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post #1 of 12 Old 03-02-2014, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone else tried these for XJ engine cooling?

I'm considering the purchase of these hook/spacer risers to help keep my '00 XJ cool. Trying to aboid the dreaded head issue. (Looks like I'm clean so far).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RockStar4x4-...6b6d84&vxp=mtr

Has anyone else used these, or shall I continue shopping for hood vents?

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-02-2014, 07:49 PM
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I would spend your money on making sure your cooling system is in good shape instead of buying those spacers. The spacers will only really help under hood temps, not coolant temps. I would upgrade your radiator if you want better cooling.

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Something like this?

http://www.amazon.com/Spectra-Premiu...ype=automotive

I yanked the electric fan, (it was seazed up). I plan to replace it with in the next week or so as soon as it starts to warm up. Snow on the ground now.
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Hood vents will work better then spacers since they cover a larger area. I am able to hold my hand on my hood on a black rig after a day of crawling in the desert since I installed my vents. I've also noticed it runs about 10* cooler in the summer months. But upkeep on the cooling system helps a lot also. The vents do help move air through the engine bay at speed so they can make a difference in efficiency of the radiator
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Hood vents will work better then spacers since they cover a larger area. I am able to hold my hand on my hood on a black rig after a day of crawling in the desert since I installed my vents. I've also noticed it runs about 10* cooler in the summer months. But upkeep on the cooling system helps a lot also. The vents do help move air through the engine bay at speed so they can make a difference in efficiency of the radiator
Tom, which vents are these? I was considering doing hood vents and I really like the look of these ones.


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Tom, which vents are these? I was considering doing hood vents and I really like the look of these ones.
Napier precision. 11x14 They a designed to not let snow or water in. And fit over Lebaron vents if you already have them.

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Awesome. How tough is the install?


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Something like this?

http://www.amazon.com/Spectra-Premiu...ype=automotive

I yanked the electric fan, (it was seazed up). I plan to replace it with in the next week or so as soon as it starts to warm up. Snow on the ground now.
Anyone order one of these? for 80 bucks as long as you get a new rad can't see where I could go wrong. Please any experience with this company would be appreciated. Sorry for Hijack
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Anyone order one of these? for 80 bucks as long as you get a new rad can't see where I could go wrong. Please any experience with this company would be appreciated. Sorry for Hijack
Has a good feedback rating towards the seller, but his first response to where it was made was "he had no clue" not really what I want to hear when I buy something, it looks like a standard plastic tank oem style like you can get from any auto part store, I know most around here recommend going with a brass or other radiator without the plastic tank as it's a weak spot for the future, if not manufactured well, but, even armed with all that info I still opted for the local parts store plastic tank radiator, its all my budget would allow, but, like when the guy who fell out of a 10 story building...people heard him saying as he passed their windows...so far so good!

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Hey, thanks for the feed back. Thought I was looking at closer to $200 local called Napa $90 so I just pulled the trigger. Not building crazy off roader just my sons first jeep.
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Awesome. How tough is the install?
Hardest part was finding a tape measure and drilling 4 small holes for the screws

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Hey, thanks for the feed back. Thought I was looking at closer to $200 local called Napa $90 so I just pulled the trigger. Not building crazy off roader just my sons first jeep.
That's what you think you poor soul. Welcome to jeeps. Its an incurable obsession. Lol

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