Yes,I got tired of looking at that block off plate in the scoop,need to remove it anyway for the ram-air deal,and removed the scoop to get it out. The plate is held in place with three spring retainer clips. After you remove it,you need to take your Dremel tool,and trim off the support ledge,I left about 1/2 inch lip. Now when you do this,you loose the center scoop support. After taking a test drive up to 70 MPH,I noticed some shaking from the scoop,due to airflow. I will fab.up a small center support for it. It now looks sharp with it open,and can't wait for KarKraft to get the kit ready. With the hood insulation pad off,I could get a good eyeball on any interference the new intake would give with the duct kit. Doesn't look like much trouble there.