view of my engine threw my wheel well

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  1. daye190

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    08 expedition ...are there any flaps that can cover my engine ...you can easily see the manifolds threw the inside of the fenders
     
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    Like a nice set of headlights you want to show them off. Ladies please no letters! Why do you want to cover them. Our vehicles are designed a certain way for a reason, but that said, heat coming off Exaust does better when taped off and sealed with asbestos tape. For performance engines, you can gain as much as 8 horse power by wrapping your headers, but just covering the heat from escaping will push it back towards the engine compartment, not good. Excessive heat funneled back, into engine bay, makes fuel/ air ratio too hot. If you ever watch a drag race, they always post lowest E.TS. When the part of the day is coolest, and fuel dialed in for that. One of the best horsepower techniques is to mount a cone K&N filter in the fender well, where incoming air is coolest and densest. Just my opinion, but don't cover it up. You could do like Auburn/ Cord did back in the 30's and put beautiful chrome pipes cut into your fender wells. Bottom line, leave it alone!




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    You'll have to make something on your own. Cruise the junkyards for other wheel well liners. Or maybe some underhood insulation.

    Ford probably did it for a reason, but whatever.
     
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    buy your self a set of them huge rims they'll fill out the wheel wells and then that space under there you won't see it no more ;)
     
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    It's "through" not "threw" by the way...
     
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    I used some old (black) treadmill mat. very durable, flexible. even cut vertical slots to accommodate suspension flex.
     
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    hey thanks some old treadmill mat that's the way I'm gonna go thanks ...1997CEBFEX
     
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    i use some sort of thin rubber mat that i found for my 84 monte ss mainly just wanted to keep all the dirt and mud from getting all over the clean engine and compartment.it did it's job till one day i was going down the road and it came loose which then caught in my wheel and rip a huge chunk out of my plastic inner fender panel and could have cause me to wreck but i didn't i just heard the loud noise pulled off and check it out

    Just wondering how your goona attach it on there ???
     
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    looks good,what material is that ? am sure everyone would like to know
     

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