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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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can i take off the black insulation thats under the hood? friends told me not to because it keeps the hood cool from the heat of the engine, and if i take it off it will just ruin the pain on the hood. is this true?
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NO, take it off and you might actually hear whats under the hood. it might help keep it a little cooler with out it. its just there to dampen the noise.
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i took mine off so i could hear my turbo and my intake more. it's definately louder. i'm not too worried about the paint peeling, my car is black and i live in Florida, i just don't think the engine makes the hood any hotter than the sun. It looks better to IMO.
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99vwjetta- i just noticed you are from Chicago. GO BEARS!!!!!!!!!! I will be there next year for the opening of the new stadium..... can't wait. I've been a bears fan since very young, my dad grew up w/ Mike Ditka in PA.
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Under Hood Insulation

Take it off, it's 100% safe. Having it on does muffle your engine a bit. Plus you can keep the under coat of the hood much cleaner with it off.
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