In Reply to: Ram-Air ? posted by Joseph on August 01, 2001 at 21:35:07:
As for there being no cooling benifit I would have to disagree with you, that type of duct has been in use for years on many cars Subarus to name just one. They do work, I don't know what you mean about the vaccum effect I would think there are many places for the air to escape on the bottom of the engine.
I would think the air fed through the scoop would pass over the engine and esape out the bottom this should have some cooling effect.
All things aside it was done as a mainly show mod since I do not autocross the car ever or drag it that often. Any benifits are just a bonus.