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Hood Scoops?

Not really sure if that's what they're referred to as but it's what I've always known them as. My question is if they actually do anything. I've got just a normal 16 RT and was in my engine the other day when I noticed the holes in the material attached to the inside of my hood. They're right below the vents on the hood so I figured they actually went through to allow more air in the engine bay, but when I put a flashlight up to it there's no light that goes through the vents that can be seen. Do they actually serve a purpose or are they just for looks on the RT?

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On the SRT the hood scoops are functional. For your RT you can buy replacements that will make your vents functional. Also if you want a truly functional ram air hood you can buy a cervini kit that will do that for you after you replace your vents


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You should be aware that the SRT "functional" hood scoops only help to ventilate the engine bay and reduce temperatures by about 20-30 degrees.

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I know all they do is cool it down a little bit, I just figured they would have just installed them with the car but apparently not. So with those installed does water getting in through them create any problems inside the engine bay, or nothing more than without?

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I know all they do is cool it down a little bit, I just figured they would have just installed them with the car but apparently not. So with those installed does water getting in through them create any problems inside the engine bay, or nothing more than without? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
The way the scoops are designed, there are absolutely no water problems.
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All 2015 and newer models have open and functional hood scoops on the "Raisin Bran" (two scoops...) hoods. Previously, only the SRT and R/T Classic models had them.

Even the V6 cars have 'em now:The Challenger SXT and SXT Plus have a 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine, now featuring cold-air induction hood scoops


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Hmm I'll have to go double-check mine then. Because I swear when I Shone a flashlight through it there wasn't any light coming through. But maybe that's because the mat on the inside of the hood doesn't line up with the holes for the hood scoops. The hole in the mat is offset about four inches from where the opening for the hood scoops would be

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the bezels in the top of the hood have an offset opening (bezel isn't all open) and the opening on the underside is offset a bit.

If you shine a light from underside of hood and look into the bezel from the front, you'll see the opening for the '15+ hoods.

The earlier years '08 - '14 had block off bezels on SE, SXT and R/T models, except for R/T Classic and SRT models. You could buy the scoops with the ducts to make the hood vents functional. [they vent air into engine bay, not engine]

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Anyone know how to remove the bezels on the new 2015+ hoods?
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Anyone know how to remove the bezels on the new 2015+ hoods?
Get a plastic trim removal tool, or a flat head screwdriver if you're careful, and just pry around them starting at the bottom. Put a towel or something down though so you don't scratch the paint.
There's three clips I believe on the top and bottom of the vents, they just snap off once you pry them.

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