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Old 05-03-2013, 08:17 AM   #1
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Fun project for around 200.

Hey everyone, I think I made this up and no one has done it before, I tried looking it up and noone has. Basically I thought of buying a Poison Spyder hood louver:

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And under the hood, buying a fog machine, installing and wiring it so I can turn it on from a switch in the car. I would make the smoke colored blue to I with the blue accents on my car. Sounds fun, anyone ever done/ seen someone do it?

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Old 05-03-2013, 08:23 AM   #2
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When you were looking this up, what search terms did you use? I can't believe no one has thought of it before.

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Old 05-03-2013, 08:24 AM   #3
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Fog machines leave behind a residue. If you put one under the hood you will have one hell of a mess to clean up each and every time. Also the fog will just rool out of every single crack it can find. The only way to do something like this is to build a box that can be bolted to the bottom of the louver and sealed but with a 1 way vent. That way all the smoke has to go up and out.


I can tell you that it would be cool the 1st time and not bad the second. After that it would just get old.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:24 AM   #4
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I'd find a better way to spend 200 bucks IMO
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:44 AM   #5
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200 bucks and you want a fog machine under the hood. real cool when you hang out with the ricers at the mall. get a torch and cut your springs and lower that jeep too
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:53 AM   #6
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Not nearly as cool as the nitrous blow dragon

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Old 05-03-2013, 09:16 AM   #7
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I used as many things as I could think of
-smoke jeep
-smoke out of car good
-smoke machine in car
- hood louver smoke

- I know it'd get old, but it'd make my jeep unique. The fog machine is 40 bucks. I thought it'd be a fun 40 dollar thing to do. I'm getting the louver regardless
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:36 AM   #8
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Definitely a unique idea.

Stash that money away, and use it to perform regularly scheduled maintenance. Fliuds, filters, belts, hoses, etc. etc. You don't want real smoke or steam coming out of your louvers competing with your fog machine.

The PSC hood louver is a great idea! I like mine.
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The BIG problem is going to be when the fire department shows up to put it out.....
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It would look cool and all, but like mikemounlio said, you would need a box or something to angle the fog towards the vents. I have taken apart and used several professional and simple halloween fog machines over the years and can say they are pretty darn simple. Just the fog fluid tank, electronic board, fog fluid pump, and the heating element that vaporizes the fog fluid. It would be easy to take apart and mount under the hood with the remote wired to a switch inside. Most consumer fog machines do not have a 100% duty cycle, meaning they have to warm up every couple minutes of running. They do leave a residue behind, but I have found different fog fluid brands leave less than others. You would have to see what works best for you. When are you thinking of running the fog? Just for fun sometimes?
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Want smoke out the hood....Overfill your oil and run the engine...You will smoke out the neighborhood!!!
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It would look cool and all, but like mikemounlio said, you would need a box or something to angle the fog towards the vents. I have taken apart and used several professional and simple halloween fog machines over the years and can say they are pretty darn simple. Just the fog fluid tank, electronic board, fog fluid pump, and the heating element that vaporizes the fog fluid. It would be easy to take apart and mount under the hood with the remote wired to a switch inside. Most consumer fog machines do not have a 100% duty cycle, meaning they have to warm up every couple minutes of running. They do leave a residue behind, but I have found different fog fluid brands leave less than others. You would have to see what works best for you. When are you thinking of running the fog? Just for fun sometimes?
Very helpful. Thank you! I wasn't thinking of running it often. Kind of just a show off thing. Maybe while I'm offroading or crawling. When I use it I couldn't be moving fast or it'd just go with the wind. My problem is I need the fog to be THICK. And full of color
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Very helpful. Maybe while I'm offroading or crawling. When I use it I couldn't be moving fast or it'd just go with the wind. My problem is I need the fog to be THICK. And full of color
Just curious if you offroad or crawl in any areas with drop offs and ledges? With thick fog coming out of your hood and blocking your vision, the colored smoke would look cool as you go off the side of a cliff! As long as you did not get hurt of coarse.

You could turn it on as you return to the trailhead/staging area. All sorts of Jeepers would come running over to offer you help......then, they would be pissed!


I still think the Poison Spyder hood louver is a great idea.
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Just curious if you offroad or crawl in any areas with drop offs and ledges? With thick fog coming out of your hood and blocking your vision, the colored smoke would look cool as you go off the side of a cliff! As long as you did not get hurt of coarse.

You could turn it on as you return to the trailhead/staging area. All sorts of Jeepers would come running over to offer you help......then, they would be pissed!

I still think the Poison Spyder hood louver is a great idea.
It's more of a show off kind of thing, to make my car different. I don't offroad in popular places, just some places around town only me and my friends know of
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It's more of a show off kind of thing, to make my car different. I don't offroad in popular places, just some places around town only me and my friends know of
When you learn to stop calling it a car, you'll also probably realize stuff like fog machines has no place on a Jeep. But hey, it's yours, do as you want...
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When you learn to stop calling it a car, you'll also probably realize stuff like fog machines has no place on a Jeep. But hey, it's yours, do as you want...
Sorry it slipped! Il take your advise though, thanks
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I used as many things as I could think of
-smoke jeep
-smoke out of car good
-smoke machine in car
- hood louver smoke

- I know it'd get old, but it'd make my jeep unique. The fog machine is 40 bucks. I thought it'd be a fun 40 dollar thing to do. I'm getting the louver regardless
Smoke coming from a jeep is bad.
It would be like installing a squeak rattle and clang noise box, patches of fake rust, imitation oil leaks, or a loud exhaust.

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