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Old 09-02-2013, 09:52 PM   #1
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Poison Spyder Hood Louver Install

My 4-cylinder tends to generate a LOT of heat under the hood. Given this, and with some recent overheating (later determined to be a stuck thermostat), I decided to install Poison Spyder's hood louver. I ordered this from the new Colorado Northridge location, and had it in 3 days with free shipping. Poison Spyder offers a $30 powder coat option; however, they were back-ordered, so I got the raw aluminum version and decided to spray it with bed liner. They make the install easy, offering a template to mark the holes for cutting the hood. The install went smoothly, and I'm happy with the results. I would highly recommend this product.


















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Old 09-02-2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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Looks great. I really like the look of these and its function.

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Looks great!
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did you have to call them to order? Or did you order online?
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I like it. It is not what I pictured when I read the title.
I will have to add that to my wish list. I saw the aftermarket
cooling hoods but they are a bit pricey.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:45 PM   #6
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did you have to call them to order? Or did you order online?
You can do either. I actually stopped by the new Northridge location in person to order and check it out. Its only like 5 miles from my house.
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I like it. It is not what I pictured when I read the title.
I will have to add that to my wish list. I saw the aftermarket
cooling hoods but they are a bit pricey.
Double-check fitment to make sure they fit JKs. Genright offers a 5-piece kit but I wasn't confident in my ability to get them straight and even, and I don't think there is a template. Plus, I really like Poison Spyder's louver.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:23 AM   #8
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been looking at this as well!

looks great, man...might have to pull the trigger on one of these myself down the road.
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I have had mine on for over a year now and love it. I'm getting ready to install the Genright 5 piece set on Mountain Girl's jeep on Saturday I'll let you know how it goes.
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What did you guys use to cut hood? Sawzall or wheel grinder?
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What did you guys use to cut hood? Sawzall or wheel grinder?
1" hole saw for the corners and then a cutting wheel for my 4.5" grinder. It sliced through the top like butter and I had all holes cut in probably 5 minutes.
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Where did u pick up the hole saw?
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Where did u pick up the hole saw?
Lowes an Home Drpot carry them.
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Did you use Stainless Steal bolts & Nuts?

I like how it looks, you did a great job.
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The louver comes with stainless steel bolts and nuts. My wife thinks they should be black, but I think the stainless gives it a 'finished' look. I had a regular hole saw but quickly found it was useless and basically melted the cutting teeth, so I found a good bi-metal hole saw at Home Depot which did the trick.
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The louver comes with stainless steel bolts and nuts. My wife thinks they should be black, but I think the stainless gives it a 'finished' look. I had a regular hole saw but quickly found it was useless and basically melted the cutting teeth, so I found a good bi-metal hole saw at Home Depot which did the trick.
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