Raised Hood

OMG I can't believe I actually did this, this is probably the gayest thing I've ever done to the car.

Not only the car is gay now, its actually rice too. I guess it has all to do with the owner where his blood is full of ricer DNA hehe!

OK so I went ahead and and did it anyways because I'm really curious to find out whether does it really helps in assisting the hot air to escape.

After a few days of driving, my observation concluded that hot air does escape from both sides of the hood when the car is idle, and even more obvious when the radiator fan kicks in.

You can literally put your hand near the side of the hood and you can feel the hot air being blown out. But however not so much on the top near the windscreen washer because I did not raise the hood high enough to give it enough clearance on the top.

Longer screw with added washers


Hood is now raised a little


Ultimate ricer car

14 comments:

James said...

i don't think tweety's impressed on that (pics #3)

spell said...

Yes,, it's has effect to release heat from engine bay.

I'm doing it too while waiting for my CF scooped hood...

Chang Chew Soon said...

hehe, tweety is our pet dog in case you guys didn't know :)

Chang Chew Soon said...

bro spell,

you're waiting to install a ventilated CF hood? any idea whats the weight of it?

although the vios's hood is sort of light, im pretty sure the CF hood will be DAMN light!

James said...

CF = nice without the rice factor

spell said...

no idea.. the reason i changed is, i do not want to make a whole on the stock hood. hehe..

spell said...

typo : hole

blink4blog said...

that was probably one of the mod i did after i got my ride back in 2006, instead of raising the hood, i just untag the rubber tail end left n right and tied with cable. so the hot air will flow in a V pattern flow backwards. all these can be DIY at home. fuck! the mechanic SKL put back the rubber, i have to do it again!

i do not recommend to let heat dispose at the middle because under weather condition, it might blur your windscreen.

James said...

aluminium hood is also a good way to dissapate heat and shave weight off but it's also scorching hot during summer :(

Anonymous said...

nice hood jack-up. Did mine too on my ex-vios and during highway cruising at night, u can feel the engine bonnet cool after stopping at rest area

Chang Chew Soon said...

ah, so looks like its not such a gay thing after all to raise your bonnet :D

Anonymous said...

HI.im a new bie vios owner.what r the things i need to do this small project?can i DIY?tkx

Chang Chew Soon said...

yeah its very easy, all you need is to find some washers which matches the size of your bolt, just like the 1st pic.

Anonymous said...

What happens when it rains hard? Would water splash through the opening slits and drench everything under the hood?