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Old 07-30-2014, 07:52 PM   #1
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Roto-Fab and hood problem ?

I have a 2014 ZL1 when I first got my car home I notice there was a problem with the hood, it was way off. It was low in the back on both sides and in the front the driver side was too high and the passenger side was too low. It also was hard to close the hood. I took it to my local dealer and was told that all hoods are off and they really could not to anything about it. So I did a little research on this forum and realized that not only was the problem common, there is was to fix it. So I figured when I have time I would get it fixed. Now I installed a Roto-Fab cool air intake and the problem got worse. I took the car to a new dealer today and it took them about 2 hours, but they fixed it - well almost that is. It is 100% better, but still just a little bit higher on the drivers side, but I can live with it. I was told by the dealer that the reason it took them so long was because the Roto-Fab was putting a lot of pressure on the hood, because it was sitting a little high in spots, and to get it to align right they had to shim the back hinges a little and actually bend the hood a little to get everything to sit right. I had the Roto-Fab professionally installed, so I know it was put in right.. Has anyone else had this problem with their Roto-Fab and their hood?
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:10 PM   #2
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I have a 2014 with a Roto-Fab and everything fits well. No issues with my hood alignment either.
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:20 PM   #3
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I have a 2014 with a Roto-Fab and everything fits well. No issues with my hood alignment either.
May be i was just the lucky one ---- NOT
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:44 PM   #4
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Rotofab not installed correctly. Should be plenty of clearance. They didn't get the bottom edge seated correctly on the frame rail.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:30 PM   #5
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Rotofab not installed correctly. Should be plenty of clearance. They didn't get the bottom edge seated correctly on the frame rail.
Dan this is my thought exactly! Check the bottom of the roto-fab and make sure it's down all the way. Just because you had a "professional" do the install doesn't necessarily mean it was installed correctly, it could have been their first time installing that kind of intake in a ZL1.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:30 PM   #6
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Rotofab not installed correctly. Should be plenty of clearance. They didn't get the bottom edge seated correctly on the frame rail.
x2. Had this issue myself. Your shield is sitting on some hoses.. loosen the nuts/bolts holding the shield and move the hoses to the side. Tighten and you should be good to go.
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