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I found a guy on H-T who is selling a slightly used VIS usdm cf zc hood for $300 - http://hondamarketplace.com/zerothread?id=1742945 . Please don't buy this hood until I make my decision.

Here are my questions for you guys:
1. Is this a fair price (delivered to my door)
2. How do I tell if its a real VIS hood (I don't see any stickers)?
3. If I decide to swap in a b16/b18/k20, will this hood clear?
4. Other comments/opinions?

Thanks,
Andrey
 

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I have a VIS ZC hood on my CRX. Near the latch/striker thing on the front there is a sticker/plaque that says VIS, and a warning about only for off-road use and to use hood pins. I don't see anything in that one but it may be removeable.
If it's local, go look at it and see how it fits and stuff. Mine has zero fitment issues, I've heard that the cheaper ones won't line up right.
As far as fitment for a B/K, I can't tell you for sure. It has thinner webbing on the bottom, so that might help. It's also designed for the ZC to fit, what is the size difference between a ZC and a B16?
 

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It looks like a stock hood knock off to me? It bends downward in the middle so, like a stock hood it might be pretty close if you do a b16 conversion and certainly for longer stroked engines like the b20.
 

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Richrowa said:
It looks like a stock hood knock off to me? It bends downward in the middle so, like a stock hood it might be pretty close if you do a b16 conversion and certainly for longer stroked engines like the b20.
The ZC hood bends down in the middle like the regular US one, but it has the bump for the timing cover on the side as you can see in the pic.

You're right black_krix_si, the badge may be on the vertical part, I don't remember where it is exactly.
 

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Thanks for the advice guys, I am a proud owner of a VIS zc cf hood now. Its in great shape - one small scratch that looks to be clear coat deep and about the size of a pinky fingernail. The guy delivered it, but would not drop the price, so $300 it is.
The hood is now in line to get installed. Along with a back seat, dc header, mud flaps, and a bored throttle body. But these will go on in between the other more important things, like a timing belt, water pump, cv boot, and a rear brake rebuild.
I love it when I have lots of things to do with the car!
 

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Finally took some pictures...
Let me know what you think (good or bad).

Before - http://crxcommunity.com/gallery2.php?g2 ... temId=2467

After - http://crxcommunity.com/gallery2.php?g2 ... temId=2803

http://crxcommunity.com/gallery2.php?g2 ... temId=2791

http://crxcommunity.com/gallery2.php?g2 ... temId=2797

http://crxcommunity.com/gallery2.php?g2 ... temId=2794

http://crxcommunity.com/gallery2.php?g2 ... temId=2806

I've been reading that the latch may not be enough to hold down the hood. Do I NEED hood pins?
Seems to be on good. I canot pull it open if I try hard. Probably break the hood first.
 

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Holy crap [non-censored word] man those headlights made me jump! I hope I don't ever see that in my rear view!

You should be all set without the pins. Nice hood, it looks way better on a non-black car.
 

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Yep.
I've said it before and I'll say it again.
I love the ZC hood!

Oh and btw please don't add hood pins..
 

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Thanks`guys! I am trying to work on some exterior details - touch up paint, black magic, wax. I've had those lights for a while now. I really liked them before. Now I've been having second thoughts, but I think I still like them. Maybe back to stock corners and bumper lights? Has anyone noticed that I have just the front mud flaps on? Does that look wierd, should I put the rear ones on also?
http://crxcommunity.com/gallery2.php?g2 ... temId=2809

The hood seems good at speeds. I put in the rubber stoppers from the stock hood (had to drill holes for them). I think that keeps the hood from frexing. Lines up pretty good. Almost as good as stock.
 

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'flaps look fine. I saw the pic of the break-in in your galley section. ouch. did they get anything? and what is the sticker on your glovebox ?

sweet car btw. 8)
 

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Thanks Ragnaarok!
The "attempted" break-in was painfull. They did not get in because I caught them breaking in. I walked out on a Sunday morning to go to work (at aroun 7am) and saw two strangers walking away from my car. A quick glance at the car revealed a bent sunroof panel. I yelled, "I'll kill you mother fu#$ers" and ran after them. Then I realized that I was acting irrationally and stoped. I did not want to fight two guys with crow bars. Here is the demage from them using the roof as a pry point - http://crxcommunity.com/gallery2.php?g2 ... temId=2488

The sticker on the glovebox came with my shocks or springs, I don't recall. It says something like, "Warning! The suspension of this vehicle has been modified. As a result it may handle differently. Use caution...."
 

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The ZC hood bends down in the middle like the regular US one, but it has the bump for the timing cover on the side as you can see in the pic.
I have heard conflicting stories, some say you need the "bumped" Zc hood for clearance of a Zc swap, some say no.
My SOHC Zc clears my US hood fine, or is the Zc hood nessessary only for the DOHC Zc swaps?
 
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