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AEV Heat Reduction Hood

I just did a trial fit of my AEV Hood. Install is simple - get someone to help you lift the hood in to place. I'll now take it to my local body shop and get it painted.




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I just did a trial fit of my AEV Hood. Install is simple - get someone to help you lift the hood in to place. I'll now take it to my local body shop and get it painted.




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Definitely looks like it will work with vents, and It just might "not" floop around like most of ours do at 65 mph. Looks good,

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Here it is painted:



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Here it is painted:



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What's with the lightning bolt thing running through the X and T....

I like. I might just have to get one of those.... except mine is going to be without the Rubi sticker.

At least on yours, you are advertising something.
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Looks good Andy. How sturdy is it compaired to the flimsy stock hood?
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Looks good Andy. How sturdy is it compaired to the flimsy stock hood?
Much better, comparable to the old TJ sheet metal.

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So is it running cooler? Is that a mesh on top in the swail or is that a water collection location?

I know mine ruins much cooler without the wheel well trim but that also allows too much debris into the engine compartment.

Oh and does it flop about in the wind?
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I don't know about running cooler as I didn't take any measurements before or after install. I do see gobs of 'heat shimmer' escaping.

It's a mesh on top. I too cut out the inner fender liners. As I hardly ever see anything other than Sierra dirt or Mojave dirt, I'm not to worried about mud etc.

Flop around - not that I've seen. It's on pretty tight.

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Looks great Andy! That hood would look so pretty in Silver and on my Jeep


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the guy that owns my local 4x4 shop got one and has not installed it yet i was anxious to see how it looked
i likey!


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Matching the paint

How did the paint look. I have a black 2008 Unlimited and want to install the AEV heat redution hood but I am concerned about paint matching. Did you have any problems? The photos look great but it is hard to tell online.
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How did the paint look. I have a black 2008 Unlimited and want to install the AEV heat redution hood but I am concerned about paint matching. Did you have any problems? The photos look great but it is hard to tell online.
Paint matching won't have anything to do with AEV. They ship them in primer. The matching will have to do with the skill or the painter and the quality of the paint they use. Just take it to a reputable paint shop and they should be able to match it no problem. Black is pretty easy to match.
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How did the paint look. I have a black 2008 Unlimited and want to install the AEV heat redution hood but I am concerned about paint matching. Did you have any problems? The photos look great but it is hard to tell online.

X2 on the paint. It's all in the hands of your local body shop. Mine took the JK in and did an exact color match.

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That is a great looking hood.


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Thumbs up looks cool

I like it... Does it let much water in? I have a CAI until a plastic snorkel comes out...

Is the primer a flat black? if I got one I would be tempted to leave it black on my silver X
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I like it... Does it let much water in? I have a CAI until a plastic snorkel comes out...

Is the primer a flat black? if I got one I would be tempted to leave it black on my silver X
Yes, it's effectively a big hole above the gap between the engine and radiator.

I have an AEM dryflow and have no probs with water.

The Primer is semi-flat (mostly flat) ecoat primer. But it does need to be finished. Shipping will wear through the coating in places.

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Nice hood Andy, I may get one.... one day.

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When on the road the airflow will keep any signficant water from entering. The center vent outflows air plus water won't be collecting while you are moving down the road.

When parked, any water collected simply drains straight to the ground between the engine and the fan/rad. But the engine compartment is not exactly designed to be a water tight environment. Water is introduced in significant amounts on a stock vehicle any way. One of a hood's last purposes is keeping water from the engine bay.
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i like the AEV... and when I have $700+ laying around i can afford to spend... i'll have one too.


not to hi-jack the thread, but reference hood lift/bounce: cheap fix
http://bbb.quadratec.com/cgi-bin/ult...;f=48;t=000013

i posted it on "the other forum", too... but I'm not linking there.
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