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Old 04-27-2014, 08:34 PM   #1
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should i remove?

hey just wondering why ppl removed there hood heat sink stuff that cloth shit.. i wraped my headers the other day just wondering if i should remove that also? or will it mess up paint?

yay or nay


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Old 04-27-2014, 09:24 PM   #2
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If it's not shitty looking, just let it alone.
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:00 PM   #3
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If it's not shitty looking, just let it alone.
not realy shitty looking its just starting to come apart at the edges.. i watched a vid from FocusFest everyone had them removed did not know if it helped
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:08 PM   #4
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I removed mine because my cone filter was sucking in some of the fibers. That was about 5 years ago. I have no paint damage at all. Right now, I have the stock Zetec header, but I've also had an eBay 4-2-1 header. No damage either way.
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:25 PM   #5
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I have the hood mat removed and have for the last 2 years and have no heat shield on my svt header no issues at all. And you shouldn't have any issues. The paint bakes at 220 degrees at the factory before assembly.
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:51 PM   #6
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The sound deadening mat under the hood was for noise control to meet noise level regulations for new cars. Haven't you noticed how quiet stock new cars are?

It wasn't for heat...


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Old 04-29-2014, 07:21 PM   #7
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The sound deadening mat under the hood was for noise control to meet noise level regulations for new cars. Haven't you noticed how quiet stock new cars are?

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Wrong.

It is designed to extinguish an engine fire by smothering it.
Heat melts the plastic pins and the mat drops down.

If you have one not covered in oil, try lighting it on fire. It will smoulder but not ignite.
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