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      04-22-2012, 04:44 PM   #1
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Scoops and a Pooch

My April update - got some used gen 1 RPI scoops and more eventful - got a puppy...never had a dog growing up, my wife pushed the issue, I was still kind of 50/50 when I first held the lil guy...but two weeks in...I've officially become one of those 'dog people'...thinking I should have got one earlier! Lil fella is a Maltese, named him London (since I met my wife when I was living there)

Ok - back to the scoops - since my car is jet black, just wanted some contrast so for my $50 (picked up used), why not. I'm expecting minimal if any performance gain though previous owner did say it seemed to give a bit more pickup at 60mph...but who knows...with my butt dyno skills you could probably add or remove 30hp and I wouldn't notice...so if people can notice 5hp on a 400+hp...they must be talented.

Install took me longer than I expected since I generally suck at DIY...just have to screw in the two self drilling screws, these are gen 1 scoops, so you kind of have to position them yourself. One of the screwing points is a bit awkward to get to (where you need a stubby screw driver) which took me a while to figure out what to do.
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      04-22-2012, 05:05 PM   #2
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Looks good and a lovely dog.

A little caution about the scoops. You may find more debris/bugs gathered in your airbox. I agree that there would be minimal gains if any, given that the airbox cannot be pressurised due to the bonnet vent being open, and coupled to the fact that there is already a huge air intake on the front bumper on the driver's side.

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scoop looks good.
care to exchange the dog for a black cat that will match your car?
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Looks good and a lovely dog.

A little caution about the scoops. You may find more debris/bugs gathered in your airbox. I agree that there would be minimal gains if any, given that the airbox cannot be pressurised due to the bonnet vent being open, and coupled to the fact that there is already a huge air intake on the front bumper on the driver's side.
Thanks for the tip, I suppose a regular check of the airbox is needed then...I did have a few little bits n bobs (the English love that term) when I changed out the air filter.

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scoop looks good.
care to exchange the dog for a black cat that will match your car?
Thanks for the offer, but I'm allergic to cats...I'm kinda allergic to dogs but this guy's hypoallergenic hehe
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Scoops look good.
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Scoops look great, and the mutt looks delicious

I know what you mean about becoming "one of those dog people.". The wife and I picked up a Norfolk Terrier a few years back...he is spoiled rotten.
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Scoops look great!


Adorable little new companion you have
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Such a cute little pup
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Look at the little fella!
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My kids would be envious of the little pup. He's a cutie!
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Nice. We've had a Maltese for over 4 years now. Same--significant other pushed the issue... I was resisting it... now she makes fun of me because we're inseparable.

Oh--she did let me get the M3 though...
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Nice. We've had a Maltese for over 4 years now. Same--significant other pushed the issue... I was resisting it... now she makes fun of me because we're inseparable.

Oh--she did let me get the M3 though...
Hoboken! I'm in JC, I'll let you know when London is old enough to have a play mate haha
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