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Old September 26th, 2005, 04:09 PM   #1
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carbon fiber hood owner please check in...

Which style? Invader of oem?
Which brand? VIS or Seibon?
Where do u get it for cheap??? Us students cant afford anything more than cheap price, right?
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Old September 26th, 2005, 06:45 PM   #2
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i prefer OEM style.. cleaner..

seibon or VIS? hhm... both r good brands, so i dunno.. ur pick

cheap? hhm.. can't help u there
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Old September 26th, 2005, 11:03 PM   #3
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i have,

Seibon / OEM
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Old September 26th, 2005, 11:09 PM   #4
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oem is thee best, clean look

i say VIS, good reputation from them
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Old September 26th, 2005, 11:19 PM   #5
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with an aggressive bodykit, go invader
clean-look go OEM

i have the OEM VIS hood and i love it... but both VIS and Seibon are good companies... these companies aren't cheap... best deal i've seen are for $350, shipping is where it hurts your pockets...
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Old September 28th, 2005, 07:11 AM   #6
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Old September 28th, 2005, 12:31 PM   #7
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I have OEM Vis and it sucks but maybe im the unfortunate one. Unless you live in Cali your gonna drop somewhere from $450-500 on a CF hood.
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What is it that sucks about it?
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Old September 28th, 2005, 03:10 PM   #9
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i got mine from clear racing.
OEM style

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Old September 28th, 2005, 04:01 PM   #10
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^^damnit, how come no one around jersey ever does test fits or w/e!?!? haha, we need some east coast companies.
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i have OEM/GTP
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Old September 29th, 2005, 03:16 PM   #12
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It doesn't fit very well though
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Old September 29th, 2005, 06:39 PM   #13
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I have OEM Vis and it sucks but maybe im the unfortunate one. Unless you live in Cali your gonna drop somewhere from $450-500 on a CF hood.
mines great and i only spent $400 shipped.
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Old September 29th, 2005, 07:22 PM   #14
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oem/vis here with custom paint

fits pretty damn nicely for CF, Vis'z new hoods fit even better, some of my friends have them on their sedans and they're just about as nice as oem. Although their hood latches seem alot weaker then mine.
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Old September 29th, 2005, 07:35 PM   #15
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what is their new hood?
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Old September 29th, 2005, 10:41 PM   #16
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What is it that sucks about it?
Hood doesnt fit very well and its starting to crack by where the Nozzle was drilled.

I was amazed that the underskeleton was just like the stock one and they had the mounts for the hood struts.
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Old September 30th, 2005, 08:19 AM   #17
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I was amazed that the underskeleton was just like the stock one and they had the mounts for the hood struts.
Fyi, for ViS hoods now, the underskeletons are now one large piece of fiberglass...... not really a skeleton anymore, more of an inner liner.

And are you using the hood struts? I didn't think that was advisable with cf hoods.

Could they be contributing to your cracking problem? I wouldn't think so, but........
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Old September 30th, 2005, 12:43 PM   #18
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Fyi, for ViS hoods now, the underskeletons are now one large piece of fiberglass...... not really a skeleton anymore, more of an inner liner.

And are you using the hood struts? I didn't think that was advisable with cf hoods.

Could they be contributing to your cracking problem? I wouldn't think so, but........
Ive heard that he new ones have a different underskeleton but I like how they could use the stock ones. It lets you reuse all your OEM underhood matting and rain guards. Mine is already warping from the heat so that sucks balls too. I can see like little circle warp spots but cant feel them. I didnt notice them when i first got it but during the summer they were totally visible.

I dont know how the struts can lead to the cracking. All it does is support it and its not like the struts are constantly pushing the hood up cuz when I pop it it doesnt fly up until I open it about halfway. If you lay the hood closed without the latch it doesnt fly up. The only way i see it cracking is where its mounted somehow.
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Old September 30th, 2005, 07:50 PM   #19
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I've had my VIS hood for about a year now, I use the factory hood stuts. I haven't had any problems with cracking.
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Old September 30th, 2005, 09:04 PM   #20
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i have invader, bought from a friend. he bought it from nopi. fits good,no hood pins and ive gone pretty fast without it flying open. still cantbring myself to drill holes and put on pins....
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Old September 30th, 2005, 10:17 PM   #21
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i have invader, bought from a friend. he bought it from nopi. fits good,no hood pins and ive gone pretty fast without it flying open. still cantbring myself to drill holes and put on pins....
Be careful man, my hood use to move before I put the hood pins in.
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Old September 30th, 2005, 10:41 PM   #22
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my hood moves alot when im driving, ive had it on for about 18, 000 miles and been over 120 i dont even know how many times. i guess i could be pushing it, worst comes to worst, im a bodyman and can take care of the damage.
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my hood moves alot when im driving, ive had it on for about 18, 000 miles and been over 120 i dont even know how many times. i guess i could be pushing it, worst comes to worst, im a bodyman and can take care of the damage.
I've seen cars get F***ED up when the hood flies up, I'd just be careful
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Old October 1st, 2005, 12:55 AM   #24
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my hood moves alot when im driving, ive had it on for about 18, 000 miles and been over 120 i dont even know how many times. i guess i could be pushing it, worst comes to worst, im a bodyman and can take care of the damage.
$20 for hood pins and 1 hr to install vs having to redo ur entire windshield(and watever the hood damages)? no brainer for me.. i would rather drill holes, properly of course, and install hood pins rather than having my hood fly into my windshield at 80 mph....i had my cf hood w/o pins for a week, and i did not feel safe at all..
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Hood doesnt fit very well and its starting to crack by where the Nozzle was drilled.

I was amazed that the underskeleton was just like the stock one and they had the mounts for the hood struts.
get rid of the struts, cause theyre way too strong.
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$20 for hood pins and 1 hr to install vs having to redo ur entire windshield(and watever the hood damages)? no brainer for me.. i would rather drill holes, properly of course, and install hood pins rather than having my hood fly into my windshield at 80 mph....i had my cf hood w/o pins for a week, and i did not feel safe at all..
i dont get it. i have never seen or heard my hood move at all, and ive went over 130 with it on.
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i dont get it. i have never seen or heard my hood move at all, and ive went over 130 with it on.
you must be the lucky ones... or maybe you just don't notice it... but with me, the sides of the hood would flare up a bit driving 70+ on the freeway... i didn't want to put them on, but i'd rather be safe than sorry
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Old October 1st, 2005, 01:01 PM   #28
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my brother made me drill holes in his invader for pins. i cant do it to my baby, plus i personally dont like hood pins on our accords, too ricey.
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It lets you reuse all your OEM underhood matting and rain guards.
Rain guards?? Are you referring to the rubber gasketing held to the hood with those plastic push-in "rivets"?
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Rain guards?? Are you referring to the rubber gasketing held to the hood with those plastic push-in "rivets"?
youd be a total idiot to not use those. i used black silicone to adhed mine to my hood.
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