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bcmaxx
07-02-2010, 03:20 PM
I wasn't looking to spend a bunch of money, or go with lebaron hood vents or expanded stainless,etc. I wanted something that would also work in the rain and snow we get. Found these : http://www.oceanpacificmarine.com/store/products/screw-in-deck-plates in cambell river. $20 plus some for two 6 inch plates and one 4" plate. Within a few days I was installing them. I placed one right over my cold air intake box for true cool air, and the other two directly over my exhaust/intake where she likes to get warm.
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dirka dave
07-02-2010, 03:58 PM
Speed holes ???


:dontknow:

bcmaxx
07-02-2010, 04:08 PM
Yeah I spose! I use them to help alleviate excess underhood heat. I didnt notice if I picked up any more or less top speed

kootenaycat
07-02-2010, 04:14 PM
Should work, with the outside air rushing past the holes it will act like a venturi drawing air out. Won't work going slow of course but will let some heat out. Only thing is it may work against you if you have the plug removed over the air filter at highway speed.

Trooper
07-02-2010, 04:16 PM
Did they help at all?

bcmaxx
07-02-2010, 04:26 PM
Should work, with the outside air rushing past the holes it will act like a venturi drawing air out. Won't work going slow of course but will let some heat out. Only thing is it may work against you if you have the plug removed over the air filter at highway speed.

You can see the heat pouring out of them when I stop on the trail, and feel air coming out of them with the electric fan on. They were added as part of an effort to help with a hot engine soak issue I've been having.

dh_4_ever
07-02-2010, 06:27 PM
I got some ZJ ones (from the 5.9L model) Ive got to install, they have a factory rain tray, to guide the water to an acceptable place.

dirka dave
07-02-2010, 08:10 PM
Maybe you could install some into your front windsheild for air vents..:dontknow:

vajayjay
07-04-2010, 05:00 PM
What's with the gauge taped to your windshield?

bcmaxx
07-04-2010, 06:07 PM
What's with the gauge taped to your windshield?
just checkin fuel pressure, have to take it off

Handikapped
07-04-2010, 11:56 PM
Thats a pretty sweet idea :P dont mind if i make my hood look like swiss cheeze as well....

hilltoptoy
07-05-2010, 07:32 AM
I used an Older Trams Am hood scoop once , worked great for getting the heat out .

FU Toolbag
12-29-2010, 07:55 PM
I just found a proper stamped steel hood with the vents already in it. Looks way prettier.

fullsizebronco
02-06-2011, 02:11 AM
thats low pro!

78bronco
03-01-2011, 11:36 PM
thats cool somthing else that works and wont cost much even cheaper then your speed holes is just rais the back of the hood at the hinges put a spacer between the hinge and hood use longer bolts and presto it made the differance on my capri from over heating in traffic to being able to survive

Lazybaka
03-02-2011, 08:38 AM
Speed holes ???


:dontknow:


Ou RA

bcmaxx
03-02-2011, 08:53 AM
thats cool somthing else that works and wont cost much even cheaper then your speed holes is just rais the back of the hood at the hinges put a spacer between the hinge and hood use longer bolts and presto it made the differance on my capri from over heating in traffic to being able to survive

If you look close in the pic, I did that too a while ago! thanks though. Its a quick ,cheap easy mod

bcmaxx
03-29-2012, 03:15 PM
Not just beverage warmers anymore ! added a temp controlled fan to help evacuate the hot underhood temps:
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Happypants
03-29-2012, 09:36 PM
Where you get that?

bcmaxx
03-29-2012, 09:46 PM
its a small flexalite fan from lordco. i didnt know they had them that small. it sure blows!!!

Hellboy
03-29-2012, 10:40 PM
Its weatherproof i guess?

Happypants
03-29-2012, 10:41 PM
4" fan?

4skin
03-29-2012, 11:23 PM
there used on trany coolers

bcmaxx
03-30-2012, 08:38 AM
its a nine inch fan. water shouldnt bug it. i cap the vents when its monsooning. tps gets wet otherwise then it doesnt shift well

Mud Slinging Dumb Fawker
03-30-2012, 05:38 PM
[36] [36] [36] [36] i just added spacers to the hood hinge and raised the rear pf the hood

Happypants
03-30-2012, 06:03 PM
[36] [36] [36] [36] i just added spacers to the hood hinge and raised the rear pf the hood

i did the same but i still have to drive around town with one side of the front of the hood popped, thinking im going to replace my water pump and thermostat, was thinking of ordering one of these as well, see if it helps
http://www.novak-adapt.com/catalog/radiators/xj/k-xj21h.htm

then i can pull the stock tranny cooler out and put my new B&M one in if i need

BleepinJeep
03-30-2012, 06:06 PM
Great idea dude. If I had overheating issues I probly try that one.