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Old 08-16-2015, 01:49 PM   #31
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Nice mod.and as for water getting in .your going to get the same or even more from underneath when your driving.i have a different hood and i never had any issues
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Old 08-16-2015, 04:33 PM   #32
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Great writeup SS! I'll be doing this to mine soon. Thanks

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Old 08-16-2015, 04:41 PM   #33
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Added observation, I have a pretty good Seat Dyno. The computer may compensate at some point but my motor is liking the cooler air.
The Pass. side vent is fairly close to the intake for the air box.
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:47 PM   #34
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Damn. Been thinking about this since sept. 30th when I bought my HR. Just got back from SilverLake sand dunes and could definitely of used this. I too am not a fan of fake scoops, vents. I will have to make this the real deal too. Thanks.
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Looks good.

Gotta wonder after taking the time to design vents into the hood, why the factory would have left them closed?

Surely they know the advantages of lower temperatures under the hood. Maybe they have other reasons like ice?
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Old 08-16-2015, 09:12 PM   #36
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I have come to believe that what is in "our" best interest (example: Less heat in the engine bay, less wear and tear, proper gearing etc.) is NOT "their" concern.
NOT having complaints about "Why did my motor get dirty" "My Hood leaks" was the final decision.
AEV (probably) designed the Hood and certainly, based on their designs would have, designed the vents to be functional BUT leaving them "CLOSED" was the safe bet on Mopars part.
No Warranty replacements for "I don't want this Hood" to leak water.

So, we end up with what we got - A Great Hood that with very little effort and zero $$ can be made to do what it should do,,,, evacuate unwanted/uneeded Heat.
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Any plans for closing those vents up through the winter to keep the heat in during the next -40* polar vortex?
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Old 08-16-2015, 10:17 PM   #38
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Any plans for closing those vents up through the winter to keep the heat in during the next -40* polar vortex?
Yes but my "plans" are to have Winter declared a Terrorist Threat and get it outlawed.
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If you want a little more airflow to the intake you can trim the hood felt slightly. It makes a pretty good improvement in throttle response. Just note where the intake loops up to the hood. You will see the small indentation the rubber makes in the hood felt. Trim it back and let the Pentastar get a little more air.
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Looks fantastic, well done!!! You now have RubiFlow, I would have RubiFlow too if I had such a bad ass hood...
How'd I miss your post! I must been getting the hose for the water test. You likey?
I'm liking it.
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i agree, especially this past weekend... i was a owner of a vehicle with Functional vents prior to owning my wrangler. while it did let out a good amount of heat, it also let a TON of rain in. while electrically it didn't effect anything the tiny bits that were stainless steel and or other shiny coated parts after time got a light coat of rust on them.

while i like the mod, im 50/50 on doing it to mine as well....
Let me know how it works out for you by the pics it didn't look like a whole lot of water got in, I was expecting to see more water. Think I've seen another thread where a guy bought a 2nd set as a back up if things went bad.
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Yes but my "plans" are to have Winter declared a Terrorist Threat and get it outlawed.
Or,,,,,, You could just purchase another set of closed vents and swap them out during the winter or as needed. Best of both worlds.
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How'd I miss your post! I must been getting the hose for the water test. You likey?
I'm liking it.
Oh hell yes, it was 117 here yesterday, I'm definitely considering the addition of a Poison Spider louver for mine... Rugged Ridge hood is about $800 unpainted. Neither look as good as the 10A/HR hood though.
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There is a guy here in town (we know each other to see and wave) He has the PS hood louver and it appears to be a serious amount of venting and a nice compliment to the Hood IMO.

Running in this morning (warm/humid) ran 70-75 mph for about 45 minutes route 80 thru the Pocono mountains and was at a steady 204*.
Not sure what the normal would be.
Got to the office and same thing, Heat rising from the vents, warm engine bay - Not rediculously Hot as has been the case so, it would seem that there is air flow/ventilation as the Jeep is moving keeping things cooler....
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Another nice write-up Rubi!
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Another nice write-up Rubi!
Thank you
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I'm doing this as soon as I get home. Living in AZ, it's a no-brainer. The only reason I haven't done it yet: I am moving to a northern tier state next year with extreme cold wintertime temps. I think that added heat under the hood would be a bonus for that. Does anyone have a link to the original part? That way I can swap out for the seasons.
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I think you will be fine heat wise. Your heat in the cabin is generated by the engine coolant flowing thru your heater core and the being blown thru the vents by the fan.
I apologize, I don't have the part# for the OE vents.
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I think the Mopar numbers for the vented hood inserts are 68185318AB and 68185319AB - "BEZEL, Hood"
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Quick check and several WF vendors (Qtec, Morris, etc) carry them approx $59 a piece.
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mentioning the winter... I don't think the heat dissipation will be an issue... but wondering if snowpack/ice will be an issue?

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mentioning the winter... I don't think the heat dissipation will be an issue... but wondering if snowpack/ice will be an issue? oh - and hello from a fellow soldier.
I am in southern WI and don't have any worries about the winters and snow. Will find out soon enough.
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Did mine today. Thanks for the great write up.


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Done. Simple, easy and now I've got more peace of mind IRT engine temps, trailer towing, etc. I only wish I'd done it sooner!
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Any reason you can't just take a dremel tool to the bottom while they are still in the hood? Seems like a smart mod, just trying to figure out why you would have to remove them first.
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Any reason you can't just take a dremel tool to the bottom while they are still in the hood? Seems like a smart mod, just trying to figure out why you would have to remove them first.
You can do that. For me, it was just "easier" to remove them. Less reaching etc.
"Popping" them out and back in is fairly easy using the tips I mentioned.
Again, You absolutely can do it with them in place.

My tool of choice for the Mod was my Dremel BTW.
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how much are the inserts? can someone do them for me if i buy some inserts?

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