- What is Engineered Plastics?
- How hard is it to install your ram air hood?
- Is your WS6 style ram air hood an exact duplicate of the factory?
- Will water get into my intake with you ram air hood?
- How much does your ram air hood weigh?
- Do you offer an air box to make your ram air hood functional?
- Do you offer your ram air hood painted?
- How much horsepower will ram air add to my vehicle?
- Does your ram air hood system produce more HP then ram air hood with a cold air intake?
- What should I do if your product comes damaged?
- Should I prefit your products before I have them painted?
A: Engineered Plastic is not just your run of the mill plastic. Engineered plastic hoods are made by an automated machine and repeats the process perfectly every time, so your hood fits perfectly. It is made by blending various high grade plastics together to create a high grade plastic that will exhibit certain characteristics such as high strength, high impact, and/or high heat resistance to stand up to the end use it was designed for and to meet engineering specifications.
A: Our hoods come with detailed instructions that show you how to easily install your hood in about 30 minutes. It is recommended that you prefit your hood before installing hardware. Just install your hood and adjust it according to the instructions provided. It's that simple!
A: There is a subtle difference
in that our hood design does not have
the small grooves around the ram air
vents. We eliminated them for a smoother-looking
appearance. Our hood comes with the
original factory injection molded
plastic vent grilles and ram air decals
to give it that original OEM look.
A. Our hoods have a built-in water management system consisting of four (4) built-in water shields to prevent water from getting in. To date, we have not had a complaint of water getting into an intake.
A: 50-60 lbs.
A: Yes, an optional air box with high flow filter is available for several models as specified.
A: Yes, for an additional charge we can paint your hood to OEM standard to match your body color. We use PPG paint and base coat / clear coat. We paint both top and underside of the hood. When you receive your hood, it will have the air vent grilles pre-installed. Ram air decals are included for you to install at your discretion. You can install the hood on your vehicle in about 30 minutes.
A: We have not performed any test, however, you will feel a noticeable power difference, especially when you accelerate at around 50-75 mph. More air is forced into the intake at a higher rate of speed and then generates the horsepower gain you will receive, especially in colder weather. The high flow filter will produce a more high performance sound from your vehicle's engine.
A. Yes, where you see the term "power hood" listed by the product, it means that the hood delivers air to the intake under pressure in a sealed system, which creates more HP then a cold air intake that has to suck the air into the intake. (See system comparsion on the side bar for more info)
A. Even though we
package our products very well, occasionally
the freight carrier will damage our
product. In that case, refuse
the shipment and do not sign for it. It is expressly recommended that the package be opened and inspected immediately upon receipt, even if the box looks undamaged. CAUTION!!!
If you sign off with
the freight carrier on a damaged product,
they will not honor any freight damage
claim at a later date and you will
be held responsible. CAUTION!!!
If you are having
someone besides yourself receiving
your package you must make it clear
to them that they are not to sign
off with the freight carrier until
they have inspected the product and
found it to be ok. If you have to
refuse our product because it was
damaged, simply call us and we will
send you out another one ASAP. If
you or someone else signs off on a
damaged product, APM will not be held
responsible. You must refuse
A. Yes, it is always
good to prefit any product before
you paint it if you can. This is especially
true with fiberglass parts. If you
are not the orginal owner, it is possible
that the vehicle was in a previous
accident, which could effect how our
product fits you vehicle.