Originally Posted by TheRealKTrain
Hood vents are to help dissipate the heat being trapped under the hood, also known as heatsoak. IT WILL NOT REDUCE THE OPERATING TEMP OF THE MOTOR. That's a very common misconception around here.
Heat soak is when a motor reaches a certain temp and can no longer bring the temp back down?
I think my issue of "heat" is from header. Although, I think coolant temp is better now (with 3 row radiator) post #25. I would really like the hood temps brought down. That hood gets HOT!
'97 Cherokee, 99+ intake, 62mm TB, 703 injectors (new), k&n intake, Hypertech III, 180* stat (1/8" drilled hole), 2.5" manifold 2 tail pipe (Hooker Maxflow & hi flow cat), Perf header, 4.5" zone lift, 32" GY Dura Trac, Rear head rests. Comp cam "231" & Perf head (LS1 BIG valves 2.02/1.62). 3 row alum radiator.