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Old June 19th, 2004, 10:27 AM   #1
 
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CF Hood

I just bought CF Hood for my coupe...
But, I really don't like to put hood pins...do I really really need those hoodpins...? I heard some people said that the hood will fly out on the highways if you don't have pins....
I really thought you can just install like Oem...just hinges, and struts....hmm...maybe I can be wrong....well, plz give me some recommendation...thx
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Old June 19th, 2004, 11:15 AM   #2
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As I heard if you install the hydraulic struts they are too powerful and will crack the hood. i think that for the amount of security they provide you its a good sacrifice. This is because when I was on the highway I saw a Jetta with a carbon fiber hood, the hood flew up and he almost got into an accident. Thank god the street was empty.
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Old June 20th, 2004, 12:45 AM   #3
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You should get hood pins, eventhough some cf hoods dont need it. You wanna be safe than sorry.

I wonder if you can change the hydraulics to something less powerful will it still affect damage the cf hood. Does anyone else know if this is possible or has it been done before?
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Old June 21st, 2004, 01:14 AM   #4
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Okay I know that i'm probably one of the biggest hoodpin promoters on this site because I'm one of the people where the latch broke and the hood came up on me before, but here's my recommendation.

If you keep under 80 mph, hood pins might not be necessary if you have a good structured hood (i.e. the VIS hoods). Otherwise, get hood pins. And don't use the hydraulics under any circumstance. Carbon weave expands a few millimeters across the hood on a hot day, similarly the gas in the shocks become more pressurized as it gets hotter as well. Just don't do it. You'll be sorry.
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Old June 21st, 2004, 01:31 AM   #5
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if u don't want hood pin, go with HOOD LOCK (its NOT as common, and still looks nice IMO) it just look and sound better the fact that u need a key to open it) hehe

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Old October 17th, 2005, 12:45 AM   #6
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If you keep under 80 mph, hood pins might not be necessary if you have a good structured hood (i.e. the VIS hoods). Otherwise, get hood pins. And don't use the hydraulics under any circumstance. Carbon weave expands a few millimeters across the hood on a hot day, similarly the gas in the shocks become more pressurized as it gets hotter as well. Just don't do it. You'll be sorry.
anymore info on this?
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Old October 17th, 2005, 06:39 AM   #7
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Old October 17th, 2005, 10:12 AM   #8
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well, i havent found an actual 'story' that someone had about their hood cracking using the shocks. i've only had ppl say 'oh, i HEARD it cracks your hood'...

any info anyone?
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Im using the shocks for like 6 months now and no cracking. I dont know where the cracking would be though.
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if u don't want hood pin, go with HOOD LOCK (its NOT as common, and still looks nice IMO) it just look and sound better the fact that u need a key to open it) hehe
that is what I have and I love it.
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Old October 17th, 2005, 02:15 PM   #11
 
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Well CF hoods usually come in two flavors, hood pins, or no hood pins. I have a VIS grade a CF hood and it requires hood pins, so unless u want ur hood to crack or fly open then dont put hood pins on. That is why they WARN you to put them on unless u want windshield to be shattered lol. If you dont want to use hood pins, then get the CF hoods that do not require them. Seibon makes them and theyre pretty good quality.
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Old October 17th, 2005, 02:51 PM   #12
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heard many stories about hood smashing windshield, so i then installed hood pins, right now one less thing to worry about when driving on highway or street
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Old October 17th, 2005, 05:19 PM   #13
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where did you guys get your hood pins from? How much?
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Old October 17th, 2005, 08:02 PM   #14
 
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Sparco website for the hood pins. That s where I did.
Hey btw, where do u guys get the hood locks???
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You should get hood pins, eventhough some cf hoods dont need it. You wanna be safe than sorry.

I wonder if you can change the hydraulics to something less powerful will it still affect damage the cf hood. Does anyone else know if this is possible or has it been done before?
yup, go to napa with your hood strut, tell them you want those dimensions but rated at the wieght of your cf hood (lower than stock). i know napa can do that because i heard of a guy who wanted a cheap strut to use on an airplane and all he had to do was specify the dimensions and lifting capacity and they found a model of strut for him.
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Old October 17th, 2005, 08:43 PM   #16
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yup, go to napa with your hood strut, tell them you want those dimensions but rated at the wieght of your cf hood (lower than stock). i know napa can do that because i heard of a guy who wanted a cheap strut to use on an airplane and all he had to do was specify the dimensions and lifting capacity and they found a model of strut for him.
hmm...good idea.
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Old October 17th, 2005, 09:20 PM   #17
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i got sparco hood pins for 37 at my local shop. i strongly recommend them if you dont want your hood to fly up
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lol yeah too bad that guy lost his liscense for using auto parts on an airplane
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I have been contemplating on whether or not to get the hood shocks to be used on my cf hood....being that i show my car the shocks would be a great idea but with ppl saying they will break them makes you think....I might go to napa to see what they can do..anyone do that yet?
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what about the hood props from tas auto? in the middle of the page
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Old August 10th, 2006, 07:45 PM   #21
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what about the hood props from tas auto? in the middle of the page
i have that, i just need to install it on mine. mrV6P has it on his hood too, though he doenst have a cf hood, it still can withstand the weight. so yes, that would work too. but that hood prop is hella expensive.
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yeah they are pretty $$$
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Old August 10th, 2006, 08:23 PM   #23
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actually if you search under that hood prop (forgot the name) i posted some up close pictures of that.. mine is still sitting in my desk, STILL.
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