Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Painted Functional Ram Air Hood 2016 - 2018 / RAHSIL16
Dawn Enterprises Painted Functional Ram Air Hoods are vastly superior to any other 2016 - 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 fiberglass hood on the market.
- Easy installation, installs using the existing factory weather stripping, gaskets, and bolts
- 100% moneyback guarantee on fit, finish, color match, and overall customer satisfaction
- 5 year warranty
- Made in the USA
- No prior installation experience necessary, Ram Air Hoods line up perfectly every time without needing finish work
- Utilizes a Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) close mold manufacturing process to allow for a higher fiber content
- Lightweight without sacrificing strength or durability
- Features a painted, smooth underside
- Cold air intake kits are available for full ram air function, increasing fuel efficiency, sound, and 10+ horsepower
Increase the power of your Chevrolet Silverado with a Ram Air Hood from Dawn Enterprises. This Ram Air Hood is crafted through a Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) manufacturing process which allows for a higher fiber content, resulting in lighter weight parts that are also incredibly strong. No other company is using this process to manufacture their fiberglass hoods. Installing a Ram Air Hood to your Chevrolet Silverado is an incredibly easy process, no prior body shop experience is necessary. This hood utilizes the factory mounting hardware on your Chevrolet Silverado for installation, simply remove factory bolts, remove factory hood, and replace with your new Ram Air Hood. Before leaving the warehouse, this Ram Air Hood is inspected by a team of quality control experts that search out any imperfections in the workmanship, ensuring you'll receive the best product possible. If you're not satisfied with the fit, finish, or color match - we offer a 100% moneyback guarantee. Order a high quality Ram Air Hood for your Chevrolet Silverado today!
Why Our Hoods Are Superior :
We use a process called Vacuum Infusion with a closed molding process, consisting of a male mold and a female mold. We also use better resin called Vinylester Resin. With this process, all air is vacuumed out of the mold and the resin is pulled through the mold cavity and through the infusion matt fiberglass. As this occurs, all air and air bubbles are drawn out of the mold, leaving no voids that later expand called soft spots. As the part is drawing the resin in, it also compresses the mold, producing a very uniform and consistent part in thickness.
Our competitors make their hoods using a single-sided mold with inexpensive polyester resin and cheap fiberglass. They roll out the air bubbles with paint rollers by hand. This method makes for many air voids and uneven thickness, which leads to blisters or bubbles under the paint and warping as the part is exposed to the elements over time.
How Do Functional Ram Air Hoods Work And Add Performance? :
A Ram Air Intake is an intake design which uses the dynamic air pressure, created by vehicle motion, to increase the static air pressure, inside of the intake manifold, on an internal combustion engine. This allows for greater force through the engine and increases engine power. At higher road speeds, a Ram Air Intake can increase the speed and pressure of the air entering the engine's intake, creating a resonance supercharging effect.
With our Functional Ram Air Hoods, air is forced into the hood scoops and channeled through the hood. The air then exits the hood directly above the air box, injecting fresh cold air. When utilizing a cold air intake, the intake will receive the cold air to increase horsepower, and also produce a higher quality, aggressive engine sound.
PLEASE NOTE : Do NOT guess your paint color! The only accurate way to obtain the correct color is to get your paint code from your vehicle. Some paint codes have multiple names, but the code is always the same. CLICK HERE to find your vehicle's paint code. Unsure of your paint code? Call the parts department at any dealership relating to your vehicle (If you have a Ford, call a Ford dealership) and give them your VIN#. They will be able to tell you the correct color code once they look up your VIN#. Alternatively, you can enter "Gloss Black" into the paint code box for a high-gloss black finish, or enter "Matte Black" into the paint code box for a flat black finish.
RAM AIR HOOD FREIGHT POLICY DISCLAIMER : For all shipments outside of the contiguous United States (Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, and international locations), free shipping does not apply, and you cannot order this product online (any orders placed online with a final destination outside of the 48 contiguous United States will be automatically cancelled). Please call us at 1-216-642-5506 to check availability, receive a custom quote for your shipping costs, and place your order. Also, for Ram Air Hood orders outside of the 48 contiguous United States, we only accept a bank transfer for payment. If a return or replacement is needed for any reason, the customer is responsible for all return related shipment costs. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we apologize for this inconvenience!
• How long does it take to ship Ram Air Hoods?
Most likely, we will need to produce and paint (if applicable) the Ram Air Hood. This usually takes between 2-3 weeks, but can sometimes take 4-5 weeks when we have a large volume of Ram Air Hoods on order since we manufacture and paint them to order. Sometimes, we have Ram Air Hoods in stock and as such they can ship as quick as 1-2 business days. Once they ship, you will receive an email with a tracking number. We manufacture, paint (if applicable), and ship our Ram Air Hoods from our location in Cleveland, Ohio, and these are 100% USA-Made products!
• Where can I find my paint code (if ordering a Painted Ram Air Hood)?
Most codes can be found on the driver side door jamb, glove box, or trunk. If you cannot locate your paint code, please contact your local auto dealer, ask for the parts department, and tell them that you need to obtain your paint code. They will ask you for your vehicle's VIN # and look it up for you. PaintScatch.com and AutoMotiveTouchUp.com are great for reference, but never guess your paint code!
• What type of Paint do you use for your Painted Products, and how many coats?
We use BASF Automotive Base Coat Clear Coat for all our Painted products. We use a mixture of low-VOC solvent and Waterborne paint, which is EPA compliant and environmentally friendly. We paint them in-house at our Cleveland, OH headquarters. For Tri-Coat Paints, we use 4 coats of paint. For Non-Tri-Coat Paints, we use 3 coats of paint. In addition, we use 2 Clear Coats for all painted products. Our paint finish quality is unmatched, we guarantee a 100% perfect paint match on every order, and have been painting products since 1973!
• Can I wax my Painted Product, and if so, how long must I wait after installing the Product?
You can wax any Painted Product as you would wax your vehicle, but we recommend waiting at least 24 hours after installing your Painted Product to wax your vehicle.