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2004 Hyundai Tiburon Body Scoops

Body Scoops have been around for a long time, mainly since the onset of performance oriented cars. Custom body scoops were usually placed directly above the air intake with the opening which directs the air into the engine bay or before rear wheels to ensure that the backward brake disks are cooled down easily. But today body scoops are mounted on the body of the vehicle to make a car look astonish and stand out from the crowd.

To be effective, a functional scoop must be located at a high-pressure area on the body. For that reason, some functional scoops are located at the rear of the hood, near the vehicle's cowl, where the curvature of the windshield creates such a high-pressure zone, and may be placed so that their opening faces the windshield. A scoop may be part of the hood, or may be part of the engine's air cleaner assembly, protruding through a hole cut into the bonnet. Such a scoop is called a shaker hood, because the scoop vibrates noticeably when the engine is running, especially under power. Now, granted a lot of car owners use aftermarket 2004 Hyundai Tiburon hood scoops are merely a decoration piece, there are some that still use the bolt-on fiberglass hood scoops for the purpose they were first intended for. Since their onset, there have been changes made to their design and style to accommodate more types of cars. Carbon fiber scoops have become popular in recent years because they are extremely light weight and can still be used as a functioning body part.

There are a few reasons that carbon fiber has taken off for body scoops in the past few years. It is a lightweight, rigid, visually appealing material. It has a unique textured look and a smooth finish. It is surprisingly strong, and doesn't flex much.

A lot of tuners like to add carbon fiber hoods on their cars. Opposed to the steel factory hoods, these carbon fiber hoods can reduce the weight of the vehicle by as much as 40 or 50 pounds on some applications. This modification, when added to other weight reducing modifications, can slightly decrease 0-60 times and marginally improves handling and acceleration.

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