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SpidArman
06-28-2011, 12:48 PM
Sort of like the Mini Cooper? I figure, why route the air intake under the car and risk sucking in water or why just leave the air filter at the top of the engine sucking in hot air? I am sure that a hood scoop can be added with a little planning. So. Anyone want to run with that idea?

Arman

kzod
06-28-2011, 01:18 PM
Sounds like Rice to me.

SpidArman
06-28-2011, 01:32 PM
Hey, if Rice makes you go faster, then fine with me. It's just a label.

Chris
06-28-2011, 02:24 PM
Sounds like Rice to me.

I know very very little about modifications (and mechanicals) but isn't RICE cosmetic only? If SpidArman plans on pairing it with induction, etc then it's functional, right?

I will say- the little bugger does get HOT under the bonnet.

F500
06-28-2011, 02:57 PM
having a forced air induction system on the 500 sounds good to me. maybe when I get mine, I can see what goes where and figure out something.........or not. we'll see! :D

shil
06-28-2011, 03:06 PM
I'll probably drop in a K&N when it's time to replace the air filter. I will not cut a hole in the hood.

Chris
06-28-2011, 03:26 PM
Certainly not much room to work under there seeing as how to put a sway bar in you apparently have to remove the insulator and replace the intake. ;)

Abarthlyness
08-01-2011, 02:07 PM
I wouldnt call it "rice", especially if done cleanly, and with function in mind.

I will say, however, that it sounds like a ton of work, and a lot of risk of ruining your beautiful hood, for potentially very little gain.

Risk vs reward. Is it worth it? Not for me it wouldn't be.

Chris
08-01-2011, 02:16 PM
Somewhat related... wow the little sucker gets AND stays hot under the hood doesn't it? Opened the hood yesterday 30 minutes after a drive and it had been in the garage... ambient about 83 degrees... it was STILL blazing under there.

GotFiat
08-01-2011, 06:01 PM
something along that line would look good:

http://www.eurotuner.com/featuredvehicles/eurp_0905_2007_volkswagen_rabbit/photo_03.html

RacerRon
08-01-2011, 08:13 PM
I would say a hood scoop something like this:

SpidArman
08-01-2011, 08:44 PM
I would say a hood scoop something like this:

That's exactly what I was talking about. Maybe I should wait til the Abarth and associated parts come out. I would probably do best in buying a replacement Abarth hood and related airbox stuff.

Fiat500USA
08-01-2011, 09:06 PM
That's exactly what I was talking about. Maybe I should wait til the Abarth and associated parts come out. I would probably do best in buying a replacement Abarth hood and related airbox stuff.

Hey Arman, It was great meeting you at FreakOut last week! Here's another shot of that hood scoop:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Y2yWWR6ib-s/TjdMCwijrNI/AAAAAAAAHxg/NSfpPaS2EdY/s640/Fiat500USA-Assetto_Corse-ACTION.JPG

PE #389
08-02-2011, 02:16 AM
SpidArman,
First of all, I have talked to several techs about the cold air intake, and they said the only thing you are getting out of it is the sound. It is of nearly zero performance enhancement. Not the intake is faulty but the vehicle is designed with a very efficient intake system.
I reckon that if you want a good sound, invest on an exhaust system...it might even add one or two mpgs on your mileage.
If you want hp, get a hold of the European supercharger seen here :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDAiw267gEY
If you find it, it shall give you an extra 50 ponies.
If you don't, save up for the Abarth!...that's my plan. Why bother customizing when the Abarth shall practically have all that you can do on the little Fiat.

Jeepnut
08-04-2011, 07:19 PM
Just an uneducated guess but it seems like the very nature of Multi-Air would not allow for any performance gains from a cold air or ram air type setup. That being said a properly done aftermarket hood with a couple of heat extractors in the aft portion of the hood and a flush scoop in the fwd part would be a nice addition. Someone who has an aftermarket part company and a MADNESS for the 500 should investigate this LOL!

Mpath
09-07-2011, 10:06 PM
Sort of like the Mini Cooper?
Except on the Cooper it's fake.

FiaTED
03-22-2012, 09:48 PM
Sort of like the Mini Cooper? I figure, why route the air intake under the car and risk sucking in water or why just leave the air filter at the top of the engine sucking in hot air? I am sure that a hood scoop can be added with a little planning. So. Anyone want to run with that idea?

Arman

Here it is from Road Race Motor Sports

http://roadracemotorsports.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=76_93&products_id=1129

and their CAI

http://roadracemotorsports.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=76_77&products_id=966

FiatFighter
04-10-2012, 02:47 AM
Here it is from Road Race Motor Sports

http://roadracemotorsports.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=76_93&products_id=1129

and their CAI

http://roadracemotorsports.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=76_77&products_id=966


Damn you beat my too it, but RRM def did it in a way that I dig myself. would not mind setting mine up like this. as far as the scope to the intake.

http://roadracemotorsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/fiat12-682x1024.jpg

talindsay
04-10-2012, 10:41 PM
Looks nice, and in theory it would really help for a top-mounted CAI. But how would a design like this handle rain? I mean, this whole thing started with the idea that MOPAR-style Fiat 500 CAIs risk sucking in water, but I don't see how a scoop that's essentially surface-mounted as a drop-down hole in the hood wouldn't just collect and pool water. Am I missing something in this design?

FiatFighter
04-11-2012, 02:49 AM
The thought had crossed my mind as well about the water, to avoid it in the CAI application or the intake with the hood scoop I would think running the AEM air bypass would give a bit of peace of mind, just my thought.

FiaTED
04-13-2012, 03:04 PM
Looks nice, and in theory it would really help for a top-mounted CAI. But how would a design like this handle rain? I mean, this whole thing started with the idea that MOPAR-style Fiat 500 CAIs risk sucking in water, but I don't see how a scoop that's essentially surface-mounted as a drop-down hole in the hood wouldn't just collect and pool water. Am I missing something in this design?

I emailed RRM and this is their reply

No way. It has never happened and it will not. We run that way on many cars. Droplets will bounce off the filter and drip away. I am 100% sure of this. Thanks RRM On Apr 11, 2012, at 12:05 PM, Beer, Ted wrote:

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> Many Fiat forum members have voiced concerns that water will get
> directed into the vent and then get sucked in by the CAI when it
> rains?
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MikeThinks
04-13-2012, 06:20 PM
So how much does an aftermarket hood cost...cause Im not making a hole in my body colored one :)

FiaTED
04-13-2012, 06:21 PM
The hood vent is $185 plus you find a body shop to cut the hole