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11-19-2009 09:28 AM
erickpl That scratch on the hood came from laying the hood back on the glass. The scratch was created by the cowl that was on there previously.

I have a 97 too, but am replacing it with a 98+ cowl. I'll paint it and any cowl to match.
11-19-2009 01:39 AM
VanBCguy
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Originally Posted by MisfitSeven View Post
has anybody run into this problem:

leaning the hood all the way back against the windshield multiple times has left a scratch on my hood.

that and when i laid the windshield down to install my cage, it was just tall enough to crack my windshield.


so, its gone. anyone?
Not to hi-jack, but I have to comment: Where the scratch on the hood is couldn't possibly have come from your windshield or roof. It's too low and would be laying "open" and untouched over the cowl when the hood's leaned back. As for your window. That's strange how my hood never comes close to hitting glass when I lean it against the top of the windshield frame. How hard are you letting the hood drop against the top of the windshield frame if it cracked the windshield?

To the OP: I have an 03, so not the same design as yours. But I wanted to clean up the cabin air when running over many dusty roads in the summer. I found this: Clean Air Scoop with Filter, Jeep, Wrangler, TJ, LJ, Rubicon, Unlimited, Cabin filter

So instead of laying out stupid money for something I could fab myself, I used jay cloths tightly stretched underneath the vents (you could also buy flat K&N filters and somehow attach them underneath the vents in the cowl). I then put a womans knee high stocking over the stock intake box inside the cowl. It's stretchy enough that it stays in place. Voila! Clean cabin air and no need to buy expensive hood/cowl scoops.

Just my :2c:

P.S. - Bottom pic of the cracked windshield: You have a RHD?
11-19-2009 01:20 AM
jeep2008
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Originally Posted by MisfitSeven View Post
has anybody run into this problem:

leaning the hood all the way back against the windshield multiple times has left a scratch on my hood.
That's an interesting problem....
11-19-2009 12:44 AM
bry71518
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Originally Posted by toddgaw View Post
I have a 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ and have looked high and low for an air scoop. The unit would measure approx 33" long. All I can find out there are for 98's and up. Outland (model 5306) made one but it appears that they have been discontinued. Have tried 12 different websites, including JC Whitney and eBay, to no avail. My buddy has one on a 98 and makes a big difference in the cabin airflow.
Does anyone know who might have this item to fit my jeep or know of anyone that will custom make it in the Atlanta area??? THANKS!!!
Try Where The Wild Rides Begin !
11-18-2009 07:23 PM
SOLIDJP44 change you cowl to a newer one and buy an airscoop form quadratec
11-18-2009 07:11 PM
mudslinger97117 they were made by steelhorse but they quit making them a few years back. What about a yj? did'nt they have a wide cowl?
11-18-2009 05:42 PM
jdub2k5 have you considered finding a 98+ cowl?
11-18-2009 05:18 PM
TreeFrog1
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Originally Posted by LSU_TJ View Post
Thanks igrok.

Facing with the inlet backward, toward windshield, would not restrict flow but would be considered turbulent flow. With the inlet facing forward like mine it is basically a type of forced induction. However, I don't really think it makes a big difference or matters which way you face it for this application, more of a looks thing really. Do it which ever way you like best.


I do get some additional positive pressure in the air system but not a big difference.


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A little "OT" but I do love your avatars.
11-18-2009 02:45 PM
MisfitSeven has anybody run into this problem:

leaning the hood all the way back against the windshield multiple times has left a scratch on my hood.

that and when i laid the windshield down to install my cage, it was just tall enough to crack my windshield.


so, its gone. anyone?
11-09-2009 10:54 PM
LSU_TJ Thanks igrok.

Facing with the inlet backward, toward windshield, would not restrict flow but would be considered turbulent flow. With the inlet facing forward like mine it is basically a type of forced induction. However, I don't really think it makes a big difference or matters which way you face it for this application, more of a looks thing really. Do it which ever way you like best.


I do get some additional positive pressure in the air system but not a big difference.


.
11-09-2009 10:24 PM
igrok Nice looking rig LSU TJ so, it doesn't matter whether the scoop is facing the front bumper or the back bumper? I am guessing because of the air flow against the windshield causing a down draft???
11-09-2009 10:01 PM
LSU_TJ Yes, 97 was the only year for the cowl that used this wider scoop. 98-06 used the smaller version, so 9 years of production gave a wider market base and only one year of production would not be a broad enough customer base to warrant further production runs on this product. So no more of this one.

Here is mine.







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11-09-2009 06:07 PM
ilovegeeksnj a couple of years ago there was a guy on ebay that made custom ones and he made them for 97's also. thats a good idea to use the sunroof deflector!
11-09-2009 06:00 PM
Tjosh97 I have a 97 and I have never seen one.
11-09-2009 05:11 PM
TreeFrog1
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Originally Posted by CrunchTJ View Post
Subscribing in case someone finds one.
Ditto...........
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