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Cowl Hood/Reverse Cowl Hood

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Accessories' started by Metaluzc, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Metaluzc

    Metaluzc New Member

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    What is a reverse cowl hood and what is the difference between a cowl hood? This link says reverse: http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/s...0L/C130148.html?tlc=Auto Body Parts & Mirrors
    This link just says cowl: http://www.andysautosport.com/chevr.../hoods/steel_hoods/goodmark/gdmk00098736.html
    Other than the "cowl" looking like it has three levels, and the "reverse" having just two, I don't see any difference. On a side note, any recommendations on Bolton Premiere or GoodMark since they are both steel? $300 for a steel cowl induction hood isn't bad.
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  2. TritonBoulder47

    TritonBoulder47 New Member

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    I'd go with GoodMark... That's what I have on my '03 Avalanche, and that's what I had on my '95 Tahoe... They are a GREAT hood with virtually no work for them to fit properly... Both hoods I got from them just bolted right up and dropped into place...

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    As for the difference, I can't tell ya cause I could only get one link to work... But usually a Cowl hood has the raised opening in the rear of the hood (the side closest to the sindshield) and a Ram-Air hood has the raised opening in the front of the hood... I've personally never heard the term "reverse cowl" before...
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  3. Metaluzc

    Metaluzc New Member

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    Sorry about the link not working, here is a "reverse" cowl hood:
    reversecowl.jpg
    Here is the GoodMark Steel Cowl Hood:
    cowl.jpg

    You can see in the reverse cowl picture that both sides of the hood are smooth until they actually reach the cowl whereas the regular cowl has the step-up look before the actual cowl. You said on your hood the opening in near the windshield, maybe with the reverse cowl it is near the bumper?
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  4. ezdaar

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    Normal Cowl hood direct air directly to the center of the engine.
    I would assume a reverse cowl by the shape of it directs all the air to the very front near the radiator core support area.

    Just guessing tho.
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  5. mthomas

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    hood

    being these trucks have F.I.what is the purpose of these hoods other than a better look
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  6. Metaluzc

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    Well I'm guessing the principle behind the FUNCTIONAL cowl induction hood on F.I. vehicles is that it helps to bring more/cooler air into the engine compartment, and provides more space/area to help release heat from the engine. Instead of the Cold Air Intake continually sucking in the hot air from the engine, the cowl induction will bring in cooler air from outside and the raised hood will also allow the hot air circulating around the engine bay to disperse easier. Whether this actually happens or is useful is probably a matter of debate, I'm doing it more for the appearance because I think the cowl induction makes the truck look aggressive.
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  7. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

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    I would stick with the Goodmark hood. I know for a fact that the under side is made by the same Co that makes the factory hoods for GM. So if you have a bug shield it will still bolt right up.. Never even heard of the other Co...
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  8. Metaluzc

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    Thanks man. GoodMark seems to be the leader in fair priced steel hoods.
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  9. Bigbomber

    Bigbomber New Member

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    View attachment 19567 Here is a pic of the cowl hood for the NBS silverados that dealers sell.I plan on getting one.They have one on a truck at my dealer and it looks absolutely sick.
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  10. Metaluzc

    Metaluzc New Member

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    Yeah, the cowl induction just makes the truck look so bad ass.
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  11. sstoner911

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    Triton....

    Do they come painted your color code or did you have to get them painted?
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  12. adam0285

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    If I remember correctly Goodmark hoods come prepped for paint but you'll actually have to get them painted.
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  13. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

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    They do not come painted.. They have a lite primer on them thats it.. Many people from the Chevy Avalanche and Silverado SS Clubs remember me for the Group Buys I did.. Maybe if we can get more people here into them we can do one here.. But I'm talking about 15 members min For a Great price...
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  14. Metaluzc

    Metaluzc New Member

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    The page I found the GoodMark hood on was asking $219, but I'm not sure on the shipping cost. So if with a group buy they will be cheaper than $219, sign me up.
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    Thats sick. Definitely going to pick up a hood like that when I sell my 06 for a 07+
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  16. TritonBoulder47

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    You have to get them painted... They come in black primer...
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  17. partssource1

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    I couldn't get your link to work can you send it to me or repost would love to see this I have been loooking but can't come up with one for my 2011 I did come across this one but it for 2007 / 2008 witch should be the same (http://http://www.reflexxion.com/rfx/images/products/702610.JPG ) I really like the good mark have had a couple of them like the ideal of the GM staped into the buttom of the hood next to the striker make it worth more in my book I'm a beliver in OEM branded stuff
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  18. KyleZ71

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    They look sick, i changed my thinking from a ram air hold to a cowl hood. Can't beat their price
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  19. silveradotrailblazer

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    I'd go with the Goodmark grill. They use original GM bottom hood framing with there hoods. I like the size that TritonBoulder47, not to big. Some cowl induction hoods look like they have a tumor.
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  20. Enkeiavalanche

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    I will see what I can do Goodmark has changed alot since I worked there and I did the group buy.. I sold over 200 hood in 1 year so I had the best price..
    But things have changed...
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