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Old 24 Jan 2004, 03:33 pm
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Hi All,

Just found this board recently and have spent some time reading up on the posts. I read through some of the original posts regarding the removal of the back piece of weatherstrip and am wondering how it has all turned out over time.

Any cracked manifolds? Toasted turbos? Warranty issues? It seems like it is a good idea to cool down the engine compartment, but wanted to see what the current consensus is.

Thanks in advance,

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Old 24 Jan 2004, 04:11 pm
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D N Ravenna, welcome to the forum. I haven't removed the weatherstrip yet but I'm sure someone here that has will answer your question for you.
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Old 24 Jan 2004, 04:35 pm
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welcome d n !!
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Old 24 Jan 2004, 10:21 pm
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Welcome. I removed the center section of the weatherstripping eight months ago and haven't had any problems. My dealer has seen it and said nothing.
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Old 24 Jan 2004, 11:15 pm
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I replaced mine with a door guard strip; it keeps the same opening and covers the exposed metal. I like it removed: it keeps things cooler and I never have to use the windshield defrost.

I wonder what removing the front weatherstripping would do. I am not going to try it (would probably get dents from the bump-stops the first time the hood is closed), but just curious.
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Old 25 Jan 2004, 01:42 pm
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all seems to be positive, i might take mine off in the spring
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Old 25 Jan 2004, 02:19 pm
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I removed the left half of mine about 6 or 8 months ago and no noticable negative affects yet.
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Old 25 Jan 2004, 03:10 pm
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is it running cooler??
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Old 25 Jan 2004, 06:31 pm
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quote:Originally posted by BL CRUZR

I removed the left half of mine about 6 or 8 months ago and no noticable negative affects yet.
John
I feel BL CRUZR has it right, except I only removed 8" on the driver side. the weather strip does have bump stops at each end and in the middle so you want to keep those to support the hood. I did not remove any of the strip on the right side because the cowl is open on the passenger side and I felt it would let the engine compartment air into the cabin. Door edge gard is good, did not think about that, I just used some vac line slit down the middle.
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Old 25 Jan 2004, 09:53 pm
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The door ege guard fits perfectly and looks natural. Let me know if you find any that are 49-1/4" or longer (the length of the metal), I only found 46" ones and I do not like having a seam.

The weather was warm enough today to turn on the fan, and it did seem like some warm air was being pulled. Hmm...I will have to get another weatherstrip to cut for A/C weather.
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