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01-03-2013 05:30 AM
StockTalon
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Originally Posted by elsolo View Post
Putting a CF hood on a 16 second car never made much sense to me anyway, unless you really like driving a pretend race car.
Thank you, you just summed up 99.99% of every econobox on the road. The majority of the owners think their intakes and exhausts make their cars some 9 second monster when really, they are just annoying and always get in the way.
01-02-2013 07:49 PM
TiStick
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Originally Posted by elsolo View Post
If you have a fiberglass of carbon fiber hood, then pins or Dzus fasteners are necessary.
If you put them on a steel hood, you are "doing it wrong"
Putting a CF hood on a 16 second car never made much sense to me anyway, unless you really like driving a pretend race car.
Did someone say RACECAR?!?

because RACECAR!!!!

/thread
01-02-2013 07:44 PM
elsolo If you have a fiberglass of carbon fiber hood, then pins or Dzus fasteners are necessary.
If you put them on a steel hood, you are "doing it wrong"
Putting a CF hood on a 16 second car never made much sense to me anyway, unless you really like driving a pretend race car.
01-02-2013 01:01 PM
TiStick
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Originally Posted by Tommyatomic View Post
On the stock factory metal hood the only function of hoodpins would be as a cosmetic affectation. For cosmetic purposes who other than Satan's proctologist would think thats a good look on a focus?

I get if you actually need hoodpins. Then use the locking pins. They dont look too bad, if you absolutely need hoodpins.

My jdm WRX has factory hoodvents(not to be confused with the hoodscoop for the TMIC). They are quite functional. They serve a purpose. They allow hot air to escape the engine bay. If they were merely cosmetic I would have covered over them with fiberglass and repainted the hood. Having a non-functional bit of "flair" for the sake of flare is as ghetto as the people that use doublesided tape to stick a nonfunctional hoodscoop on the hood of their car.

Things like that can look "cool" because of the function they represent. For instance a functional hoodscoop looks cool because it means cowl induction or a tmic.

Hoodpins on a factory hood just mean that your hoodlatch is broken. a broken hoodlatch isnt cool.
Well, my USDM Subaru 2.5RS Coupe has a hood scoop, 2 vents, and NO turbo/intercooler, from the factory. The vents and the scoop have blocking plates behind them. People still like the car, regardless of the ridiculous hood Subaru put on it.
01-02-2013 11:28 AM
Tommyatomic On the stock factory metal hood the only function of hoodpins would be as a cosmetic affectation. For cosmetic purposes who other than Satan's proctologist would think thats a good look on a focus?

I get if you actually need hoodpins. Then use the locking pins. They dont look too bad, if you absolutely need hoodpins.

My jdm WRX has factory hoodvents(not to be confused with the hoodscoop for the TMIC). They are quite functional. They serve a purpose. They allow hot air to escape the engine bay. If they were merely cosmetic I would have covered over them with fiberglass and repainted the hood. Having a non-functional bit of "flair" for the sake of flare is as ghetto as the people that use doublesided tape to stick a nonfunctional hoodscoop on the hood of their car.

Things like that can look "cool" because of the function they represent. For instance a functional hoodscoop looks cool because it means cowl induction or a tmic.

Hoodpins on a factory hood just mean that your hoodlatch is broken. a broken hoodlatch isnt cool.
01-02-2013 09:52 AM
amoosenamedhank
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Originally Posted by TheGlassMaker View Post
Cause its recommended to use both, the hood was thin and it needed all the support you could give it.

Granted you could run how you want but with the warning recommendation on the under side of the hood to use both the latch and the pins. If you don't and something happens and it breaks. It'll be on you and not the supplier.


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I didn't mean why use hood pins... I meant why use lockable ones? If the latch is locking the hood, why not just get normal hood pins?
01-01-2013 02:07 PM
TiStick
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Originally Posted by RAF_S197 View Post
Drilling into your stock hood I put useless hood pins in = gay
Agreed.

Securing a composite laminate hood with pins to keep it in place in event of latch failure or de-lamination of mounting point = necessity
01-01-2013 01:50 PM
RAF_S197 Drilling into your stock hood I put useless hood pins in = gay
01-01-2013 01:49 PM
TiStick Another comodian
01-01-2013 01:27 PM
drewp why not just put jeep rubber latches on the hood, would look so swell lol
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