why do they have those stupid side scoops

Discussion in '2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra' started by 4 the man, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. Mustangs have had those ugly side scoops for some time know and they dont serve any purpose. The engine is in the front and the damn scoops are covered in plastic so they dont give air to the brakes. Its just ugly styling and bad aerodynamics. Other than that this car is a big ass improvemt over the old cobras.
    P.S- ford still stole the name cobra from shelby and they should use something they came up with like boss or mach1<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Why is it that GM fans are so cruel to Ford. No wonder everyone hates us. We always think we are the best over everyone. Ford is not all that bad. Yes the mustang is a lil inferior to the Camaro or Firebird but not by much. YOu always say that your camaro "blows" the GT's out of the water...well I highly doubt it "blew" it. I like both the Camaro and the Mustang and are great cars. I prefer the power of the Camaro but the Mustang has a much nicer and up to date interior. And quit being so biased towards other cars. <!-- Signature -->
     
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    SSCamaroSS,
    That was the most honest and accurate statement I've ever read from another Chevy guy. I thought I was the only one with a level head.
    I'm a fan of ALL American performance cars, including some Fords. I will say though that the LS1 beats the Mustang GT by more than just a little. But I do give credit to the 01-03 Cobra, new Lightnings, and up-and-coming GT40.

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    I am a big Mustang guy, and honestly don't like Camaros very much even though I have tried. But I still think they are cool b/c they just plain haul sweet @$$ and are out there every day making local imports look awful, though they do a good job themselves. But I'm going to agree that the GTs, expecially the first 4.6L GTs, are super slow. The 5.0s had the same horsepower numbers but much more torque. The new GTs are ok...but are beaten easily by the LS1s. I mean, not by several car lenghts or anything, GTs are perfectly capable, but just arn't as fast as the f-bodies. I like when one guy can have a stang and the other a camaro and just get along and not talk about how much the other one sucks....just makes it all fun, which to me, is what its all about anyway.
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from 4 the man</i>
    <b>Mustangs have had those ugly side scoops for some time know and they dont serve any purpose. The engine is in the front and the damn scoops are covered in plastic so they dont give air to the brakes. Its just ugly styling and bad aerodynamics. Other than that this car is a big ass improvemt over the old cobras.
    P.S- ford still stole the name cobra from shelby and they should use something they came up with like boss or mach1</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    FYI In my opinion those scoops look pretty sweet. Try and picture the Mustang without them. Just a blank spot. Also FYI you can purchase kits for rather cheap to force cooling air to your rear brakes. SHM is one company. The rest of you guys I agree 100% on what you say about getting along.
     
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    I thought this year Stang's scoops were finally functional? Anyway, I agree scoops should be functional, after all, they served a huge purpose in the good days <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"><!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from SSfearSS</i>
    <b>I thought this year Stang's scoops were finally functional? Anyway, I agree scoops should be functional, after all, they served a huge purpose in the good days <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"></b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    The mach1's have the functional shaker hood scoop. The Cobra doesn't have a scoop. The V6 doesn't have one either (I think), as far as I know the GT is the only one with the non-functional hood scoop. I don't personally think it's a big deal. Yes there is that extra 5 or 10 hp, but I don't see whats so bad about it, it does look good.
     
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    Why not? Yes, they may be fake but you can convert them to actually do something, and they give the car more edge[not that it needs any] I enjoy the new wheels and hood scoops, but what I like most is the power. This is a very formidable car that has wonderful handling and torque. This Mustang is now on level with may I daresay the M3, even though not all of you will agree with my views. I like this Mustang because it is the last of the "Normal" looking cars, like the firebird and the Camaro. It Is effectively a box on wheels, a very streamlined one at that, and that does not bother me, I like boxes and hate the swoopy bulbous shit most manufactuers are trying. To sum up this car in one word, AMAZING.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    I can't stand the fake scoops. I just don't like fake anything. In my opinion either design a look without scoops, or make the scoops functional (even if the function doesn't do very much).
    I know this is a very bad insult, but it's almost like when sushi-burners put fake crap on their car. <!-- Signature -->
     
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    I think they should have the "scopes" going the other way so they function like the vettes's or the vipers. They have them on one of the shelbe mustangs and they look cool. They should also bring back the 5.0, its just more american than a 4.6, but keep the dohc an the 4 valves per cylinder.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    In 2004 ford is supposed to be bringing out a 5.0 mod engine. The 5.0 was great, but the new 4.6 is putting out more hp than any stock 5.0 did, its a great engine. It would be cool if you had engine options like the old school mucsle cars did. Maybe a 4.6, 5.0, 5.4, 5.8, etc to choose from. How cool would it be to have a 390ci mod engine! Although it would be very big.
     
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    <b>I think they should have the "scopes" going the other way so they function like the vettes's or the vipers. They have them on one of the shelbe mustangs and they look cool. They should also bring back the 5.0, its just more american than a 4.6, but keep the dohc an the 4 valves per cylinder.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    Hood "scopes?" What is a "scope?" Mouthwash? Is a 4.6 not American? What is it? German?<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <b>SSCamaroSS,
    That was the most honest and accurate statement I've ever read from another Chevy guy. I thought I was the only one with a level head.
    I'm a fan of ALL American performance cars, including some Fords. I will say though that the LS1 beats the Mustang GT by more than just a little. But I do give credit to the 01-03 Cobra, new Lightnings, and up-and-coming GT40.

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    I agree, I like all american muscle cars, vettes, stangs, camaros, firebirds/hawks, Vipers etc. I dont have anything bad to say about any of those cars and they all have their flaws, but the only time that I may say something negative, it would be towards a retarded individual talking trash without facts. I will agree that the Mustang GT is no match for the LS1 because of obvious more HP and a much bigger engine. But its because of this that Chevy Fans trash on the mustang, but as soon as you start mentioning the likes of the Mustang BOSS, Saleen, Roush, Steeda..their comeback is that these cars arent stock. Its almost like you beat up on a kid one day...and a couple of months later he comes back pumped out of his mind from hitting the gym and when you get beat up by the same kid, your excuse is that he was hitting the gym and you werent ready. Point blank Ford has an answer to nearly every car out there, and when they do answer..they answer with authority. These car companies are great...CHEVY, FORD, DODGE etc. Its some of the people that buy from them that gives these companies a bad name at times. Many times I dont even respond to some of these messages, but honestly speaking....Way too many chevy fans come to mustang forums and talk trash and diss the mustang. If it wasnt for the mustang chevy wouldnt have never made the camaro.
     

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