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Unread 07-11-2010, 09:44 AM   #61
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here's mine. A2Z Fab panel. works great when offroading or stop and go traffic. don't notice a diff on the highway.





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Unread 07-11-2010, 09:50 AM   #62
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i like em but might be more partial to scoops (just not mexican scoops) lol
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Unread 07-11-2010, 10:08 AM   #63
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Hood venting is worth it, in my opinion. The heat shimmers, coming out of the vents while crawling on the trail, are very noticeable.

My write-up on the vents in my hood.

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Unread 07-11-2010, 10:24 AM   #64
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Stu, as always that's a great writeup on the hood louvers.

ONE QUESTION - and this is the ONLY thing keeping me from putting some on -

How about rain? Here in Florida we get a LOT (which ultimately becomes the steam that makes driving so dang hot).

Does the water seem to cause you any problems running over engine components that were previously covered?
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Unread 07-11-2010, 10:32 AM   #65
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I've been caught in some rain showers with vents installed in the hood....once back in '07 and again in '09. It took me a while to figure out where the wiper control was.

Living here in Arizona, we don't see the kind of moisture lots of folks see living in other parts of the country.

That being said....all I can say is that in the 10+ years of my washing the TJ's engine compartment with a high pressure nozzle at the local car wash....it hasn't seem to bother anything. And that was done on a fairly frequent basis. My reasoning then is that the rain, dribbling in through the vent, doesn't hurt it either.
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Unread 07-11-2010, 10:52 AM   #66
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I run the gen right kit 3 piece kit. it works for the under the hood heat. before them when i popped the hood id burn my hands on just about everything. now everythng is just warm.
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Unread 07-11-2010, 11:40 AM   #67
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I run the gen right kit 3 piece kit. it works for the under the hood heat. before them when i popped the hood id burn my hands on just about everything. now everythng is just warm.
Really?? That much ha??
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Unread 07-11-2010, 11:43 AM   #68
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I've been caught in some rain showers with vents installed in the hood....once back in '07 and again in '09. It took me a while to figure out where the wiper control was.

Living here in Arizona, we don't see the kind of moisture lots of folks see living in other parts of the country.

That being said....all I can say is that in the 10+ years of my washing the TJ's engine compartment with a high pressure nozzle at the local car wash....it hasn't seem to bother anything. And that was done on a fairly frequent basis. My reasoning then is that the rain, dribbling in through the vent, doesn't hurt it either.
Thanks for the writeup Stu and for all the info... I think I'm going to get the Gen-Rights as they are cheaper and will do the same effect, right?

Of course the best location for the three pieces is as shown in pictures, right?
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Unread 07-11-2010, 01:26 PM   #69
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The engine will be just fine with rain water. Already gets wet when driving in rain, going through puddles, etc.
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Unread 07-11-2010, 02:59 PM   #70
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Ya that's true...
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Unread 07-11-2010, 04:17 PM   #71
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I find that my AEV hood reduces my temperature gauge by nearly 10 degrees. It probably reduces temperatures under the hood by 25 degrees realisticly. Plus it is the best looking hood on a jeep that I have ever seen.

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Unread 07-11-2010, 04:21 PM   #72
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I find that my AEV hood reduces my temperature gauge by nearly 10 degrees. It probably reduces temperatures under the hood by 25 degrees realisticly. Plus it is the best looking hood on a jeep that I have ever seen.

Wow that's a good number... But still this hood would be too expensive for me to order.

Oh and is that a GPS antenna behind the washer nozzle??
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Unread 07-12-2010, 08:34 PM   #73
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Wow I couldn't cut my hood like that to scared i would mess it up. But they look great if all fails nice addition to the hood.
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Unread 07-13-2010, 02:58 AM   #74
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So I found the Gen-Right 3pc set on ebay for $84 including shipping!

I have contacted the seller because there was something wrong I think in the description... He says that (Front louver 22" x 3-3/4" & Rear louvers 7-3/4" x 8.)

The front measurments are ok I think but the rear ones I'm not sure... According to those figures they look more in a square shape than rectagle. Can someone confirm those measurements??
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Unread 07-13-2010, 03:30 AM   #75
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Good thread. I've been going back and forth on how to mitigate the "heat soak" issue with the 4.0Ls. I have a 04 WJ and have experienced it after towing my camper. Its ugly.

So whats the recommendation on where to place them on WJs' and which kind to purchase?
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