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Old 08-17-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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Removed hood blanket

Due to the high temps plus high humidity in San Diego lately, along with C&L's high IAT's, I decided to remove the hood blanket. I didn't realize how much heat was being blocked from the hood vents by the blanket. When I put my hand over the vents now, you can really feel the heat escaping. Plus, I can hear the C&L sucking even more now!

I thought it would look worse. There's an area in the middle that needs some paint but I can do that with a rattle can. I've read that others have had theirs off for years with no paint problems, and with the vents, it should help.

I don't drive in the rain much, but if I do, I'll just have to clean the engine bay a little more.

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Old 08-17-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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It looks good. I'm not sure, but in the old days if you took off the heat blanket paint on the hood would start to peal and bubble up. I'm sure the automotive paints now a days are much better?
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That's what I was thinking too. I imagine the extractors will disburse a lot more heat now, so maybe he won't have that issue.

The only think I'd say is, keep the blanket just I'm case you run into any problems.
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Due to the high temps plus high humidity in San Diego lately, along with C&L's high IAT's, I decided to remove the hood blanket. I didn't realize how much heat was being blocked from the hood vents by the blanket. When I put my hand over the vents now, you can really feel the heat escaping. Plus, I can hear the C&L sucking even more now!

I thought it would look worse. There's an area in the middle that needs some paint but I can do that with a rattle can. I've read that others have had theirs off for years with no paint problems, and with the vents, it should help.

I don't drive in the rain much, but if I do, I'll just have to clean the engine bay a little more.

Have your inlet air temps decreased?
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Have your inlet air temps decreased?
+1. Also, how much weight do you think it removed?
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It looks good. I'm not sure, but in the old days if you took off the heat blanket paint on the hood would start to peal and bubble up. I'm sure the automotive paints now a days are much better?
Yeah, I think the new paints hold up much better.

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That's what I was thinking too. I imagine the extractors will disburse a lot more heat now, so maybe he won't have that issue. The only think I'd say is, keep the blanket just I'm case you run into any problems.
I plan on keeping it.

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Have your inlet air temps decreased?
Just got back, 95 deg outside. From my 20 min drive, it appears that the temps are about 8 to 10 deg. less than before, relative to the ambient air temp. They also take longer to rise when stopped and drop more quickly when moving.

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+1. Also, how much weight do you think it removed?
Probably a couple of pounds.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:41 PM   #7
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I've been wanting to remove mine, but I wasn't sure what the ramifications would be. I'm not all that car savvy, all I know is that it's kinda ugly.
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Yeah, if I attend any car shows, I'll throw it back on.
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Just got back, 95 deg outside. From my 20 min drive, it appears that the temps are about 8 to 10 deg. less than before, relative to the ambient air temp. They also take longer to rise when stopped and drop more quickly when moving.
I removed mine today and drove back roads for an hour. I saw the same temp decrease. My inlet air temps are only 2 deg over ambient air when moving. When stopped at a light it creeps up much more slowly and drops back down to almost ambient temp much more quickly. Cooler air makes more power. I like it!
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Re: Removed hood blanket

seems like water will get on your air filter~
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seems like water will get on your air filter~
Actually, the hood blanket catches the water and funnels it down where it dumps directly on the air intake. Without the blanket water will disperse better well in back if the air intake. But, I'm running the stock air box so the water isn't an issue either way.
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