That's kinda what I was thinking. It would be cool to have functioning hood inlets that actually did something but just a hole in the hood, hmm..................So all these homemade mods basically allow rain, muddy water, soap from car washes enter the engine bay, that makes perfect sense.
Well put!If Genesis thought their engine needed to run 10 degrees cooler, then they would have made the vents so that air could blow through them in the PROPER way. The engine doesn't need the 10 degree adjustment that some web forum guy thinks he figured out. All you're going to do is make for a messy and dirtier engine, not to mention introduce possible problems down the road when the dirt or water finds it's way into a electrical part etc.
Think people, think before ya mess with your car (or any other object).
You're right, it is fun to do your car the way you want. That is the whole drive behind tuning. All I'm saying is, like Alfer said, open holes in a hood is gonna let dirt and debris get where ya don't want it. Yes, engines get wet and they get dirty but that is engineered into the way you get it. If your gonna go with that style of hood scoops maybe just direct it somewhere instead of anywhere.But where is the fun in that?