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hey. i have been noticing the fan of my jeep turns on a lot... its a 2007 JKU, i already installed an aftermarket trans cooler, because i use it to tow a 18' bassboat a lot.

so, i want to install louvers to help reduce the heat inside the engine area.

i was thinking maybe these:



or these:



any pics of them installed?? and are they a considerable improvement??

thanx...
 

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I've got a couple of buddy's that have the Poison Spyder one and they swear by it. I'm getting one for Christmas. Last September in Moab it was hot a few days and it would have really helped a lot.
 

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Love my Poison Spyder louver. I don't have actual temp numbers, but I can watch the heat rising out of the hood. Plus it just looks friggin cool.
 

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I need to do some louvers as well and am thinking about the genrights too. PS looks good but it has a logo and I am concerned about the rivets at the back of the hood, near the edge.

I am thinking a genright 3 piece is perfect, the one with the smaller, more square looking louvers.

hoodlouvers.com also has some nice sets and even a few models that don't need riveting. They are stick on. That and you can get color matched rivets anyway from them.

The fan is a nifty idea that I have read about as well. Not sure if it will clear the blower in my case and I am not even sure if the end result is worth the time or capital investment beyond just installing a set of louvers themselves. Have not seen any posts where underhood temps were monitored with and without the fan on.
 

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I need to do some louvers as well and am thinking about the genrights too. PS looks good but it has a logo and I am concerned about the rivets at the back of the hood, near the edge.

I am thinking a genright 3 piece is perfect, the one with the smaller, more square looking louvers.

hoodlouvers.com also has some nice sets and even a few models that don't need riveting. They are stick on. That and you can get color matched rivets anyway from them.

The fan is a nifty idea that I have read about as well. Not sure if it will clear the blower in my case and I am not even sure if the end result is worth the time or capital investment beyond just installing a set of louvers themselves. Have not seen any posts where underhood temps were monitored with and without the fan on.
Poison Spider doesn"t use use rivets....they use screws....
 

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I need to do some louvers as well and am thinking about the genrights too. PS looks good but it has a logo and I am concerned about the rivets at the back of the hood, near the edge.

I am thinking a genright 3 piece is perfect, the one with the smaller, more square looking louvers.

hoodlouvers.com also has some nice sets and even a few models that don't need riveting. They are stick on. That and you can get color matched rivets anyway from them.

The fan is a nifty idea that I have read about as well. Not sure if it will clear the blower in my case and I am not even sure if the end result is worth the time or capital investment beyond just installing a set of louvers themselves. Have not seen any posts where underhood temps were monitored with and without the fan on.
I can't say much from temperature differences with or without a fan but there is a large amount of hot air flowing through the vent with the fan on I have to imagine the extra airflow helps
 

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I have the same front louver section as your photo (purchased from Synergy). I don't think it makes a bit of difference, but looks kinda cool and doesn't look like every other jeep on the road with a PS louver panel. The fan turning on is not a problem - Jeep put it in there to do a job, not as dead weight. Do whatever you think looks good and fits in your expendable budget (just like an air intake).
 

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thanx for your input.

im not getting the louver for the looks, but for the heat reduction. of course i want them to look good, but the main purpose is reduce the heat in there.

i dont really like the poison spider ones, i think they are too big. i prefer the smaller ones (assuming they do serve their intended purpose), either the 3 or 5 piece, or the 2 longer ones on the sides... but i want to make sure they do reduce the heat some before purchasing...

i hadnt seen the small fan but that looks like a good idea as well...
 

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This is what Ill be getting as finances allow. Check out how it mounts. I was waiting for someone to do it this way FOREVER... Less hardware to have issues with and a great template(apparently, from research Ive done.)
http://www.quadratec.com/products/13106_603X_PG.htm
Asshole! :flipoff: I think you just spent my money for me. :thefinger:

But seriously, I've been looking for years at pieces like the Synergys, but hoping for a 1-pc without a big-assed logo cutout.
IMHO, the flush studs put this one above the other contenders - that's fookin' clean!
I'll have to research further, but that looks like the current winner in "the louver race in my head". :D

Thanks for making my clueless ass aware of that seemingly-killer USA-made option. :beer:
 

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Asshole! :flipoff: I think you just spent my money for me. :thefinger:

But seriously, I've been looking for years at pieces like the Synergys, but hoping for a 1-pc without a big-assed logo cutout.
IMHO, the flush studs put this one above the other contenders - that's fookin' clean!
I'll have to research further, but that looks like the current winner in "the louver race in my head". :D

Thanks for making my clueless ass aware of that seemingly-killer USA-made option. :beer:
Ditto. That one found its way onto my short list as well and for the same reasons cited by Ex. The included template is nice too and probably a requirement with the studs built into the panel and pointing down.
 

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I love my Poison Spyder louver. You definitely can see it's working.
 

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hey. i have been noticing the fan of my jeep turns on a lot... its a 2007 JKU, i already installed an aftermarket trans cooler, because i use it to tow a 18' bassboat a lot.

so, i want to install louvers to help reduce the heat inside the engine area.

i was thinking maybe these:



or these:



any pics of them installed?? and are they a considerable improvement??

thanx...
it's not the best picture but one where my lean into a turn is displaying the hood well-enough to see what you have asked for...minus the 3 louver panels in the middle, of course,heh. This is the 14" Synergy Louvers that were - alonmg w/ aux tranny cooler - the first things I modded. A black JK in the Middle Southeastern US? You can literally see potential heatsoak-hot-as-f*ck air billowing out of the thing in July. You need not ask if they reduce temp in that bay and aid in maintaining reasonable temps for the motor. they do just that. I do not think you can get these but GenRight has the exact same thing I am thinkin*.... prep your area, tape, measure 4 thousand times and cut once and sure handed & you'll be golden. that kit has 3 more large cuts to f*ck-up than mine. Trust me , the Credit Union was still owning my '11 when I did that mod so it was an eye-opener. used special black tempered allenhead button No. 8 nut and bolts. I used a gasket I cut out of that gray rubbber sheet for lining showers before you install the fiberglass shell of them. lock tighted and they havent budged or rusted, just pumped heat I don't need outta my engine bay. plus i think they look the tits.....


<*edit: ask Marcus on this Forum & from RiverCity Offroad what's goin' down with some louvers, if you buy some based upon this and your decision.>

 

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thanx! i got the Gen Right 3 piece set, and im almost ready to cut.

just one more question. with what did you paint the cut edges to prevent them from rusting??

and, the Gen Right kit comes with rives, should i use them or it is better to use nuts and bolts??
 

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thanx! i got the Gen Right 3 piece set, and im almost ready to cut.

just one more question. with what did you paint the cut edges to prevent them from rusting??

and, the Gen Right kit comes with rives, should i use them or it is better to use nuts and bolts??
I think I just used black primer, its hidden up top anyway for under the hood I used the black primer and then some satin black rattle

hardware is up to you... my stainless buttonheads that came with my synergy kit are rusted to shit.. for the record, rivets i used to mount my tramp stamp are also rusted. Aluminum rivets I used for my plate still look good though
 

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thanx! i got the Gen Right 3 piece set, and im almost ready to cut.

just one more question. with what did you paint the cut edges to prevent them from rusting??

and, the Gen Right kit comes with rives, should i use them or it is better to use nuts and bolts??
MOPAR® 1/2 oz Hard Top Paint Pen {mine is black so used code PX8. ) you can use any paint since it wont be seen, generally...the high-heat rustoleum would work as would a paint-pen sharpee...
 
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