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DaBank
01-19-2016, 04:55 AM
What brand is the most popular? What are the pros and cons for a JKU? I am in southern California in the desert, does rain or snow or even dust have any bearings on the modification?

JKCRWLR
01-19-2016, 07:23 AM
Poison Spyder here. I don't notice any adverse effect with dust, rain or snow. 183187

Irish Pirate
01-19-2016, 09:55 AM
I have a poison Spyder as well. So far haven't had any issues at all

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catahoula
01-19-2016, 11:30 AM
These are cool. I will tell you my rig has close to 100,000 on it and no effects not having one. I am thinking about getting a cooler for the front for my trans.

hinrichs
01-19-2016, 03:20 PM
I am waiting to see better pics of the evo vent :thumb:

mudmobeeler
01-19-2016, 03:40 PM
I am waiting to see better pics of the evo vent :thumb:

Me too. I was gonna get the Poison Spyder one. But I wanna see the EVO one now.

tdougherty81
01-19-2016, 04:03 PM
Crawler Conceptz I just put on. I would have waited for the EVO one if I knew they were coming out with one.

geberhard
01-19-2016, 04:48 PM
Poison Spyder all the way, great design and huge heat dissipation. Can not beat for the price and they are pretty light weight too.

myrddin
01-19-2016, 04:49 PM
I second on the Poison Spyder hood vent... Few tips that worked for me...
1. Remove the cowl then unbolt the hood from inside (so you don't mess up the paint on the hinges).

2. Use painters tape to tape the hood and then put the template on top of that, will help for paint chipping and protect against scratching when you cut).
3. One I didn't do: try to add something to protect the re-enforcement under the hood when you cut... Or make many, many light cuts... I drew the re-enforcement on the painters tape so I had an idea where it was... But I still made a few tiny cuts in the re-enforcement when I cut the hood (activating).
4. On the re-enforcement you use a hole saw to cut into it where the vent bolts are in some areas... But not in a few spots... Make extra sure you put those on barely tight, or it will dimple the hood! If you do demote the hood, I bet you could use the hole saw and open it up to add a washer, which would flatten it out (guessing).

Any way that's my two cents (this is an awesome site, I am sure lots of other folks will chime in).

catahoula
01-19-2016, 04:50 PM
EVO vent coming out soon?


Anybody got pics?

myrddin
01-19-2016, 04:53 PM
Few more:
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WarriorJeep
01-19-2016, 04:58 PM
Mopar power dome hood works nicely for me, my hood the one thing I didn't feel like cutting up. Not terrible expensive either

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myrddin
01-19-2016, 05:22 PM
man that hood is nice... what did that run you? Where can I check it out...

tdougherty81
01-19-2016, 05:25 PM
EVO vent coming out soon?


Anybody got pics?

It's different than others out there.

WarriorJeep
01-22-2016, 05:45 AM
man that hood is nice... what did that run you? Where can I check it out...

Came from the dealer like that, not real sure who makes it

TLC Offroad
01-22-2016, 01:44 PM
man that hood is nice... what did that run you? Where can I check it out...

Go to Mopar's web site they have them there unpainted for around 900+ if I remember right.

Goldeneagle1LC
01-22-2016, 03:11 PM
Its a modified AEV hood. I think they may even make it for MOPAR

DWiggles
01-22-2016, 03:22 PM
Mopar power dome hood works nicely for me, my hood the one thing I didn't feel like cutting up. Not terrible expensive either

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Yep. Worth the Hardrock/10A/RubiconX package JUST for the hood... :thumb:

jorgelrod
01-22-2016, 03:51 PM
Mopar power dome hood works nicely for me, my hood the one thing I didn't feel like cutting up. Not terrible expensive either

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I have the X hood but, I did cut into the louvers though...

http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?32897-Hood-Louver-Mod&highlight=caveman

DaBank
01-22-2016, 04:26 PM
So most people like the Poison Spider. When does the Evo come out and what does it look like?

Sharkey
01-22-2016, 04:35 PM
^^ There are pics of the EVO vent a few posts up. Personally, I like the powerdome from Mopar.

cozdude
01-22-2016, 04:57 PM
I actually don't like the Evo one at all. It's pretty ugly IMO. I would rather spend the money on the 10A hood followed by the poison spider.

swampdog
01-22-2016, 05:27 PM
I actually don't like the Evo one at all. It's pretty ugly IMO. I would rather spend the money on the 10A hood followed by the poison spider.

Agree. Wouldn't put it on if it was free

bjielsl
01-22-2016, 07:22 PM
JK Newb here. Hood Vents, functional or purely cosmetic. My moms 3.8 JK has paint fade on here hood I am assuming its from engine heat. Same thing on the 3.6?

WJCO
01-22-2016, 07:25 PM
JK Newb here. Hood Vents, functional or purely cosmetic. My moms 3.8 JK has paint fade on here hood I am assuming its from engine heat. Same thing on the 3.6?

Both. Jeep engine compartments due store a ton of heat though. A lot of guys claim on hot days they can watch heat shadows come out of vents, probably true but I don't have any so not sure. But I like the look of them.

swampdog
01-22-2016, 07:25 PM
JK Newb here. Hood Vents, functional or purely cosmetic. My moms 3.8 JK has paint fade on here hood I am assuming its from engine heat. Same thing on the 3.6?

Hood paint fade is from not waxing and cleaning routinely, not engine heat. Think about how much sun that hood sees.

Blazindevl
01-22-2016, 07:34 PM
Hood paint fade is from not waxing and cleaning routinely, not engine heat. Think about how much sun that hood sees.

I'd agree that this is usually 80% of the cause but I've also seen cases where people remove the insulation from underneath the hood and in doing so seems to accelerate the degeneration of their paint finish

JKbrick
01-22-2016, 08:52 PM
I'd agree that this is usually 80% of the cause but I've also seen cases where people remove the insulation from underneath the hood and in doing so seems to accelerate the degeneration of their paint finish

My rubicon didn't come with under hood insulation and I heard about the paint deal but also heard it could possibly help smother an engine fire (not sure about that one) but I put one in there anyways

RMC2
01-23-2016, 04:59 AM
I love my powerdome hood. It is not the same shape as the AEV hood.

I think I was under $1000 for all of the hood parts including hood stickers, insulation, bumpers(they are shorter than the stock hood) shipping, etc and including paint. It does not let a ton of heat out in stock form because the vent only have a small hole in the bottom. You could open it up more though.

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I do like the look of the EVO one in a two tone paint scheme. Poison spider set the hood vent standard. I would say both of those let out a lot of heat. Better ventilation would be more important if you are in the desert crawling or dropping a V8, especially the hemi.

I went for looks.

RedSyndrome
01-23-2016, 05:20 AM
I think the power dome looks the best, but the Poison Spyder probably does a better job. I agree with everyone else. The EVO is very attractive.

RockyJk
01-23-2016, 05:25 AM
I actually don't like the Evo one at all. It's pretty ugly IMO. I would rather spend the money on the 10A hood followed by the poison spider.


Agree. Wouldn't put it on if it was free

Glad I'm not the only one! lol

5280Sapper
01-23-2016, 10:13 AM
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