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carbon fiber hood do i need hood pins?

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by civiclxb16, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. civiclxb16

    civiclxb16 Senior Member

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    ok i was told by two different people today that i should put hood pins on my hood is this true? am i going to lose my hood one day because i don't have them? let me know
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    the ones that have the full underframing really dont NEED them
    its always a good idea to use them though
    especially if you plan on actually driving the car at speed
     
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    civiclxb16 Senior Member

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    i don't know if this matters but i have a VIS hood so am i good not getting a set only because i don't want to damage it i hear they crack easy after putting holes in them
     
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    vis= no pins

    i live in wyoming where there is wind and lots of it and i drive 80+ mph and never had a problem.
     
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    Citizen_Insane Senior Member

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    If you do want pins, I have some you could buy. Sparco silver hood pins, I'd let em go for $20 shipped.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    you can get most manufacturers to drill pin holes for you.

    when i get my c/f sedan hood, ill be doing pins.
     
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    y0iTsDEENOSE Senior Member

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    pins look so ugly tho.. like ur car has body piercings ^^ or like nose rings haha
     
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    Better safe than sorry! SHIT HAPPENS.
     
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    Does anyone know where to find a cf hood for a 87 civic?
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    My CF hood, when i eventually get one, will have pins. Stupid shit like that always happens to me.

    Safer > Sorry
     
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    My fiberglass hood has pins....already had one hood fly up....Now I use hood pins....pins are much cheaper than a new hood!
     
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    I had a friend put his hood pins in wrong and his hood flew up and busted his windshield. So it can go either way, good or bad.
     
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    I have a hood that came off a car that had been wrecked, the hood latch got ripped out. So I had no option but to install hood pins. I really didn't mind ( the hood only cost $150).

    One of my friends got a new vader style hood on his mirage, we all suggested hood pins and he said he didn't want them because the way they looked. When he left my buddy's house from having the hood installed the thing ripped off before he even go onto the freeway ( about 1/2 miles away). The hood flipped up and not only trashed the $400.00 hood but broke his windshield. This and other similar situations have made me a fan of hood pins. Besides if you take your time with the install and in chosing a set of hood pins they really don't take that much away from the car.

    I know the choice is yours but I would definitely opt for the hood pins. :D
     
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