JEEP LIFE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS
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I have wanted an AEV Hood for my Jeep since I bought it in 2011! They look awesome, the heat reduction is more than a welcomed feature, and the snorkel system from AEV is an easy add on if you already have the hood (that's next up).
Ok, on to the install. Removing the old hood is easy enough. Each hinge has 2 bolts, so remove those plus a safety wire from the engine compartment and it's off! (You do need to remove the spring and latch for the front of the hood, and don't for get the hood latch uppers).
Now that the hood is off, remove the vent covers from your new hood, then reverse the process of removal. Two bolts on each hinge, install the spring and latch (one bolt each), and add the hood latch uppers and you are done! Well almost...we forgot the vent covers, but that is only a matter of holding the cover in place and pushing on the lock washers. Once the hood is on and all tightened up, just pop the washers in place then connect the hose and plastic connectors together. Last, but certainly not least...step back and look how awesome that new hood looks on your Jeep!!
This is a DIY project for sure! So easy, anyone can do it so don't be intimidated. Now the heat is down, my Jeep has a cool new look, and I'm more excited than ever to add that snorkel! If you like the hood, just click the link, purchase and wait! It's that easy.
If you're interested in ordering up a your own AEV Heat Reduction hood just click the link and shop away...
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