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Old 07-21-2013, 03:19 PM   #817
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It falls between the radiator and motor, due to the shape most of the water will actually fall on either side of the fans. Mine has been on since late December and I haven't noticed any ill effects from it. My car sits outside 24/7 and has been through several snows and lots if heavy rainstorms. You can get the ZL1 water deflector that sits on top of the radiator and diverts the water off the sides of the radiator but without the tabs it fits into to hold it you are just using the AC and radiator hose to hold it in place.
It's up to you but I don't think there would be any issues either way.
Do you have any pictures of your ZL1 water drip tray, especially from the passenger side? I believe for 2012+ the ZL1 tray pretty much snaps in with the new radiator shroud design. But I had to squeeze some wiring underneath the drip tray to make it fit.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:20 PM   #818
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Do you have any pictures of your ZL1 water drip tray, especially from the passenger side? I believe for 2012+ the ZL1 tray pretty much snaps in with the new radiator shroud design. But I had to squeeze some wiring underneath the drip tray to make it fit.
I don't have one sorry. I was just going by pictures others have posted about their ZL1 drain tray. Mine is a 2012 and there are no places for the tabs on my car.
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:05 PM   #819
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I'm torn between the ACS T1 hood vent and the hex vents. Decisions , decisions, decisions ......
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:46 PM   #820
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I'm torn between the ACS T1 hood vent and the hex vents. Decisions , decisions, decisions ......
I liked the looks of the hex vents but I wasn't thrilled with the water trays then I saw the TL1 insert and I was hooked.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:15 PM   #821
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I just need to see the insert in person to fully appreciate it.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:04 AM   #822
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:11 PM   #823
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It falls between the radiator and motor, due to the shape most of the water will actually fall on either side of the fans. Mine has been on since late December and I haven't noticed any ill effects from it. My car sits outside 24/7 and has been through several snows and lots if heavy rainstorms. You can get the ZL1 water deflector that sits on top of the radiator and diverts the water off the sides of the radiator but without the tabs it fits into to hold it you are just using the AC and radiator hose to hold it in place.
It's up to you but I don't think there would be any issues either way.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:36 PM   #824
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Here is a video I made a little while ago showing the underhood view of the water draining. I hope it is good enough for you to see that the majority of the water is going to the sides of the radiator with some falling on top of it. Adding a Zl1 drain tray may help some in the water drain off but I don't know how much.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:42 PM   #825
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ZL1 water tray bolts on to my 2012 V6. I guess I'm special. The gray wires on the left side need to be wedged under the tray though-unless someone has a better idea on where to place them.












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Old 07-22-2013, 07:49 PM   #826
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ZL1 water tray bolts on to my 2012 V6. I guess I'm special. The gray wires on the left side need to be wedged under the tray though.









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Well I'll be a blue nosed gopher, I had never noticed those places to snap the drain clips into until just now. I had assumed since others had said there was no place to attach it that they were not there. Thanks for the pics. I will order one tomorrow.

Uh oh I just noticed a problem, it doesn't leave a lot of room to reach in to empty the catch can.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:40 PM   #827
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Get the ZL1 water drip tray that sits above the radiator. Part# #22828415. I'm not sure if ACS deflector works well with it-I'm assuming it would. I got the ACS ZL1-style deflector.
Thanks for the info man
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:41 PM   #828
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Well I'll be a blue nosed gopher, I had never noticed those places to snap the drain clips into until just now. I had assumed since others had said there was no place to attach it that they were not there. Thanks for the pics. I will order one tomorrow.

Uh oh I just noticed a problem, it doesn't leave a lot of room to reach in to empty the catch can.
Glad the pictures helped. I think I discovered this when researching the ZL1 front end conversion-there were some similar part numbers. With my Elite can location, there is less room to unscrew the bottom but still doable. Maybe you could relocate your can to the driver-side location?

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Thanks for the info man
Thanks to 01pewterz28 for being a pioneer. I think I asked him three times for the part number.

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Old 07-26-2013, 09:23 PM   #829
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I wanna buy it but I'm still having second thoughts...

1. cutting my hood
2. water deflector
-when you're driving at least 40mph, the wind that's coming from the front grille
(upper/lower) can contribute to the direction of the water flow that's getting off the
deflector - if it's raining hard. That being said, there might be a chance that those
water will go to the engine bay and some electronic stuff. This is just my assumption.
Any thoughts?
3. I'm thinking about the future problems that may arise from cutting the hood...like
corrosion and stability (maybe after 5 yrs?). We can paint the area to protect it and put something on top
of it for extra precaution but those are only temporary solutions. What do you guys
think?

If I get enlightened then I will purchase this product...for now, I still need your opinion especially from ACS.

Thanks for all your inputs!
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:28 PM   #830
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If I decided to buy this, what do you think is the best color combination for my car? all black, yellow body-black vents or vice versa?
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:53 PM   #831
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Hi Delta,

Thank you for the interest, all valid questions... see below for my comments.

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I wanna buy it but I'm still having second thoughts...

1. cutting my hood

Pretty simple process, we supply a template, and a trimming tolerance of 1/8''.

2. water deflector
-when you're driving at least 40mph, the wind that's coming from the front grille
(upper/lower) can contribute to the direction of the water flow that's getting off the
deflector - if it's raining hard. That being said, there might be a chance that those
water will go to the engine bay and some electronic stuff. This is just my assumption.

At high speed water will not be flowing into the extractor, at that point the windflow is the opposite direction, the defletor works at most when the car is parked and a major rainfall occurs, also consider, the engine is "water" proof, during highway or city driving water can infiltrate from all directions, hence the engine is not sealed from water...

Any thoughts?
3. I'm thinking about the future problems that may arise from cutting the hood...like
corrosion and stability (maybe after 5 yrs?). We can paint the area to protect it and put something on top
of it for extra precaution but those are only temporary solutions. What do you guys
think?

Corrosion : It is an aluminium hood, so it cannot corrode.
Stability, we trimout non-structural portions of the hood, when the insert is bolted and bonded, the area's strength is reinstated.

If I get enlightened then I will purchase this product...for now, I still need your opinion especially from ACS.

Thanks for all your inputs!
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:00 PM   #832
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I wanna buy it but I'm still having second thoughts...

1. cutting my hood
2. water deflector
-when you're driving at least 40mph, the wind that's coming from the front grille
(upper/lower) can contribute to the direction of the water flow that's getting off the
deflector - if it's raining hard. That being said, there might be a chance that those
water will go to the engine bay and some electronic stuff. This is just my assumption.
Any thoughts?
3. I'm thinking about the future problems that may arise from cutting the hood...like
corrosion and stability (maybe after 5 yrs?). We can paint the area to protect it and put something on top
of it for extra precaution but those are only temporary solutions. What do you guys
think?

If I get enlightened then I will purchase this product...for now, I still need your opinion especially from ACS.

Thanks for all your inputs!
No water problems after 7 months and over 35" of rainfall.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:31 PM   #833
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