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Old 05-30-2011, 12:46 PM   #1
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With the hail damage to my hood, I am trying to consider whether or not (a lot depends on how much I get from insurance) to go with a AEV hood. You can order them already color matched but the price is $1169.99 at Quadratec. Not sure that is a bad price for a new hood painted but the shipping cost is huge with a $59.99 shipping plus a $149 shipping surcharge for a total of 1378.98.

Has anyone bought this hood and give a review of it? And has anyone been able to find a better price? At least better shipping cost. Or is there a better aftermarket hood that someone likes?

With the Dark Charcoal Pearl paint being on only one year, I liked the idea they already have it pre-painted.

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You won't find a better hood for your JK.

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The AEV hood is a great mod just to costly
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:12 AM   #5
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Been considering this mod too. Like the OP, I would love to hear from someone who has one.
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Been considering this mod too. Like the OP, I would love to hear from someone who has one.
I have one.
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I have the hood and personally love the looks. Got it through quadratec unpainted and had it painted through a local shop. I did some research and saw that a lot of the painted hoods were showing up scratched....didn't want to take the chance of having to repaint.



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Old 05-31-2011, 04:59 PM   #8
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Not that is as close as I can get to seeing how it would look on mine. Thats does look nice. Hope I can work with the shop to get this hood and not have to stick with stock
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Why don't you go to AEV's web site and see how much? By the way, it was the first mod I did, I love the looks
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When I get my Jeep, I will have to consider that hood. That looks HOT!!
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Northridge is cheaper and has free shipping. Nice looking hood
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Don't quote me on it, but I seem to remember Quadratec saying somewhere on here that they usually offering free shipping for WF members if you just ask them about it. Not sure if that applies to the surcharge, but I guess anything's possible.
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Well the Quadratec primered only hood is $799 while Northridge is $899. Upfront Quadratic is cheaper by $100 but the shipping makes it more. Of course Quadratec says they will match price so not worried about that. OEM hood is around $600 so if I get a replacement from the insurance, I am assuming I will get $600 plus paint cost and labor.

I was thinking of getting it pre-paint and doing it myself but after looking at the painted hood screws and hearing of scratches, I think I will look more into primer and getting it painted locally
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Lots of damage done to this area. Not sure when I will even hear from the adjuster. I am assuming since mine is able to drive, it is low on the list. Hopefully I will hear something by the end of the week
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Well the Quadratec primered only hood is $799 while Northridge is $899. Upfront Quadratic is cheaper by $100 but the shipping makes it more. Of course Quadratec says they will match price so not worried about that. OEM hood is around $600 so if I get a replacement from the insurance, I am assuming I will get $600 plus paint cost and labor.

I was thinking of getting it pre-paint and doing it myself but after looking at the painted hood screws and hearing of scratches, I think I will look more into primer and getting it painted locally
From what I hear, you are better off getting it painted locally as you get a better color match. I don't have personal experience but I have come across that a few times
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With the hail damage to my hood, I am trying to consider whether or not (a lot depends on how much I get from insurance) to go with a AEV hood. You can order them already color matched but the price is $1169.99 at Quadratec. Not sure that is a bad price for a new hood painted but the shipping cost is huge with a $59.99 shipping plus a $149 shipping surcharge for a total of 1378.98.

Has anyone bought this hood and give a review of it? And has anyone been able to find a better price? At least better shipping cost. Or is there a better aftermarket hood that someone likes?

With the Dark Charcoal Pearl paint being on only one year, I liked the idea they already have it pre-painted.
Check out this link. https://secure.aev-conversions.com/s..._Code=40303001
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:12 AM   #17
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If I had the choice - just have your jeep painted with the Rino Lining stuff. Cost about 2k - then your Jeep would be about hail proof!!
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Keep us posted, I've been curious what adjusters would give for hood damage from hail. Of course it varies depending on the amount of damage. We get a LOT of hail around here.
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When I was shopping for my Jeep a few months back, there was a car lot around here that got hammered by hail (300+ vehicles with hail damage, ouch!) and they had an '07 with hail damage on the hood and cowl only. They were only willing to take off $600 for it. They said that is what the insurance was giving them for the damage. Needless to say, I walked. Hope you get more than that for it.
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Adjuster came by this morning. Said the hood would be replaced not repaired alone with the crowl and tire cover. Also taking care of a couple scratches, didn't tell him about them so don't feel bad that they came from the trail not the hail but he didn't ask were it came from. Not sure what he wrote up about the scars on the sound bar but it did happen from the hail and took pictures of it. Not sure what the amount will be yet, he said the insurance company will send me a check in a few days. Hope I can find a shop that isn't over run with hail damaged vehicles.

Looks like I will be getting the AEV hood even though I liked the Truck Master hood better but was too expensive.
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Keep us posted, I've been curious what adjusters would give for hood damage from hail. Of course it varies depending on the amount of damage. We get a LOT of hail around here.

Got my check today. They gave me $1768.48 for new hood ($614), New cowl ($103) paint labor and blending. It also included a new little stick on mirror ($35???) and tire cover ($40) which I will take care of. $1768.48 included taxes.

Ordered the new AEV Heat Reduction Hood from Northridge today. AEV and Quadratec were $799.99 but both had huge shipping charges. Northridge was $899.99 but free shipping which ended up being cheaper. They said it would be delivered in about a week but had to send it to a business address to get free shipping so had them ship it to the collision shop which was best anyways.

Shop said they could get me in within 3 days after the hood arrives so I guess I should have my finish Jeep in about 2 weeks. Can't wait to see the new hood on.

Rant. The insurance gives $40 and hour for labor and the shops around here except that yet if I was to come in for non insurance work they would charge $70 and hour. Not much I can do about that except rant.
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How do you like your AEV hood?
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Got my check today. They gave me $1768.48 for new hood ($614), New cowl ($103) paint labor and blending. It also included a new little stick on mirror ($35???) and tire cover ($40) which I will take care of. $1768.48 included taxes.

Ordered the new AEV Heat Reduction Hood from Northridge today. AEV and Quadratec were $799.99 but both had huge shipping charges. Northridge was $899.99 but free shipping which ended up being cheaper. They said it would be delivered in about a week but had to send it to a business address to get free shipping so had them ship it to the collision shop which was best anyways.

Shop said they could get me in within 3 days after the hood arrives so I guess I should have my finish Jeep in about 2 weeks. Can't wait to see the new hood on.

Rant. The insurance gives $40 and hour for labor and the shops around here except that yet if I was to come in for non insurance work they would charge $70 and hour. Not much I can do about that except rant.
Get an adjustment from the insurance company for the increase in hourly rate. Shops always file adjustments as they are working on cars and there are unexpected expenses. Chances are if you tell the shop about filing an adjustment they'll just knock down the rate on their own, you never know.
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Get an adjustment from the insurance company for the increase in hourly rate. Shops always file adjustments as they are working on cars and there are unexpected expenses. Chances are if you tell the shop about filing an adjustment they'll just knock down the rate on their own, you never know.
You're addressing a post that's 8 months old.
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hahaha Oh well, at least its one post count closer to yours. We signed up around the same time and I need to catch up.
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Hello, I re-ignited this "Old" thread, as I am a newbie around here and just doing some research on the AEV hoods, and if people are enjoying them, after the fact.

Do the mesh screens fill up with pine needles or road debris?

Does the paint ultimately match, when it's all said and done. (after curing)

Thanks, I am on the fence about this one... and since I just spent a ton of dough on this new 12 JKUR, I am trying to justify this last major mod before I pull the trigger.

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Hello, I re-ignited this "Old" thread, as I am a newbie around here and just doing some research on the AEV hoods, and if people are enjoying them, after the fact.

Do the mesh screens fill up with pine needles or road debris?

Does the paint ultimately match, when it's all said and done. (after curing)

Thanks, I am on the fence about this one... and since I just spent a ton of dough on this new 12 JKUR, I am trying to justify this last major mod before I pull the trigger.

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I've been looking at it too, but it's lower on my list.

They come unpainted (unless you otherwise specify from one of the sponsors here) direct from AEV. You probably should have a local shop paint it, to be honest.

I've heard nothing but great things about them, as to whether or not it actually helps with anything, that I cannot answer.
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I am still extremely happy with mine. I had a local paint shop paint mine and they did do a great job. It still looks great. They had a hard time getting paint that matched my very limited color Dark Charcoal Pearl. All the paint companies when given the paint code tried to tint it with red and mine is tinted with green. They had to order a CD from Chrysler with the tinting and have a specialist come in a tint the paint but it came out great in the end. I left the vents stainless myself. Like it but if it ever looks dull later, I may have them painted flat black.

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Back when it was first out of the shop

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No brush or needle problem. I was worry at first about the passenger side vent because it is so close to the air intake but haven't had no problems even with power washers sprayed over them. The holes actually cause the water to bead and slowly drop through
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I love the look, but don't like the side vent over the intake.
Maybe if you're getting a snorkel you catch a break, but it's an opening over the intake with a screen over it.

It may slow down the water, but that might not be enough in some instances.
A big enough wave and it's over.

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Forgot to mention I'm in southern New Jersey and it's common for the local terrain to include water hazards.

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