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  1. acolic

    acolic Senior Member

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    Hi

    I’m rebuilding a Laramie ram 1500 with my son.

    The hood need a bit of patching and to be repainted.

    My son likes the SRT hood with the air scoops.

    Can one be directly swapped with the on the Laramie?

    Are the scoops functional or just fake?

    Thanks for the advice.

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    Scoop or scoops (1 or more than 1)? If it's the OEM SRT hood (1 scoop like my truck below) then yes, that is directly swappable for 02-08 1500's and 03-09 2500/3500's. If it has more than one scoop then it's either aftermarket or a 4th gen hood.

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    acolic Senior Member

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    Thanks

    One scoop.

    Does the scoop do anything?

    Beautiful truck.


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    Back in the day the SRT scoop caught the attention of a small aftermarket company who came up with an intake that utilized cold air from the scoop. The intake was built specifically to deliver cold air to the V-10 intake configuration.

    They haven't been around in a while but if you remove the block off plate and install some mesh to keep out the larger crap and bugs, it will help to keep the engine bay cooler which helps keep the engine and every thing else under the hood cooler.

    I put on an OEM SRT hood on my 2007. I did not open up the hood scoop. Rather, I used an AFE cold air intake that took air from behind the passenger side fender.

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    If it's an actual SRT hood, the scoop is open. On the SRT's it was used to provide airflow around that big V10. An air intake can be fitted to draw air straight from it. Tray Burge did a hell of a job with one.
    And thanks!

    Me too, took a few years to get them. I had to settle for the 4th gen chrome clads for a while since everyone wanted an internal organ for used ones for the longest time. I lucked out with these.

    The only versions that got block off plates were OEM installs on Daytona trucks. Both Mopar and Volant offered air ducting for that scoop, but it went sideways to the stock airbox in both cases.
     
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    I did the SRT hood on my 03 SLT. I had it opened up to the engine compartment. Installed the MOPAR Cold Air package which was stock air filter box delete and relocates the dry filter on the right side fender well area behind the head light. There is a pop rivet installed plenum on the underside of the hood made of abs plastic (or similar material) that directs hood scoop air to the CAI filter area,..or at least that is the idea. The plenum, if memory servres, was almost as much money as the hood ($500.00?). Loved the look and still do. My hood install included the SRT front bumper cover also. This took place in 2010.

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    I ended up with a filter box setup that was actually designed for a specific aftermarket hood but works fairly well for the time being:

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    It'll stay there til it's time to do the eagle top end and cam swap. Then I have a 4th gen Vararam that will mate with the hood even better on that manifold.
     
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    Thanks HemiLonestar for that "shout out". I sure wish you could still get that "6 pack" one piece hood that goes with your (HemiLonestar) filter box, but I guess production couldn't keep up with demand or maybe it was a quality issue?
    However, I'll spill the beans here, I've ordered a six-pack scoop with internal flange to mount to my truck and will do major modification on the hood to keep it functional and have a direct air source for my set-up. I've always loved the profile of the 6-pack scoop on these trucks. It'll just bolt on, no bondo or filler to eventually crack, should look factory with the internal flange.

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    Hi and sorry for the bother,
    is the orange air system in the picture an existing product or a modified vararam system for the 4th gen dodge ram installed on the 3rd gen.?
    I like it much much better the the vararam for the 3rd gen.
    Tnx. !
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