Anyone Remove Their Hoodmat?

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  1. VanishingPoint

    VanishingPoint Silver Member

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    I am tempted to do this, because I think it will allow more air moving over the S/C, and allow more S/C noise to come through.

    Where can I get those replacement clips, and are they easy to remove, or does there exist a chance parts could break off and fall within the hood, never to exit?
     
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    I have taken mine off,,,I had to cut the clips off,,I tried for ever to pop then out,, no luck... Napa auto parts will have the clips/ push tabs for under 6 dollars, don't go to the dealer,, they 5 dollars a piece.. keep in mind that your windshield washer lines are under your hood. You will need to two way tape them to keep them off your engine
     
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    My 08 Bee was never equiped with a insulation pad from the factory. Only thing to think about is, I believe the underneath of the hood is not clear coated. At least it wasn't on the older models.

    If you need clips for the washer lines, check out the older cars for ideas.
     
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    Thank you. How did you do it without losing the pieces holding it? What technique?

    What were the results?
     
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    Removing it will do jack as far as temps
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    I ended up cutting the nine clips with a pair of dike cutters... The other parts will make there way out sooner or later....
     
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    I am sure if it did anything it will be immeasurable, however, anything that lets any more air around it can't be a bad thing. As well as potentially removing the rear hood seal, drilling additional vents, etc. Somewhere, somehow, I feel some of these things should add up
     
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    Why would you do this? Leave it on!
     
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    1. I want more supercharger noise
    2. It is part of my plan to find away to get more hot air out from under the hood which is more of a project.
     
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    You can hear the supercharger more without the under hood blanket,, if you want more air flow take the seal out from were the hood meets the windshield, you will get more air flow, and hear the supercharger a lot more,, just be careful of water getting in..
     
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    This is one of those threads that makes me scratch my head.:confused:
     
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    Just remember, not having a barrier between the heat under the hood and the hood and it's paint will negatively effect the paints wear over time, due to possible extremely high Temps at the middle of hood.

    But F**k the world is your hellcat, do it your way!!!!
     
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    The world, really?
     
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    I am experimenting with my laser temp gauge, and the heat. I will develop a more conclusive report at a later date.

    I have removed the rear hod seal prior-and it did work for S/C noise and definitely-definitely moved more air from under the hood (it bowed up less at certain speeds speed). Still I felt like it made the hood more wonky than it already was.

    Further, people always say that about the paint, and I wonder how true that is. After sitting I will measure the hood with out the blanket, and without to see what is coming through,

    Expect a full report at a later date.

    For instance, did you know that for some reason, my passenger side of the engine runs 10 +/- degrees hotter than the driver side?
    Measurements ranged from the hood vents, the cylinder covers (front & rear), even the pax side of the supercharger was hotter.

    Obviously, I hope there is a reason for this-and not that one bank is running lean :(.
     
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    Still working on temp checks. The hood can get to like 150's, the main inlet snout is sometimes 180's.
     
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