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Finally got around to removing the insulation from the hood. What a difference. You can really hear the turbo. With the Evolve AMS and hood grills, it's sweet music.
 

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Re: Take off your blanket for some cool sound (carlosR)

Your paint however won't enjoy it quite as much.
 

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Re: Take off your blanket for some cool sound (adykes)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>adykes</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Your paint however won't enjoy it quite as much.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I dont know about that.<p>6 track days, no insulation, 2 1/2 years without it.... paint is okay for now.
 

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Re: Take off your blanket for some cool sound (adykes)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>adykes</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Your paint however won't enjoy it quite as much.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>This always seems to pop up. I've never seen any evidence of this.
 

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Re: Take off your blanket for some cool sound (Tiny)

Mine's been off for almost a year now. No paint probs @ all.
 

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Re: Take off your blanket for some cool sound (lan)

How messy was the removal?\, did you have to trim it up or did it all come off as one?
 

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The blanket comes off as one piece when you removed (squeeze) the clips. <p>I also removed the rubber gasket that seals the back of the hood for more flow and a path for the heat to escape. The only negative I have experience from the gasket removal is a less effective defroster. If you trim the gasket you can leave pieces that will still divert the flow to the climate control and it will function perfectly.<p>I also used washers to raise the back of the hood about 1/4 inch.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the purpose of the blanket to smother a fire if you are unfortunate enough to have one start in the engine bay? It shouldn't effect the paint any if you remove it.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FastR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the purpose of the blanket to smother a fire if you are unfortunate enough to have one start in the engine bay? It shouldn't effect the paint any if you remove it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes its to kinda stop it, but hell if you caught fire under hood blanket or not YOUR HOSED!! now if the fire is comming from the inside of the car its a differnt story! lol right Fast!?LOL
 

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Hoods used to be steel. So I think when they were, the blanket was for heat shielding. Now with aluminum, it's probably not a big deal.
 

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that, and noise reduction, and insulation, fire protection, prevents damage to the paint, but yeah now you can hear your turbo!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mpdbrown</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">why not just take the entire hood off???<p>now THAT would be cool.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ricer!!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>850arrrsaylikepirate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Ricer!!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>lol. theres no need for a bonnet...<p><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.blackjackzero.com/pictures/no_bonnet.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Had mine off for about three years, no issues. They eventually just get all gunked up and decayed anyway, so it's just as well to pitch it early on. Yeah, you can sure hear the turbo spool up...
 

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just did it. LOVE IT! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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You guys will never guess what i'm gonna do on my lunch break....... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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would taking off your airbox cover have any negative effects on intake flow? the whole negative vacuum pressure stuff?<p><br>i mean the Evolve/IPD has no cover (but that seals to the hood doesnt it?)<p><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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