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Old 08-29-2018, 02:01 PM
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And not I'm not talking about the ghetto... lol How hot does your hood, among other things get?

I got a new IR thermometer and can't stop playing with it. After driving around for about 35 mins, in hot sun, my hood was about 183F....


Front Diff was 97F and rear was 107F

Outside temp 81F


Anyone else's hood get so uncomfortably hot that it can literally burn your skin?

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Mine does, I don't have insulation under mine.
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If I am in traffic in direct sun - it gets about this hot;




Unfortunately just not hot enough to get the bacon as crispy as I would like it, for that I need to do some offroading
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If I am in traffic in direct sun - it gets about this hot;




Unfortunately just not hot enough to get the bacon as crispy as I would like it, for that I need to do some offroading

That's funny.....
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mine gets hotter than Africa
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Originally Posted by investinwaffles View Post
If I am in traffic in direct sun - it gets about this hot;




Unfortunately just not hot enough to get the bacon as crispy as I would like it, for that I need to do some offroading
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Sorry, couldn't resist
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I've been thinking about picking up a temp gun too, whats a good decently priced one?
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Originally Posted by jshultz78 View Post
I've been thinking about picking up a temp gun too, whats a good decently priced one?
I bought this one. Paid about that price but it shipped free. When playing with it I put it on my thermostat housing and it registered a temp within reason of what the temp gauge said. Thinking it is accurate enough. At least for what I need it to do.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...9SIA2HW2J16089
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I have a harbor freight one that works good.
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Originally Posted by 00t444e View Post
I have a harbor freight one that works good.
the one i got from there was off like 20 degrees lol
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Mine also!

If you dont know the difference, it seems good.
I compared it to 2 RayTecs. Its not good.
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Hot enough that if you look real close, it checked the paint. Lebaron hood vents helped a lot.
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