Install vents on sport/Sahara hood?

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Good morning guys and gals. Has anyone cut into there hood to install the vent insert?I found a pair on amazon, and I'm thinking about performing the DIY. Am I making a mistake with water issues.... let me know what you think. Thanks





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Good morning guys and gals. Has anyone cut into there hood to install the vent insert?I found a pair on amazon, and I'm thinking about performing the DIY. Am I making a mistake with water issues.... let me know what you think. Thanks
as long as you keep your intake filter dry you're fine. the engine can get wet. unless you're having engine cooling issues im not sure what the benefit is besides looking cool. (pun intended). link to the vents you found on AZ?
 

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This would probably be easier to just buy a Rubicon hood, maybe even a take-off.
 

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I believe the Rubicon's "silencer pad" is different. It has channels that divert water to the sides. ~$30 to purchase.
 
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as long as you keep your intake filter dry you're fine. the engine can get wet. unless you're having engine cooling issues im not sure what the benefit is besides looking cool. (pun intended). link to the vents you found on AZ?
Here are the two i found...

Flash2ning / 2PCS Hood Vents for 07-16 Jeep 10th JK Wrangler Power Dome Louvers Engine Inlet Vents 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079G488V8/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_i_Zp9bEb5T0MMVM

Daystar, Jeep JK Wrangler Hood Vents, Right and Left, Black, Pair, fits 2007 to 2017 2/4WD, KJ71048BK, Made in America https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JXU217S/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_i_Yn9bEb1KGPQCD
 

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I have been looking for "cut in vents" that locate on the sides of the hood. I don't want to deal with water intrusion. I haven't found what I'm looking for and am thinking abour the raising of the hinge side of hood. Like a VW Bug but not this extreme....
vw raised hood.jpeg

Being a low pressure area on a Wrangler, seems heat would vent easily.

Update: did it...
jl hood vented 1.jpeg

hand over the raised gap feels like a toaster slot.
 
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