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Old September 10th, 2005, 06:47 PM   #1
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Why doesnt my VIS hood fit correctly?

Because of the dampers, the sides of the hood, perch up just a tad, making the hood not sit "flush" with my fenders. Im guessing because the hood is so light, the dampers push up on the hood. Is there and adjustment on the hood dampers, to make them not as strong? help! This is a VIS hood, and fits well besides the fact.

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Old September 10th, 2005, 06:55 PM   #2
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i believe you can twist the dampers left and right making them higher and lower. I know I had to do this with my VIS hood
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Old September 10th, 2005, 07:38 PM   #3
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i believe you can twist the dampers left and right making them higher and lower. I know I had to do this with my VIS hood
so youre talking about the long thin tube? twist that? or twist the end caps?
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Old September 10th, 2005, 07:57 PM   #4
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the dampers, you can just twist them left(counter clockwise) or right(clockwise) to raise or lower the damper.
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Old September 10th, 2005, 07:59 PM   #5
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so youre talking about the long thin tube? twist that? or twist the end caps?
the dampeners right above your headlights. they are black and circular and about a 1/2 inch in height. just twist them until your hood fits cleanly
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Old September 10th, 2005, 10:43 PM   #6
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i think he's referring to the "hydraulic lifts"

i think its best to remove them and get the rod found in LX models to prop up the hood
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Old September 11th, 2005, 11:31 AM   #7
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dont use the stock hydraulic lifts, theyre gonna crack your hood
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Old September 12th, 2005, 06:37 AM   #8
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dont use the stock hydraulic lifts, theyre gonna crack your hood
I have seen hoods break from people using the stock lifts. I have a fiberglass hood and even had to remove them. I'm switching to CF in the next few weeks so I have been doing some research. At HIN last night there was an accord that had a CF hood with the new Tein lifts couldn't find the person to ask him about them. I did however stop at the Tein booth to ask about them. They said that they would work for CF but you just had to be careful that you didnt shut your hood really fast or you could break it. There slim to so clearance shouldnt be a problem and they look good to.I think this might be the route I'm going with my new CF hood.
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Old September 12th, 2005, 12:23 PM   #9
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Ive been using my hood with my stock lifts no problem. I dont see how they can crack your hood.
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Old September 12th, 2005, 02:21 PM   #10
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I have seen hoods break from people using the stock lifts. I have a fiberglass hood and even had to remove them. I'm switching to CF in the next few weeks so I have been doing some research. At HIN last night there was an accord that had a CF hood with the new Tein lifts couldn't find the person to ask him about them. I did however stop at the Tein booth to ask about them. They said that they would work for CF but you just had to be careful that you didnt shut your hood really fast or you could break it. There slim to so clearance shouldnt be a problem and they look good to.I think this might be the route I'm going with my new CF hood.
hey man, i didnt know you were at hin. howcome you didnt show?
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Old September 12th, 2005, 02:30 PM   #11
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i think he's referring to the "hydraulic lifts"

i think its best to remove them and get the rod found in LX models to prop up the hood
AV6 LX has hydraulic props also, its only I4 models have hood props.
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Old September 12th, 2005, 04:25 PM   #12
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AV6 LX has hydraulic props also, its only I4 models have hood props.
whoops my bad
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Old September 12th, 2005, 05:04 PM   #13
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hey man, i didnt know you were at hin. howcome you didnt show?
I didnt show basically because my new rims arent here yet and I'm getting ready to install the scalbert intercooler setup and most likely a 3.5 engine. If I still have the car next year I might show it. We should all try to get in together.
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