1) Remove striker bar from factory hood and
install it on your new hood. We recommend using Locktite on the threads.
2) Remove washer nozzles from stock hood (Pull
hood liner back and from underside of hood, pinch the tabs on the sides
of the nozzles. Push them through the holes and disconnect from the
3) Install washer nozzles:
Insert nozzles into hoses on new hood with spray head facing back of
hood. Once connected, press nozzle into opening until you hear a click.
4) Center Hood:
Install new hood using only (2) of the (4) 10mm hinge bolts (Install
only one on each side). Snug bolts just enough to allow minor movement
while still holding its position. Get hood centered front, rear, left
and right. Once centered, install the other two 10mm bolts into the
hinges and tighten to 15-20 ft.-lbs. of torque.
5) Adjust Hinge Height:
Close hood and check height of rear edge of hood relative to the cowl
panel area. If adjustment up or down is needed, loosen the two bolts
holding each hinge into the firewall. Adjust hinge height to desired
level by installing shims underneath hinges and re-tighten bolts.
6) Adjust Bump-Stops:
Adjust height of front of hood by screwing the two bump-stops in or out.
Match height of hood to height of fenders.
7) Adjust Latch Mechanism:
When hood is properly adjusted, you will hear the striker bar
"click" into the latch mechanism.
8) Test Safety Catch:
Close hood and pull hood release from inside car. Pull up on hood and
move it left and right at the same time. If hood opens without pulling
the safety catch lever, the safety catch needs readjusted. Adjust safety
catch until it holds properly.
IMPORTANT! MAKE SURE SAFETY CATCH IS
FUNCTIONING PROPERLY! The safety catch prevents hood from
raising in the event that the hood is not properly latched.
Once Hood is properly installed, tighten all bolts to
15-20 ft.-lbs. of torque.
TEST HOOD: Drive car in city and
highway environments. Check to see if there is any shaking of hood while
driving. If so, adjust latch mechanism down, or bump-stops up a bit more
to eliminate any movement.
Questions? You can reach our Tech
Department at 513-505-9971, M-F 9:00am - 6:00pm EDT. We can also be
reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.