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Old 09-27-1999, 10:51 AM   #1
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Does anyone know what the black like thick paper stuff is on the backside of the hood. Is it for temperature reasons. I would like to remove it b/c of how easily it gets dirty and can't very well be cleaned but I don't want to risk having a problem with the paint underneath it. Can I take it off and still be safe?

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Old 09-27-1999, 03:23 PM   #2
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It is a heat shield. It protects the paint on the topside of the hood. I have some customers that pull it off.


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Old 09-27-1999, 07:40 PM   #3
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Is this going to affect it to the point of ruining the paint?



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Old 09-27-1999, 08:18 PM   #4
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Maybe if there was an engine fire or something it might help but I wouldn't think the NA engine compartment would ever get hot enough to mess the paint up. Don't take my word for it though
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Old 09-28-1999, 07:00 AM   #5
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Does anyone know the definete answer to this. Thanks for the info Shik, and also, if I turbocharge the car (hopefully soon) will it then be alot warmer under the hood?

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Old 09-28-1999, 11:52 AM   #6
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I know under my Rodeo hood there is no heat protection, and every time it rains and is real humid, the hood smokes from the heat causing the rain to evaporate (especially in bumper to bumper traffic) I haven't had any paint damage yet (same paint as the legacy's) from SIA. I'd be careful taking it off.

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Old 09-28-1999, 01:35 PM   #7
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Chris, if you turbocharge it, it is very likely that it will get hotter under the hood, but I still would think that it would be ok without the lining. Plus I would assume that you would open up the hood scoop for the intercooler( or even if you don't have an intercooler) so when standing still the hot air will have a place to escape. You could always throw a set of side vents from the RS on your hood as the area above the heads are the real hot spots. I saw a set on an older Legacy RS and believe it or not they almost looked factory. BTW, are you going to E-Town on the 10th?
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Old 09-28-1999, 07:18 PM   #8
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Shik,
Thanks for the info. I would want to open up the hood scoop, and if I can find someone to do the other vents (rallispec?) then I would give it the go ahead. As far as Englishtown goes, I always am so close to going, but don't want to show up in a car with flashy chrome wheels and exhaust. I feel outclassed with all the turbo'd cars. Anyway, if I can meet up with some other subie people (maybe yourself) then I would probably come down. Let me know.

Oh, thats right, I should have my springs on by the 10th.......sweet. Let me know Shik.

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Old 09-29-1999, 07:26 AM   #9
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Chris,

Outclassed? How so? There are tons of guys there without turbos, only 3 or 4 with the kits, and there were 23 cars at the last get together, so that makes 20 without. Plenty of cars with just rims and exhaust, so go to E-town and join the group!

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Old 09-29-1999, 09:45 AM   #10
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Hahaha, I know, I meant as far as racing. I don't think I would run it down the strip anyways. Does everyone that goes drag or do some people just sit around? If so, you can count me in. Are you going to be there?

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Old 09-29-1999, 06:49 PM   #11
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Chris, take Kev's word for it and go!!! You'll have a blast. The vast majority of the guys just show( some cars are totally stock BTW) but there are a few that race. I may give autocrossing and drag racing a go on the 10th as I've never done either one before( not at a track anyway ) I'm sure just about everyone else racing has more skill then myself but what the hell, it looks like fun. My Legacy will be lucky to get out of the 16s but at least I'll know how much it improves when I start with the mods. There is also going to be a blue Legacy Outback LTD with 16" GT wheels, Kev's GT( I think) and my Turbo so at least you won't be the only Legacy there( but who cares if you were, right). I'm staying in Philly the night before so I won't be able to meet up with you before hand, but I'll see you down there.
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Old 09-29-1999, 07:36 PM   #12
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Kevin,
That sounds cool. I wonder if we could all meet somewhere right near thr track and then cruise in together. It would be cool to all go into the track together. So they have autoX the 10th. I would love to try that. And you say there is a show area, someone told me that they only had racing on saturdays. you can mail me privately if you want. legacygt99@aol.com

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Old 09-30-1999, 07:32 PM   #13
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Thanks for the idea apex but I own a Legacy, I don't get those nice convieniences. Wish I did though!!!

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Old 09-30-1999, 09:37 PM   #14
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Hey, this is off the topic but Apex,last friday around 4:00 or so were you driving south on 405? I saw two other young guys with a Legacy GT! For awhile there were 3 driving next to each other (including mine). There was a Black Limited and a new Red Limited. Was that you. If it was you I was the one in the white GT.
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Old 10-01-1999, 12:25 AM   #15
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Chris,

Since the heat-shield is there for a reason, so I cut area around the hood scoop, and I took the stupid "bug catcher" and opened up my vents. It looks pretty cool because you can see the intake pipe, and all the other components. But one thing you need to remember is, put some kind of shielding, as simple as a bug net to get the water out during the rain season, or car wash. I tell ya, that little plast rivet thing is impossible to take out!!!
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Old 10-01-1999, 07:50 AM   #16
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Akiata,

hmm, last Friday, it may have been me. I do remember a red legacy. I work in Renton, so it could've been me.

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