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Does your hood insulator look like this?

I just got my hood insulation and thought it would be a lot bigger.
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I think mine covers 90% of the under-hood.
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My 03 had a bigger one. It was hanging down from getting wet while offroading so I tore it out.
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My '05 didn't come with it.
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I special ordered the insulator and thought it would be bigger, most Ive seen cover almost all of the hood
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yah mines just like that
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no, mines alot bigger
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i dont think mine is much bigger then that

because under my hood you can see those two panels on the sides

never took much notice of it though
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looks just like mine.
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my 01 covered the entire hood. man ford is getting cheap.
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Bigger is not always better!

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what i hate is how much heavier the hood on the 04+ rangers is then older ones. holy crap
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I thought the 04+ was lighter than the older power domes?
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maybe, i havent felt a powerdome. but i do know the normal hood like my buddies 98 has is SO LIGHT.
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maybe, i havent felt a powerdome. but i do know the normal hood like my buddies 98 has is SO LIGHT.
Heck yeah, the hood that came off my 98 weighs nothing compared to my 01 powerdome!
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04+ are half covered. May depend on the engine...but all the 04+'s i've seen, are half covered just as the OP's pic.


03 and older are fully covered(at least the powerdomes). The 'flat' hoods, I dont really know.
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I wish mine was like that, my '03 hood liner covers the whole underneath except for the edges. I'm going to fix that though
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04+ are half covered. May depend on the engine...but all the 04+'s i've seen, are half covered just as the OP's pic.


03 and older are fully covered(at least the powerdomes). The 'flat' hoods, I dont really know.
My 04 was fully covered. Maybe it was another one of those random things ford did where 1/2 got it and 1/2 didn't
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whats the purpose of the insulation under the hood.
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my 06 has that same pattern
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My 04 was fully covered. Maybe it was another one of those random things ford did where 1/2 got it and 1/2 didn't
My '04 is fully covered as well.
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whats the purpose of the insulation under the hood.
I think its to absorb engine sound. I personally like hearing my engine.
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it's to obsorb the heat from the engine so it won't melt the paint.
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it's to obsorb the heat from the engine so it won't melt the paint.
I have been running without it for 2 years with no paint problems. California ain't exactly cold either.
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that's cool but thats what its for, doesn't mean it will happen, Ford just wanted to cover their butts just incase it happens and they have to repaint the hood,say 1,200 of the however many rangers was made had this problem a year at about 500bucks to repaint the hood, that's alot of money, why would it be for sound dampening?

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