Join Date: May 2011
Location: Gresham Oregon
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Performance Hood Review
So here's some pictures of the new "AEV Ram Heat Reduction Hood" I put on my truck. It's supposed to remove excess under hood heat and look good doing it. This should be helpful off road, towing, or racing. We'll see how that works, lol. The pictures on their website are taken from overhead so I took pictures of the hood from different angles. I also took a picture underneath one of the vents to show the system for draining water to the gutter across the top of the fender, under the edge of the hood.
This hood fit well and had all the holes, fittings, and brackets needed to replace all the original under hood items, including the liner. The hood was packaged well for shipping but came with 3 dings and the metal had an alligator like finish caused from the stamping process. The dings took 3 hrs. to repair and the alligator finish took 4 hrs. of block sanding and 4 coats of primer. The paint shop applied the color coat and clear coat on both sides of the hood to prevent corrosion and overall I am happy with the way it came out.
2011 SBCC, Edge gauges, EFI Live, ARP 625's, Custom PRV (Motorsport Diesel), Twin AD 165's, PPE Dual Fuelers, HTT Stainless manifold, Source 2nd gen kit, 467.7, BBi Stage 4, Colt stage 4, RevMax 850, Truetrac, 4.56 gears, 35" tires, Caltracs.