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Old 08-27-2008, 05:54 AM   #1
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Hood Louvers ?

Hello.

Do you have some hood louvers installed on your TJ?
Where did you buy them? How was the installation?
Could you please post some pics?
Does rain water drop under the hood when the TJ is parked?

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Old 08-27-2008, 06:35 AM   #2
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I thought Quadratec offered a non-functional Hummer stick on hood louver.

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i am talking about something like this:

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That looks very FJ Cruiser - Yota like. I'm not familiar who makes those.
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Here is a great write-up on hood vents for a Jeep. I have a set of these sitting in my garage waiting to be installed.

Looks like this:




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Old 08-27-2008, 12:11 PM   #6
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I have the gen right hood louvers
easy to install just cut the hood and rivet them on took me a couple hours to install
as far a rain I don know we dont get much of that around here
but I dont notice to much water if any when I wash it at the car wash
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just wondering, does this provide any benefit?
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Here's one by PSC, I plan on getting it once it comes out("summer '08"????). Comes with a template to cut out the center of the hood and welded on studs on the bottom so no bolts sticking throught the top. As per performance: "The Hood louver kits are stamped with 68 rear facing louvers and 6 forward facing louvers. The louvered openings promote cool air circulation and relieve common hot air pockets within the engine compartment" and looks goooood.
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Poison Spyder Customs - 303-777-4820 Her is a link to the site. There was an identical one by another company, cant seem to find it though. Theirs however has bolts sticking through the top.
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i am talking about something like this:

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That looks very FJ Cruiser - Yota like. I'm not familiar who makes those.
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess those are made by Gen-Right?

Actually I have seen a few of those, although I never did meet the owner of either set. Pretty sure both were Gen Right, and I've seen writeups on the install in some magazine..
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Here's one by PSC, I plan on getting it once it comes out("summer '08"????). Comes with a template to cut out the center of the hood and welded on studs on the bottom so no bolts sticking throught the top. As per performance: "The Hood louver kits are stamped with 68 rear facing louvers and 6 forward facing louvers. The louvered openings promote cool air circulation and relieve common hot air pockets within the engine compartment" and looks goooood.

go to AtoZ fabrication you can get that hood louver kit now
http://www.atozfabrication.com/catal...384eedc9fdfd73
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just wondering, does this provide any benefit?
yes the louvers are funtional they lowered my under hood temp by about
30 degrees
at 110 degree day I can now touch my hood where before you needed gloves to raise the hood it was so hot

remember heat rises its harder for the heat to escape from the bottom of the engine bay then it is through the top of the hood
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Here's another link;

TJ Hood Vents - 1

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From what i've heard, it's best to place them as close to the firewall as possible as thats where the airflow collects so thats the highest pressure...
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Hello.

Do you have some hood louvers installed on your TJ?
Where did you buy them? How was the installation?
Could you please post some pics?
Does rain water drop under the hood when the TJ is parked?

Thanks!
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Nico what happened to no more mods this year?
Anyway I run the Gen-Right louvers, Very easy to install just mark your hood and cut. I used a dremal tool to start until it cought fire. After that tool burt up I finished with a jigsaw.
And no problem with rain.
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I like the look of the Genright hood louveres. They look great!
The problem ist that shipping costs about the same than the parts.

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Nico what happened to no more mods this year?
I have a overheating problem. Not much, but itīs there.
A radiator builder told me that it has many different reasons:
- A muddy radiator (I canīt get the mud out without destroying the radiator).
- Parts in front of the grille (befpore i was in very deep mud the temperature problem wasnt there).
- Missing air circulation because of the oil-pan skid plate.
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These vents will in no way help with overheating, They will drop underhood temps but will not drop your internal engine temp. Thats just another issue.
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These vents will in no way help with overheating, They will drop underhood temps but will not drop your internal engine temp. Thats just another issue.
The guy at the radiator builder shop told me that some more air will come through the radiator with a better air circulation. He told me tha the airflow isnīt perfect at the moment.
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The guy at the radiator builder shop told me that some more air will come through the radiator with a better air circulation. He told me tha the airflow isnīt perfect at the moment.
Is this a new problem? Have you changed anything on your jeep just before the problem started? How much are you overheating?
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You cant put the radiator in a big bucket of water and let it stay there so some of the dried out mud can get wet and fall apart? (assuming your jeep isnt your dd)
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hey nick.. this previous weekend my city had a chrysler cruise in.. a guy in my jeep club from detriot brought down a few buddies and their jeeps.. they started a business called truck master designs.. they had some pretty cool ideas.. their hood louvers kits were fully funtional and used the stock air intake that was connected into another piece that mounts on the underside of the hood..

heres their site

Truck Master Designs Home Page

http://truckmasterdesigns.com/pagejeepscoops.html

sorry i didnt get around to taking any pics of the hood louvers at the car show
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can you find someone/shop near you that has a louver press
if so just take a peice of sheet metal and trim it to fit the center of the hood
like the ones from AtoZ and poison spyder then take it to them and have them press the louvers out
A guy in one of the local jeep clubs out here did that his total cost was about $100
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Thanks for the advice mr4x4, Im looking into that now, didnt think it would be that cheap to do it on your own.
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its mostly the cost of having them punch the louvers
just remember to mark out the placment of the louvers well thats what he did

he had it all ready to rivet in before he had the louver punched in
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This is an interesting concept. I have to say that I've wondered about how hot the hood does get after a short drive. Every other car I've seen always has had a thermal mat on the underside of the hood. Plus I was thinking of going with an electric fan for the same issue. But I can't help but think that if it's like this from the factory it should be alright the way it is.
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Nico what happened to no more mods this year?
Anyway I run the Gen-Right louvers, Very easy to install just mark your hood and cut. I used a dremal tool to start until it cought fire. After that tool burt up I finished with a jigsaw.
And no problem with rain.



PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, tell me what brand those fenders are and where I can get them?
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, tell me what brand those fenders are and where I can get them?
http://www.gotreks.com/treks_home.asp

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