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Old 05-23-2014, 02:45 PM   #1
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Heat extraction

What has been the latest info and results on heat extraction hoods, vent inserts etc? Any problems with water ingress or other issues? Down south it gets terribly hot with the weather especially sitting still. Add headers , supercharges etc and I'm sure things made of plastics and electricals will be begging for relief. Is it worth cutting or changing hoods to provide heat extraction or best to leave it be?
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Old 05-23-2014, 02:47 PM   #2
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Hex Vent Or the TL1 by ACS
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Old 05-23-2014, 02:51 PM   #3
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Hot like what exactly ?? 128 F ??
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Old 05-23-2014, 03:48 PM   #4
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HOT ,you boys need to come to Phoenix in July and you will know what HOT is .
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:11 AM   #5
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HOT ,you boys need to come to Phoenix in July and you will know what HOT is .
You all need to come to Muscat.

It is 102 F at (Midnight) this time of the year , I will leave the day time temperature for you imagination
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:38 AM   #6
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You guys want to know what hot is go to Iraq.

OP, as far as Hex Vents go they are designed to prevent water from just pouring down on top of your engine.
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:29 AM   #7
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You all need to come to Muscat.

It is 102 F at (Midnight) this time of the year , I will leave the day time temperature for you imagination
Yea, but it's a dry heat.
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:39 AM   #8
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Yea, but it's a dry heat.
It is dry but when you squeeze your under pants you find some liquid
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:42 AM   #9
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You guys want to know what hot is go to Iraq.

OP, as far as Hex Vents go they are designed to prevent water from just pouring down on top of your engine.
Come to Oman. I will take you to our rig site in the middle of the Empty Quarter Desert, and you will miss Iraq
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What has been the latest info and results on heat extraction hoods, vent inserts etc? Any problems with water ingress or other issues? Down south it gets terribly hot with the weather especially sitting still. Add headers , supercharges etc and I'm sure things made of plastics and electricals will be begging for relief. Is it worth cutting or changing hoods to provide heat extraction or best to leave it be?
The HEX Vents are designed for heat extraction. As you're driving, you can actually see the heat waves coming out of the hood. As for water, HEX Vents come with drip pans, that are attached to the bottom and release the water through the front end. However, the heat extraction still works very well. You do not need to use the drip pans, but if you do not want water marks under the hood, then using them is recommended. If you would like to order, we have two coupon codes available, and you can PM me for more information. Hope this helps!
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You guys want to know what hot is go to Iraq.

OP, as far as Hex Vents go they are designed to prevent water from just pouring down on top of your engine.

Been there, Afghanistan is worse... but the humidity of Florida mid-summer takes the cake. Not many hot places I haven't been
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HPE HexVents FTW!

I drive my car year round and I haven't had any issues with water. You can see the heat pouring out of the vents at stoplights. I can only imagine what it would look like with the added heat from a supercharger.
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Our 14 has the heat extractor hood stock and I can also see a really good heat mirage over the vent at stop lights. This is just in N. Texas when we get to 100 each summer, but not melt your ass hot like those that have been in Iraq or Afganistan, or any desert therefore...

Dry heat or not, I do not car to stand in a hair drier. Phoenix was nuts like that. Just oppressively hot!
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See above, heat extractors definitely help.

But to add to the other discussion, I have also been around the world, and Southern Louisiana, on the Gulf of Mexico is the hottest of all. 105 degrees with a billion % humidity is no joke (Florida is the same story, anywhere around the Gulf/Swap).

Dry heat doesnt bother me at all, even at 110 degrees.
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See above, heat extractors definitely help.

But to add to the other discussion, I have also been around the world, and Southern Louisiana, on the Gulf of Mexico is the hottest of all. 105 degrees with a billion % humidity is no joke (Florida is the same story, anywhere around the Gulf/Swap).

Dry heat doesnt bother me at all, even at 110 degrees.

This ^, Iraq's Dry Heat as well as Afghanistan's pushed high 120's low 130s at times and that is hot as F***, still worse around the gulf mid July early August imop.

And as he said, every bit of heat extraction/dissipation help. Hex Vents are solid, as well some of the hoods (Terminator/RK Sport Ram Air/MPD Makes one)... every bit of heat you can pull away will help.
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See above, heat extractors definitely help.

But to add to the other discussion, I have also been around the world, and Southern Louisiana, on the Gulf of Mexico is the hottest of all. 105 degrees with a billion % humidity is no joke (Florida is the same story, anywhere around the Gulf/Swap).

Dry heat doesnt bother me at all, even at 110 degrees.
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This ^, Iraq's Dry Heat as well as Afghanistan's pushed high 120's low 130s at times and that is hot as F***, still worse around the gulf mid July early August imop.

And as he said, every bit of heat extraction/dissipation help. Hex Vents are solid, as well some of the hoods (Terminator/RK Sport Ram Air/MPD Makes one)... every bit of heat you can pull away will help.
I will tell you, the absolute worst place for heat.....above the boiler flats on a US Naval ship, underway, mid-July, in the Gulf of Oman, repairing an electric motor, wearing long sleeve (light-weight) coveralls. Hotter than hell, humid as Louisiana/Florida, and noisy as a jet fighter. Plain old suck-fest!!!

But, to the original question. I had Hex Vents installed in May, at the 'Fest, and I did not have the rain diverters installed, and I think they are awesome. I don't have any kind of water spotting issues under hood, and believe me, I'd tell you if I did. I like looking at my engine, detailing it look nice, etc. Hex Vents rock!!
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Been there, Afghanistan is worse... but the humidity of Florida mid-summer takes the cake. Not many hot places I haven't been
Never went to Afghanistan so I can't compare. Port a Johns out there is a heat stroke waiting to happen.

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HPE HexVents FTW!

I drive my car year round and I haven't had any issues with water. You can see the heat pouring out of the vents at stoplights. I can only imagine what it would look like with the added heat from a supercharger.
Looks good Jason. I need to figure out what i am going to do to mine to get rid of all the added heat from the cam. Looking at a different hood.
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