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Old 08-07-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
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Hood Liner Disintegrating

I popped the hood today to disconnect the negative battery terminal because my odometer was stuck on Trip A. Well on a positive note the disconnect and reconnect method worked but I noticed the hood liner not doing so well. I'm guessing the Arizona heat plus the heat from the battery caused this to happen. I noticed many don't care to have it but since I have the "Maxi Care" I'll be getting it replaced maybe under warranty. By the way this is on a '12 JKU.

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Old 08-07-2014, 09:31 PM   #2
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Yep nothing rubbery or plastic lasts long here in the desert.

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Old 08-07-2014, 10:11 PM   #3
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Yeah, my '14 didn't come with a liner and I'm kind of glad it didn't. It probably would have melted by now.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:55 PM   #4
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I just took mine off of my jk it serves no useful purpose except as a sound suppresser it was getting torn up by the hood prop rod and my short arms and winch making it hard to hold the hood and put the rod in the hole [prop rod that is]
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:57 AM   #5
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We pull ours off down in South Florida. We not need more heat.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:43 AM   #6
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We pull ours off down in South Florida. We not need more heat.
yea mine never even came with one.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:49 AM   #7
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I was actually wondering about this recently. Not the disintegration part, but the fact that some have it and some don't. Is there a true purpose for keeping it in? I have it in my 14 JKR and my buddy doesn't have one in his 13 JKUSp.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:59 AM   #8
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My 2013 JKU did not come with a hood liner either.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:04 AM   #9
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I believe the hood insulation is only applied to Saharas and Rubis. It's there to eliminate engine noise. The downside is it holds engine heat in, which if you live in the desert isn't exactly a plus.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:11 AM   #10
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Mine came off when I installed the PS louvers. Tried at first to cut it to match the louvers, LOL.
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:52 AM   #11
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I'd pull it off.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:21 PM   #12
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We don't need no stinkin hood liners!
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Old 08-08-2014, 09:22 PM   #13
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I have a 14 JKUS which has a hood liner and have noticed that the vinyl hood black out is shrinking and bubbling. Would the hood be cooler without the liner? I live in Hawaii and the temps aren't crazy like the desert. But the hood does get hot!
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:17 PM   #14
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JK Sports don't come with hood liners. You don't need it. Pull it out, junk it, and move on.
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Old 08-09-2014, 04:27 AM   #15
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Sorry, it's a sahara which has one. And yeah good idea. I'll trash it, it's in the way for what I have planned anyways. Thanks

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