cowl induction - Truck Forums


Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-15-2008, 12:28 PM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location:
Posts: 178
Default cowl induction

IS THE FOLLOWING CORRECT?
A cowl induction hood creates a vacuum in the center bottom of the windshield. This vacuum allows hot engine air to escape easily. Colder air can then replace the hot air making the engine perform better. This combined with a CAI should increase mpg and overall performance.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-16-2008, 10:38 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location:
Posts: 258
Default RE: cowl induction

i believe thats right, although im wondering if it would be worth me putting a cowl on my truck...any ideas?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-16-2008, 11:59 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location:
Posts: 225
Default RE: cowl induction

Its always worth it to put one on your truck. Even if its only for looks. haha I think they are awsome and I think your right moose. It at least it sounds good.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-17-2008, 12:30 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location:
Posts: 258
Default RE: cowl induction

any idea on how much a paint job would be for the hood to match everything else? and whats the pros/cons of fiberglass/steel?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-18-2008, 05:16 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Pasadena, MD
Posts: 90
Default RE: cowl induction

get a steel hood, GM goodmark. i got one on my truck and everything is lined up perfectley.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-18-2008, 09:14 AM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location:
Posts: 178
Default RE: cowl induction

I'm in the process of getting an estimate for a steel cowl hood and bushwacker pocket fender flares. The estimate includes everything painted to match my truck and installation.
I was told fiberglass hoods are difficult to line up and just don't look as good as steel. Matter of fact, the guy giving me the estimate said he would't even do the fiberglass hood!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-22-2008, 11:33 AM
timber74wolf's Avatar
TruckForum Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 818
Default RE: cowl induction

Fiber glass hoods flex with the heat and cold either from the weather and or engine. However they are a whole hell of a lot lighter than a steel hood.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-22-2008, 11:38 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location:
Posts: 258
Default RE: cowl induction

just seems like the pros of steel outweigh the cons
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-22-2008, 11:53 AM
timber74wolf's Avatar
TruckForum Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 818
Default RE: cowl induction

I am in agreement with you on the pros of teh steel plus my good friend had a fiberglasshood on his 1990 chevy and said he would never buy one again, but a steel 1 he would.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-25-2008, 06:21 PM
6mins2live's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location:
Posts: 429
Default RE: cowl induction

I want a cowl hood real bad. Mostly just for looks but if I see any gains in anyhting else I will be thrilled.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ram Air verse cowl induction both functional NewOne Chevy Silverado/ GMC Sierra Forum 5 08-16-2009 02:39 PM
Air induction timber74wolf Chevy Silverado/ GMC Sierra Forum 8 04-25-2008 11:54 AM
Looking for a Cowl Induction Hood 04BLKCHEVY Chevy Silverado/ GMC Sierra Forum 5 12-29-2007 02:10 PM
Cold air induction? oif4vet Chevy Silverado/ GMC Sierra Forum 4 09-06-2007 09:42 AM
cowl hood 86chevymudder Automotive Parts Wanted 0 06-24-2005 02:43 PM


Tags
08, 1990, c10, chevy, cowl, ford, gmc, hood, induction, pickup, put, sierra, silverado, system, toyota, truck

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:30 PM.