What's the deal with those "Hood Lift Kits"? the bolts on the hood that gives it a little raised profile... what really is their purpose?

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Asked by Mar 06, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Question type: Car Customization

what really is the purpose of these hood lift kits... i saw some installed in civics but they leave a gap in between the hood rest
and the hood itself... is there any other purpose for it other than lifting the hood "with style"? just curios and im thinking of
getting one or the usual, fabricate one for my car...

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The purpose is for heat escape from the engine bay but I think most people do it as a trend. If you race for long periods of time and notice your engine overheating it could provide a very slighty cooling effect. I have never done it but I believe you can use skate board bearings as big washers to space it.

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been planning to get some bearings for my hood gap... so thats why... it really has a purpose... because i see a few ricers do this i thought it was just for looks...

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can you please show a picture of this? im thinking this is some terrible ricer logic that doesnt work.

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https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images? q=tbn:ANd9GcQOsbDTDcpTLVv4IrIAiiPIaQyepZXf52AWT5MsVbxXrjsFJC2s4w it creates a little gap on the top portion of the hood... they say it lets in some air...so IT REALLY is just for looks... lol!

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http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee264/importuner_sc/2579775152_d733ee9 c0c_o.jpg

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i just heard that it's apparently used to clear big engine swaps and increase cooling of engine compartment but mostly used by ricers to look cool...

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