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Old 27 Jul 2009, 03:53 pm
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Default Removing Hood Liner

Has anyone experienced any problems after removing the hood liner? Paint cracks/ fading? I'm planning on removing or replacing after my airaid intake destroyed it.


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As I mentioned in the private messages I had the same issue so I tossed the liner

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Old 27 Jul 2009, 05:48 pm
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Now you can install a mirror under there for shows. I have a mylar mirror that I use ONLY for shows. It fastens with commercial velcro. My hood liner looks the same but is covered with the mirror.
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Old 27 Jul 2009, 07:12 pm
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I'd be more leery of removing the liner with a turbo with all the heat that puppy puts out...
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Old 27 Jul 2009, 08:02 pm
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If anything the liner keeps the heat inside.
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Old 27 Jul 2009, 08:16 pm
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Supposedly it is there to help smother a engine fire. Speaking as a former fire Asst. Chief it will help, if the cable doesn't burn off and you can get the hood open.
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Out of all things I set on fire the last thing I thought of burning was my hood liner. Damn I could have tested your theory haha
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Old 27 Jul 2009, 09:02 pm
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Supposedly it is there to help smother a engine fire. Speaking as a former fire Asst. Chief it will help, if the cable doesn't burn off and you can get the hood open.
Ya and I've seen the ugly mess that occurs when the hood latch breaks
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Old 28 Jul 2009, 06:47 am
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....and a fire doesn't help anything

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Old 28 Jul 2009, 07:03 am
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Back to your question. As QSD said, the Turbo puts a heck of a lot more heat out than the N/A. but I wouldn't think enough to do harm to the hood. The liner is there as a fire blanket where the plastic tabs are supposed to melt and the blanket falls down and helps smother the fire (didn't do Ucantcme, a moderator on this forum, any good as you can see his PT in the above picture).


Also, according to PT Do-It-Yourself.net, the blanket help in reducing underhood noise. I took mine off years ago and I have a permanent stainless steel cover, but it's an N/A.
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