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Old 12-26-2012, 10:50 AM   #11
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Hoodpins?

This post just made my day haha
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:04 AM   #12
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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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Old 12-26-2012, 12:34 PM   #13
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If he's still using the OEM latch, why bother with locking hood pins?
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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Old 12-26-2012, 01:56 PM   #14
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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 12-26-2012, 02:00 PM   #15
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These are the best form of fastening panels to a car. They are cheap, strong, paintable and flush.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:04 PM   #16
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Paintable? That would flake off SOOOOOO fast it'd make your head spin, even if you used a plastic or rubberized tool to open the dzus fastner. The instant the torque from the slotted tool hit, BAM, peeling paint.
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Paintable? That would flake off SOOOOOO fast it'd make your head spin, even if you used a plastic or rubberized tool to open the dzus fastner. The instant the torque from the slotted tool hit, BAM, peeling paint.
Never made a claim of them staying car show worthy.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:31 PM   #18
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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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Old 01-01-2013, 01:27 PM   #19
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why not just put jeep rubber latches on the hood, would look so swell lol
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