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Old 09-30-2013, 10:06 PM   #1
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Gauging Interest: Advan Carbon MK3 Hood GB

1) Advan Carbon / Donnie
2) 2321 East Del Amo Blvd. Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220
3) 310-885-5788 / store@advancarbon.com
4) MK3 OEM/Vented Carbon Hood
5) Need at least 10 People, Pricing is set up to 30 people
6) Factory Pricing: OEM: $599, Vented: $899
7) GB Pricing: OEM: $500, Vented $750
7.5) Shipping ~$150-$240, depending on address
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OEM - My pictures of actual product for test fit. Note: The install was a one-shot eyeball and we did not adjust it, although I don't think there would be a need to adjust it much, maybe the bump stops, but that's about all that I noticed. *Excuse my dirty car, for some reason, it rained overnight here




















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**UPDATE!**
I have put the pictures of the actual hood from when I went in for a test fit. Windshield wiper holes can be cutout if requested, free of charge.

If we were to get the GB going, all the payments would go directly through Donnie @ Advan. He said he would accept a money order, cashier's check or you can call directly to pay with a Credit Card. I asked if PayPal would be good, he notified me that Advan doesn't have a PayPal setup.

If/when this group buy goes through, he said he can knock out about 3 hoods per week, more if he pushes it, but doesn't want to rush it and possibly sacrifice quality.

Also if you have any additional direct questions, Donnie said you can email them directly and just put, "ATTN: Donnie, 2012 Focus Hood Group Buy" at the top of the body in the email. I will keep in touch with him during the duration of this feeler and hopefully through a successful Group Buy!
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The hoods have latches, and threaded studs that work with factory nuts, so they're going to be plug and play. They recommend hood pins for added security.

Let's get a list started of people who would actually be interested in getting a carbon hood and which kind.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:11 PM   #2
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Would be more interested if the vents were more flush fit.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:36 PM   #3
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I got rescheduled for Tomorrow for test fitment. I'll post pictures tomorrow after getting back.

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Old 10-03-2013, 10:43 AM   #6
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I'll be interested in this for sure sign me up on the list. How much extra would the hood pins be?


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I'll be interested in this for sure sign me up on the list. How much extra would the hood pins be?


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Just got home from work. Gonna get some rest and go to Advan. They don't aupply the hood pins. I have used Aerocatch hood pins on my previous cars. IMHO, they work the same but look a lot better.

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Alright bare with me I've never dealt with hoodpins. Are they simple to install? Then if we got the hood what about the windshield wiper hose would we be replacing that has well or just using our stock ones?


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The vented hoods would look better using the Mustang hood vents.
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Alright bare with me I've never dealt with hoodpins. Are they simple to install? Then if we got the hood what about the windshield wiper hose would we be replacing that has well or just using our stock ones?


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You would take a dremel to the hood and cutout what is needed for the type of hood pins you are going to use. (That's what I've done in the past.) You would reuse the stock hose for the wiper fluid.

He did notify me that one of his workers shipped out the only vented hood they had and did not have an extra to test fit. However, the vents, he said, stick up about 1/2" above the hood.

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The vented hoods would look better using the Mustang hood vents.
IMHO, I think you can get the OEM hood and add whatever vents you would like if you did want a vented hood. Just my 2.


I have updated the first post with my pictures and information I was able to gather from him.

My first thoughts after installing the hood, fitment was excellent. I didn't want to bother him to adjust the hood, but I tried to get it as close as possible without having to re-adjust it. The pictures are eyeballed fitment and not adjusted at all. Needless to say, the hood fit really well.

I'm in a rush to get to work, if I remember anything I forgot to put, I'll update it later. Let's get this going guys!
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