Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
A Ford Mustang's standard hood was replaced by a ram air hood. Is there a possibility for water to get into the engine through the ram air hood?
Answer: No. Most ram air hoods have a built-in water management system with water shields to prevent water from coming into the intake system, so it won't be a problem. Just make sure that the aftermarket hood replacement specified this in their feature. It is also important to check the condition of the vents to ensure that it is dry. If there are leaks, ask the dealer for an immediate replacement.
After installing an aftermarket ram air hood, how much horsepower is expected to be added to a Ford Mustang?
Answer: Since a new ram air hood somehow gives the engine and the intake system a breathing space, then expect that there will be a noticeable power difference when the Ford Mustang runs at around 50 to 75 mph. Also, expect to hear a change in the sound of the engine due to the high flow filter. It will further improve during cold weather conditions; the more air forced inside, the higher the horsepower of the Mustang.
The Ford Mustang's stock hood fell off due to rust. What could be a good, rust-proof replacement for the sedan's hood?
Answer: If rust seems to be the traitor to the Mustang's hood, then go for a rust-proof and durable fiberglass hood. It is made from high quality fiberglass material with a gel-coat finish for UV protection. Likewise, carbon fiber is also a good material for a lightweight replacement hood. It is also finished with UV resistant clear coat that ensures long color life. These types of hood can come with induction vents, which are perfect for engine cooling. Either of the two types is ideal in terms of corrosion resistance and engine performance.