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Hey Guys, We recently started a new company and for our first product we went ahead and developed a simple Hood Spacer Kit / Raised Hood Kit. Our site is

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Old 05-14-2009, 08:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,

We recently started a new company and for our first product we went ahead and developed a simple Hood Spacer Kit / Raised Hood Kit.

Our site is not yet developed which is; raisedhoods.com.

I'm aware that the 370z may not need a raised hood kit because it's brand new car, but you may benefit from extra heat exhaust especially if you live in a heavy traffic city. Also it adds aggression to the look.

I understand not every one likes this look or believes it's beneficial.

Since I do not have my 370z yet, We are open to sending this kit for free to the first person to PM there info. In return we would like some good quality pictures. They will be featured on our auctions and web site.

Thank you!
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Interesting. Never really heard much about kits like this.

Welcome to the forums. Can't wait to see some pics.
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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lol nice user name nogoodname007, I was consider to go with funny but I'm trying to keep it some what professional.

I own a site similar to your name which is outofnames.com

import111 was the first to pm me, so with his help will have the pictures soon.
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Nice. Pics are soon to come.

I like to think my username is original, no one has something similar.
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Glad I saw this before I went to work today. Can't wait to see how this looks, and how it affects oil temps...if it affects oil temps at all.
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So the idea is basically to spacer up the hinges, to allow the normal airflow over the hood/windshield to suck heat out of the engine bay?
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Interesting. Not really a fan of the look but welcome!
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Interesting. Not really a fan of the look but welcome!


A LOT of people are doing this to their cars in the Civic crowd. It's to the point where people are going to Home Depot and buying washers to do the same thing. It just makes it look like your car was involved in a front end collision and you forgot to fix the hood.

With that being said, I look forward to seeing what your product looks like.
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It just makes it look like your car was involved in a front end collision and you forgot to fix the hood.

I absolutely agree. It's kind of a cheap/ghetto look if you ask me.
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I told you guys not every one was a fan of this modification. There are professional drifters, drag racers and many daily drivers that use this modification for many reasons.

Also it's been reported that different makes and models have different results. This is not a new mod in fact it's old school.

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It depends on your perspective and how you produce this mod. What if it was sold for $100 by NISMO? Would this eliminate the "cheap/ghetto" label? There are several ways to accomplish hood spacing. We took the time to develop what we believe is a great looking and effective hood spacing kit.

We appreciate all feedback and we do understand that this is something not every one finds to be a great looking mod.

Then again not every one thinks Megan Fox is FINE. (NOT!)
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It depends on your perspective and how you produce this mod. What if it was sold for $100 by NISMO? Would this eliminate the "cheap/ghetto" label?
No. The look (IMO) is cheap/ghetto. Doesn't matter how you label it.

But I'm in finance. So I understand that there's a market for this product and people like you and me... we go where there's a market.
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Interesting. Not really a fan of the look but welcome!
By the way thank you for the welcome;
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To be honest I never picked up on the fact that this was in fact a "mod".. but I'm sure with some engines and configurations the cooling benefit could be realistic. Thinking back on cars I've seen, I now realize I've seen some (and you're right, most likely in the civic-world) that have done this exact thing.

Good luck with it, it will be interesting to see how the 370Z market reacts to this type of product available. I'm sure you'll get the feedback you're looking for.

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It depends on your perspective and how you produce this mod. What if it was sold for $100 by NISMO? Would this eliminate the "cheap/ghetto" label?
Edited by me so as not to be so crude.

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Its not effective at all...thats why its not sold by nismo. If it was sold for our Z..it would just be Racing Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement....and there is a highly sucessful market for that!
I wouldn't go that far. It doesn't sound like an appealing solution for me personally, but it's possible that this is a cheap method of getting some real heat extraction. Nothing wrong with that if you don't mind sacrificing the looks of the car.
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