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Carbon Fiber hoods

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by nealo, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. nealo

    nealo Senior Member

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    Who makes good carbon fiber hoods? I want one for my EG hatch.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Benen.
     
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    VIS racing is pretty decent too. Just if you get any carbon hood, get some hood pins of SOME kind. These things are notorious for separating/flying up.
     
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    we have a body forum for this stuff.
     
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    I have a VIS carbon fiber hood and it looks great. They are suppose to have more layers of carbon fiber and the company claims they last longer than most without fading. I've only had mine about 8 months so I wouldn't know. Fiber Images hoods are also very nice I've heard but extremely expensive.
     
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    i think wings west sells cf hoods now too..and uh APC does too :wall:
     
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    whats a search button?
     
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    Its the button that says "search" on it :slap:
     
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    yeah my friend got a brand new cf hood for his eclipse and didnt want to put hood pins on bc they dont look as good, well he hit a pot whole going about 35 a week or so ago and, well, bye bye cf hood. cracked his windshield and flew 10+ ft in the air and landed on the street.
     
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    I think the hood pins look good. As long as they aren't cheap knock-offs.
     
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    can you wax carbon fiber? also is there and thing you can buy to treat the hood so it wont fade?
     
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    SPF 50 Sunscreen :shrug2: lol, everyone i know waxes theirs...some waxes claim to protect color from fading but who knows about that...
     
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    its not like bare carbon fiber...its got like a clearcoat layer or somethin over it.
     
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    YouKnowWhoIBee my avatar is better.

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    Alot of people around my area has cf hoods.I dont see how people buy them before any preformance upgrades. I was pricing one for a my eg hatch and i came to an average price of around 500 dollars including shipping. Does that seem like a decent price or should i look elsewhere?
     
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    you get what you pay for. multi-layered and rolled edges are going to cost more. the cheap ones are cut cf and the clearcoat will chip easy. around 500 is good
     
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    cuz they weigh about 1/2 as much as the stock one does
     
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    JDMshit has a very good quality hood for 379 shipped I believe. I've not seen one personally, but I've heard good things about them. I'm thinking about getting one since they're cheap for grade AAA carbon fiber, rolled edges, and molded underbody. Take a look at their site for some pics, they have them from every angle, and a shot of one on an EG.

    Ian
     
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    Prostreet Online has some good ones. No problem here.
     
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