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Old 10-04-2018, 10:43 PM
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My son really wants to put hood vents on his 1997 xj. I've seen different styles in photos but not in person. What do folks like? I dont want something that looks like a DIY bolt on. Any real concerns with water on the engine? Car will be spending 4 years in northern Utah. Car will be getting a repaint at the same time. Thanks.
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Old 10-05-2018, 04:45 AM
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I saw that other people were using the Louvers from a 1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9. Loved the look so I did the same.
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Old 10-05-2018, 06:35 PM
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I like that look. Could a body shop just stamp those in?
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:40 PM
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I liked the napier vents so that is what I went with and as a bonus the don't let the water just run in.
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When venting the hood, it helps to vent them in the right place. If you want a rig to run cooler, the place to vent is where the vents are in the top pic. Mine are home made, but here is what I did





As the air breaks over the front header, it creates a partial vacuum and helps pull air through the radiator and helps cool the Jeep at highway speeds and also works well crawlling too. And yes, a good hot rod shop can stamp them into your hood
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Old 10-06-2018, 02:56 AM
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I like that look. Could a body shop just stamp those in?
Not sure what you mean by stamp those in. Holes are cut in the hood. The drip trays from the Grand Cherokee are also used but require a little trimming to fit.
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