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Old 12-13-2012, 07:00 PM   #61
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I know what you mean as soon as i placed it on my hood it changed the whole look of the front end.. to me it looks meaner..
I painted mine when I got my Jeep a year ago. But I like the look of the louver.

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Old 12-13-2012, 08:29 PM   #62
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Yes I did the install my self. I did not cut the holes in the hood, I just liked the look of the louvers so I just painted under the louver so you would not see the yellow. Maybe someday I will cut some holes, it does not take long it is a easy match up to the bumper holes and the wiper hole,and a few measurements you have it..I do like the little scoop on the cowl some run it facing the windshield and some run it like I have it .if you notice the back louvers on the poison spyder are goin the same way my scoop is facing so to me it matches..
Seems silly to me to defeat the main purpose.

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I had a 67 chey with scoops on the hood they didnt have holes under them, but they sure looked nice. I thing what i did falls under," I`am not out to please anybody but my self " purpose or not...
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I had a 67 chey with scoops on the hood they didnt have holes under them, but they sure looked nice. I thing what i did falls under," I`am not out to please anybody but my self " purpose or not...
I understand. For me, however, I want one of these to help lower under hood temps.
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I hope I don't get flamed for this.

I am going to buy one because my hood looks like it was in a hail storm and I don't want to have it repainted. I love the idea of lowering underhood temps but I don't like the idea of rain/water pouring in on the top of the motor when it rains. Call me paranoid but after racing off-road motorcycles for several years I have seen the effects of water in electrical circuitry and NO NOT want to have that issue in my jeep.

And yes, I do go through mud and water crossings but to me it just seems a little different when the water is pouring on top of the motor.

Am I overly concerned??
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:35 PM   #66
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I hope I don't get flamed for this.

I am going to buy one because my hood looks like it was in a hail storm and I don't want to have it repainted. I love the idea of lowering underhood temps but I don't like the idea of rain/water pouring in on the top of the motor when it rains. Call me paranoid but after racing off-road motorcycles for several years I have seen the effects of water in electrical circuitry and NO NOT want to have that issue in my jeep.

And yes, I do go through mud and water crossings but to me it just seems a little different when the water is pouring on top of the motor.

Am I overly concerned??
Read this whole thread. There are a few people who say they havent had any issues with rain/snow ect getting inside and hurting the anything.
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ta2240, this is sort of like arguing over religion. When someone has it in their head that a certain thing is true, its very difficult to convince them otherwise, even with facts and reason. So I won't try to convince you that your fears are unwarranted. All I will say is that they haven't come true for the hundreds of folks who have installed our hood louvers over the years. Feel free to read through this thread or our threads on any of the other Jeep sites, for testimonials. Whether you decide to use it or not, thanks for considering our product.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:45 PM   #68
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ta2240, this is sort of like arguing over religion. When someone has it in their head that a certain thing is true, its very difficult to convince them otherwise, even with facts and reason. So I won't try to convince you that your fears are unwarranted. All I will say is that they haven't come true for the hundreds of folks who have installed our hood louvers over the years. Feel free to read through this thread or our threads on any of the other Jeep sites, for testimonials. Whether you decide to use it or not, thanks for considering our product.
Thanks for the reply. I have searched with hundreds of different phrases and words and have found very few threads about the Louver and then only a couple of mentions or negative posts. None of the post I found were from owners so no real discussions were found.
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Thanks for the reply. I have searched with hundreds of different phrases and words and have found very few threads about the Louver and then only a couple of mentions or negative posts. None of the post I found were from owners so no real discussions were found.
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All I know is it does snow here, and I will be cutting large holes in my hood...
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Yea, i'm going to get one shipped to NZ in the new year.. rains here a bit
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I can't remember which forum it was on, but there was a customer who had installed our hood louver on his fairly new JK. Soon after that, it had rained and then his Jeep wouldn't start. He came into the thread pretty hard out of the gate, blaming us and our hood louver, for killing his Jeep. There were a number of sympathetic posts after that, thanking him for the 'warning' and piling on about what a bad idea the hood louver is because of the possibility of water getting on the engine and killing the Jeep. Well, lo and behold, a page or two later in the thread, he posts up again to say that he had taken it to the dealer and the dealer had found a bad connection under his dash, or something like that, I can't remember the exact details but it had nothing to do with the hood louver (once it was fixed the Jeep started and ran fine, rain on the motor and everything). I had asked him to go back and amend his original post so anyone who stumbled across it in a search later would know it was a false alarm. I'm not sure if he ever did that. Moral of the story is there is plenty of misinformation out there about this issue, either from people who "think" it would cause problems, or from those who might have had a different problem and blamed the hood louver. But still, to this day we haven't heard of one credible story that water on the engine due to the hood louver has actually caused any problems.

I've often wondered if the snorkel manufacturers ever get these questions. I mean, if you ever actually need the snorkel, the engine is pretty much submerged anyhow. And surely submerging the engine in a river is potentially more damaging than sprinkling a little water over the top of it. But I suspect that 95% of people who install snorkels do it for the appearance rather than the functionality, and have no intention of ever fording a river in their Jeep anyhow.

I think the thing to remember is that the electrical systems on modern vehicles these days are already pretty much weather-proofed from the factory. The manufacturers expect that water will get up in there, whether being splashed up in there from driving through puddles, or from popping the hood to connect some jumper cables during a rain storm. This isn't like the old days, when splashing through a puddle would kill the engine and you'd have to pull the ignition points and dry them out, put them back in and fire it up.
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I have the Poison Spyder hood louvre on My TJ and live in Big Bear Ca. We got 12 inches of snow last week and I left jeep out over night cause I was going wheeling the next morning and asnt expecting snow. I didnt clean off hood and just let snow melt and Ive ran in rain etc. Never had any problems. My hood would get so hot after a day of crawling that I had to use gloves to open hood and pull down hood support so I could get to aircompressor, especially during summer. Since install of louvre I no longer ave that problem. hood and engine bay are way cooler. One of the best products Ive put on my jeep well worth the $150.00 bucks
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:30 AM   #76
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Thanks for the reply. I have searched with hundreds of different phrases and words and have found very few threads about the Louver and then only a couple of mentions or negative posts. None of the post I found were from owners so no real discussions were found.
To add to the water concern. This is off of Poison Spyders website in their Q&A section for the hood louver.

"Q: Does the Hood Louver allow water to get into my engine compartment?

A: This is a very common question that we get asked all the time. The simple answer is yes, some water can trickle down through the louvers during wet weather, but this hasn't caused any significant problems for the hundreds of people who have installed our Hood Louvers. It is important to remember that the engine bay is not a sealed compartment—it is common and expected that water can splash up into there even with a stock, uncut hood. That's why all of the engine components and electrical connections under the hood are weatherproofed from the factory. Many Jeep owners routinely pop the hood and hose down the engine compartment anyhow, to clean off dust and mud after wheeling trips, with no ill effects. Even if you live in an area with wet weather, you can install the Poison Spyder Hood Louver with confidence."
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I can say that I have been in rain to the tune of 3" per hour and had no problems what so ever. I love my hood louver.
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Finally got my hood louver installed!!
Looks great! I have seen a JK hood louver up close on a fellow club member's Jeep.
I will be ordering one this spring. I think I will be leaving it bare aluminum on my black TJ. Anyone foresee a problem with that plan?
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I am interested in the hood louver my self. I understand the electrical components are fine but I'm a little worried about rust. Planning on moving to Oregon from Cali hopefully soon and it rains quite a but there. I'm still pretty new to all things jeep but is there anything under the hood that will rust bad enough to make problems removing the part or any mechanical problems that can result from rust throughout the life of the vehicle. My 06 only has about 11k on it so I will be having it for a LOONG while
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Looks great! I have seen a JK hood louver up close on a fellow club member's Jeep.
I will be ordering one this spring. I think I will be leaving it bare aluminum on my black TJ. Anyone foresee a problem with that plan?
Go to poison spyders website they have a picture of a black TJ with the bare aluminum and it looks really good.
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I am interested in the hood louver my self. I understand the electrical components are fine but I'm a little worried about rust. Planning on moving to Oregon from Cali hopefully soon and it rains quite a but there. I'm still pretty new to all things jeep but is there anything under the hood that will rust bad enough to make problems removing the part or any mechanical problems that can result from rust throughout the life of the vehicle. My 06 only has about 11k on it so I will be having it for a LOONG while
Read this whole thread. Your answer should be answered.
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Do you have to remove all that fire-proof crap that is under the hood? Shipping is a bit pricey to NZ so might have to wait a little longer to get mine
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You have fire proofing stuff under your hood??? I've just got Bare metal.
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Do you have to remove all that fire-proof crap that is under the hood? Shipping is a bit pricey to NZ so might have to wait a little longer to get mine
Fire proof crap?
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You have fire proofing stuff under your hood??? I've just got Bare metal.
Same here
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Must be a weird NZ version? haha

Starting to get dark here, sorry about the crap photos. It's like thin foam stuff under my hood:



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Looks great! I have seen a JK hood louver up close on a fellow club member's Jeep.
I will be ordering one this spring. I think I will be leaving it bare aluminum on my black TJ. Anyone foresee a problem with that plan?
No problem leaving it bare aluminum. That's the way I did mine a year and half ago and it stills looks good.





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No problem leaving it bare aluminum. That's the way I did mine a year and half ago and it stills looks good.



That looks good to me! Thank-you for the picture.
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Must be a weird NZ version? haha

Starting to get dark here, sorry about the crap photos. It's like thin foam stuff under my hood:



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I had that stuff on my 97 too (insulation, not sure if it's for heat insulation or sound insulation- maybe a bit of both) - easy enough to get off - it's held on with plastic clips.
I got mine off in one big peice and was going to cut holes to line up with the holes for the louver but never got around to it.
Might still do that one day.

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