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Old 08-23-2007, 08:48 AM   #1
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Air scoops

A friend of mine is creating a prototype for making some sidescoops for the boxster and although in very rough initial stages I thought I'd post some pics to get some opinions and feedback.

They are similar to the Kokeln scoops but will be taller and the intake a bit narrower to give them a slimmer look. He is still toying with the idea of how to attach them but his initial idea was that they be kind of like caps instead of full replacements so that you would loosen your original scoops and then slide these over the back of the oem scoop and between the body then put the screw back in and they would be held in place by compression and maybe some adhesive at the bottom of the piece.











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THey have alittle 1967 GT500 Eleanor styling to them, They look Okkkkkk in the pictures but probably would look nicer once they are painted.
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Old 08-23-2007, 10:07 AM   #3
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Those things are way to big. There are other poeple making them that don't stick out that far and are more sutle. Like these.


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Old 08-23-2007, 12:25 PM   #4
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yeah, I agree.... my initial reaction was that they look a little bit large and out of place... Kinda like an afterthought, and stick out kinda oddly. If this makes any sense, they remind me of the side pockets on Cargo shorts and cargo jeans.
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but what about that snow-plow thing on the front of your bumper?

as for the scoops, well...we wouldnt want to see the stock grille/scoop, it needs to at least follow the lines by the door if it will be that long, but i like the creativeness.

please, keep us updated as R&D continues...
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Good idea, major points for the effort. It looks ok, the side view is where they look out of place with the lines of the Boxster.
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[QUOTE=djomlas]but what about that snow-plow thing on the front of your bumper?

its for the winter, he can clear driveways in seconds
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It looks alright but is does have a very America muscle car look to it, vs. the German sports car. But whatever strikes your fancy, it would look better with slits down the side.
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I may never really understand why people are so hot to find useless stuff to peel and stick to their cars.
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:21 PM   #10
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He will definitely be molding it more to follow some of the Boxster's lines like the rear curvature of the door for example.

They are more closed off to provide a ram air effect instead of being so open like the stock (and some aftermarket) scoops are now.

As to seeing the stock grills you will probably only see it if you are looking down the scoop like the picture and you always have the option of pulling them out and adding mesh or something.

For the street the front dam is probably just a speedbump hazard but on the track it might actually help and of course as stated....for snow in the winter.

Useless? These might useful if they do provide a decent ram air effect...of course they'd probably be like on motorcycles and only make a difference at higher speeds close to 3 digits and above.

Thanks for all the replies. As I said they are in the very rough initial stages so there will be quite abit of tweaking and modification.
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idheaton, I see you have a 3.4L conversion, how much did that run you?
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Old 08-24-2007, 12:14 PM   #12
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If this guy can make his own side scoops, why not have him make some parts that we all want for allot cheaper out of that Polyurethane materal. He could start with some speedster hump clones. Seems like they could be copied some how.
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yellowboxster - The conversion ran me about 13k.

p986 - The problem there is that neither he or I have the speedhumps to make a negative from...
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I don't know airflow analysis, but seems the opening would allow considerably less airflow than stock, because it's so much smaller. Don't know about ram air.

For me, it has a bit of a stuck on look to it.
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:23 PM   #15
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Air Scoops now Side Vents

Well...he went back to the drawing board after a suggestion I had...what do you think about these?

At the moment they just primered and simply insert flush into the original vents. Finals will either be this way or total replacements. At the moment the original inner horizontal vents are still in the cars but more than likely be replaced with mesh.












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Not feeelin em at all... they remind me of the heater/air-conditioning vents on the ceiling. So far, stock looks better to me...
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I like them, good work!
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Is it just me, or are the stock intakes not identical on each side? It seems like one is designed to scoop air, and the other to extract.

I'm not an engineer or physicist, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:51 AM   #20
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Is it just me, or are the stock intakes not identical on each side? It seems like one is designed to scoop air, and the other to extract.
It's just you. Well maybe not. I seem to recall the shape of the vent on the inside are different on each side. BUT, the driver's side is the one with the airbox & filter so it is most liekly designed to pull more air into it. Most people think that when the fan kicks on and you can hear it on the passenger side that it's extracting hot air, but if you hold up a paper towel, you will see it is actually pulling air into it for more cooling. If you don't believe me, try it yourself.
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