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cowl induction hood

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by dodgegmc1213, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,002

    does anyone have these style hoods on there ram? if so just curious if you get alot of snow stuck there or gets inside the hood when driving or plowing? looking to get this style next year on my 2500 to keep it cool when the plow is on.
    thanks

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  2. dss56

    dss56 Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    You should not need to change the hood. I have a 1500 with a fisher plow and the day I bought it had it, installed in Maine and started to drive home to Boston my truck started to over heat, had to stop about 4-5 time to let it cool down. I tried all different angles on the blade and still no help.
    My fix and I got the solution on this site was to change the clutch to a heavy duty one and no problems runs the same temperature all the time.

    What i do is change from the stock one when the plow season comes 2-3 months and then back to the stock one when spring comes or the snow season it done. Simple to change about 45 minutes.

    I think it cost me about $100 OEM from Chrysler had a friend pick one up for me.

    The reason i change it out is with the HD you get a bit less gas mileage and of course the loud whining noise when you first start it up on a cold day until it warms up.

    Again I would go for the fan clutch deal and that will be the real fix.

    Adding the hood you show might not do the trick and cost you more money and the paint for the hood.

    Good luck but read this forum and you will see most if not all changed their clutch fan to a HD and no more overheating
     
  3. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,002

    ill look into that. my stock hood is rotted anyway so ima need a new one eventually. the needle for the temp goes up by a hair when traveling around town, you can barely tell it moved. but when i go on the interstate doing 55-65 and up steap hills loaded with salt i gotta lower the plow so its about an inch off the ground. i wish they put an electric fan on the radiator instead of the a/c. that thing is always on when the plow is on
     
  4. GSS LLC

    GSS LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 639

    You mean like this one? its not a REAL cowl hood. nothing gets in. its a great hood, i like mine.

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    Last edited: Mar 7, 2013
  5. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,002

    you get enough cool air with the plow, no overheating?
     
  6. GSS LLC

    GSS LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 639

    never had an issue.
     
  7. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,002

    i looked at sites for the clutch but they all say severe duty whats the difference? one site said it can be used in place of many heavy duty clutches
     
  8. Laszlo Almasi

    Laszlo Almasi Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    You seriously need to look at electric fans (dual) instead of a clutch.