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Ford Racing Boss 302 Transmission Cooler Air Scoop

Is this thing worth it? I would think normally there is not much air going under the car even with the stock splitter in front, so what's the use? Also to those who have installed one, are there bottoming out problems?

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Is this thing worth it? I would think normally there is not much air going under the car even with the stock splitter in front, so what's the use? Also to those who have installed one, are there bottoming out problems?
Air is a fluid. Yes there is still lots of air underneath the car, heck there is lots of air under an F1 which is why they design the underside of the car to take advantage of the movement of this air.

The splitter will do nothing to prevent air from going under the car. If anything it acts more like an aerodynamic surface to help air remain laminar (as opposed to burbling) which reduces drag.

This air scoop is a rather crude method of grabbing the air from under the car and passing more of it along the cooling fins of the radiator and is only as efficient as the velocity of the air and outside air temperature.

I think an air to oil transmission cooler would be a better solution, but I don't know if anyone makes one for a manual. If not the scoop is better than nothing but I'd prefer one shaped a little more like a NACA duct.

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Are you doing a lot of drag racing with your car? Like, lots of hard road course type racing or driving? If not then it's not going to be worth your time, money or loss of ground clearance.
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Or you could get the one from Shelby. Much wider and shaped to channel the air better. I've been thinking of doing this. The only problem is I have a Hotchkis K member brace in the same location utilizing the same attachment points.
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It was worth $100 to me, after Ford had to redo the build my MT82. No clearance issues.

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The Shelby pan seems the way to go, as it's only $10 more than the Ford one. Plus it comes in red to match my car. It's wider and has a small V-cut at the back to get it closer to the tranny. Plus it has the Shelby logo laser cut in the bottom, this provides an exit vent for the air to flow.

Only thing though is bottom these things out on a speed bump, and it will get pretty mangled, although you could hammer it back in shape.
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First time I heard of those scoops. The Shelby one looks much cooler. I think you would be able to scoop snow also and pack it in on the bottom of your transmission in the winter.

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Saw them up and close at Carlisle All Fords. I like the Shelby one a little better. Didn't have the extra $$ to buy one while there.
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