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Old 07-07-2014, 10:21 PM   #1
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Hex Vents

I'm thinking of adding these to help with my track days.

http://www.hinesperformance.com/stor...C-Edition.html



Anyone install these have any good, bad or ugly comments or issues?

I was thinking of doing the 14' OEM one I've seen floating around some threads hear but I do like to all-in-one complete kit the Hex Vents provide.
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:28 PM   #2
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Great company, Great product. I still have the very first production ones from a few yrs ago. They're as good as they day I got them. And they work great.
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:49 PM   #3
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Sweet.

Got any pics mike?
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:57 PM   #4
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Sweet.

Got any pics mike?
This is the only pic I have on my phone. That hood had stripes with the vents installed and it looked great. This year in running a copo hood so no vents. If you search supercharged SS on this forum you'll prob find a shitload of pics. Check the Camaro fest 3 pic thread.
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:59 PM   #5
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got mine in 2012..my Nephew got his in 2014 along with our friend Tony and we luv them..pic of us at Camarofest5 in May '14
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:15 PM   #6
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Love my HEX Vents, dont use the splash trays though and never had a problem.

The only complaint I have is that I haven't even had them on a year before the black finish on them turned gray.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:17 PM   #7
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Love my HEX Vents, dont use the splash trays though and never had a problem.

The only complaint I have is that I haven't even had them on a year before the black finish on them turned gray.
Contact Steve. He will get you straightened out.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:40 PM   #8
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I do have the GM strut tower installed...should this be a issues when installing these Hex Vents?
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:07 AM   #9
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Contact Steve. He will get you straightened out.

Not to worried about it I'll just plasti dip them.
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:59 AM   #10
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Contact Steve. He will get you straightened out.
My flat black ones have been on the car a couple years and have faded noticeably also. Steve @ Hines is usually good about customer service but I can't imagine what he can/will do about the black fading. I periodically apply Back To Black and that helps for a while but my car is a DD and in the sun and rain that doesn't last long.
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:11 AM   #11
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You can order them for strut bar/ no strut bar setup.
Easy install if you have mechanical skills.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:49 AM   #12
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Nice product. Love the look. Paint could have been better. -- runs, uneven, but not that noticeable from a distance.

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Old 07-08-2014, 03:34 PM   #13
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:03 PM   #14
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Just dont over tighten. I have seen lots of hoods with slight indentations or a pinch in the paint. Other than that great product
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:41 PM   #15
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Got mine installed by Steve himself at C5 Fest. The vents are probably the best MOD and the most unnoticeable. Best part is that they actually work in reducing heat temperature under the hood.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:31 AM   #16
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For those who have them, how many use the drip trays? Seems like those would seriously reduce airflow/heat dissipation. Or do you only use them when there's a chance of water exposure?
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:19 AM   #17
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Left them off. I just have to clean my engine cover more often.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:29 AM   #18
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I run mine without all the time. However, car not driven in the rain. I can tell you with trays off you see heat rising from the bay. Has to help leaving them out.

Another tid bit---If you own Hex vents and use or dont use trays your hood liner if using an OEM hood will become soiled after time regardless. The hood liner soaks up the water and also the suds from car washes. Over time water stains will be present. Have yet to see a car with Hex vents not have this. Hoodliners are about $100 if occurs and picky like me. My new hood from MPD1 doesnt use a hood liner so no worries for me any longer.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:23 PM   #19
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I use hex vents without the trays to help vent the heat from the supercharger, especially here in hot Las Vegas. Not a daily driver so I dont have any issued with the hood liner getting wet or dirty. I powder coated mine to match the car color.
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