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Old 01 Nov 2008, 10:01 pm
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Default JDM Honda Hood Trend...?

I love the JDM style, and I'm trying for that look on my Civic. (It's not always easy to find JDM parts for it though, since it's a coupe and I can only share JDM EG parts with mainly the front end of my car, beside the point) But I've always noticed that on many JDM looking Hondas and Acuras, the hood is raised slightly near the windshield, giving it a gap between the hood and front fenders. What does this mod represent/where did it originate? And what does the actual mod entail? I'm not exactly new to JDM so skip the baby talk Thanx
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Old 01 Nov 2008, 10:16 pm
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There is nothing "JDM" about raising the hinges on your hood. I'm pretty sure it started when people were dropping H22's in their cars and the hood needed to be cut/lifted for it to fit in. The theory behind it is that it somehow pulls hot air away from your engine when you drive but I never heard of or seen numbers to validate it.For some reason it just became a fad though. :shrug:
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Old 01 Nov 2008, 10:31 pm
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Yeah. Slacks is right. Its to help vent the engine bay. Its not really JDM.
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Old 01 Nov 2008, 10:46 pm
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haha its not JDM but it feels like iti just did it on my hood on my eg hatch and its suppose to help the heat in the engine bay come out instead of roaming in there.. hahawhat u do is just buy a longer bolt and couple spacers and oversize nuts(not too oversized lol) and then space it between your hood and the hinges...for my eg hatch theres four bolts so i got 2 nuts,spacers, = 8 nuts and 8 spacers4 longer bolts and then i put them between the hood and the hood hinges and then you got the JDM look u say hahacost me $2.50 hahahahaha thats the cheapest JDM look youll get but its not JDM hahai like it so far
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