No I did not take off the Hood scoop, when you insert the mesh inside you have to angle it and one more thing, mark the place where you will put the zip tight then insert the zip tight on the mesh B4 you insert it under scoop. Its a bitch inserting the zip tight when you place it already, you don't have much leverage if you got long arms maybe no problem.
Well goodluck on putting one
The screen came out nicely. I removed my scoop to install mine - can't even imagine how much of a PITA it'd be to do one w/o removing the scoop first.....removing it also allowed to me make the zip tie connector face towards the IC.....looks fairly clean. What's that banner read on top of your windshield?? And not to flame ya (at all, to each their own) but I'd be very hesitant to make my STi a free billboard for any company...except STi, that is! (and I have a Tag also )
I was thinking of removing the scoop but it was getting dark and I'm getting tired already (change oil and car wash 2 cars) don't have time to remove the hood so I just did the hardway but I would suggest to remove the hood it will be better.