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The Subaru Impreza scoop part II

By Rigval on 25 Jan 2010

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I had earlier posted an article on the Subaru Impreza WRX/WRX STI scoop and the various cars utilizing it. This modification is usually done by people to want to make their rides look like they have a gazillion horsepower under their hoods or that these cars really need the extra cooling due to 'having a top mounted intercooler' like an Impreza WRX. Maybe the Toyota Hilux in the picture I posted earlier is a turbo diesel with a top mount intercooler and the scoop is really useful in directing cool air where it is needed the most. But sometimes the scoop is just a dummy intake for the sole purpose of styling and looks. This is like the picture of the Proton Satria turbo conversion above, where the scoop is purely for looks as the intercooler is front mounted. The scoop is redundant.

While I do agree that it is their hard earned money and it is their democratic right to spend it on whatever they feel like doing, sometimes you do feel like someone should tell them not to. The following photo is an example of why you should do just that:

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A new Proton Saga with a triple layered Impreza scoop as mentioned by one of the readers of the previous posting. I just had to search for it. And for the benefit of you readers I have found it on a Malaysian buy-sell site. We all know that if you dress badly you may end up being arrested by the fashion police or at the very least the photo of a very badly dressed you in a fashion magazine as an example of how not to dress. Maybe the car is a show car for some motoring event or to showcase the 'skills' of the fiberglass specialist. But we may still need some policing for car mods like these, regardless whether they are just for motor-shows or events; as some people say too much freedom can be a bad thing. This is all the proof you need that sometimes you HAVE to tell someone they have taken things a little too far.

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Written by Rigval
Born in 1972. Married with a kid. Loves B-road drives and have driven cars from the 1950s to date.

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Thugstercena Jan 27 2010 12:09 AM
most of these are done in malaysia.
Fazzer Jan 30 2010 05:46 PM
goodness i just HAVE to tell you how immature you (Rigval) sound too. beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. triple scoop? sounds cool. haha.
Rigval Jan 30 2010 10:36 PM
I am only 8 years old and I have many, many toys to play with.
Zooie Mar 01 2010 11:57 AM
true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder...but the writer is right...sometimes you just have to tell these people that they've taken things to far...come on...a triple deck hood scoop on a Saga??... wacko.gif ...for those who think this is cool well maybe they're the immature ones...clearly these people have no clue as to what beauty is...
if one is driving a proton, why not mod it as a proton and NOt try to make it look like a car that it's not??...stop slapping on Subaru scoops or Evo bumpers and bonnets or STI or NISMO stickers...if it's a Proton, you're better off slapping on a "R3" sticker or badge...Putting a NISMo sticker or a GT-R bandge won't make it a GT-R!
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