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I am looking into getting a carbon fiber hood for my crx.

k24/k20a2 setup I have a hole cut in my hood right now is anyone making a hood that will close?? I want to be able to drive without my engine sticking out of the hood.

Any info would be great!

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I am looking into getting a carbon fiber hood for my crx.

k24/k20a2 setup I have a hole cut in my hood right now is anyone making a hood that will close?? I want to be able to drive without my engine sticking out of the hood.

Any info would be great!

Thanks
Wont happen.
 

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Hmmmmm no shit huh... Dayamnnn lol

I looked into the j's racing carbon fiber crx hood but I dont want to buy it for 1k if its not going to work!
Yeah bro... It's a wrap.. Unless you make something custom, your SOL.
 

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I wonder if there is a market for these types of hoods!
There is not enough K24/K20 Crx swaps out there for a product to be made for it. Wont make any sense $$ wise.
 

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Hmmmmm no shit huh... Dayamnnn lol

I looked into the j's racing carbon fiber crx hood but I dont want to buy it for 1k if its not going to work!
The J's one will most likely fit a K24 swap with a good bit of clearance underneath it. The BIG problem with the hood is the central ventduct which
imo will not clear anything other than maybe an RBC, so after spending over a G to get it here etc your left with running an oem manifold... not worth it. Also if you look at where the valve cover makes contact with the VIS hoods etc, I would have to be sure that it would clear the bulge on the J's hood. It would be close.
I have contacted a vendor on Honda-tech about making a replica of the J's hood but without the vent but he never even contacted me back. The other issue is to my knowledge there is only a couple of these hoods in North America. I know a guy in Socal that has a new one but I doubt he would be willing to loan it out, I cant even get him to give me pictures of the underside :down: .
Im thinking of looking more into it in the spring summer. If a company can make a copy of it for both the SiR and domestic style front end they will sell a good amount of them. The K swap is getting more popular, motors and parts are more readily available, total cost of a swap has dropped, I think there will be a market for these in the coming few years. The J's hood is the only EF/CRX hood with a bulge ive ever seen that actually looks good, every other one from the Gude to the custom ones in the CRX/EF section look like complete ghetto ass and I could never run them on my car...

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If you look at the first picture you can really see how much the section has been raised, looks like 1.5-2.75 inches in some parts. The K24 block is 19.7mm taller than the K20 ~ 4/5th of an inch
 

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I found one in stock! Wangs Auto in Pelham NH had one in stock for a while!

I am going to test fit it...
 

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I found one in stock! Wangs Auto in Pelham NH had one in stock for a while!

I am going to test fit it...
Good luck . Let us know how it goes.. What intake manifold are you running?
 

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you know to use your stock hood and make a cowl for it wouldnt be that hard. i dont know how inclined you are with body work and such things but. few pieces of sheet steel , a mig welder , and some sanding and paint.
 

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:p

Thanks buddy I just purchased a jojo callos carbon fiber front end for this car and am just looking for a solution for the hood!
Nice.. :up:
 

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if you get the sir style hood form fiber images where it vents up instead, and throw a couple spacers under the mounts to drop the motor a little, take off the intake mani cover, it might fit. it doesnt look that bad in that pic.








Hahahah I wish it would fit. The J's hood+K24='s Disaster!

But if you guys want it I think its the one of the only ones in the USA right now! He has it in stock

Wang's Auto Inc.
120 Main St
Pelham, NH 03076
603-635-3252
powerbywangs.com :up:
 
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