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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
  1. What is Engineered Plastics?
  2. How hard is it to install your ram air hood?
  3. Is your WS6 style ram air hood an exact duplicate of the factory?
  4. Will water get into my intake with you ram air hood?
  5. How much does your ram air hood weigh?
  6. Do you offer an air box to make your ram air hood functional?
  7. Do you offer your ram air hood painted?
  8. How much horsepower will ram air add to my vehicle?
  9. Does your ram air hood system produce more HP then ram air hood with a cold air intake?
  10. What should I do if your product comes damaged?
  11. Should I prefit your products before I have them painted?

Q: What is Engineered Plastics?
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.

Q: How hard is it to install your ram air hood?
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!

Q: Is your WS6 style ram air hood an exact duplicate of the factory?
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.

Q: WILL WATER GET INTO MY INTAKE WITH YOUR RAM AIR HOOD?
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.

Q: How much does your ram air hood weigh?
A: 50-60 lbs.

Q: Do you offer an air box to make your ram air hood functional?
A: Yes, an optional air box with high flow filter is available for several models as specified.

Q: Do you offer your ram air hood painted?
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.

Q: How much horsepower will ram air add to my vehicle?
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.

Q: DOES YOUR RAM AIR HOOD SYSTEM PRODUCE MORE HP THAN RAM AIR HOOD WITH A COLD AIR INTAKE?
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)

Q: What should I do if your product comes damaged?
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 it!

Q: Should I prefit your products before I have them painted?
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.

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