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.
Yep nothing rubbery or plastic lasts long here in the desert.
2014 JKR Granite Crystal, 5.13 Auto: RK X Factor 2.5 Inch Lift, Artec Front and Rear Truss, Artec Rear LCA Mounts/Skids, Poison Spyder HD Crossmember, Rock Hard Gas/TC/Evap/Oil Skids, Rough Country Front & Rear Diff Sliders, Nitto Trail Grapplers 37x12.5x17, Pro Comp 97 Series Wheels, Synergy Weld On Rear Trackbar Bracket, PSC Hydroassist, T6 Aluminum Tie Rod, G2 Gold Chromoly Axle Shaft.
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]
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.
2014 JK Rubicon ANVIL
2 Doors, 3 pedals, soft top
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!