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It is well known that there is not enough air movement under the hood to keep it cool. Well several people have bought the Vents and cut the holes in the hood, then there are those of us who don't want to cut our hoods. A lil trick alot of us guys around here do that works really well is to just add 1" Spacers to the hood hinges. What this does is lifts the back of the hood up an inch (which really isn't that noticeable). Since doing this I have noticed a constant 10* lower running temp even in 95*+ temps and it makes a big difference out on the trails. This is the only p[ic I have of this mod today (look at back of hood) But I will go take some pics tomorrow. This setup also keeps under hood dry, it has rained the last 3 days and my engine stayed dry

 

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It is well known that there is not enough air movement under the hood to keep it cool. Well several people have bought the Vents and cut the holes in the hood, then there are those of us who don't want to cut our hoods. A lil trick alot of us guys around here do that works really well is to just add 1" Spacers to the hood hinges. What this does is lifts the back of the hood up an inch (which really isn't that noticeable). Since doing this I have noticed a constant 10* lower running temp even in 95*+ temps and it makes a big difference out on the trails. This is the only p[ic I have of this mod today (look at back of hood) But I will go take some pics tomorrow. This setup also keeps under hood dry, it has rained the last 3 days and my engine stayed dry

I've been thinking about doing this as the hood gets so hot during the summer months, that I believe it would cause a burn if you left you hand on it longer than 5 seconds!

I wonder if this effects the gas mileage though. BTW, I just noticed the local gas pumps at $2.89 a gallon. Still TOO high, but much better.
 

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If anything it Helps gas mileage,however I will not say it does or doesn't cause I truely wouldn't know, but I have not noticed a drop in mileage and that is all I had been paying attention to.

Our gas here is down to $2.56
 

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We are still paying around $3.10 per gallon here!! It's better, but not good by any means!! Laters!!
 

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Just some 1" Square tubing, I been busy I will snap a couple pics tomorrow
 

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A dude from 4wd hardware did that mod. I talked to him briefly and he said he likes it but hates when people say "something's wrong with your hood, it's not level"....:rofl:

Cool mod though. I'd stick with vents/louvers, but that's just me. :)
 

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OK here are the pics and all we did to do it.

Get some 1" Square tubing (we used an old Shelf frame) Cost- Free
1" longer than stock Bolts for Hinge...... Cost- about $4
A friend to help (yes it is a 2 person Job). Cost-6pack Beer- $7.95

Take your stock bolts out and take the S shaped spacer out. Use the Spacer to determine how long to cut square tubing, Cut tubing to right size then use spacer to mark where to drill holes. Drill your holes then install the tubing and spacer. Repeat on other side



 

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i am going to have to do this soon i actually almost like the look a lil better than vents
Also unlike the vents this don't really allow water to get on the engine and distributor. Last weekend when it dropped about 6 inches of rain in 2 1/2 days I kept checkin and even the back of the motor was dry

Also on different color Jeeps it is less noticeable. My friends Black XJ you have to look right at it to notice, same with the dark red, and green. I am sure some other colors but those are the ones I see around here. The White though it really stands out
 

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I did it on my OD green Cherokee. It wasn't really noticeable until you got pretty close.

I used to watch the heat waves come out from under the hood while driving down the road. Combine this mod with a manual fan switch and you can really push the heat out when slowly moving on the trail.
 

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can you do this but instead of 1" spacer just 0.5" spacer.. I thing the gap is too big..
 
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