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Old 07-01-2011, 08:46 PM   #1
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I know people on here have done this before (raise the back of the hood to let heat escape, kinda like a cowl hood), and have seen some Jeeps at shows with this done, just kinda looking for some info on it though, so I dont have to do trial and error.

How long and what size bolts do you get?
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How many washers do you get?

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i would like to know also
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I know people on here have done this before (raise the back of the hood to let heat escape, kinda like a cowl hood), and have seen some Jeeps at shows with this done, just kinda looking for some info on it though, so I dont have to do trial and error.

How long and what size bolts do you get?
And
How many washers do you get?

I've seen someone do this and they had pics, been a while I hope I can remember who. You news like 10-15 washers per side and as for the length of volt just play it by ear as long as the bolt has the same thread count and size you can go wrong. Spray existing bolt with pb blaster to loosing it and have someone there to help you so you don't bend the bracket
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The guy that did it is 96_xj . I beleive u can just but inch high metal tube and use them instead of all those washers
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check mine, might help in what you're doing...
sorry for the crappy cell pictures, let me know if you want detailed ones.








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Does this help with preventing heatsoak on the trail well?
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hows that work when you get water over the hood?pour in ? better off with hood vents?
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This is a great way to get decapitated.
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Just put some hood vents in instead of making your jeep look like it was in an accident and you ran out of money to fix it.
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This is a great way to get decapitated.
I've read numerous threads on this and no one has ever heard of this happening. I think I'm gonna send this one to Mythbusters.
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I did this to my XJ. I used 8 washers on each side, but I cant remember how much longer of a bolt. It doesn't look that drastic, but it you look from the inside there is probably a 1" gap for heat to escape. Not too worried about decapitation, whatever I hit would have to plow through the winch and big *** bumper first. It runs a little cooler on the trail, going off the temp gauge, and It has been through 2 winters in Colorado parked outside with no issues from rain or snow. I was thinking that I would have to take them off during the winter because the heat from the engine might fog up the outside of the windshield, but it doesn't. It makes the ice that sticks to the wipers clear up faster too.

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3/4" box tubing. in 3" length.

m8 x 40mm bolts.

i just finished cutting my tubing 5 minutes ago actually.
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3/4" box tubing. in 3" length.

m8 x 40mm bolts.

i just finished cutting my tubing 5 minutes ago actually.
This. ^^

Just did mine the other day
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did anyone notice that it created a larger gap at the front of the hood as well?
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This is a great way to get decapitated.
lol, no
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