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Old 08-12-2010
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Default GT500 throttle body install - Hood clearance issues?

Has anyone installed a GT500 throttle body on their 420S? Did you have any hood clearance issues?

I have installed a GT500 throttle body on the 420s, in search of a few more horsepower. I'm sticking with the stock CAI for now, so I needed a silicone reducer to get connected to the throttle body. The GT500 TB sits a little higher than the stock TB, especially on the driver's side. Anyway, I started it and seems to run fine, but until I close the hood, I can't do a SOTP dyno check.

I put a dab of vaseline (about 1/2" high) on the higest point of the TB, and dropped the hood down carefully. I think I got it down almost all the way, and when I opened the hood, there was a spot of vaseline on the hood liner. Obvisously I need to proceed cautiously to ensure I can close the hood without denting it. is there any clearance as is? do I need to trim the liner? or it just wont work%!@#$*

If you have a similar experience, please let me know the outcome.

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Id just put a 1/4 inch. of vasoline to see if it still hits, call JDM Engineering talk to Jim Jr.
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If it doesn't clear, you can always change out the motor mounts to some of the units sold for the use of CAI with stock hoods. I know several places advertise them. something to think about as a plan "B".
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Has anyone installed a GT500 throttle body on their 420S? Did you have any hood clearance issues?

I have installed a GT500 throttle body on the 420s, in search of a few more horsepower. I'm sticking with the stock CAI for now, so I needed a silicone reducer to get connected to the throttle body. The GT500 TB sits a little higher than the stock TB, especially on the driver's side. Anyway, I started it and seems to run fine, but until I close the hood, I can't do a SOTP dyno check.

I put a dab of vaseline (about 1/2" high) on the higest point of the TB, and dropped the hood down carefully. I think I got it down almost all the way, and when I opened the hood, there was a spot of vaseline on the hood liner. Obvisously I need to proceed cautiously to ensure I can close the hood without denting it. is there any clearance as is? do I need to trim the liner? or it just wont work%!@#$*

If you have a similar experience, please let me know the outcome.

thanks
I did install it a while back (using my factory hood) and it did make contact with the hood. I had to use lower motor mounts and still had to drill a small hole to the hood (on the bottom portion of the framing of the hood) to make the TB fit. So I did have problems with it. And yes Jim Jr is aware of it. He may be able to give you some hints about it.

Hope this helps.
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