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Old 09-07-2012, 09:17 PM   #141
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I had a vent with my old hood right over where the AEM is mounted, and in the rain, this would cause the car to act very strange.

Also, rain through vents gets your engine bay very dirty, pretty fast.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:18 PM   #142
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My power washer swept my car away yesterday.. It was found 3 counties over with some stickers on it and a CF hood that was just as functional. I find this to be very common where I live. Holy sh!t, an e60 is floating across my lawn at this very moment! Chris please come up with a solution for random cars being pushed off the road by water. I'm sick of dodging these things. Is anyone reading this sh!t? How can you give this man money? Why doesn't logic exsist in this thread? This post is the best I've seen yet. I thank you for the entertainment. You have customers asking about coil/plug set ups. Yet you post about cars floating away in your own thread. You are truly amazing! You have zero renderings of the said hood, this man has zero data to back up any claim. How can you make a decision on something that you haven't even tested? How can something go into production without a prototype? Several tests to develope the correct product to the market? Shame on you.
Are you really questioning HPF on how they produce products? From what I've seen, they do a much better job than 99% of the other aftermarket vendors out there!

How old are you? Not asking in a way to insult you, truly just curious...

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You said it was the rain before that was causing issues now it's a pressure washer. The real issue you have is an exposed electrical connection that is shorting out due to water. I'd assume after 100k into a car, it would run better than it did before. I'd be asking why I gave a man thousands of dollars for my car to run like **** under certain conditions b/c of the hood. You can't run a vented hood... Fixed it for ya.
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The vent I had on the hood was DIRECTLY above where the AEM is housed. New hood is fine. Sorry, maybe your priorities are a little skewed, but I put more weight on smooth idle and reliable power than the ability to withstand direct rain onto the AEM. From what it seems, HPF has already changed the connectors on the V2 anyways, but who cares, I'm waiting for the Infinity
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:30 PM   #143
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Are you really questioning HPF on how they produce products? From what I've seen, they do a much better job than 99% of the other aftermarket vendors out there!

How old are you? Not asking in a way to insult you, truly just curious...
So no questions asked, your in? It's important to hold people accountable on claims. IF hpf says they are making 3000hp. Your logic allows us all to believe that and accept it as fact. You're only insulting yourself.
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So no questions asked, your in? It's important to hold people accountable on claims. IF hpf says they are making 3000hp. Your logic allows us all to believe that and accept it as fact. You're only insulting yourself.
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I wonder why xixixi's posts always cause a shitstorm of arguing? His claims are all so well proven and the tone of his posts are all so friendly.
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I wonder why xixixi's posts always cause a shitstorm of arguing? His claims are all so well proven and the tone of his posts are all so friendly.
IDK probably cause his post about him getting his car impound and he spend the night in jail. Cause he didn't do anything wrong? (Story didn't add up)
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I wonder why xixixi's posts always cause a shitstorm of arguing? His claims are all so well proven and the tone of his posts are all so friendly.
Tone would be subjective as a text.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:47 PM   #148
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IDK probably cause his post about him getting his car impound and he spend the night in jail. Cause he didn't do anything wrong? (Story didn't add up)
Facts: Car was impounded for no front plate. Was in Jail for the booking process then was released on bail. I was taken to jail on a 30 dollar offense.My car was damaged during the tow, a claim was made the damage was in the thousands. Got the check, if there was a day to go to jail that was it! In missouri you can look it up on casenet. Aug 5th 2012 Jeffrey Jay Burke Anyone else?

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I must say xi has been a twat throughout this thread.


Gl with the hood. I expect something good.
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I must say xi has been a twat throughout this thread.


Gl with the hood. I expect something good.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:22 PM   #152
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Well I had to buy a refurbed engine in my Ford Bronco 2 back in 1994 that I personally cracked the engine in when I ran a hose directly onto the engine after driving it for sometime. This same truck I took mudding many many times, the same truck I drove through 20+ yard mud puddles in fields at speed and that was never a problem. However, as soon as the water stream from a hose hit the engine I heard a definitive crack that I'll never forget, and the engine was done. I guess I'll just take your word that it can't happen, even though it actually happened to me. I realize it's not likely to happen, but it definitely can, and I personally made this mistake myself.


Tell you what, why don't you go do some highway runs then when you get home and the motors still hot, try it yourself. Video tape the whole thing and we can see what happens with yours.

additionally, I'll write it again, you cannot compare washing your car or driving in rain to pouring water directly onto the engine.

There is no way that water hitting your motor would crack the block. I have done pulls and then had my motor hit with water, a lot of water. Storms like that happen a lot here in Seattle.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:27 PM   #153
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That's like saying, I spit on a sponge and it's going to get as wet as if I dipped it in water. Little droplets of water over a wide spread area is not the same as having a large amount of cold water concentrated on a specific area.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:31 PM   #154
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That's like saying, I spit on a sponge and it's going to get as wet as if I dipped it in water. Little droplets of water over a wide spread area is not the same as having a large amount of cold water concentrated on a specific area.
Seattle down pours is not a small little area, you can go from dry roads to 11/2 inches of rain in minutes. Motors operate and stay at a specified range, if this was a real issue motors would be designed differently.
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Wow, this thread deteriorated.
I just want an answer to my question. How WELL is this new hood design that Chris wants to make with NO VENTS, going to reduce the under hood temperatures? Not just in motion, but sitting in traffic too.

I just want to stress the importance of those vents for doing such a good job of getting rid of a substantial amount of heat.

Everything under the hood is going to benefit ffrom lower temps! It is said that SMG pump failure and coil failures can be directly linked to constant exposure to excessive heat.

I just cant see how hard it would be to rig up a sliding door maybe to shut the vents off from rain or excessive road dirt/construction area etc.

I can see the importance of having an OPTION to closing the vents.

If that proves to be too expensive, then how about optional covers? Didn't Vorsteiner offer (for a while) water resistant covers for their louvered vents???

Chris, are you giving this ANY consideration or have you simply made up your mind:"No vents!"
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integrated shutters so you can open and close the vents.

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motorized shutters that operate on a thermostat

lets keep the ideas coming...i think we're starting to get somewhere
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keep your stock hood and rotate between the vented and stock hood depending on what the situation calls for. ez
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Wow, this thread deteriorated.
I just want an answer to my question. How WELL is this new hood design that Chris wants to make with NO VENTS, going to reduce the under hood temperatures? Not just in motion, but sitting in traffic too.

I just want to stress the importance of those vents for doing such a good job of getting rid of a substantial amount of heat.

Everything under the hood is going to benefit ffrom lower temps! It is said that SMG pump failure and coil failures can be directly linked to constant exposure to excessive heat.

I just cant see how hard it would be to rig up a sliding door maybe to shut the vents off from rain or excessive road dirt/construction area etc.

I can see the importance of having an OPTION to closing the vents.

If that proves to be too expensive, then how about optional covers? Didn't Vorsteiner offer (for a while) water resistant covers for their louvered vents???

Chris, are you giving this ANY consideration or have you simply made up your mind:"No vents!"
Reread the requirements for this hood. Reducing underhood temperatures is not on the list.

That would take some engineering.
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Reread the requirements for this hood. Reducing underhood temperatures is not on the list.
Ah jeez. Missed that. Well, there you go. OK OK! I should have never pursued that non existent issue.
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