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01-04-2006 12:18 PM
Foci_Fosho I really really hope the next one fits then...

that's just absurd to screw up soo many hoods and not come up with a solution.

Makes me glad my ebay hood (not vis) surpasses VIS as far as quality for the price paid which was $310 shipped...

for once, the term you get what you pay for on ebay.... really paid off.
but, as always, I'll say take extra caution...
01-04-2006 12:02 PM
elliottcarlose thanks now vis is off my list of hoods i might get
01-04-2006 11:50 AM
Stephs2.0Focus ........they are fiberglassed on. We took my hood to a bodyshop and they told us that we should try swapping latches like you said, but then they noticed that it was fiberglassed on and not bolted on. So it just wouldnt work without risking cracking the hood. I am not everyone to take your hoods back to them and get new ones! My hood is no were near able to fit in the latch. After all the stuff we tried to get it to fit, we managed to put some minor scratches on it as well. Which is another reason we pushed so hard for another hood. I would suggest trying everything humanly possible before asking for a new one. I hope VIS solves this problem so that others wont have to go through this trouble, but I highly doubt that they will.
01-03-2006 11:06 PM
Foci_Fosho damn that sucks...

Are the hood latches bolted in or fiberglassed in?

If they are removable, try swapping out the latch on the stock hood.
01-03-2006 10:37 PM
blacknfastsvt ooo i ran thru the same problem....all the cf hoods they have are like this....the hood will not close unless u make the hole on the latch bigger....i personally went to VIS to scream about this problem and after about 3 hours of waiting and 5 people helping they were able to come to the conclusion that the latch needed to have a bigger hole since the latch on the hood isnt long enough to hook on and close all the way....trust me guys its not the problem from the hood its a problem with all the latches on their hoods....so just go ahead and get a dremel and make the hole bigger on ur car latch and it will work out just fine....saves alot of trouble from shippin the hood and complaining about everything....good luck!
01-03-2006 10:24 PM
02svtf_ms My VIS hood will not latch either unless I really slam it down hard with force, which I do not want to do, so I have to call them too. Hopefully they will send me a new one.
01-03-2006 10:04 PM
Lil PZEV Well at leats you're getting a new one. Although it is highly frustrating that they're aware of the issue but don't consider it worthy of fixing...

Good luck with the new one, and get us those pics, sounds like it's coming together nicely.
01-03-2006 07:06 PM
CrazyMatt Good luck on this.. normally VIS is very very good about these things.. I am suprised.
01-03-2006 06:59 PM
Stephs2.0Focus ^........Im hoping.
01-03-2006 06:36 PM
Foci_Fosho sucks to hear about the VIS problems...

hopefully the next one will be a nice fit.
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