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Old 08-25-2013, 08:16 PM   #31
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Re: Cooling the 6.0 with an Aluminess Bumper

Don't you think the hood vents would also move hot air over the inside air vents?
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:29 PM   #32
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Re: Cooling the 6.0 with an Aluminess Bumper

I think as far away as they are it would be way less of an issue. I also plan to move them outward as much as possible. Seems like anytime you make a mod something else pays.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:14 PM   #33
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Re: Cooling the 6.0 with an Aluminess Bumper

I think I will reinstall the seal but leave the last 12-14 inches at the out board ends open. That would be away from the intake vent and still give a little extra to let heat out.
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Thanks Herb I'll keep that close and probably order soon. It looks like Tom's vents are too close to use the hood bra but the U Joint install looks further apart. I'd like to see a full on picture of it. Maybe placement is limited to the bottom structure of the hood?
I went wide because they fit there without cutting much of the hood inner structure. Here's another pic--

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Old 08-26-2013, 09:46 AM   #35
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Re: Cooling the 6.0 with an Aluminess Bumper

If you have cooling issues, don't overlook the degas/overflow tank cap.

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Old 08-26-2013, 02:19 PM   #36
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Re: Cooling the 6.0 with an Aluminess Bumper

That company you posted is now making a vent for ambulances 10" tall x 19" wide . They also make side vents that can be installed on the hood.
(now I know where Zeta got the idea of mounting a hood Ornament)


Need to do some measuring. The hood mask might have to go.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:12 AM   #37
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Re: Cooling the 6.0 with an Aluminess Bumper

Thanks for the degas top video. I'm heading out to Advanced Auto today to get a new one. I bet my 06 has a weak spring.

Once I start pulling tomorrow I want to know that the rad is holding pressure.

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Re: Cooling the 6.0 with an Aluminess Bumper

Another source of hood louvers.

http://www.genright.com/Jeep-Hood-Louvers.aspx


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Re: Cooling the 6.0 with an Aluminess Bumper

I need to know how you guys installed the louvers. It looks like the hood has a void in it. So do you leave the ribbed structure under the hood intact and just cut the lower unobstructed sections out then cut out the top to fit? Pop rivet it in? I understand the louver helps for strength but don't want to mess with the integrity of the lower section of the hood.
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Re: Cooling the 6.0 with an Aluminess Bumper

Here's the best write-up I've come across on installing hood vents.
http://forumcdn.ih8mud.com/80-series-te ... hotos.html

And a decent write-up on one guy's thinking of where to place the vents.
http://www.oman4x4.com/hoodvents.htm#theory


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