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Old 03-13-2013, 08:53 PM   #1
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Question Gen-right Hood Louvers

Anybody ever used hood louvers?
I want to add them to my mods list for this summer.
Any Problems with them? and what all did it take for installation?
*Pictures would be appreciated*
I want to go with the Gen-right 5 piece hood louver set so if you have them your input would be awesome

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Old 03-13-2013, 08:57 PM   #2
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I like those. But, went with the Poisen Spyder hood louver. One piece, less drilling bolt holes.

I just have to find the time to install it.

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I like those. But, went with the Poisen Spyder hood louver. One piece, less drilling bolt holes.

I just have to find the time to install it.
Poison spyder makes a lot of awesome products and I have many. I thought how gen rights was multiple pieces looked cool; not extremely concerned with extra work. Can't wait to see you get yours on though!
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:11 PM   #4
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I use the 5 pc Gen-Rights and they work exceptionally well, never have had any trouble with water or any other issues. For the price I would buy them again.





Easy to install, I used painters masking tape, traced out where they mounted and cut and drilled, used a tiny seal of silicon around the edges and riveted in place.





One word of advice, they show using a metal whole saw, I found that to not work well, it cuts like crap, I used a 3" cut-off wheel and made the holes rectangular instead, the large front louvre is of course 2 holes to save the center brace. I have no warping, weakness or bouncing in the hood and they are almost 2 years old now.
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X2 on the poison spyder
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I use the 5 pc Gen-Rights and they work exceptionally well, never have had any trouble with water or any other issues. For the price I would buy them again.

*PICTURES*

One word of advice, they show using a metal whole saw, I found that to not work well, it cuts like crap, I used a 3" cut-off wheel and made the holes rectangular instead, the large front louvre is of course 2 holes to save the center brace. I have no warping, weakness or bouncing in the hood and they are almost 2 years old now.

Those pictures were so much help! Thank you, and good advice sweet jeep by the way
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Thank you, and I'm very glad to be able to help you decide.

There are a few other write ups on the Gen-Right installs, try google and they should be easy to find. Another nice thing is you can mount them on the side of the hood or in whatever place/configuration you like. One of the best $99 I ever spent.
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Thank you, and I'm very glad to be able to help you decide.

There are a few other write ups on the Gen-Right installs, try google and they should be easy to find. Another nice thing is you can mount them on the side of the hood or in whatever place/configuration you like. One of the best $99 I ever spent.
Is there an actual layout you're given cause I like the way its shown in pictures and I want it to line up properly
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It's really where you like it, mine are a little further forward than the website shows, but you can lay them on the hood, get them right where you want them, then I used a dry erase marker to mark the 4 holes at the corners, then taped over them (you can see the marks through the tape), then layed the louvre on the marks and traced it out for cutting. It works way easier than you will believe, very simple to do.
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Good pics. I'm still trying to decide which one I want to go with. Going to be even more difficult to make the first cut. Anyone got a pic of any on a red jeep by any chance?
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I like those. But, went with the Poisen Spyder hood louver. One piece, less drilling bolt holes.

I just have to find the time to install it.
Did you end up going with bare aluminum?
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mine came in powder coat black

write up with pics on a red Jeep



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mine came in powder coat black

write up with pics on a red Jeep
Thanks for the link. Those look really good. I may go ahead and order a set in the next couple of weeks.
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I've installed two sets...one on my fathers Rubicon and one on mine. Both were easy to do. I'd advise taping everything off and checking and rechecking to be sure that your measurements are correct. I layed everything out from the flat edge at the rear of the hood. Its the only straight edge on the thing..after that just follow their instructions. I used a drill to radius the corners and a jigsaw with a metal blade.

Its also much easier to remove the hood from the jeep and set it on a set of saw horses.

As far as function...they work very well at letting heat out of the engine compartment and we have had no issues with water, etc.
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Did you end up going with bare aluminum?
Yep! Did you polish yours, or just throw it on there?
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Yep! Did you polish yours, or just throw it on there?
Polish? Hell mine's lucky to get washed sometimes. Just installed it and let it roll, I've thought about polishing it to make it shinning. Pics when you get yours installed.
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Polish? Hell mine's lucky to get washed sometimes. Just installed it and let it roll, I've thought about polishing it to make it shinning. Pics when you get yours installed.
Good to know. I was hoping to just toss it on there and have it look as good as yours.
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you say it allows heat to escape the engine compartment which i am sure it does but have you noticed any improvement in engine operating temp at highway speed or on the trail? South Carolina gets plenty hot in the summer. Both sets look really good. The gen rights on that Jeep pictured especially.
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you say it allows heat to escape the engine compartment which i am sure it does but have you noticed any improvement in engine operating temp at highway speed or on the trail? South Carolina gets plenty hot in the summer. Both sets look really good. The gen rights on that Jeep pictured especially.
I have. It's not a dramatic change, but the fan clutch has engage less and the temp gauge stays at it's tad below 210. It also helps when sitting in traffic, you can see the heat escaping through the louvers.
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I've got Race Ace Run Cools on my hood. No temp diff at hwy speeds, but up to 20 degrees cooler under hood on the trail. I left my hood on to cut the holes and laid plastic sheet over the engine to catch the metal. Your temp gauge may always show 210, but under hood should still be cooler. Hoses and other components will benefit
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Unexpected side benefit

I have read many threads regarding a severe flutter on stock TJ hoods, even to the point of changing the stock rubber hood tie-downs with polypro versions. The first time I drove mine at 70mph the hood watusi'd so bad I thought I had an alignment problem. Looked pretty scary.

After cutting and installing the Gen-Rights my hood is now rock solid up to Interstate speeds. I think it relieves an air dam buildup in the stocker.

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I like my poison spider louvers extra bonus cool engine bay
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Forgot to attach picture.

No water issues even when I wash her.

Cutting large holes scary but worth it.
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