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JeepJohn92 08-27-2013 10:05 PM

What is the point?
 
Whats the point of the fiber cloth thing under the hood? I cant for the life of me tell.

Tom95YJ 08-27-2013 10:24 PM

Heat and sound insulation

JeepJohn92 08-30-2013 01:53 AM

What if I take it out? How much will it heat up?

Tom95YJ 08-30-2013 07:11 AM

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Originally Posted by JeepJohn92
What if I take it out? How much will it heat up?

Dunno mine does not have one. And I have hood vents so my good stays pretty cool

JeepN4KC 08-30-2013 07:48 AM

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Originally Posted by JeepJohn92 (Post 15852752)
What if I take it out? How much will it heat up?

Your hood will get hot - quite hot. I know because mine doesn't have any insulation and before I crafted hood spacers on a good hot day of wheelin the hood was almost to the point of needing gloves to open it.

98muddyjeep 08-31-2013 03:55 PM

On the other hand after wheeling the hot hood is a great place to cook up cheesesteaks.

JacoToTheB 08-31-2013 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by JeepJohn92
What if I take it out? How much will it heat up?

A friend of mine took his off and it got hot enough to start peeling clear coat and putting cracks in the color paint. But I'm sure it's different for each jeep and environment.

PaYankee 08-31-2013 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by JacoToTheB

A friend of mine took his off and it got hot enough to start peeling clear coat and putting cracks in the color paint. But I'm sure it's different for each jeep and environment.

Mine has not had one since at least 2001. While the paint now looks horrible on my hood, that was caused by sun damage from years of exposure. Take it off if you want op.

dave564 09-01-2013 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by 98muddyjeep (Post 15857793)
On the other hand after wheeling the hot hood is a great place to cook up cheesesteaks.

How hard do you have to wheel to do up a nice Delmonico??

dave564 09-01-2013 01:47 PM

I think we need a new thread. "XJ Hood Cooking Recipes for the Trail."

Tom95YJ 09-01-2013 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by dave564
I think we need a new thread. "XJ Hood Cooking Recipes for the Trail."

Eggs work great. Fried , poached, scrambled

scottmphoto 09-01-2013 11:03 PM

I took mine off. Yes, my hood does get hotter but I think with the insulation gone, the engine compartment cools off a little quicker. Also, I am planning on putting in some vents in the near future.
Mine started shredding when I had a belt go, that is what really got me to take mine out.

S8NNG8 09-02-2013 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by JacoToTheB (Post 15857820)

A friend of mine took his off and it got hot enough to start peeling clear coat and putting cracks in the color paint. But I'm sure it's different for each jeep and environment.

This is exactly what will happen. Your hood will look like crap, it comes down to whether you care about your eternal appearance.

IDIdiesel 09-02-2013 03:12 PM

My XJ has never had the cloth under the hood and the paint is perfect, minus trail scratches. Its a 2001 so it could be to young to see the effects but it does get wheeled all year and gets hot. On long stops I pop the hood to let it cool down a little extra. Helps to keep the cyl 3 misfire from occuring

98muddyjeep 09-02-2013 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by S8NNG8 (Post 15863236)

This is exactly what will happen. Your hood will look like crap, it comes down to whether you care about your eternal appearance.

Maybe after 15 years or so my 98 still looks good and I haven't had the insulation pad since ive owned it which as been about 11 years and he gets wheeled and hot.


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