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DIY:EF Civic & CRX hood dampers
« on: May 04, 2010, 04:01:43 am »
I saw this write up on Carolina Hondas and decided to share it with you all. Props to obd1tuner

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this was done on an ef hatchback, may work for other models youll just have to measure to check.

i got this idea when i saw how small eg hatch shocks were and i measured them and i knew i could make it work.  your hood will have zero clearance problems and it will sit level with this modificat ion.

disclaime r: perform this modificat ion at your own risk, i am not responsib le for damages to your vehicle from you attemptin g this.

what you will need:
* regular hand tools
* 2 new eg hatch glass rear window shocks w/hardware
* drill and drill bits
* tap (same size as threads on hardware)
* welder (optional)

1. first you will need to drill out the center fender bolt hole enough to fit the tap into (not sure what size they are).

2. then you will need to tap the hole so that the hardware  that came with the shocks will thread into the hole.

3. then you will need to unbolt and remove the hood (mark for alignment)

4. then on the side of the hood hinge, right inbetween the two bolt holes, you will need to either drill a hole and bolt the hardware on or you can do like i did and grind it down and weld the hardware on with the ball facing out.

5. then just install the shocks with the large end towards the front of the car and bolt the hood back on.

when you are done it should look similar to this.





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Re: DIY:EF hood dampers
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2010, 07:52:38 am »
very nice! i was thinking about getting some dampers from here @ work and tryin those out

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Re: DIY:EF hood dampers
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2010, 09:24:47 am »
Is it me or has this guy welded his top hat to the shock tower?

Yeah I'm thinking might have to possibly do this.

Could possibly do a better write up with actual tap sizes.

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Re: DIY:EF hood dampers
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2010, 09:53:02 am »
i would just go with the redline tuning dampers.. .i have them on both of my cars...th ere's also nrg,tein, kenshin dampers.. ..i paid 60 for the redlines. ....for those of you who don't want to weld
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Re: DIY:EF hood dampers
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2010, 02:04:13 pm »
for those of you who don't want to weld

I like to see the pretty fireworks  ;D
I know it is the I.A. thing to do but you are better than that.

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Re: DIY:EF hood dampers
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2010, 04:47:16 pm »
Is it me or has this guy welded his top hat to the shock tower?

Yeah I'm thinking might have to possibly do this.

Could possibly do a better write up with actual tap sizes.
i was wondering this myself. good idea tho

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Re: DIY:EF hood dampers
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2010, 06:25:35 pm »
i would just go with the redline tuning dampers.. .i have them on both of my cars...th ere's also nrg,tein, kenshin dampers.. ..i paid 60 for the redlines. ....for those of you who don't want to weld

passwordj dm sells them too


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Dare said the gaskets work wonders as long as you don't start the car.

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Re: DIY:EF hood dampers
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2010, 10:20:45 pm »
I am gettin ready to put my dampers in but I am using del sol trunk ones, I think they might be very close in size

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Re: DIY:EF hood dampers
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2010, 05:15:12 am »
i just love the imaginati on of ef guys!!!


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Dare said the gaskets work wonders as long as you don't start the car.

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Re: DIY:EF hood dampers
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2010, 11:30:47 am »
i just love the imaginati on of ef guys!!!


Yeah, we all seem to have to use are head for everythin g! I love this!

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Re: DIY:EF hood dampers
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2011, 12:36:41 am »
« Last Edit: May 26, 2011, 12:30:20 pm by rbwdriven »
It's just a Honda it isn't that hard to figure out

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Re: DIY:EF hood dampers
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2011, 12:53:25 am »
wow I have 2 on the parts car outside the shop. gonna try this soon

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Re: DIY:EF hood dampers
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2011, 01:11:32 am »
Let me know how it goes I'm going to pullapart to get the hardwhere and going to buy the dampers or try to find some or you can try this on my hatch lol
It's just a Honda it isn't that hard to figure out

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Re: DIY:EF hood dampers
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2011, 06:45:59 am »
yep that has been under the faq's for a while in the how to's.

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Re: DIY:EF hood dampers
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2011, 07:47:08 am »
yep that has been under the faq's for a while in the how to's.


I didn't know and I guess cbe didn't  know eather you should do it to the wagon rich
It's just a Honda it isn't that hard to figure out


 

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