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Old 11-13-2005   #1
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MAD JDM! hood hinge shims..... would you and should i?

ive seen alot of threads about this on HT and after consideration i could care less if some people think my front end is busted. i think i might just do it from time to time like when im at the track or something, i highly doubt ill keep it like that everyday, but then again i might not, i guess the only way is through trying to see if it helps cool.
from what ive read it (althought i dont know how much i agree with alot of these) it will add downforce to front wheels, decrease engine temps, decrease air intake temps, create a vacuum to reduce drag, allow for more rapid air flow up through the engine bay, and for individual throttle bodies its said to act as ram air and really help to suck in that air.
again, you be the judge of what reason you want to believe but eitherway ill most likely try this once at the track or something once ive got a few more gauges to monitor everything.
http://honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=1387229
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looks gay to me. maybe it will be the next big JDM trend, like black 16 inch rims, and slanted stickers on the bumper.
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i guess. If u are going all out.
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I think it may help out a little, but I think it looks quite shitty imo. Its all up to you, but I wouldnt do that to my car.
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looks like the hood isn't on right. if you need cowl induction for itbs or whatever, get the proper hood for it.
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but the benifet i see is not paying for a new hood, and id only have it like this sometimes, so i wouldnt have to drive around with an ugly cowl hood 24/7.
but yea i see how its ugly lol of course.
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omg that looks retarded. i would get a vented hood before i did that.
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but the point here is that looks are not the concern at all.
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lol. tight! JDM all the way! hahaha
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lol. tight! JDM all the way! hahaha
yes i was joking with MAD JDM!
i pride myself in not being one of those people that calls everything jdm!
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thats easy to do too...just unbolt it and put some washers underneather the hinges
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yea i know that, im asking what people think of it and what they think any advantages would be, because i get mixed reviews on HT,
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if i ever get into autocross with the miata, i'll have to do this. something about the 1.6L engine overheating easily...

my thoughts on this for a civic? well, if you have no money/don't want a new hood and it's only a temp solution, then go for it. if it's going to be like that everyday, be prepared for flaming.
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i have a friend with an fc, and a friend with an s14, and they both have done it. its pretty sweet, when its cold out you see steam coming from under the hood. so it must do something.
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Vented would probably be a better idea, hot air rises, it'd more efficiently exit out a top vent and see more ready induction through the top as well at speed. On previous muscle cars, raised hoods were for the sheer size of the block too, you swap in a Merlin big block you'll need to raise the hood somehow, even the new MSP6 has a raised hood for that very reason.

Plus it just looks bad...
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omg that looks retarded. i would get a vented hood before i did that.
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worthless, if you do it for looks, or any reason for that matter...you're a retard.
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No I would not...do whatever you want...just looks like they forget to close the damn hood right...
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worthless, if you do it for looks, or any reason for that matter...you're a retard.
why am i a retard? because people like you would just look at it and flame on about ricers balh blah, and be too stupid to think of possible advantages like lower under hood temps. you my friend are the retard

oh and i not even once ever said id do this for looks, obviously it looks retarded. a little extra performance is worth it to me, over having someone think my hoods on wrong. btw there is no way to have hood like this from incorrect mounting, its just not possible, youd have to put the shims.
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Find more info NCIROM, i'd be interested to see if this does make a differance, and a DIY way to do it.
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yes i was joking with MAD JDM!
i pride myself in not being one of those people that calls everything jdm!
It's like saying my coupe is JDM...
Or that the Corvettes are built in Mexico...
(Well... there's more change for coupes to be JDM than Corvettes being built in Mexico... )
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i dunno......kinda makes i look like the hood was hit or somethin
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Find more info NCIROM, i'd be interested to see if this does make a differance, and a DIY way to do it.
well once ive got my turbo setup all put on the car, im definately going to do this at least once to check how the temps are doing and what not.
diy is simple, remove hood bolts, get longer ones with washers or shims and replace them with shims between hood and hinge. you can do this one side at a time to make it easier on yourself.
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this is function over form. the end.
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it's not a new stuff in japan....
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I like it. looks really clean.
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this is function over form. the end.
Aluminum wings are functional, yet they are trendy.
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This JDM thing is getting more trendy
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Would I? No.
Should you? God no its just another ricer crazy to sell more crap on ebay. dont be those guys


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This JDM thing is getting more trendy
JDM doesnt even mean JDM anymore. it means "mimic as many borderline rice trends as possible"
If anyone called my vic JDM id be pissed cause of stuff like this.
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