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Old 06-06-2014, 08:38 AM   #1
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Question Poison Spider hood louver/vent

Any tips or tricks on installing one of these ?

Seems pretty straight forward based on the instructions online.
Just wondering if anyone that has installed one of these has ran into any issues and can provide any heads up info for the install.

The instructions say to remove the hood but I am tempted to try cutting it with the hood on. Anyone else try this ?



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Old 06-06-2014, 08:44 AM   #2
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I bought and installed mine last week. In my opinion you need it off to make precise cuts!
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Tips and tricks from the manufacture.
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:05 PM   #4
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I would recommend taking it off.. That way you don't worry about metal shavings getting into anything you don't want them in.. Hardest part was to actually start cutting the hood.. I do recommend painting all the holes you cut.. No matter where you live.. IT will rust if you don't..
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Def take the hood off. It only takes minutes to remove anyways. Be careful tightening the hardware they provide. I've installed several of these and the tiny bolts tend to strip or break. They provide some extras but on the last install I did we used every single extra.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:08 PM   #6
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Hood

Yeah, for sure remove the hood. All posts above are right about everything. My wife flipped out when she saw me cutting it up, but she was ok with the finished job. And yes it does let heat out, can see the heat waves coming out in the winter, rain and snow no problems.
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I would it would also let rain in.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:59 PM   #8
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Thank you for all the info.

Sounds like the consensus is to remove the hood before cutting so I will go that route.

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Old 06-07-2014, 04:42 PM   #9
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My brother in law called me over to do the cutting on his hood while he nervously watched. Not a hard install, once you get over the fact your cutting a perfectly good hood.
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Tips and tricks from the manufacture.
Thank you for posting this. I intend on ordering one next weekend, so this should help.
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Took me about two hours from start to finish. Instructions are clear, just follow them and you'll be good. Oh yeah, just take the hood off.
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Make sure to line up Windshield Wash nozzle holes...if you're off even a MM or 2 it don't snap back in.
Spray paint the cuts to prevent rust.

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