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Old 05-10-2015, 01:32 AM
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Well like most of us blown c6 in the desert, car tends to run hot in stop and go traffic during summer. I have a DeWitt radiator,160 stat+water wetter without dexcool. In our 110+summer car ran hot in traffic. I tried the spacer on the hood latch but it looked ugly. I didn't want to spend $1000+ on a vented hood and plus paint. Also I didn't find one that I loved. So what did I do? I spend $100 on a 5th Gen Camaro hood vent I found on ls1tech.com. I made a pattern and tape the hood so I won't mess up the paint. I found the center of the hood and traced it on. I crossed my fingers and went ahead and cut my stock hood...The fitment and the curve contour matches perfect and looks like the vent came from the factory. I'm very happy how it looks. What do you guys think?






















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Looks really good. Congrats
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Thanks! Cutting the hood with a cut off wheel and a gig saw on the corners was super easy.
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Looks real good.only thing that concerns me is weather for some of us(rain,debris,ect).keep us updated how it works out with temps
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WOW....That looks very good!!!
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Looks great!
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Wow very impressed! Looks great! I don't think I have the guts to take a saw to my hood.
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Awesome job bud... very impressed... I have the same color as you and I think it looks great !!! Boosted also !!! well done...
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:59 AM
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Looks great. Please let us know if it helps the temperatures and by how much.
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that actually looks good. well done.
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Another option would be the zr1 hood inserts with vents.

http://www.acscomposite.com/store/#!...3626&id=697603

Rain/debris isn't an issue. This isn't the 50s. Everything is weather sealed. Only issue would be if you put a vent right over your air filter or a filter that would just get water dumped on it.
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Originally Posted by cdelgado14 View Post
Looks real good.only thing that concerns me is weather for some of us(rain,debris,ect).keep us updated how it works out with temps
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:10 AM
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Sick! This was my next mod actually... Glad that u had the stones it looks sick.. Never seen that vent pls give me link to that one.. Again great mod, http://www.acscomposite.com/store/#!...ategory=163627
Was gonna do that clear zr1 mod but then again that doesnt do anything functional.

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Old 05-10-2015, 09:20 AM
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Another option would be the zr1 hood inserts with vents.

http://www.acscomposite.com/store/#!...3626&id=697603

Rain/debris isn't an issue. This isn't the 50s. Everything is weather sealed. Only issue would be if you put a vent right over your air filter or a filter that would just get water dumped on it.
I think OPs vent is sicker than that one..

OP how did u handle underside? What happen to the underside of hood?
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by cdelgado14 View Post
Looks real good.only thing that concerns me is weather for some of us(rain,debris,ect).keep us updated how it works out with temps
I agree with Unreal, isnt the C7 open vented stock? Shouldnt be an issue, u might need to clean engine bay more often tho...
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c7, 2014+ camaros, 2013+ mustangs, etc etc all have vented factory hoods. Only issue I've had is you get water spots all over so after washing car need to wipe down valve covers/etc if you want a pretty motor.
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:19 AM
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We need OP report on temp drops lol..
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OMG! You put a...a...a... Camaro part on a Corvette?????

J/K....

A little sarcasm before the elitist scumbag haters climb in this thread.


I think it looks great! Very nice.

Let us know how it works for cooling....
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:11 AM
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Another option would be the zr1 hood inserts with vents.

http://www.acscomposite.com/store/#!...3626&id=697603

Rain/debris isn't an issue. This isn't the 50s. Everything is weather sealed. Only issue would be if you put a vent right over your air filter or a filter that would just get water dumped on it.

This. Had vented hoods on my car for several years, never one issue.

Besides as you mention it seems to get a bit dirty. But cars been rained on or washed a thousand times with no failures or problems
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