back of the hood up untill the scoop, tray, etc. is at the right height. You probably won't need to change it much to get it where you need it.
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Old 11-24-2003, 09:09 AM
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You could prop the hood but it will look like *****. You would have to raise 3/4" not a good idea if you don't want you car to look ghetto. Your best bet is to get a low profile base. It is shorter that the stock one and will still allow you to use your shaker and give you the proper clearence. I don't remember the site that sold them. Search around on yahoo or something and I am sure it will come up.
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