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Carbon Fiber hoods - TSUDO

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by HONDAPITSTOP, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. HONDAPITSTOP

    HONDAPITSTOP Senior Member

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    Ok, I need to replace a hood on a 95 Accord and one of my distributors carries TSUDO Carbon Fiber hoods which are supposed to be as good as VIS hoods. Anyone have any experience with TSUDO ?

    Thanks,

    Bruce
     
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    Prowler Super Moderator

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    All I know is Tsudo makes an obnoxiously loud muffler.
     
  3. HONDAPITSTOP

    HONDAPITSTOP Senior Member

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    Hmmm, that's good to know about their mufflers.

    How about anyone using CF hoods? I've heard that VIS are good but do even VIS hoods fade over time from what people have experienced?

    Bruce
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    do they make carbon fiber hoods that look like normal hoods? I would be interested in one for my SI, but I want the car all one color. (black)
     
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    yes they sure do and you can get them in black :)
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    where at and how much? :spin:
     
  7. HONDAPITSTOP

    HONDAPITSTOP Senior Member

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    Not sure where the Tsudo site is but http://www.visracing.com is for VIS hoods. Check them out for your car there.
     
  8. HONDAPITSTOP

    HONDAPITSTOP Senior Member

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    Well I got my Tsudo hood installed. I like it pretty well. It's not fitting with my stock latch because either my new core support is off by 1 inch (doubt that) or Tsuado welded in the latch hook off by 1 inch) but I had hood pins installed so I don't need the latch just yet.

    Click here to see the hood and pins on my car page
     
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    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    looks good. do the hoods fit like oem? how much did you pay?
     
  10. HONDAPITSTOP

    HONDAPITSTOP Senior Member

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    Yes it fits like OEM but it's hard to tell on my 95 Accord because my fenders have been damaged a bit so it'hard to tell about lining up when you look closely at it.

    You have to grind out a spot under the hood for the stock hood rod holder to prop up the hood but that's pretty easy with a dremel or air grinding tool.

    Also, on an OEM hood there are some rubber skirts (for lack of a better term) that fit on the hood to cushion and seal between the headlights/gril area and the hood. I haven't quite figured out how to attach those. Maybe glue or something. Then again I need to find the rubber skirts in a junk yard since they cost about $100 new from the dealer and I don't have the stock hood.

    I got mine at a wholesale price so can't really comment on what I paid. However, the shop I bought mine from I think sells them for about $380 + shipping if you don't live in northern Oregon. I'd recommend trying to get one in your home town if possible so you can take a look at the hood before you buy it and save shipping costs.

    Bruce
     
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    Prowler Super Moderator

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    hmmm... that car looks oddly familiar lol

    so did you have to get a new front bumper to? what was all damaged in the wreck?

    and are you going to powdercoat those ugly hoodpins? they look awful imho. i like the hood, tho.
     
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    :werd: They jusy look really out of place for some reason
    The hood is nice and clean though
     
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    no new front bumper as the bumper was in perfect shape. The black painted bumper cover is scratched but in good shape. The bumper cover does need to be replaced or re-painted. Maybe in spring I'll attempt to repaint it or replace it with something urethane or CF.

    Yeah, I don't like the hood pins that much either. As it turns out the stock hood latch didn't work with the hood bar that is on the CF hood. The reason is either TSUDO put the hood bar off by 1 inch or my new support in front is off. (unlikely since the headlights fit.) Eitherway, there's no room for adjustment so I had to put hood pins in. I'll probably paint them black when I paint the wipers black down the road a bit.
    Bruce
     
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    VIS hoods are on ebay for $317 plus shipping they have both grade a and grade AA probably about $450 shipped but they should fit like oem no mods at all I think ill go for AA full carbon Fiber construction But i am going to look into the TSUDO
     
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