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Synergy Hood Louver Panel

Got it in the mail! Thanks Dave and poly! Write up coming next week.
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Got it in the mail! Thanks Dave and poly! Write up coming next week.
Can't wait!


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Nice piece. Who sells it ?

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Patiently waiting for the write up

and polyperformance sells it PKDailey
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Nice piece. Who sells it ?
Its the Synergy hood louver kit sold by Poly Performance.
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Lets see it sucker! I have the Aluminum version and that is the Powder Coated version. Its a very complete kit with stainless allens and nylock nuts. As soo as the weather clears I am doing it.

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Mine will be going on tomorrow night !


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Got it done tonight! Write up to fallow. Thanks again Poly!


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Looks good
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Looking GOOD guys!


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Sweet! I want one. Maybe I will take UGET IT's. LOL
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looks good.

looking forward to seeing the write up and how much of the hood you cut away.

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I think he did the minimum cut away..its the minimum cut but offers alot more cooling than stock.

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First off I would like to give thanks to Dave over at Poly Performance and Kevin (UGET_IT) at Method Motorsports for hooking me up with with an awesome new product. I would also like to thank my friends Tom and Mike at Dog On Duty Off Road for a great install!

I went with the powder coated version . The louver arrived to my house well packed in a box tightly packaged in bubble wrap foam and plastic wrap. The Powder coat was very clean with zero flaws of chips to be found. The instructions where easy to fallow with clear and helpful photos.



We decided the best plan of attack would be to remove the hood by unbolting the hood from the back side of the hinges. By doing this we would not have to risk damaging the paint on the top of the hood. To access the bolts we had to remove the cowl panel. It took a couple extra steps but was worth not disturbing the top hinges.



Once removed we placed the hood on our work table that was covered in felt. The one snag we ran into was removing the plastic footman hoop. The first stud snapped and the second just spun in the plastic. After discarding the the footman hoop we moved on to placing the louver panel. we centered the panel on the washer nozzle and the holes from the footman hoop then we took measurements between the front and rear edges to ensure the louvers where set on straight. Once we where happy this the placement two people held the panel tight in place wile one marked all of the holes with a sharpie.

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After all of the holes had been marked we center punched and drilled all of the holes.

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Once drilled we Wrapped 2x4 in the felt to keep the hood off the table and flipped it over. I decided for now I would start with the minimal cut option. With a 1”wide steel ruler we marked a line 1” to the inside of the edge of the holes.
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To cut the holes Mike used an air cut off wheel with a carbon disk. He cut from the inside to minimize any damage to the exterior paint. Once cut he fallowed up with a grinding wheel to knock off the rough edges and we shot them with some paint to protect the hood from rust.
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Next we loosely tightened the accessible nuts and bolts.


at this point we chased the un accessible holes with a large drill bit so that we could get the nylon nuts secured to the bolts.


Now it was all down hill. We tightened down all of the bolts and reinstalled the hood onto the jeep.
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Thanks Tom and Mike of Dog On Call Off Road for a problem free and clean install!
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Well, that looks pretty dang good. The stock JK hood is the worst looking Jeep hood ever.

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Great write up and install guys! Now I wanna do mine!

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Not bad. But did you treat the cut now bare metal to avoid rust?
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Not bad. But did you treat the cut now bare metal to avoid rust?
Yep there is a pic up there where we ground down the rough edges and painted it with epoxy.


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From what I can see, there are 52 louvers but only 4 that are functional? Is air able to access any of the other louvers?


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From what I can see, there are 52 louvers but only 4 that are functional? Is air able to access any of the other louvers?
As of now it's the minimal cut which gets air to about 8. Im going to see how that goes in the summer and I may open up in-between the cross members to allow more flow if needed.
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