Cowl or Ram Air?

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Accessories' started by Jeremy09LTZCrew, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Jeremy09LTZCrew

    Jeremy09LTZCrew Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    So whenever my wife calls the insurance company back to get the bed and hood fixed, I'll be getting a new hood. Since I need one anyway, I figured I might as well get the one I want. Therefore, I'm soliciting opinions. I was originally going to get the Ram Air, but I kind of like the cowl. I tend to say Ram Air due to the fact I'll be lifting my truck and it looks a little meaner. That being said, the Cowl looks kind of sleek and reserved but still unique. What do you think?


    No matter which I end up with, I'm also considering painting the side of the ram air ports or cowl black with the rest body matched. Just a little extra to match the rest of the black that will be going on the truck...

    Btw, I'm looking at it from an aesthetic point of view. I know I won't see a performance increase unless I built the truck to track it or something similar.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2012
  2. Burden33

    Burden33 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    im in the same boat you are but im more leaning toward the ram air i love the mean look on the trucks. Keep us post on what hood you go with since either one will turn out great
  3. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I felt that nostrils looked somehow wrong on my NBS truck, as it's got a good bit of curvature to the hood, so I' went with a cowl induction hood. On a lifted NNBS truck I'd probably tend toward a ram air hood if I could find one with slightly smaller (nor narrow) nostrils than what you have linked. The hood seems flatter on the NNBS trucks and a bit more suited to ram air, IMHO.


    P.S. I also chose cowl induction because you're not constantly picking bogies (bugs, leaves, etc.) out of it like you are with a set of ram air nostrils -- at least in this part of the world where you have to mow down a swath of forest if you want to put in a road.
  4. Jeremy09LTZCrew

    Jeremy09LTZCrew Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Well, I guess I could also throw the following into the discussion since there's no reason I need to narrow my options:

    I think two of those might be the same. I forgot. The advantage from Auto Anything, is they'll paint it. The disadvantage with that over the cervinis is cost. But hey, I always preach, if you know what you want, save until you can get it...
  5. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

  6. Jeremy09LTZCrew

    Jeremy09LTZCrew Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    That's why I try to find things on autoanything first. Between the discount and the free shipping I haven't been able to find anyone to beat their prices, to include ebay vendors.
  7. hotrodchevy

    hotrodchevy New Member

    100_299.jpg I got the best of both , Ram Air Style, And Cowl Induction
  8. Untouchable

    Untouchable Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    I gotta say the ram air is the better looking hood. My brother-in-law has a cowl hood and it just looks too big. Of course, it could be the manufacture...

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  9. the phantom

    the phantom Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I have the cowl hood with the ram-air look on my truck and Ive had several compliments on it. It does make it look like a monster but I like it like that. thats just me. Only paid $410 delivered to my door. was primed ready for paint.
  10. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    I like to be RAMMED!!! Hood that is.....:great: SBN 019.jpg shield2.jpg First is the Goodmark Steel hood 2nd Cervini's Fiberglass..Very good fit

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