i fabricated a complete back hatch, with
scoops this last year, i'll give you my
1. guy's think ther cool
2. the women hate them, from the reason's already mentioned.
3. if you have any type of windshield, there's
not really that much air flow to "load" the scoops
4. if you raft up alot, you have to police the area,
to keep your DRUNKEN buddies from stepping
on them, and breaking them
mine isn't padded, but the management has
made a comment, that if it's going to stay on,
IT WILL BE PADDED !!!
my main reason, besides the "cool" factor was
possible weight reduction, the stock hatch weighs
85 pounds, with all the support required to make it
sturdy enough to walk across, it ended up weighing
nearly as much as the stock hatch.
i didnt really see any documented performance
gains, i usually cracked open the stock hatch
when running w.f.o. to allow additional air into
the last problem encountered was the cockpit
cover, it would no longer fit properly.
i'm keeping it on til i can no longer take
the "bashing" the wife and the other
females will be giving me.
my prediction: memorial day weekend.
hope this helps.