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Old 08-14-2017, 04:28 PM
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Hard Rock Edition Hood Vents

A popular subject with the Hard Rock hoods, but does anyone know if someone makes replacement Hood Vents that are functional? I have seen DIY videos to make them functional, but it would be nice to have a finished option that I wont accidentally break while modding thin plastic.

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I didn't cut out the entire section, which in most cases that I saw looked very unfinished. I used a hole saw to cut a hole over each of the vents, not quite as much air flow, but not much chance of messing them up either.
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You can get new replacement ones from the dealer so why not take the chance and cut it out yourself.

I did mine and traced out with a sharpie how I wanted it cut while it was still in place then I removed them and started with making a smaller hole with the dremel and then I enlarged it to the lines once I was comfortable with the cutting process, at the end I just got some sand paper to smooth out the edges of the cut.

Once I put them back in place I got a exacto razor blade and cut out the under hood felt so it wouldn't cause a restriction in air flow.

turned out well

Scariest part was unsnapping the vents from the hood with out breaking the plastic snaps

Give it a shot..... You can do it......

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Thanks for the advice guys! I grabbed the dremel and went for it. Turned out nice!
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