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Does anyone know if the vents next to the Ram Air on the hood are functional? I know this is not a great picture but it looks like the Ram Air is real but not the vents next to it. I know the vents next to the headlight are functional.
Are they functional on the Rebel?


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I would say no since water would soak the fire blanket. Someone asked that question in another thread and I couldn't find anything on it then whether or not they are functional.

EDIT: Found this.

The TRX also includes a unique hood with the aforementioned hood scoop and dual heat extracting vents that flanked a raised center section. The grille is larger, allowing for better cooling flow and the large RAM font badge has a flow-through design, and there are functional vents on the outer edge of the headlights that improve high speed aerodynamics.

 
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Does anyone know if the vents next to the Ram Air on the hood are functional? I know this is not a great picture but it looks like the Ram Air is real but not the vents next to it. I know the vents next to the headlight are functional.
Are they functional on the Rebel?


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In a nutshell they are functional on the TRX, not sure on the Rebel, but would think not
 

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On the old hellcat hood (now scat pack hood) the heat extractors ARE functional, however I agree it doesn't appear so on the TRX. It is odd that the article that sporty posted calls them heat extractors, if they really are not?
 

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Is the fire shield not easy enough to unsnap to take a quick look?

. . . these things do not look functional!
 

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Is the fire shield not easy enough to unsnap to take a quick look?

. . . these things do not look functional!
What about water intrusion? Anything you guys think would be an issue? Otherwise that fire shield is getting cut/removed.
 

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What about water intrusion? Anything you guys think would be an issue? Otherwise that fire shield is getting cut/removed.

What do they do for Challenger and Charger Hellcat fire shields from water intrusion?
 

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What about water intrusion? Anything you guys think would be an issue? Otherwise that fire shield is getting cut/removed.
Just a thought maybe they left it closed to keep heat from being able to be pulled in through the fresh air intake for the AC? Reason I bring this up is I took the rear hood seal off of my C7ZO6 between the rear of the hood and the engine bay. Yes bled or rather belched out hot air in that small area but it went into the intake for the fresh air. This caused problems at times especially when washing the car and the recirculation was not activated! When water got into the engine bay with a hot engine steam would cover the inside of the windshield with steam like it was sprayed with white paint!!

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Yes those work well... When I was cleaning the dirt from the ranch roads and county dirt roads out of the front heat exchangers put the hose in the outside front fender intake water came out in the engine bay and the rear of the fender vent.
 
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What about water intrusion? Anything you guys think would be an issue? Otherwise that fire shield is getting cut/removed.
Hurry up and do it and let me know... I am thinking about making very specific cuts just to open up the vents in the insulation. Got to go work in the yard for a few hours...
 

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Hurry up and do it and let me know... I am thinking about making very specific cuts just to open up the vents in the insulation. Got to go work in the yard for a few hours...
I might pull the whole fire blanket if it is easily removed and check out if the vents are functional
 

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I might pull the whole fire blanket if it is easily removed and check out if the vents are functional
I know the non-TRX sport hoods have cutouts under the faux vents. Not sure why, because they’re just capped off with plastic.
 

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I know the non-TRX sport hoods have cutouts under the faux vents. Not sure why, because they’re just capped off with plastic.

This actually makes more sense . . . to me at least. This gives the excess water a place to collect and drain away to a place that is non-threatening. Instead of just flooding it, soaking the heat shield/blanket (whatever) and dripping onto something it shouldn't.

Excess rain pours into the (working) vent, hits some sort of back plate (underside), collects in a gutter of sorts (lowest part or channel in the backplate) and drains off somewhere harmless (not on anything critical of moisture) . . . .

I should hope that is how the underside of the TRX hoods are between the blanket and the hood. Otherwise this non-functional stuff need to head back to the engineers for an upgrade - my ideas free of charge! 🤣 But I guess nobody wants to peek. 🤷‍♂️
 

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This actually makes more sense . . . to me at least. This gives the excess water a place to collect and drain away to a place that is non-threatening. Instead of just flooding it, soaking the heat shield/blanket (whatever) and dripping onto something it shouldn't.

Excess rain pours into the (working) vent, hits some sort of back plate (underside), collects in a gutter of sorts (lowest part or channel in the backplate) and drains off somewhere harmless (not on anything critical of moisture) . . . .

I should hope that is how the underside of the TRX hoods are between the blanket and the hood. Otherwise this non-functional stuff need to head back to the engineers for an upgrade - my ideas free of charge! 🤣 But I guess nobody wants to peek. 🤷‍♂️
Nothing a drill and dremel can’t fix
 

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Just looked at the vents from the top---looks sealed to me from using the flashlight and poking around in there. Did not take off the foam heat shield though to look underneath. No matter, as there is no way for the air to get out, it is sealed in by the foam even if there were hole cut in it. Will not know for sure until the foam some off. I just might try cutting slots in the foam and using a Dremel to gut some small vent slots in the plastic to let the heat out. Not enough time to take it apart today though to tell for sure.
 
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