I'm not sure if this belongs on this board but... should I take it off?
what he said.Monkey said:not on a stock hood. the stock hood is made out of a composite material and the hood keeps some of the heat off of it keeping it from warping it. plus the insulator (if there were a fire) would come off and smother it.
some aftermarket ones dont have one because the fiberglass they use can withstand the heat from the engine