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I have a factory hood and I never had a clearance issue with my B16. Maybe it's the mounts your using because most mounts are designed around the factory hood.
 

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Vis sells a carbon fiber hood that's "SiR-style" giving you extra clearance without needing to do a full JDM front end. If you're not into the CF look, just paint it. You'll probably need to repaint any other hood you buy anyway.

There are also a couple tricks you can do to get extra clearance with the stock hood. You can use washers on the hood hinge bolts to lift the rear of the hood, or washers under the hood latch to lift the front of the hood, or washers on the driver's side mount to move the engine slightly lower. And of course you can cut the bracing off the underside of the hood with a dremel and a cutting disc, but that will make the hood weaker.

I'd recommend the Vis hood, it gives you plenty of clearance and gives the car a meaner look. I was going to post a pic but I can't find a good one.
 

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jfrolang said:
Vis sells a carbon fiber hood that's "SiR-style" giving you extra clearance without needing to do a full JDM front end. If you're not into the CF look, just paint it. You'll probably need to repaint any other hood you buy anyway.
I'd recommend the Vis hood, it gives you plenty of clearance and gives the car a meaner look. I was going to post a pic but I can't find a good one.
Forgot the VIS "SIR style" hood for US cars.
If your worried about clearnace issues, this would def be the best and most cost effective solution.
 

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and c1s are defintely taller. with my EFB2 mounts and my c1 it rubbed on my hood, but it wouldnt have with an a1 or b1

I think now i could put my head on top of my motor wiht no problem and put my hood on

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Please note that the only engine that have rubbing issue in the 1.8 and 2.0L mark is the vtec ones (or the frankensteins) as my LS has NO rubbing issues (neither did my B16) with Avid mounts on factory hood.
 

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The b18's and the b20's and H22 have taller decks. I agree.

There was someone on this site who cut an odd hood scoop to fit it. I can't remember who.

As to the mounts, there can be a difference by brands in terms of engine positioning. I found that out. I have non hasport mounts and the engine is a bit more forward, maybe an inch or so. You can see it in the tail end of the linkage. I bought a set of Hassport for my b20 bottem end that I am installing and matching linkage. I was able to work around the engine placement, but the mounts are too darn hard and I'm sick of vibrating at low rpms when I take off.
Guess I am just and old fart, but great street race cars don't have to behave like that.

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I have Hasport mounts, also some moron (not me, I'm an idiot, there is a difference :wink: ) closed the hood with the prop rod in the hole.
Sooo, that side is broken.
I like to tell people that it is a way to get the hot air out of the engine bay, so the motor runs cooler...( like I said, I'm an idiot that thinks my stupid jokes are the funniest in the world, just ask the wife, she suffers through my "jokes" daily)
I want to replace the hood anyway and was just wondering which one would have the clearance to not rub.
I'll go get a pic to show ya guys what I'm talking about...give me a day or 2.

Thanks, guys, I appreciate all the responses

Dave
 

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IF you have the new style Hasport mount (even the old style I beleive) then your factory hood should clear no problem. Look into the alignment of the hood and make sure it's all good. Too low of a rad support can yield some interesting results.
 
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