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    Hood spacers?

    I noticed a 9th gen si at my work one day, and seen that he had spaced the back side (by the windsheild) up. So, towards the windshield there's maybe a 3-5mm gap, and level at the front of the car.
    I'm near positive this is for looks, but has this been done before for a actual performance benefit? I've not seen this before, but curious if it could help pull heat out of a turbo set up.

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    You are correct on both aspects. The theory is that it will help heat escape out the back, but it is mainly aesthetic. I believe it was originally done on older hondas after swapping out the single cam to accommodate the larger engines. I might be wrong tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfaided1984 View Post
    You are correct on both aspects. The theory is that it will help heat escape out the back, but it is mainly aesthetic. I believe it was originally done on older hondas after swapping out the single cam to accommodate the larger engines. I might be wrong tho.
    Good deal, thanks. As summer is coming, I may end up giving this a shot.

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    I personally like the look of it, but a lot of people think it makes the car look like it had some shitty body work done. It would be interesting to get like a lazer thermometer and see if heat is actually coming out.
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    Im one of those people who doesnt like them lol it just looks off like an awkward panel gap.
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    It makes the car look like it's had a mild front-ender.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottyrocks View Post
    It makes the car look like it's had a mild front-ender.
    Throw a rusty fender and some steelies on there=rat rod
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottyrocks View Post
    It makes the car look like it's had a mild front-ender.
    If I do add spacers, it will be for function only. I didn't like how it looked on the car i seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfaided1984 View Post
    Throw a rusty fender and some steelies on there=rat rod
    I just call that every other older honda in my area lol
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