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Old 30 Jun 2005, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Roof scoop is there a reason for it? I cant work out what its for?

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Old 30 Jun 2005, 09:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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On a legit version its used to get air into the cabin on a not so legit version its used as styling...

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On a legit version its used to get air into the cabin on a not so legit version its used as styling...

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Why not just open the window?

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Old 30 Jun 2005, 11:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Pop open the roof vent at 20-30 mph and you would not believe the amount of air that enters the car.
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Why not just open the window?

Kev
Only really useful application is on competition cars. They don't want aircon because they take power (and add to the weight and complexity of the car). So roof scoop is used to get air in.
Opening a window would not only screw the aerodynamics, since the air comes in from the side (rather than in a straight line via a roof scoop), a lot of uncomfortable turbulence is caused in the car. Something you can miss when you try to position your car millimeter-precise at 125mph on a narrow forest road...

On a road car... stick to the aircon. Roof scoop is only good for styling.
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Why not just open the window?

Kev
Only really useful application is on competition cars. They don't want aircon because they take power (and add to the weight and complexity of the car). So roof scoop is used to get air in.
Opening a window would not only screw the aerodynamics, since the air comes in from the side (rather than in a straight line via a roof scoop), a lot of uncomfortable turbulence is caused in the car. Something you can miss when you try to position your car millimeter-precise at 125mph on a narrow forest road...

On a road car... stick to the aircon. Roof scoop is only good for styling.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ agreed
also, open the side windows - bring in the dust - on gravel stages
and dust (as we saw last weekend w/Petter) is a horrbile thing to have in the car!

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ agreed
also, open the side windows - bring in the dust - on gravel stages
and dust (as we saw last weekend w/Petter) is a horrbile thing to have in the car!

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Hang on... You forgot to mention you also drive your scoob more sideways that straight :wink:
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Thanks all
I have no intention of getting one. But wasn't sure what the rally cars used them for.

Thanks for the info.

Kev :wink:
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I fitted one cos Im a bit of a tart really :wink:

Think they look 8) and not that many people have them, so the car stands out a bit more in the crowd.

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