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Has anyone ever taken the engine hood liner off completely? If so does it damage your paint at all from heat from the engine? Or are there any cooler replacements cause the stock one is big ass eyesore! [???:)]
 

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i'm sure it wouldn't be good for the paint. i don't know about any replacements
 

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My paint is fine, no issues. I check it everyday to see if things have changed but it's good so far. If there were to be an issue the liner snaps right back in requiring a few minutes time.

* forgot to add....mine wasn't painted under the liner, primer only [:0]
 

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Oil on the hood, must be running it hard man [:p]

Just something to add: no hood liner = much nicer intake sound for us SRI types. I think I've had my K&N for about 27,000 miles and when I removed the liner it was like hearing it for the first time.
 

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Just took mine off this past weekend. It was filthy. I didn't realize how dirty it was till it was off the car. Not too worried, still have the header heat shield on. Time will tell, though. Just keep an eye on like anything else.
 

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Now I am thinking that I will take mine off too...

Gotta be good for at least 7hp, right? *laughing.. hoping everyone knows he is kidding*

But seriously.. its fugly. So, if its not gonna hurt, I think I will just take it off....
 

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Dude having an odd shaped, primered area under the hood is fugly too. But I'm all about the go, less about the show [:D]
 

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You guys have SVTFs that are not painted under hood? Anyone else have a fully painted hood? I have had mine off saince new, no problems yet. 20k miles.
 

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I've reconsidered my previous thoughts about this... I might just go ahead and pull mine off.

What the heck, my hood has so many rock chips now anyway... (friggin gravel trucks! grr!)
 

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My hood is fully painted.....
 

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My '06 hood is fully painted and did not come with a hood liner.
 

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AND you are from the Shaw!

New Berin here. Congrats on the purchase... I love how the SAP looks!
 

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The cheaper line of focus' dont have it factory and it wont hurt your paint.
 

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^^^^^

Then off it comes!
 

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Make sure you are careful to catch each of the plastic pieces. I lost site of one that fell into the bay and it drove me nuts looking for it
 

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^^^Yeah, I dropped one of the plastic pieces deep into the abyss never to emerge form the other side. Oh well.
 

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^^^^^

THat happeend to me yesterday.

My Volant now is slightly growl-ier.... but just a tad. hehe. Its nice having that ugly thing off.
 

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I have an '02 ZX5 and my hood does not have a liner and it is fully painted.
 
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