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post #1 of 43 Old 04-21-2012, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Poison Spyder Hood Louvre Panel install

I thought I'd throw this up incase someone on here is getting ready to do this. Hope I posted this in the right spot, kind of hard to tell working with this iPad. The panel comes with a templet which really makes this a easy install. All you need is a few tools and the nerve to cut holes in your hood.

On the templet they send with the panel theres easy to follow instruction. I cant think of much else to say since the pics show the procedure. If anyone has any questions just ask and I'll try my best to answer.

Only took 2 hours to install and that was with a few breaks, and a trip to the hardware store for a 1" hole saw. Even had time to run a local trail.

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post #2 of 43 Old 04-21-2012, 08:53 PM
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have you noticed any difference in engine temp at all? and are you worried about water constantly pouring into the engine bay during rains? I was thinking about doing this but figured it would be mostly for appearance and i wasnt sure about water always getting in there.
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Yes absolutely, I live in the mountains and as soon as I started climbing on the highway I noticed it was approx 10 degrees cooler. Cools down quicker also. Also noticed the jeep felt more responsive, I'm guessing because of more cool air getting to the air cleaner?

As far as rain, I live in Southern California, so I don't get much here really.
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Just drove it for the first time after dark. The backside of the headlights put off light and the engine compartment is lit up, I can see a dim glow through the louvres. Looks pretty cool.
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Looks great. I think this may be my next mod...

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post #6 of 43 Old 04-22-2012, 01:32 AM
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Nice write up. Thanks. I'm sure it'll come in handy.
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have you noticed any difference in engine temp at all? and are you worried about water constantly pouring into the engine bay during rains? I was thinking about doing this but figured it would be mostly for appearance and i wasnt sure about water always getting in there.
Mine didn't change engine operating temperature (and I'd be surprised if it really did for anyone else), but it absolutely dissipates the underhood heat better. As miles build up on the engine and perhaps more so on my 42RLE I fear that heat is a killer. Letting that heat out of there when stopped or moving slow much better than having it trapped in there and baking things IMO.

As to rain, what are you worried about? Sure it gets wet. So what. Do you think it stays dry under your hood normally?
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Drove it again today through the mountains, yes going up the grades it does run a little bit cooler. I'm gonna say 7 degrees cooler. Going down the highway through the desert I didn't notice any difference. However when I stop in traffic at a light it dumps at least 10 degrees on my water temp gage.

Biffgnar, searching elevation Westchester, NY shows 121' elevation. Here where I live within a 25/30 mile radius You can see elevation changes from 1200' to 7,000' elevation. Maybe that's why your not seeing the same results?
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Biffgnar, searching elevation Westchester, NY shows 121' elevation. Here where I live within a 25/30 mile radius You can see elevation changes from 1200' to 7,000' elevation. Maybe that's why your not seeing the same results?
Apologies but I just don't see it. This is a water cooled engine. As long as the engine is running and coolant is circulating that's what's keeping a lid on engine temperature not the ambient air temperature around the engine. Does your engine run materially cooler in the winter time when the air is colder? Was your cooling system otherwise functioning normally? Additionally, I just don't think these vents change underhood temperature that much when moving at speed. I believe it is when moving slow, stopped or the engine off that the vents can make a difference.
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Kewl!! I have mine sitting in the garage as my next project.

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Drove it again today through the mountains, yes going up the grades it does run a little bit cooler. I'm gonna say 7 degrees cooler. Going down the highway through the desert I didn't notice any difference. However when I stop in traffic at a light it dumps at least 10 degrees on my water temp gage.

Biffgnar, searching elevation Westchester, NY shows 121' elevation. Here where I live within a 25/30 mile radius You can see elevation changes from 1200' to 7,000' elevation. Maybe that's why your not seeing the same results?
how much did it cost for the install gary?
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Looks nice! I like the Hardtail springer project in the background too!
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Get one Chris, Shipped right to my door, tax included it was $192.00. My buddy said he didnt want anything but I made him take a few bucks. He uses some of my tools and in return he let's me use his garage.

Yeah that's his brothers hard tail, they tore it down to repaint it.
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Get one Chris, Shipped right to my door, tax included it was $192.00.
that is including the guy to install it?
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that is including the guy to install it?
Reread the post above.
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