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Old 12-23-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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Anyone thinking hood pins?

Or maybe already has them


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Old 12-23-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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This is just my humble opinion and you can do whatever you want on your car, but I've never liked hood pins unless you actually need them. They break up the flow of the hood and look very tacky.
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This is just my humble opinion and you can do whatever you want on your car, but I've never liked hood pins unless you actually need them. They break up the flow of the hood and look very tacky.
Ditto!
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There are currently some FG/CF hoods Mk3 hoods being developed. They have Mk2 RS vents and provisions for AeroCatch hood latches. Prototypes are expected in the next 30 days or so.

These hoods, being lighter, may tend to flex more then the OE hood. The pins at the front corners will help cure that. For a stock hood, overkill. For FG/CF, necessity.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:56 PM   #5
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There are currently some FG/CF hoods Mk3 hoods being developed. They have Mk2 RS vents and provisions for AeroCatch hood latches. Prototypes are expected in the next 30 days or so.

These hoods, being lighter, may tend to flex more then the OE hood. The pins at the front corners will help cure that. For a stock hood, overkill. For FG/CF, necessity.


I think they can look rather good. Regardless of form though, with certain hoods they are there for function.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:25 PM   #6
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^^ This.

Plus I've heard enough horror stories of CF hood separating and the top part blowing off the hood so hood pins also may be a good idea for safety on non metal aftermarket hoods.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:57 AM   #7
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I don't really want them, I was just curious how they would look.


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Hoodpins?

This post just made my day haha
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I actually did have a cf hood fly up on me at speed on my old SpecV. I was only going about 45 - 50, and it scared the living hell out of me. The only damage was to the corners of the hood, and of course where the latch used to be. So, IMO, with a stock hood they are redundant and useless. With a cf or fg hood, I would definitely recommend them. As for how they look? To me, they never look good, but that's the price you pay to play.
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