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      10-24-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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refinished a rpi scoop

picked it up all beat up mainy because i wanted to make my own anyways. graphite metalic with a clear enamel.

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      10-24-2012, 05:19 PM   #2
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Looks good. Was it black or red before?
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      10-24-2012, 05:32 PM   #3
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      10-24-2012, 06:46 PM   #4
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      10-24-2012, 08:56 PM   #5
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Looks great! I've been on the fence about getting one. The possibility of issues that some seem to attribute to the scoop concerns me though.
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      10-24-2012, 09:01 PM   #6
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Care to expand on the issues? I didn't read any when I was researching it before purchase.
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      10-24-2012, 09:24 PM   #7
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I can't see how this may cause any issues. What did u read?..
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      10-24-2012, 09:57 PM   #8
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There's a thread or two on here about stalling after driving at speed (on highways) when stopping at a stop light. There's no proof, just conjecture. But it's been suggested that the computer is getting used to the increased air flow from the scoop then has a hiccup when trying to adjust back to "scoopless" driving. Obviously not a major issue. Minor nuisance. Also, I'm no expert on this subject. Just what I read.
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      10-24-2012, 10:20 PM   #9
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Perhaps. I don't highway drive much. I will report if I see any problems
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      10-25-2012, 10:39 PM   #10
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Looks nice!!

I noticed a little stumble after getting off freeway at idle when I had the scoop. The other thing is the stock air box gets really dirty.
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Did a few pulls tonight and cruised around at normal speeds. No negative effect so far. The air is cool in the evenings now, and with the scoop I feel the car may pull a bit harder at higher rpm's. Gentlemen did give me a compliment on the car at the gas station though lol. Asked if it was a 2013...
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I dont think the scoop adds any performance gain. Maybe a few ponnies at the top end and going over 100mph.
That being said, i do have it on my car (got a used one for a really good price). It does look kinda cool (like it sticking out its tounge
I dont have issue with the scoop ( in combination with the Afe filter)
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      10-26-2012, 12:22 PM   #13
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I also have a scoop installed and never had any problems with it after highway cruse or any other scenario. mine is balack for a stealth look. (it was a pita to install though).
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There's a thread or two on here about stalling after driving at speed (on highways) when stopping at a stop light. There's no proof, just conjecture. But it's been suggested that the computer is getting used to the increased air flow from the scoop then has a hiccup when trying to adjust back to "scoopless" driving. Obviously not a major issue. Minor nuisance. Also, I'm no expert on this subject. Just what I read.
In that thread people noticed that this happens with and without a scoop. It was more likely an ECU bug.

However, no one has been able to dyno (besides RPI) any gains for the scoop. Even using large fans. So for now we don't know if it actually does add any performance or is just placebo.
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I dont think the scoop adds any performance gain. Maybe a few ponnies at the top end and going over 100mph.
That being said, i do have it on my car (got a used one for a really good price). It does look kinda cool (like it sticking out its tounge
I dont have issue with the scoop ( in combination with the Afe filter)
This.

I had one on my 335i. It does add at the top end, but DD you will never know.
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