The Poison Spyder Hood Louver helps keep your engine running cool by promoting airflow through the engine compartment. Many factors can contribute to high under-hood temperatures, which can translate to higher engine coolant temperatures and overheating. Headers, slow speeds, flex fans, and the cramped spaces of the engine compartment can all contribute to increased heat and reduced airflow. This Hood Louver kit frees up airflow through the engine compartment, allowing hot air to escape and cooler air to be drawn in through the radiator, improving cooling of both the engine coolant and under-hood air. Rock-crawlers and slow-moving vehicles are especially susceptible, as slower speeds naturally result in reduced airflow. Poison Spyder Hood Louvers are crafted from quality, thick gauge aluminum sheet. They are CNC laser-cut and precision die-stamped. Aluminum makes the hood louver both light weight and corrosion resistant. But its thick enough to add some rigidity to the Jeeps notoriously thin sheet metal hood, helping to reduce "hood wobble" at speeds. Hood Louvers are fairly easy to install but do require some drilling and cutting of your hood. Stainless steel fasteners are supplied, as well as a full-size template with instructions for cutting the airflow holes in the hood.
I suggest a step bit for drilling the 20 starter holes accept for the holes with more than one layer to go through because the hole saw I used wasn't up for all that work. I purchased this product for the cooling benefits and as a bonus to cover hail damage. YouTube video that poison spider did for this was very helpful. Great finish great fit very satisfied. Only complaint is the two layers in the very front cause the bolts to tilt slightly but that can be fixed by drilling out the bottom layer
Product came in a timely manner. Downfall is that it did not have the mounting hardware in the package. Linked up with Poison Spyder and they had it shipped out the same day I received my package. As far as great looks, and functional it does both. Heat soak in the engine bay has gone down dramatically. Now this will not make your engine run cooler, but it will eliminate the heating of your hood associated with heat soak.
Overall very happy with look and function of this item. The powdercoat job could have been better. There were tiny areas of pooling and bubbling at hood louvre vent slots on one side. Installs easily, but the template should be adjusted slightly to eliminate the need to cut through double-steel areas of hood and slanted support on leading edge. This would make for easier install and better seating of nuts on hood underside.
Does this product come with the hardware?
Asked by Jeremy from on
Jeremy, the Poison Spyder Customs Hood Louver comes with all necessary hardware to install. Thanks for the question!
Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from on
would this hood louvers fit my 97 wrangler sport 4.0
Asked by jhonny from on
Hello jhonny, The Poison Spyder Customs Hood Louver will work great on your 1997 Jeep TJ Wrangler Sport. Thanks for the inquiry.
Answered by Adam from on
Can you get 2001 louvre with just the spider logo with 2 washers
Asked by Tim from Georgia on
Hello, No this is the only way that these come for the vehicle. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask, Thank you.
Answered by JordanC extension4833 from Georgia on
Poison Spyder Customs has a heritage in hardcore off-road accessories that started when founder Larry McRae was little. McrRae's daddy use to load him up in the Ford Bronco to explore the off-road trails of the southwest. McRae became a professional rock crawler who raced for Nelson & Nelson Racing in the early 2000s. McRae purchased PSC from the Slay family and kept the vision of developing and fabricating high end quality off-road accessories right in the Pomona, California headquarters . McCrae and his wife are members of the Inland Empire 4 Wheel Drive club. McCrae himself is a Past President and Mrs. McCrae is a past Treasurer. Every product produced by PSC starts as a prototype tested on real trails by members of the club. Shop Poison Spyder Customs Now