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2009-08-20 14:35:28
hood spacers anyone doing this
DIY: $3.57 Hood Spacers - 8th Generation Honda Civic Forum

i recently seen this is kinda the new honda fad going on which is hood spacers which slighlty raise the back of the hood to relieve engine heat, i kinda see the benifit although the honda guys are more of less doing this on tipical honda engine which dont nearly generate the kinda heat a turbo engine does, but anyways has anyone does this, and noticed any differences in engine compartment heat soak?
2009-08-20 14:54:08
To me it makes the car look like it was wrecked and not fixed right.
Doesn't seem like it would really do a whole lot for cooling,but I guess any reduction would be helpful with heatsoak on a turbo car.
2009-08-20 15:05:07
If you really want that same thing without that stupid look, rip out all that rubber hood trip on the back end.
2009-08-20 15:20:32
It actually works better than just removing the rubber hood trim. I was going to do it, but didn't get around to it yet. I will be spacing the hood up around 15mm.

I've seen cars run MUCH cooler here (especially in the desert) by raising the back of the hood up.
2009-08-20 23:02:43
im definitly going to be doing this, my engine bay seems to see alto of heatsoak betwen the turbo/radiator/intercooler piping, having some of that trapped heat in the engine compartment relieved will really help
2009-08-20 23:23:00
Sorry, it looks broke to me. But what am I saying, my car is 2 tone - white and primer
2009-08-20 23:28:26
Im doing it. Ive noticed on average about a 8-10 degree coolant temp difference with it raised up.
2009-08-21 00:19:23
i did it on my turbo car using nuts as spacers and longer bolts. it difinitly made a difference. i'm thinkin bout doing it on the ve car now.
2009-08-21 00:24:59
post pics of what it looks like on your cars pls
2009-08-21 01:04:24
This is REAL old skool stuff here, but I guess it has been rediscovered. I've seen lots of road racers doing this, mostly V8 guys back in the day. It really does make a difference if you are running hot (as pointed out, turbo), and for the heat dissipation challenged NX, yeah it looks odd, but it works. What I don't know is what height is optimal. Might be interesting to try a couple of different height spacers with a proper temp gauge to put some numbers with it. It is on my list of things to do during the swap.

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