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Hood Vents / Louvers

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Looking for help...

Drove to help a friend jump their car, and upon popping the hood right after the drive, I quickly realized that our engine bays get HOT. I couldn’t help but think that some heat extractors could really help. I have been researching a few brands and was looking for some insight.


Carter’s Customs
http://carterscustoms04.com/medium-fender-hood-vents/
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I like the bulk of these, and the fact that they match Mustang (Ford) body lines. The proportions look about right, but the large vents look like they run into the support structure quite a bit more than the medium ones would.
Large:
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Medium:
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I have also been looking into the 350Z center vent, and large rectangle vents from Track Spec.

Track Spec 350Z Center:
https://trackspecmotorsports.com/shop-by-part/hood-louvers/nissan-350z-hood-louver-vent-kit-center
Track Spec Large Rectangles:
https://trackspecmotorsports.com/shop-by-part/hood-louvers/4-5-x-17-universal-hood-louvers

Does anyone have any insight on the topic...?
 

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And what are you going to do with the sound deadening pad?
Maybe cut it out around the vent and secure it with RTV/Gasket material...? Maybe remove it and see if there is an discernible level of noise after intake and exhaust...? Short answer: I don't know.
 
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I'd be concerned about trashing the structural rigidity of the hood. It is stamped aluminum. And, if you modify the hood and ingest water such that it creates an issue with the engine and or the electronics, then what ? One can only guess at which sections of your warranty the mother ship will nullify.
 


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