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This is a discussion on WS6 Hood Advice within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Does anyone know where i can get a good RELIABLE ws6 hood. I live in chicago and might have to ...

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    Does anyone know where i can get a good RELIABLE ws6 hood. I live in chicago and might have to drive it sometimes in the winter to and from college. And i want a good hood that WONT effing crack or break on me in any extreme conditions. And with that... if i buy the hood.... how much would you guys think it would cost to get it painted by a shop? Thanks

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    us exoctics, suncoast, and tru fiber are good brands. i painted my hood myself and spent about $150 on material (that damn pewter base is expensive) so I'd expect at least double that to have a shop do it.
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    I had dealing with Suncoast Creations, it was the worst experience of my life. Wouldnt suggest them to my worst enemy. They sent me a warped hood to start with. Then they used a plastic dryer vent for their induction tube. You are not allowed by building stanards in PA to use plastic on dryers let alone a hot motor. Anyway my 2 cents.

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    Do yourself a favor and buy an OEM, otherwise it's obvious it's aftermarket and looks worse. ahhhhhhhh

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    VFN Fiberglass makes nice ones, i picked mine up from them after i got in an accident with my 00 T/A, fits like OEM and best part is they're based in Addison

    WS6Store.com also has great quality products and service too
    Last edited by Jayschmay; 07-17-2008 at 10:45 AM.

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    If your patient get an oem and you won't have ant fitment issues,besides you still have to get it painted and color matched.check my fquick and you'll see how well they fit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertiviper View Post
    Do yourself a favor and buy an OEM, otherwise it's obvious it's aftermarket and looks worse. ahhhhhhhh
    that's not true if you look in my profile i have a pic of my ws6 and i think it looks factory see for yourself.(ramairhood.com) came shipped and already painted to my door......great hood very light and no fitment problems what so ever!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
    us exoctics, suncoast, and tru fiber are good brands. i painted my hood myself and spent about $150 on material (that damn pewter base is expensive) so I'd expect at least double that to have a shop do it.
    you painted it yourself? how did you do that? Where did you get the paint from?

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    I second vfn. Unless you can find an oem one for a good price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cerneY View Post
    you painted it yourself? how did you do that? Where did you get the paint from?
    yeap . . . out in the barn with a paint gun man! i get my paint from either the local dupont store and one of our carquests has an automotive paint department. carquest is where i got my paint this time because i put ppg on it.

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    Primed and painted mine myself too, Mine actually looks better than my buddies oem one, I bought mine from a guy who bought it off ebay it was still in gelcoat. I fit it before any work, had to do alot of adjusting and even some grinding and sanding around the headlight door openings to make the gaps the same, a bunch of work but worth it.
    painted it in the garage and put it on and looks fantastic.

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    oem is the best bet.
    you never hear people complain about oem hood yet always hear people bitch about aftermarket hoods
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    The SLP Hood kicks ass.

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    yeah i was looking at the raptor hood... i still think that i like the ram air ws6 more than the raptor. I just need to find a good deal. Being a college kid, broke... sucks.. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerneY View Post
    yeah i was looking at the raptor hood... i still think that i like the ram air ws6 more than the raptor. I just need to find a good deal. Being a college kid, broke... sucks.. haha
    look at a superhawk hood on ebay from us exoctics. i think it looks better than a raptor.

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    aight ill check them out. i just dont no how much i can trust people selling a hood. If that stuff cracks or something imma be very angry

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerneY View Post
    aight ill check them out. i just dont no how much i can trust people selling a hood. If that stuff cracks or something imma be very angry
    us exoctics has a very good reputation for quality and customer service. . . no worries there.

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    Alright. I will look into them. Thanks guys. =]

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