Bushwacker Hood Scoop Installation
What’s with a hood scoop? it’s not like Jeeps use a Ram-air intake. Well, let me tell you that this simple design can do wonders for your Wrangler. Personally, I use my A/C as sparingly as possible, mostly for fuel economy, but also because I’m stubborn and like to roll down my windows. Fortunately, the Bushwacker Hood Scoop forces direct airflow in to the cabin which helps cool things down faster. Plus, it doesn’t draw power from the engine like the A/C.
Anyone can notice that the cabin intake on the Wrangler isn’t necessarily optimized for circulation. In fact, it seems to attract more mud and debris than air. One of the biggest issues I had with my Tahoe was that the vents constantly smelled like dirt; I suppose covering the vehicle in mud didn’t help. Luckily, this won’t be an issue with the BRC-12 or ’12 JK since the Hood Scoop keeps mud, dirt, and debris free and clear of the intake.
“So easy a caveman can do it” should be at the top of the installation guide because it’s literally that simple. First clean the intake surface area, test fit, mark with a grease pencil, peel the 3M™ tape, and adhere to the hood. The only decision that needs to be made is whether you want the Bushwacker Hood Scoop facing forward or rear. Typically you’ll see the Hood Scoop installed facing forward, but if you’re one of those Jeepers that’s always in the mud then you might consider turning it around. The airflow might not be as strong, but it’ll maximize the coverage over your vent system.
The Bushwacker Hood Scoop is one of those easy modifications that for less than $50 can help in a variety of ways. Check out our preferred dealers to pricing and availability.