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Old 03-05-2011, 03:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hood-Windshield Transition

any ideas on how i can improve air flow transition from the hood to the windshield on my Jeep? i'm looking for something relatively simple to do, and that doesn't look like a giant cowl induction hood scoop

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Old 03-05-2011, 04:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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...a clear "bug-deflector" that goes from the front of the hood right up to the top of the windshield?

...maybe not!
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that's a little easier than i was looking for, and i don't know how well that would work anyway
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What makes you think that is the problem?
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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decreased hood to windshield angle is on the 65+ mods list. i have no intention of chopping the top of my Jeep, so i'm looking for something that could possibly give similar results without a ton of fabrication
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By golly it is on there... I don't think it should be

The Geo example given... is a good example of frontal area reduction and also better aero on the rear of the vehicle. I don't see a shred of evidence that the hood/windshield angle did anything good.

Look up aerohead's posts (he could very well be our best resident aero authority), in about 1/4 of them he states and restates that it is the rear end of the vehicle that benefits the most from aeromods.
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yeah i've looked through his stuff quite a bit (hence the statement of "doesn't look like a giant cowl induction hood scoop", like on his pickup (not knocking him, i have no doubt it works, just saying i need something simpler)) but not sure of what i could really do on the backside of my Jeep
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Look up aerohead's posts (he could very well be our best resident aero authority), in about 1/4 of them he states and restates that it is the rear end of the vehicle that benefits the most from aeromods.
But He has also stated if you don't clean up the front, the back will not do much good. It is a total package, and I have seen multiple people suggest starting at the front and working your way back to realize the most benefit.

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I'm going on a roadtrip this summer to California which will require me to put a hitch basket on the back for carrying extra gear. maybe i can design it into a sort of hitch mounted semi-boat tail??
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But He has also stated if you don't clean up the front, the back will not do much good. It is a total package, and I have seen multiple people suggest starting at the front and working your way back to realize the most benefit.

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Really?

Can you find that?

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