Installation Time: Afternoon
March 02, 2017
Nice look, but that's about it..
I'll just touch on the big negatives, in my opinion. First of all, this two piece design is a pain to install with the hood propped open, I finally got a bucket, placed it on the manifold/strut bar with a sponge on top to avoid scratching the paint and prevent slippage. The two piece design was a pain to fit in the stock vent holes, just wasn't quite the right size, then the bottom plate just didn't want to stay seated and caused the rear of the vent to pop out. The bolts on the vent just aren't adequate and are too short for the supplied washers. Then on top of that, the supplied washers are way too thick but not wide enough and can go sideways while tightening the bolts, meaning I had to keep readjusting them while tightening the bolt. They supply you with a washer, locking washer and two bolts per stud and expect you to get all of these on each stud, I couldn't get them tight enough to fit them on each stud without bowing the mesh on the vent. I wound up placing blue lock tight on the top bolt to prevent it from coming lose and falling into the hood insulation. No matter how hard I tried, I just could not get the vents to line up just right, plus they leave a small gap on one side or the other of the vent. I like the look, but I just don't see these holding up in the long run because the mesh is thin and flimsy. I would have just boxed them up and sent them back, but after 2 hours of working on them, they weren't gonna beat me! Overall, nice concept, bad overall design. They just should have followed the stock design of the factory vent on the bottom for installation purposes. After all the work, these should be half the price of what they are.