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Old 09-02-2014, 02:48 PM   #1
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Custom Hood!

From this pictures, I do like this hood a lot Wish I could see it in real life to tell! But, ether way, I'm not dropping that much on a hood

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Old 09-02-2014, 03:06 PM   #2
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Better be dry carbon fiber for that price.

But call me crazy. I don't like it?

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Old 09-02-2014, 03:25 PM   #3
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I dont like it either . Im saving up for the aev one
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:26 PM   #4
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I agree that it's different. Not really my style though.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:01 PM   #5
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Looks familiar.

Then it dawned on me....Batmobile!
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:06 PM   #6
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I'd like to see that hood in different lighting. Was difficult to see all the features. I agree with Plasticprogue about the Batmobile similarity. Not my cup of tea either - Already have the AEV.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:13 PM   #7
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Drool.... Should have mine by the end of september
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:31 PM   #8
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I think I saw one on a civic with a big muffler.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:48 PM   #9
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Don't like it...the name reminds me too much of High School...
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:16 PM   #10
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To each his own, I guess.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:23 PM   #11
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Looks like something which would go with a lot of body mods, for looks.

Can't say any of the aftermarket hood options have really grabbed me.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:30 PM   #12
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To each his own, I guess.
Couldn't agree more. At first glance I lost a little respect for Rebel. However- it does seem to offer more cooling than the AEV hood. And it is fiberglass- a weight savings. Also prefer the venting at the side of the hood vs. the AEV.
I just happened across this- can anyone say knock off? You can tell its not a Jeep-centered company. They keep calling it a "car" LOL.
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A hood is on my short list- or an aftermarket radiator after my warranty expires . On a recent trip thru the mountains I kept overheating. BS on a new vehicle- though it was 100 degrees out. Still- it sucks to get passed by a minivan.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:36 PM   #13
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By the way OP- cheaper through Rebel if your order direct.
2007-2014 Jeep Wrangler JK Heat Expulsion Hood
Plus free shipping.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:40 PM   #14
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While the OPs hood example isn't for everyone, neither is gecko paint, Rockstar wheels, or 20" wheels. Since we're talking hoods, here is what I'm waiting to be delivered and painted...

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Old 09-02-2014, 06:53 PM   #15
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Almost ordered a Poison Spyder louvered hood today. Not for looks exactly (but they do look good), more to beat the Texas heat. Slow crawling in hot wooded areas is just brutal on the engine compartment. There are some nice louvered hood panel options out there for a bunch less than the entire hood assemblies. That Rubi 10A hood is really nice though.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:19 PM   #16
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Almost ordered a Poison Spyder louvered hood today. Not for looks exactly (but they do look good), more to beat the Texas heat. Slow crawling in hot wooded areas is just brutal on the engine compartment. There are some nice louvered hood panel options out there for a bunch less than the entire hood assemblies. That Rubi 10A hood is really nice though.
That's on my list as well- or the Synergy one. A local shop by me sells OEM hoods for $50. I figure I can slap a louver on there and custom paint it- still for a lot cheaper than any of the complete hood options. (Most of which you are paying to paint/powder coat as well.). If I hate it I'll still have my stock hood. Though if I were in a rainy area (and not Texas or California) I'd forgo this option. Sure- incoming water shouldn't affect the engine- but the open area is greater than the complete hood options. I am not exactly confident that all areas are water-sealed or as rust resistant as they should be from the factory.
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:21 PM   #17
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I dont like it either . Im saving up for the aev one
I like the AEV hood as well. The one on eBay is too busy for my taste.

...I also think the Mopar Rubi X hood is hot.
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:31 PM   #18
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That hood would actually work out great if you needed the clearance for a belt style super charger or something.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:11 PM   #19
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Got a bit clearer view of it from another pic. Split second I saw it, Johnny 5 popped in mind lol. Also, does look like the bat mobile. To bad not one of the good ones.

I have a spare hood I've wanted to play with. Has some damage to it, which is why I wanted to play around with doing stuff to it. Haven't been able to. Might sell it instead
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:37 PM   #20
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The only delay on the Poison Spyder louvered hood is how I'm going to treat our freedom hood Star. The spyder comes with stainless hardware and full size template for layout.
Might have to order a new star and apply it so that it overlaps the spyder panel and just razor knife it to follow the louvers... Thinkin so
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I think I saw one on a civic with a big muffler.
I'm laughing out loud.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:05 AM   #22
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Installed Poison Spyder last week, I like the look for now until I get my 10A hood ordered. Living in the North East I am also a bit concerned with the elements getting into the engine bay.
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Looks good! What exactly did you use to cut the hood? I've spoken to a couple of people who had trouble cutting using various tools- the hood itself warped a little and the edges weren't clean.
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Looks good! What exactly did you use to cut the hood? I've spoken to a couple of people who had trouble cutting using various tools- the hood itself warped a little and the edges weren't clean.
I used a metal cutoff wheel and the hood didn't warp but the paint did curl up a bit at the cut lines, and it's only as clean as the steady hand lol what's a pain is making sure you don't cut through the X brace and don't tighten bolts to much or that will distort hood, I went back after and loosened some up. just make sure to have touch up paint on hand lol
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:44 AM   #25
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Thanks for the advice and input. I'll definitely be getting a second hood to try this on. For $50 it'll help steady my hand. ; )
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I think I saw one on a civic with a big muffler.
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Thanks for the advice and input. I'll definitely be getting a second hood to try this on. For $50 it'll help steady my hand. ; )
Naah go for it, the Spyder vent hides most mistakes haha. And your very welcome :0)

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