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Old 08-19-2009, 09:10 PM   #1
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So I Cut Two Holes in the Hood of my TJ...

I installed these vents. What y'all think? Not that there's any turning back now...

Sure seems to improve the air flow. The 'ole Willys Edition gets hot booney-hoppin'.








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Old 08-19-2009, 09:15 PM   #2
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:21 PM   #3
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Genright?
Oooo... those are cool too. Those are from RunCool Int.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:31 PM   #4
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I like 'em. They look very cool.

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Old 08-19-2009, 09:31 PM   #5
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looks pretty good.
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sweet man, I have the gen right set in my garage. need a pop rivet gun and a couple beers before i start cutting in the hood
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:59 PM   #7
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I was thinking about doing somthing similar, but using one of those boat vents you see on the decks. Like a mini hood scoop. I was thinking of putting one on the side right above the airbox intake.
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:02 PM   #8
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Looks muscular.
Did you install them for performance enhancement? or for the looks?

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Old 08-19-2009, 10:21 PM   #9
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Looks muscular.
Did you install them for performance enhancement? or for the looks?

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Air exchange and looks. Not sure that it improves performance much. Performance of the radiator, I suppose.
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:20 PM   #10
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looks great
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:28 PM   #11
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Looks good, how much trouble was it to do that?
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Old 08-20-2009, 03:07 AM   #12
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Looks good man.
Have you noticed the temp drop on your gauge?
(as they claim)
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Does look good, I like em...on the other forum we'd ask if your seeing lower intake/engine temps?
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:53 PM   #14
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That's funny, I just got done cutting holes in my hood too, just before I checked the forum. I will post up pic's soon as I can. But these are what I installed...


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Old 08-20-2009, 07:56 PM   #15
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You really probably will not notice a drop in your temp guage under normal circumstances, as it is measuring the water temp going through your engine (and thus engine temp). Where it will really show is maybe stuck in rush hour traffic, if your needle tends to climb a bit. One of the main reasons I did it was to lower my engine bay temps and thus my intake air temp.
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Nice looking but what happens if you're driving during a heavy rainstorm? I don't mind water on my engine but it looks like those vents would let a lot of water get onto the top of the engine where most of the sensors are.
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Looks great but I would worry about what Jerry B said!
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Nice looking but what happens if you're driving during a heavy rainstorm? I don't mind water on my engine but it looks like those vents would let a lot of water get onto the top of the engine where most of the sensors are.
Look like they are faced to the cab so don't there will be TOO much water getting in. Prolly evap when it hits the engine anyway. If it were facing the other way I'd prolly worry some.
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Nice looking but what happens if you're driving during a heavy rainstorm? I don't mind water on my engine but it looks like those vents would let a lot of water get onto the top of the engine where most of the sensors are.
Nah. The vents are off to the AC and behind the alternator on the passenger side. Drivers side should hit far enough off to the opposite side. There is a single connector that may be in the line of fire. I'm not sure what it goes to, but it appears to be water tight.

I'll keep folks posted if I hit a drawback. I positioned them as far to the rear as possible for that reason.
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You really probably will not notice a drop in your temp guage under normal circumstances, as it is measuring the water temp going through your engine (and thus engine temp). Where it will really show is maybe stuck in rush hour traffic, if your needle tends to climb a bit. One of the main reasons I did it was to lower my engine bay temps and thus my intake air temp.
Just so. Stuck in rush hour traffic or running sand trails at high revs/low speed.

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Looks good, how much trouble was it to do that?
It was easier that I thought. My brother has a bunch of air-tools, though. Die grinder and a pneumatic rivot gun made it easy.
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sweet man, I have the gen right set in my garage. need a pop rivet gun and a couple beers before i start cutting in the hood
Bring it on over - I'll gladly take a sawsall to your hood!!

I keep thinking about doing that as well. But I have yet to have any overheating problems - so not doing it yet. Just reminds me of my old ZJ with the vents in the hood.
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Here are pic's of what I just did (when I was supposed to be working!)






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Forgot to add that I added 3/4" metal strap to the underside to reinforce the hood/vent mounting points.
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Forgot to add that I added 3/4" metal strap to the underside to reinforce the hood/vent mounting points.
Those look good.

I didn't worry much about the reinforcement. I figure the hundreds of rivets that were required with mine would be reinforcement enough.
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Those look good.

I didn't worry much about the reinforcement. I figure the hundreds of rivets that were required with mine would be reinforcement enough.
Yeah, I hear you. But with mine, I was concerned about the hood flexing but the semi-rigid plastic not.

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