Vent modification

Bytor

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So I went ahead and purchased the smoke vent extensions to go on the vents of the Trailblazer. Dishing out $16 for the pair seemed a little excessive, but what the heck, I'm now working from home and have a bunch of time to kill....

I installed the first one, then thought I should be documenting this for the post, so here's a photo of the second vent. These come with three tabs that are meant to be pushed in upon installation to hold them in place. Seems like a pretty bad engineering design, as I'm sure they would leak smoke around the edges. I ran a small bead of high temp Permetex around the edge.

vent 1.jpg
You can see the three tabs needing to be bent in on the inside of the lid.

vent 2.jpg

I applied the Permetex to the inside of the vent, then I spread it out into a smooth bead all around the edge. When I was done, it was spread about the whole inside of the vent. I don't have a photo of it all spread out. Had to hurry due to rain coming my way.

vent 3.jpg
A view from the inside. I have since trimmed the excess Permetex with an exactor-knife.



vent 4.jpg

The finished product. Will it have any impact on smoking???? Probably not, does it look cool, heck yes !!
 

Blues1

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Looks like a good job to me. I would think it'd help on a windy day...
 

Buckeye1

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I think they look cook too. I have them on my Trailblazer also. More the teenage kid said they are bad af.
 

Buckeye1

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I have not bent the tabs in. I just inserted into hole and they stay pretty good. If I need to peak in the grill for let's say a pizza or flames when trying to sear, I can do without opening. Don't ask how I know I need to look for flames ?
 

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