Nick's yellow throwback Jeep

Paparock1

Angry SE
Supporting Member
Joined
May 14, 2018
Messages
453
Location
L.A. Lower Alabama
Yes, Adham Sproat run’s it. I am originally from Monroe (just returned after being gone for a long time for work) and it is cool that I have a great shop right here. He put on my 4” long arm lift, trussed both axles and my ball joints, as well as many other things.
for the first 5 years of my life I lived on Bennett Lane of Territorial highway.
 
  • Like
Reactions: zebra12
OP
Nickgsjeep

Nickgsjeep

TJ Enthusiast
Supporting Member
Joined
Aug 25, 2019
Messages
1,507
Location
Southern California
Ok a bit of anecdotal malarkey for everyone to start arguing about 😂 so before the hood vents were installed I could fry an egg on my hood after 30 minutes of driving. Now with the vents installed and functional the hood is completely cool after an hour plus of driving, the vents are super hot. They are now the only thing hot on the hood after extended driving. No I didn’t point a TIC at the hood and measure temps before and after and no I didn’t measure air intake temps. These things I don’t care about. My only hope was since this is my daily driver and the sensors and other plastic and rubber bits are getting more and more scarce in a quality format, I’ll try and prolong their life a little by reducing under hood temps. Will it work? I don’t know. The hood isn’t hot anymore so I count that as a win.
 

reddvltj

TJ Guru
Supporting Member
Joined
Apr 15, 2019
Messages
6,088
Location
Challis, ID
Ok a bit of anecdotal malarkey for everyone to start arguing about 😂 so before the hood vents were installed I could fry an egg on my hood after 30 minutes of driving. Now with the vents installed and functional the hood is completely cool after an hour plus of driving, the vents are super hot. They are now the only thing hot on the hood after extended driving. No I didn’t point a TIC at the hood and measure temps before and after and no I didn’t measure air intake temps. These things I don’t care about. My only hope was since this is my daily driver and the sensors and other plastic and rubber bits are getting more and more scarce in a quality format, I’ll try and prolong their life a little by reducing under hood temps. Will it work? I don’t know. The hood isn’t hot anymore so I count that as a win.
Sounds like a win to me! Now, if some one were to live in the northern parts of the country, they might consider designing some vent plugs for winter time!
 

pagrey

TJ Guru
Supporting Member
Joined
Apr 10, 2018
Messages
7,542
Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Ok a bit of anecdotal malarkey for everyone to start arguing about 😂
Everybody that has them likes them. The only thing I've ever wondered about for a second was the air forced under the tub, the transmission tunnel and all that when you are driving. It seems that every bit of air that goes out the hood doesn't go out the bottom when you are moving. I don't loose much sleep over it either way. What vents did you put in, I probably missed it?
 
  • Like
Reactions: Wildman

Bigmac

TJ Enthusiast
Joined
Mar 11, 2018
Messages
540
Location
Oklahoma, USA
Ok a bit of anecdotal malarkey for everyone to start arguing about 😂 so before the hood vents were installed I could fry an egg on my hood after 30 minutes of driving. Now with the vents installed and functional the hood is completely cool after an hour plus of driving, the vents are super hot. They are now the only thing hot on the hood after extended driving. No I didn’t point a TIC at the hood and measure temps before and after and no I didn’t measure air intake temps. These things I don’t care about. My only hope was since this is my daily driver and the sensors and other plastic and rubber bits are getting more and more scarce in a quality format, I’ll try and prolong their life a little by reducing under hood temps. Will it work? I don’t know. The hood isn’t hot anymore so I count that as a win.
my parts list is like my to do list at work. every time i scratch something off 2 things get added...

I should prioritize parts like my work projects; I have 4 columns on my board for taskers: week, month, year, and never.

the never column is where i put my bosses really dumb ideas when he doesn't give me a due date. Makes it awkward when he shows up...
 
OP
Nickgsjeep

Nickgsjeep

TJ Enthusiast
Supporting Member
Joined
Aug 25, 2019
Messages
1,507
Location
Southern California
Everybody that has them likes them. The only thing I've ever wondered about for a second was the air forced under the tub, the transmission tunnel and all that when you are driving. It seems that every bit of air that goes out the hood doesn't go out the bottom when you are moving. I don't loose much sleep over it either way. What vents did you put in, I probably missed it?
I can assure you that there is no shortage of airflow underneath the jeep due to the installation of these vents. I’m a scientist



I installed the Grand Cherokee vents.
 

someguysjeep

simple guy
Lifetime Supporting Member
Joined
Nov 17, 2019
Messages
5,174
Location
ohio
i had engine bay temps venting through spots and heating things i didn't want heated. after installing hood vents that temp was cut in 1/2. a few holes in the inner fenders and it was eliminated.
 
  • Like
Reactions: L J and reddvltj

Wildman

Over Analyzer Extraordinaire...............
Staff Member
Supporting Member
Joined
Dec 12, 2015
Messages
18,013
Location
In the hills of WA
Everybody that has them likes them. The only thing I've ever wondered about for a second was the air forced under the tub, the transmission tunnel and all that when you are driving. It seems that every bit of air that goes out the hood doesn't go out the bottom when you are moving. I don't loose much sleep over it either way. What vents did you put in, I probably missed it?
Starts on page 40 post # 797

 

Alex01

Itching For Some Rocks
Supporting Member
Ride of the Month Winner
Joined
Mar 23, 2018
Messages
7,629
Location
Martinez, CA, USA
No I didn’t point a TIC at the hood and measure temps before and after and no I didn’t measure air intake temps. These things I don’t care about.
200.gif
 

psrivats

TJ Expert
Supporting Member
Joined
Jun 4, 2018
Messages
3,941
Location
OR, USA

RubiconRic

TJ Enthusiast
Joined
Aug 13, 2020
Messages
146
Location
Sarasota, FL
That happened to me recently - about 10 years after I changed my gears. Best I can figure the original loctite just degraded and checking the ring gear bolts should be a maintenance item during diff fluid changes. I cleaned out the ring gear thread holes with some compressed air, ran a thread restore in each ring gear thread, and installed a new set of ring gear bolts with some hi temp red loctite (different than the normal red loctite) and it's been fine since.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Nickgsjeep