(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
Hey, what's up guys? I'm Ryan from Extreme Terrain, and today I'm here with the DV8 off-road Rubicon 10th anniversary replica hood fitting your 2007 to 2018 Wrangler JK. This is gonna be for the JK owner that is looking for a clone of Jeeps vented Rubicon 10th anniversary hood with OEM fit and finish. This is perfect for the off-roading enthusiast that is looking for some aggressive styling and some cool features that really help cool. Its aggressive inventive design will not only look great on your rugged rig, but it drastically helps reduce engine heat buildup. This is made of high-quality heavy-duty steel, allowing it to stand up even to the toughest trails and the included plastic vents install easily and add a very nice touch. Installation is simple since this reuses all of the factory hardware so there's no modification or drilling required. This is one of the most affordable options on the site and I think one of the best looking at just under $500. I think it's a great deal and it even comes with a great three-year warranty. As far as install goes, I'm gonna give this a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter since you can install it in about an hour using basic hand tools. Now with that being said, let's hop into our install. As a relatively easy install, since the new hood just swaps out with your old hood, however, we are gonna reuse all these items that are bolted to it. So we're gonna start with the disassembly. So let's pop our hood and get started. So we're gonna start with our hood catches on the hood. You're gonna have two nuts on there. We're gonna use a 10-millimeter socket to remove those. Once you get those nuts off, you can pry up on this. Get those bolts to come out and then we're gonna take the whole thing with that little washer. Do the same thing for the other side. So next we're gonna remove our hood latch and our hood spring. For our hood latch, we're gonna use a 10-millimeter socket and for our hood spring, we're gonna use an 8-millimeter socket. So next we're gonna disconnect our squirter line so we can get our hood quilt off. We're just gonna pull these rubber sections off of our actual squirters and then free this line from the hood. Now you're gonna have these little plastic holders here that are gonna hold this line in. We need to get those out as well. So we're gonna use a trim panel removal tool to get underneath of those and pry these out of the hood. So now that we have our squirter lines disconnected, we're gonna remove our hood quilt. This is just a few pushpins where you can pull that all the way off and get it around this prop rod. So we're gonna start with these right here. In the middle of the hood, we're gonna have to do the same thing. We have to pry the center up on these...they're a little disconnected. We'll get this last one on top, then we'll be able to pull this off. So I have to get it around the squirters and then we have to pull it up and out of these little notches that it's sitting in. And last of all, we have to get it around the prop rod. Next we're gonna remove the footman loop in the center of the hood. We're gonna use a nine-millimeter socket to remove those two nuts. After you get the nuts off, then you can pull this thing right out of the hood. So next we're gonna remove the bumpers in our hood. Now if you look inside of this hole here, you'll see two tabs down in there. These need to be squeezed in so we can fit them out to the top of the hood. So I'm gonna use a pair of needle nose pliers to do that right now. So squeeze both of those tabs and then just wiggle it out and they'll come all the way up for you. So next we're gonna remove our hood squirter. This is the last thing we have to remove on our hood besides our hood hinges. And we're gonna do this by prying up on one of the tabs and then just tipping these out of the hood from the top. Do the same thing for the other side. Use a needle nose pair of pliers to just squeeze both these tabs, and then fish that out through the hood. So next as a precautionary measure, before I lay this hood down, I'm going to take some rags and line this fender. This is for when we remove the bolts from the hood hinges and it decides to drop, we're not gonna scratch our finish. You can also use painters tape as well. So next we're gonna remove our hood hinges. You're gonna have two Torx bolts on both sides. We're gonna use a T50 Torx to remove those. And once we get those off, we'll pull this hood off. And now when taking this last one out, the hood's probably gonna drop a little bit. So we just wanna make sure that it doesn't shift too much. So I'm gonna get someone else to help me pick this hood up. We're just gonna flip these hood hinges backwards. Carry this out away from the Jeep and then away. I'll have to slide it forward a little bit and then up and off. So we successfully stripped down and removed our factory hood and we're just about ready to install our new DV8 hood. However, before we do that, I wanna go over some of the benefits features of an aftermarket hood such as this compared to your stock one. Now, this hood is a replica of the 10th anniversary Rubicon hood. So it's a very aggressive-looking hood, and honestly, it's gonna make your Jeep look even better than it already does. You'll notice that this whole middle section is recessed and it has this high ridge around there, not only that, but it has built-in vents. These vents are going to allow for heat dissipation. That's gonna take care of all that JK heat soak that is a common issue. This is great for when you're sitting on the trail and you're not really moving, you're not getting much air flow through your radiator, allowing you to cool off your engine. So this is going to alleviate some of that and also this is great for towing. While you're towing for long distances, you're going to build up a lot of heat underneath of that hood and there's not really an area for all that heat to escape. It has to go out from the edges. This hood will allow that to come right out through the vents, cooling it off. Another nice thing about this is it is designed to be a direct replacement and a perfect fit. It's gonna reuse all of that hardware that we removed and even your stock hinges. So there's no modification or drilling required to this and also this comes bare and paintable. This is gonna give you the option to match it to your Jeep's color scheme or anything that you would like to do. So with that being said, we do have some assembly to do but let's get this hood bolted on so we can reinstall all those parts. So I'm gonna get a friend to help me pick this set up. We're gonna set this on and try to get those latches installed. So we're gonna go ahead and flip our hood hinges down and then we're going to reinstall our factory bolts. So we have these pretty close then we're gonna do the other side. You're gonna make sure that you do not cross thread these once you get them in and you go to tighten them up. So once you have the hood on and we have those bolts installed, we're gonna go around and make sure that this back edge is even and properly gapped on both sides and you wanna make sure that this hood edge with this fender edge is pretty flush. Once you get that all situated and it's where you like it, we're gonna tighten those the rest of the way down using a T50 Torx. So before we open our hood, we're gonna install our bumpers and our squirters. Since we have plenty of access from the top right here, it make it a lot easier. So these bumpers are just gonna fit right in the center holes here and they're gonna click right in. Next we'll put our squirters in. Those are just gonna click right in. So now we're gonna open up our hood and continue with the reassembly. I'm gonna put these squirter hoses back on. So next we're gonna install our footman loop. Since our hood quilt is gonna cover this, we get this installed now. Just place this down through these two center holes, and then we'll go on the other side and get our nuts installed. To make this easy, we're gonna hold down on this one side, keep it pulled tight. We get the other side on, then we'll use our nine-millimeter to tighten those up. So next we're gonna install the new hood quilt that DV8 provides us. You wanna make sure that this hood prop hole is on the driver side of the hood and then we'll need to remove this from the hood so we can go around our new quilt. We're gonna start with these two middle guys putting these pushpins back in. So now that we have the hood quilt back in, we can reinstall our squirter lines and those clips that we previously removed out of our old hood. So I'm gonna go ahead and just clip these back into there, then we'll take our line, push that back into those clips, and then we'll hook it onto our squirters. So next we're gonna install our hood spring and our hood latch. We're gonna reuse that factory hardware. This is gonna slide into this little notch right here and then we're gonna put that bolt back in, use an eight-millimeter to tighten that up. And we're gonna reinstall the latch, which this with edge is gonna go inside of that and then we'll reinstall that factory bolt right here, and then we use a 10-millimeter to tighten that up. So next we're gonna install our hood catches. So we're gonna take this little plastic piece off and we're just gonna slip this up and over and line it up with those holes. Now we're gonna go ahead and poke that down through and then we'll reinstall our nuts. Once you get that all the way on, we're gonna tighten it up with a 10-millimeter socket. So then we're gonna do the same thing for the other side. So with everything reassembled, you're ready to close your hood. We're gonna pull that hood prop out and then make sure to latch your hood. So that's gonna wrap up my review and install. For more videos like this, check us out at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Celebrate the Rubicon. The DV8 Offroad Rubicon 10th Anniversary Replica Hood allows you to celebrate that great model even if your Wrangler didn’t come out during the anniversary year. Its aggressive, vented design promotes better engine cooling to prevent overheating while you are putting your Jeep through its paces off-road, hauling equipment, or during rescue operations.
Durable Steel. This replica hood is constructed from durable, high-quality steel. It comes unpainted so it can be customized to match any Jeep exterior.
Simple to Install. This 10th Anniversary Replica Hood is simple to install on your Jeep. Simply uninstall your existing hood and replace it with your new hood. You will reuse the original hardware to install the hood.
3 Year Limited Warranty. DV8 Off Road warrants their products to the original retail purchaser to be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of up to 3 years. Subject to the terms and conditions, please see manufacturer's full warranty for details.
Application. The DV8 Offroad Rubicon 10th Anniversary Replica Hood is an aftermarket engine hood that is engineered to fit all 2007-2018 Jeep Wranglers JKs.
Technical Note. Extreme Terrain recommends professional installation of all body parts. We also recommend test fitting these products before they are painted.
Freight Notes. Freight items can only be shipped within the continental 48 states, no expedited methods. What is freight shipping? Your Answers are Right Here!.
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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