Hi. I just installed the HIP CEC this weekend. It doesn't insulate as much as the stock setup. You hear more of the engine sounds and intake air. I also hear a ticking sound at idle which I'm not sure is normal.I'm thinking about installing a HIP clear engine cover on my 07 Cayman.
Are there any Chicago area Cayman owners who have installed this mod?
I'd like to ask you a few questions about your setup.
1) How much nosier is it than the original aluminum engine cover?
2) Did you also buy the protective cover that goes on over the clear
cover to protect it from scratches?
3) I live in the NW burbs, would you be willing to meet sometime to
compare the noise levels in your Cayman with the CEC installed
with my Cayman with the factory aluminum engine cover installed?
I did not purchase the protective cover.
You are welcome to check out my car sometime. Just PM me with your contact info and we can set something up.