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Old 05/20/2007, 06:46 AM   #1
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Question Questioning Adding a Hood Scoop?

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First of all I want to say thank you for making us 2007 GT/CS owners so welcome here as we've come on board. I bought mine last July when they first came out and am loving every moment of ownership. I keep pondering one question though and its whether to add the Ford hood scoop. I feel my hood needs something more, perhaps a different hood altogether.

The "GT Appearance package" is a separate package from the CS package that comes with a plenum cover and hood scoop. It did not come on mine, but I can add the OEM version fairly reasonably. Most of the 07s seem to have it and it looks really nice, I'm just so curious to get opinions from people with the 68's, and everyone, as to what they think of it vs. the non-hood scooped version or other thoughts as to what you might do with the hood area. I want to keep the spirit of the original GT/CS in any mods I do.

Thanks so much for any input you may have.
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Old 05/20/2007, 07:20 AM   #2
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Spirit or no spirit, if I was going to add a hood scoop, I'd put on the shaker one from a few years ago.

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Old 05/20/2007, 10:35 AM   #3
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I beleive that the 2007 prototype California Special had the hood scoop. If I ever purchase a 07-08 CS I would definitely add the scoop if it didn't already have one I think they look great. As far as a shaker scoop, that would be nice also, but remember it doesn't have to be functional, the side scoops on the 68 CS are non-functional also.

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Old 05/20/2007, 11:16 AM   #4
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Yes, I think it was a little misleading that the prototype had the non-functional hood scoop, as everyone thinks the hood scoop is part of the CS package. Actually, only the side scoops are included in the CS package.

Thanks for your thoughts, please keep them coming.
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Old 05/20/2007, 08:34 PM   #5
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bump.....

http://www.lmperformance.com/5716/73.html

I'm also considering the California Dream Ram Air Hood.
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Old 05/20/2007, 09:13 PM   #6
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Hood scoops are great! Everybody should have hood scoops!

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Old 05/20/2007, 09:26 PM   #7
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bump.....

http://www.lmperformance.com/5716/73.html

I'm also considering the California Dream Ram Air Hood.
That's real similar to the prototype 2005 Mustang hood. I always thought Ford goofed up by not using that one on all their cars.

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Old 05/21/2007, 07:14 AM   #8
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Although not cheap, I always thought the Shelby-Hertz hood looked cool ...

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Old 05/21/2007, 12:18 PM   #9
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Roush makes a good looking scoop. It's also available pre-painted.
http://store.roushperformance.com/detail.aspx?ID=652
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Old 05/21/2007, 08:48 PM   #10
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Thanks all so much for your input. I went with the Ford hood scoop and ordered it today. I already got the plenum cover so now I'll have the whole "GT Appearance Package". Guess what put me over .....The darn diecast models of the 2007 GT/CS that are out now with the hood scoop on them, so that was the final straw. Now I can't wait to get it installed!
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Old 05/29/2007, 07:15 PM   #11
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Ok, I received my hood scoop and install is scheduled for this Thursday. Why do I feel like I'm going in for surgery? Anyone want to talk me out of it? Do you think I'll be ok with visibility?
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Hello,
First of all I want to say thank you for making us 2007 GT/CS owners so welcome here as we've come on board. I bought mine last July when they first came out and am loving every moment of ownership. I keep pondering one question though and its whether to add the Ford hood scoop. I feel my hood needs something more, perhaps a different hood altogether.

The "GT Appearance package" is a separate package from the CS package that comes with a plenum cover and hood scoop. It did not come on mine, but I can add the OEM version fairly reasonably. Most of the 07s seem to have it and it looks really nice, I'm just so curious to get opinions from people with the 68's, and everyone, as to what they think of it vs. the non-hood scooped version or other thoughts as to what you might do with the hood area. I want to keep the spirit of the original GT/CS in any mods I do.

Thanks so much for any input you may have.
I say the hood scoop up close before I got mine. It is just too small, I was thinking about putting one on it, like the ones that came on the 04 GT Mustang like I also have also have. Here mine are nose to nose and see what I mean about the hood scoop, much better than that on the 07 GT/CS's
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Old 05/31/2007, 11:18 PM   #13
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I don't have any problems with visibility, but I'm 6' 4". I would think that as long as you can see over the steering wheel you won't have a problem...by the time something gets close enough to be obstructed by the hood scoop, it's too late!
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Old 06/01/2007, 03:10 AM   #14
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shaker hood scoop would be sweet the mach1 they brought back few years ago had one and i think the billet did not sure tho do some searching you might find a aftermarket shaker
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Old 06/01/2007, 04:06 AM   #15
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I don't have any problems with visibility, but I'm 6' 4". I would think that as long as you can see over the steering wheel you won't have a problem...by the time something gets close enough to be obstructed by the hood scoop, it's too late!

Thanks! I was thinking about when I'm parking it though. Any problems there?
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