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dolson60174 11-22-2012 03:32 PM

Poison Spyder Hood Louver
 
So any complaints, opinions, pics of the Poison Spyder hood louver? Also since I live in N Idaho any issues with snow on it then melting?

One of the only reasons I am looking is I have the paint chipping on that part of the hood and it would be an easier fix then getting a whole new paint job...

thanks!

Moabrubi 11-22-2012 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by dolson60174 (Post 3022260)
So any complaints, opinions, pics of the Poison Spyder hood louver? Also since I live in N Idaho any issues with snow on it then melting?

One of the only reasons I am looking is I have the paint chipping on that part of the hood and it would be an easier fix then getting a whole new paint job...

thanks!

I don't have louvers but people that do say there are no issues. If you have to redo that part of the hood anyway might as well do it!

Tshields 11-22-2012 03:51 PM

I have the PSC hood louvers and I have no problems with it all and I live in Colorado with snow.http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...p/IMG_3939.jpg

Wesboy 11-22-2012 05:28 PM

Does your '99 have 2 windshield washer nozzles on the hood?

Pretty sure Poison Spyder only caters for the later models with 1 windshield washer nozzle.

That's one of the reasons I went with Hyline Offroad instead.

http://www.hylineoffroad.com/product...products_id=47

Tshields 11-22-2012 07:35 PM

Mine has two nozzles, PSC started making them for the early models a few months ago.

dolson60174 11-22-2012 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Tshields (Post 3022857)
Mine has two nozzles, PSC started making them for the early models a few months ago.


Yeah it has the two and as mentioned above there is a model. thanks for the info! Did you install yourself? If so how was it cutting the hood up? :)

Hows the wether been there in CO? I lived in Lakewood for 8 years and just relocated up north a year ago.

TJspeed 11-22-2012 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Wesboy
Does your '99 have 2 windshield washer nozzles on the hood?

Pretty sure Poison Spyder only caters for the later models with 1 windshield washer nozzle.

That's one of the reasons I went with Hyline Offroad instead.

http://www.hylineoffroad.com/product...products_id=47

Poison spyder makes it for both 1 and 2 washer spray nozzles.

Wesboy 11-22-2012 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Tshields (Post 3022857)
Mine has two nozzles, PSC started making them for the early models a few months ago.

:thumb:

TXST8tj 11-23-2012 01:19 PM

I have one for mine. Just finished cutting the holes in the hood. Still have to drill the holes to bolt it down.

I bought the one for my 2001 with two sprayers. I thought about swapping to a single sprayer so I could get the other louver. I actually prefer the newer one that only has the spider cut out, vs the "Poison Spyder Customs" cut out on mine.



http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps9f0385dd.jpg
http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/a...psfb0bd0b3.jpg

TXST8tj 11-24-2012 12:06 PM

I will be heading to ACE Hardware later to replace 12 of the bolts that were included. 20 of them have probably snapped, but they include extra. I have 12 that need to be replaced.

I am loving the look, but between the stick-on template being a disaster to remove, and half of the hardware snapping, I am a little frustrated with it.

Tshields 11-24-2012 01:22 PM

Be sure to use a little grease on the bolts or the threads will gull being stainless.

DTS 11-25-2012 03:49 PM

FYI the template is not supposed to be stuck on. Some of them get printed on sticker material because our vendor doesn't always have large format plain paper. But you're not supposed to actually apply it like a sticker. Just a couple pieces of tape at the corners is fine. Also, we've recently switched to course thread fasteners hoping that will alleviate some of the stripping.

TXST8tj 11-25-2012 06:41 PM

Haven't made it to ACE yet, but I will be looking for course thread to replace them with.
These are getting messed up with the nut barely halfway up the bolt. The heads of the Allen bolts are stipping with very little force.

I do love the look though!!

DzrtRat 11-26-2012 01:46 AM

I bought one a few months back and installed on my 06, directions were good and template made it real easy to do by myself. I did have two of the bolts strip out about half way up but PS did send extras so it was no biggie. I think for the price its a great looking and functional upgrade.

blkrubi88 11-26-2012 04:23 AM

I've had mine for a year and a half now with no issues.




http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/a...N/IMG_4338.jpg


http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/a...N/IMG_4279.jpg

erickpl 11-26-2012 07:58 AM

I'd be happy to install one if somebody wanted to send me one! :) Though my wife will not like me cutting holes in a freshly painted hood! LOL

TXST8tj 11-26-2012 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by erickpl (Post 3033980)
Though my wife will not like me cutting holes in a freshly painted hood! LOL

No worries....you can't see the holes when the louver is bolted on! :D

My wife asked....did you have to cut a hole in the hood for that? .
I said no....I had to cut 4 holes. haha
I did tell her that by the time I install the hood pins and hi-line the hood, this won't look like anything.

sinbob 11-26-2012 10:56 AM

I like the look. Does it really help with the heat problem??? here in Cali were we have 110 deg days it can get really bad in the cockpit even with no top and doors!!!!!!

DBoat 11-26-2012 12:10 PM

Chris, is yours polished? plain w a clearcoat? just looks darned good..

Dana

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Originally Posted by blkrubi88 (Post 3033705)


blkrubi88 11-26-2012 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by DBoat (Post 3034717)
Chris, is yours polished? plain w a clearcoat? just looks darned good..

Dana

Thanks. It only comes two ways (atleast when I bought mine), bare aluminum (which is what mine is) or $30 extra to have them powder coat it black.

sinbob 11-26-2012 03:00 PM

It is now, per the web site, $45.00 to get it powdercoarted

homebrwd 11-26-2012 03:07 PM

Where were you looking? I just checked and it still says 30 for powder coat.

Rocky Bar 11-26-2012 04:21 PM

Louvers
 
Had my Poison louvers for year/half. Are a great addition, you can see the heat waves escaping the engine bay. Been in snow, rain, 100+ temps, and all is good. It's a plus, plus mod.:thumb:

sinbob 11-26-2012 06:34 PM

My bad:hide:. I was lookin at Hyline:whistling:

sinbob 11-26-2012 06:41 PM

poisen spyder is actually alot cheaper and looks better. Gonna gt one 4 sure.....I like both but anybuddy wanna vote on what would look the best for my yeller GF. Polished or Black????? :confused: I like both!!!! but would the glare of the sun be too much from the polished???? Any input is appreciated thanks

TJspeed 11-26-2012 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by sinbob
poisen spyder is actually alot cheaper and looks better. Gonna gt one 4 sure.....I like both but anybuddy wanna vote on what would look the best for my yeller GF. Polished or Black????? :confused: I like both!!!! but would the glare of the sun be too much from the polished???? Any input is appreciated thanks

Yellow Jeep? Black hands down.

DBoat 11-26-2012 07:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sinbob
poisen spyder is actually alot cheaper and looks better. Gonna gt one 4 sure.....I like both but anybuddy wanna vote on what would look the best for my yeller GF. Polished or Black????? :confused: I like both!!!! but would the glare of the sun be too much from the polished???? Any input is appreciated thanks

Flat black!!!!

DutchmansLJ 11-26-2012 10:33 PM

Im about to order one what do u think of just auto pain flat black doing a couple good coats u think that be good enough for strength i did that to rims on one of my cars back a while and it still hasnt chipped

erickpl 11-27-2012 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by TXST8tj (Post 3034363)
No worries....you can't see the holes when the louver is bolted on! :D

My wife asked....did you have to cut a hole in the hood for that? .
I said no....I had to cut 4 holes. haha
I did tell her that by the time I install the hood pins and hi-line the hood, this won't look like anything.

How did THAT comment go over with Mrs. TxST8TJ? Bet you got the glare. LOL

But knowing what surprise you had for her, I'm sure she let it slide... :)

obidya 11-27-2012 07:18 PM

after saying something that the wife instantly disapproves of. I refused to look over and acknowledge "the look"

her: I know your not looking but you can feel it cant you..
me: yeah... its kinda warm actually
her: uuh huh
me: its kinda nice, I've been outside all day and am cold


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