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Old 04-11-2008, 02:30 AM   #1
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New Hoods

I have been looking for a cool new hood for my TJ. The weird thing is, absolutely every part of a wrangler seems to come aftermarket except for a hood. I was just looking for something with a big scoop or cool detents. I could modify my own, but i cannot even find a nice piece to stick on and cut around.

Has anyone done anything with their hoods?

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I plan on adding some louvers to my hood when I move back to Phoenix...
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AEV heat reduction hood for the tj
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X2 - the AEV (Brute Package) is a very nice aftemarket hood.
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:40 PM   #5
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Wow i have never seen those louvers before. Those seem like they could make my hood look awesome for cheap. As far as the AEV goes, im only 16 and the last time i saw $749 near me was when i bought my car.
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imo id leave the hood stock.. adding the louvers seems like it only loses protection from the elements.. id find a better way to spend 100-200$ on my jeep.. especially like you said.. being 16 and all.. (ive always wanted to lift my jeep when i first got it.. took me like 3-4 years to get around to it)
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imo id leave the hood stock.. adding the louvers seems like it only loses protection from the elements.. id find a better way to spend 100-200$ on my jeep.. especially like you said.. being 16 and all.. (ive always wanted to lift my jeep when i first got it.. took me like 3-4 years to get around to it)
x2, are those ports for mud to come in?
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x2, are those ports for mud to come in?
yeah i guess that is true. i have just always thought the hood was really plain.
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x2, are those ports for mud to come in?
What mud? I live in a desert, and they would GREATLY help remove a lot of unwanted heat from under the hood on a 120+ degree day.
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Hit a local junkyard, look for a Chysler Lebaron Turbo, snag the vents from the hood. I've seen a FSJ's and XJ's with those hood vents, they look pretty good, and if you find 'em in a junkyard, they ought to be pretty cheap!
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aztj id just picture id be worse out in the sand.. sand gets everywhere.. hell im still finding sand in my gym bag from when i went to panama 2 years ago for spring break
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aztj id just picture id be worse out in the sand.. sand gets everywhere.. hell im still finding sand in my gym bag from when i went to panama 2 years ago for spring break
Trust me, it's worse w/ a Jeep! I'm still finding piles of sand in my TJ after last summers trip to the Dunes! I've had the carpet out twice, hosed the tub and the carpet both times, dried, swept, a few days later, it's back!
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luckily I don't have to deal with that kind of crap.
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I actually want something more like this painted matte black to get rid of the glare when driving into the sun set.

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Go for it if u want it. I guess I'm just used to my 4banger that runs the exact same temp even when wheeling in 105 Sacramento heat.
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Go for it if u want it. I guess I'm just used to my 4banger that runs the exact same temp even when wheeling in 105 Sacramento heat.
- Heat is a KILLER on engines. So what if your motor runs the same temp... the temp under the hood gets even hotter in the summer and when going slow, and that is the air that your motor is breathing.
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then get a snorkel. My engine area actually doesn't get that warm compared to other vehicles. My mom's expedition and dads 2500 both are way hotter than mine. Jeeps have a good grill for letting air in I think.
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Snorkels are gay and there is not enough water around here to warrant the cost.... safe water anyway. And I don't go in the washes during monsoons.



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Old 04-13-2008, 01:28 AM   #21
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Thats insane! Did they go in there by choice?
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No - it was a flash flood. Scary stuff. And that would be the only reason to get one.
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Did all 3 still run afterward?
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Yeah. The guy in the YJ shut it off when he got stuck.
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:37 AM   #25
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Good, that looks bad. U might try a CAI that pulls air from a hole in the passenger side fender
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I actually want something more like this painted matte black to get rid of the glare when driving into the sun set.

I want the same thing
a friend of mine installed that last summer and it really made a difference in the under hood temp
this year I have an electric fan in place of the engine driven fan so that should help on the trail when its 115 out side

if you want a cold air intake you can do the cowl intake mod
it not only raises the water forwarding leval up about 4" but with the vent scoop it acts like a ram air intake
(hope this make sense to you) if you take the vent scoop and find an air filter that is the same size as its base you can trim out the cowl vent so the air filter fits flat it will filter your cabin air (no more dust blowing out of the vents)
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it not only raises the water forwarding leval up about 4" but with the vent scoop it acts like a ram air intake
(hope this make sense to you) if you take the vent scoop and find an air filter that is the same size as its base you can trim out the cowl vent so the air filter fits flat it will filter your cabin air (no more dust blowing out of the vents)
Dont rely on ram air intakes that use speed to "ram the air" into the intake manifold. There was an article i looked at the other day about snorkels on wranglers. some one did a test where they tested the psi difference at the intake manifold with stock vs snorkel. The psi difference was very minor and definetly not worth the 300 bucks however the temp difference was the big change. About 35 degree difference in 90 degree weather.

as the original post goes about hoods, there was some one that did a hummer hood conversion. I only got to see 2 pictures on yahoo images that i am looking for right now but pretty much the hood looked like it was off an h2 (however was the right size of a jeep) It looked very nice with the vent in the middle and the high clearance fenders.

also take a look at this for installation help or methods..
http://www.higherground4x4.com/Tech%20hood%20vents.htm

aev hoods...
http://www.oman4x4.com/gallery/aevhood/aev16

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http://www.thejeepcreep.com/Products.html
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this is a freinds jeep

One of the first production Mac CAIs.

Equip list
Ported throttle body
Cat back with Bullit muffler.
35s
5:13 gears
4 speed auto

First impressions... I really like it.

I was able to chirp the 35's. Never been able to do that before.
Has a very throaty sound, kind of like a prop plane taking off.
I can now accelerate from 60 to 80 on a small up hill grade without down shifting out of OD.
The engine seems more responsive when you need the extra power. Noticed an increase in the mid power band.
When you open up the throttle, you know you have added an upgrade. The sound is incredible.
And it is so nice to have clean filtered air coming into the cabin.
We probably blew out 3 or 4 oz of dust out of the vents. It was really bad. I hate have to blow them out after every run. Coats everything inside with dust.

Girlfriend drove it last night. Said it seemed to run smoother. She really liked it as well.

Overall, very happy so far.
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and since this is about hood vents or sccops
I ran across this the other night

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Mr4x4, hopefully this isnt one of those mustang hood scoops lol. No hole just a blocked off scoop haha. It looks nice though.

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