Originally posted by E_SolSi@Jul 26 2005, 07:20 PM 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
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.