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I've got the option of getting a SPWB with the 2 x extractor vents. It's not my favorite hood, but I could always change it later on. Is water routed to a drain system, like the shaker? It can't just drip down into the engine compartment. so where does it go?
 

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I've got the option of getting a SPWB with the 2 x extractor vents. It's not my favorite hood, but I could always change it later on. Is water routed to a drain system, like the shaker? It can't just drip down into the engine compartment. so where does it go?
It just drips down into the engine compartment
 

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If you go with this you won't have to worry about those vents :)
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I've got the option of getting a SPWB with the 2 x extractor vents. It's not my favorite hood, but I could always change it later on. Is water routed to a drain system, like the shaker? It can't just drip down into the engine compartment. so where does it go?
Not as much gets in there as you would think and the little water that does doesn't get into anything important because of other coverings and weatherproofing. It's a minor nuisance, just wipe the water spots off when you want to open the hood for a car show or something. I like the vents because they WORK you can see the heat coming out of them if you really look at it while running.
 

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Yes, while my wife likes the hood vents better than my Shaker. When I found out the Shaker has a drain and the vents pee on your motor. The decision was made even easier.
 

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Yes, while my wife likes the hood vents better than my Shaker. When I found out the Shaker has a drain and the vents pee on your motor. The decision was made even easier.
I believe the drain hose on my shaker extends past the engine, I'm not sure? I'll have to take a look at it when I swap the SRT oil filter for the Royal Purple filter.
 

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I believe the drain hose on my shaker extends past the engine, I'm not sure? I'll have to take a look at it when I swap the SRT oil filter for the Royal Purple filter.
Yes, it extends far enough to prevent cosmetic problems. I show my car so that matters to me. Why the switch to the RP filter? Is the SRT not good enough?
It's specifically designed for SRT engines. I'll go with the engineers. I learned long ago, don't think you know more than the specialists in their field.
When I was in medical, we always joked about patients that paid their Dr for his advice and then didn't follow it.
 
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I was concerned, even started a thread myself, before I washed the first time. Just try to avoid spraying directly into them. It's very minimal, and only leaves a small puddle one the fuse cover, and another beniehn spot on the driver's side. I was concerned over nothing. Popping the hood anyway to dry off any other minimal areas anyway, so.....🤗
 

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Yes, it extends far enough to prevent cosmetic problems. I show my car so that matters to me. Why the switch to the RP filter? Is the SRT not good enough?
It's specifically designed for SRT engines. I'll go with the engineers. I learned long ago, don't think you know more than the specialists in their field.
When I was in medical, we always joked about patients that paid their Dr for his advice and then didn't follow it.
Same logic applies to hood extractors, water allowed in doesn't create any probs for me, after I wash the car, open hood and wipe down engine compartment. Actually helps (me) keep it clean.
 
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Yes, it extends far enough to prevent cosmetic problems. I show my car so that matters to me. Why the switch to the RP filter? Is the SRT not good enough?
It's specifically designed for SRT engines. I'll go with the engineers. I learned long ago, don't think you know more than the specialists in their field.
When I was in medical, we always joked about patients that paid their Dr for his advice and then didn't follow it.
The anti-drain back valve in my current SRT filter isn't holding back the oil like it should. I never had this problem with the stock oil filter. Same was true with my 2016 RT... One SRT filter worked fine, the second one did not.

Engineers do know what's best, but, engineers don't get to choose suppliers. I worked as a GU at an Ohio based FORD plant for 4 years, so I know a bit about new vehicle production. Ford, GM, Chrysler... doesn't matter. If a lower quality filter will do the job at a lower price, that's the one they go with. My sister works in purchasing at the same plant.
 

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Ummm... WTH are we talking about?
We went from extractor water to some kind of oil check valve thing? Sorry for not following. I want to.
 

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The original Hellcat hood with heat extractors are very functional taking advantage of that low pressure area behind the front 1/3 of the hood and helps improve the cooling system's performance. If you see yourself hitting the track at all - of the twisty variety with sustained RPMs - I'd opt for it.

The plastic ABS cover was added and the air filter is sealed, so it seems it passes the SRT engineers' scrutiny. If you install some other open element CAI just cover it with a water resistant pre-filter (Outerwears seems to make the the branded ones for all the CAI manufacturers).
 

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The black cover on the left protects the ABS unit from water coming in via the right hood vent. On the LEFT side I had some soap from a quarter car wash leak thru and drip on my nice looking Billet Tech Overflow Cover, and it got a stain on there I cannot remove (it's not shown in this picture, it happened recently).

I actually prefer the SRT hood without the vents, I think it looks cleaner. a new hood is $800, then you gotta find someone who can match the paint and shine, and then what do you do with the old hood?


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The black cover on the left protects the ABS unit from water coming in via the right hood vent. On the LEFT side I had some soap from a quarter car wash leak thru and drip on my nice looking Billet Tech Overflow Cover, and it got a stain on there I cannot remove (it's not shown in this picture, it happened recently).

I actually prefer the SRT hood without the vents, I think it looks cleaner. a new hood is $800, then you gotta find someone who can match the paint and shine, and then what do you do with the old hood?


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Yeah, I'm not at all into those heat extractor vents. Shame, because there are a few SP's that I like, but the hood is killing it for me.
 

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Yeah, I'm not at all into those heat extractor vents. Shame, because there are a few SP's that I like, but the hood is killing it for me.
Looks much less busy in my opinion.

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Yeah, I'm not at all into those heat extractor vents. Shame, because there are a few SP's that I like, but the hood is killing it for me.
Why not a Shaker! :p
 
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