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    Default Re: Hood Heat Brackets!

    ...no photos. ???

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    Default Re: Hood Heat Brackets!

    Some washers and longer bolts work just fine also... Hope you dont have alot of leaky oil.. if your jeep does, get use to washing your windshield ALOT

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    Default Re: Hood Heat Brackets!

    Why not do hood pins and not have to worry about the latch being misaligned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dagr8tim View Post
    Why not do hood pins and not have to worry about the latch being misaligned.
    If the latches are badly misaligned ... then most likely the spacer sizing is just overkill ....

    Like Payless .. Ive just had 1/2" spacers for years - and they are adequate ... 3/4" would probably be the most needed.

    Only difference is ... Ive got a bigger firewall seal between the hinges to prevent unwanted induction air ... and the engine bay vents from the hood corners at slow & highway speeds.

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    Default Re: Hood Heat Brackets!

    With the rear of the hood lifted, during an accident the hood can come through the windshield.

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    Default Re: Hood Heat Brackets!

    That was covered earlier in this thread (thread is 4 years old), I will state that anything from a lifted rear of the hood to a cowl induction hood to a bolt on hood scoop can come through the window in an accident. But then so can a Deer or a raccoon or any of Gods creatures that wonder onto the Highway. Bottom line is with 4 grade 8 bolts holding 1" solid steel plates in place I don't think there is a lot to worry about.
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    Default Re: Hood Heat Brackets!

    I agree
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    Default Re: Hood Heat Brackets!

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveMongr View Post
    With the rear of the hood lifted, during an accident the hood can come through the windshield.
    Thanks I think this is a good thing to remind people. You never know it might be the first time they've hear about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    I agree
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    Bolts and stacked washers may allow some movement and subsequent shearing in a collision ... but a one piece/two hole spacer should be as secure as original ... as long as the spacer gap is not excessive.

    ... and lets face it - If the 3 latches at the front and the hood hinge bolts fail ... theres nothing stopping the hood coming rearward, even if it was in the factory position.

    ... Much more likely the whole thing will just look like a piano accordion once the front gets a good bump ... regardless of raised/stock hood lines.
    I hate watching simplicity and reliability being ruined by bureaucracy and technology.

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    I'm thinking about getting the kit off ebay. Anyone running it?
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    Default Re: Hood Heat Brackets!

    The other thing I've heard about this modification is that it doesn't work as well as people would hope because the ideal place for hood ventilation is at the front of the hood

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver_xj View Post
    I'm thinking about getting the kit off ebay. Anyone running it?
    I used this for driving in soft sand , but did not notice any benifits.
    The best thing for cooling I have found is the V8 Grand Cherokee fan clutch.
    Now I can sometimes run AC on the beach.
    Also I use a fan override switch. Works great when crawling through sand that is 120 degrees from the sun.
    And of course a well functioning cooling system.
    I would not buy the kit. Remove one bolt and match it at NAPA or somewhere (Grade 8) with extra length. Then use washers, shims or blocks. I have found you only need to go up 1/4" to create a gap across the hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brasscatz View Post
    The other thing I've heard about this modification is that it doesn't work as well as people would hope because the ideal place for hood ventilation is at the front of the hood
    I wondred aboutt the effectivness of this too.
    Maybe at low speed it would help. But that air is supposed to flow across the motor and through the trans tunnel,giving the trans airflow.
    Wind tunnel test please. NASA, anybody?

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    Aside from safety issues, which I generally raise with this mod, it only works at low speeds. That area by the windshield is a high pressure area at high speeds and will force air in, not draw it out. As stated the most effective place for vents is right behind the radiator. This is an area of vacuum at high speeds and near the fan so it works well at low speeds too
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    Default Re: Hood Heat Brackets!

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveMongr View Post
    I used this for driving in soft sand , but did not notice any benifits.
    The best thing for cooling I have found is the V8 Grand Cherokee fan clutch.
    Now I can sometimes run AC on the beach.
    Also I use a fan override switch. Works great when crawling through sand that is 120 degrees from the sun.
    And of course a well functioning cooling system.
    I would not buy the kit. Remove one bolt and match it at NAPA or somewhere (Grade 8) with extra length. Then use washers, shims or blocks. I have found you only need to go up 1/4" to create a gap across the hood.
    What year v8 GC fan clutch. I think mine may be on its way out.
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