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This is a discussion on Gravana Tuning within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; It took them two months to ship my F-ed up hood. Now they are telling me to fix it or ...

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    It took them two months to ship my F-ed up hood. Now they are telling me to fix it or it will be another 2-3 months for a new one. I should have bought the factory hood and spent the extra $$

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    I feel your pain. I have no front bumper. People have been asking me if I want to sell the car for parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfinjoe View Post
    It took them two months to ship my F-ed up hood. Now they are telling me to fix it or it will be another 2-3 months for a new one. I should have bought the factory hood and spent the extra $$
    I notice the hood is painted....did the crack happen during shipping or after it was installed? If it happened during shipping why did you paint it?

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    Either paint or gelcoat. Either way, that hood is fked. Send it back and get a refund if possible.

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    yeah, looking at it closer that could be gel coat. Most places void the warranty if you even mount the hood.

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    The hood was cracked when it was shipped. It is not mounted on the car and has not been painted. The black is the gel coat.

    All in all, the construction of the hood is good. They just did not take the time to finish the scoops and the corners. The crack is BS in my opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    yeah, looking at it closer that could be gel coat. Most places void the warranty if you even mount the hood.

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    After seeing this, I think I'm just gonna go to a JY and look for a PBM 05/06 hood.

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    Just one FYI on a JY hood....make sure it comes with the scoops and rubber pieces. They are like $300+ from the dealer. That is why I didn't go the stock route. The hood was $1100, but with the scoops it put her around $1500 OTD. I couldn't find a JY hood in time to fix my ride....but I am sure I could have found one in the two months it took me to get an F-ed up hood. Now I am out $800 and I still have a bad hood.

    To top it all off, this was an insurance claim. I should have just taken the car in and got the factory shit.

    My loss and your gain (not making the same mistake as I did).

    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    After seeing this, I think I'm just gonna go to a JY and look for a PBM 05/06 hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfinjoe View Post
    Just one FYI on a JY hood....make sure it comes with the scoops and rubber pieces. They are like $300+ from the dealer. That is why I didn't go the stock route. The hood was $1100, but with the scoops it put her around $1500 OTD. I couldn't find a JY hood in time to fix my ride....but I am sure I could have found one in the two months it took me to get an F-ed up hood. Now I am out $800 and I still have a bad hood.

    To top it all off, this was an insurance claim. I should have just taken the car in and got the factory shit.

    My loss and your gain (not making the same mistake as I did).
    I hit a deer in mine a couple of years ago and the only damage was to the hood. I got an 05/06 hood installed and painted for $1400.....seems like I got a decent deal. The estimate was for $1900 just with the 04 hood but the body shop made a few calls and got me hooked up for $1400 and I didn't have to pay the deductable.

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    That is a great deal Orion. My shop is asking for $1500 just to paint the hood and repair/paint the facia.

    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    I hit a deer in mine a couple of years ago and the only damage was to the hood. I got an 05/06 hood installed and painted for $1400.....seems like I got a decent deal. The estimate was for $1900 just with the 04 hood but the body shop made a few calls and got me hooked up for $1400 and I didn't have to pay the deductable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfinjoe View Post
    That is a great deal Orion. My shop is asking for $1500 just to paint the hood and repair/paint the facia.
    I got quoted 500$ to mount and paint the new Fascia. Not too bad IMO. I just need the damn thing to come in the mail!

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    Based off my experience, I would inspect it as soon as it arrives. Hold the delivery guy until you do. If you don't like it, send it back then and there. It seems that once you have it, you are stuck with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by wooddaniel View Post
    I got quoted 500$ to mount and paint the new Fascia. Not too bad IMO. I just need the damn thing to come in the mail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfinjoe View Post
    Based off my experience, I would inspect it as soon as it arrives. Hold the delivery guy until you do. If you don't like it, send it back then and there. It seems that once you have it, you are stuck with it.
    Oh dont worry. I will. If I ever get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooddaniel View Post
    Oh dont worry. I will. If I ever get it.
    If not, just get your money back and hit eBay. They have front bumper covers.

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    After what I have seen on my end, I would call them up and cancel your order. I would have been better off getting a factory hood.

    Quote Originally Posted by wooddaniel View Post
    Oh dont worry. I will. If I ever get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfinjoe View Post
    After what I have seen on my end, I would call them up and cancel your order. I would have been better off getting a factory hood.
    Oh man. I got a call from DMS today. They said the bumper has been ready to ship for 2 weeks now, that Gravana has not paid them for shipping. It finally shipped today. After I got bored yesterday and attached the old bumper with some washers and extra screws so I could drive the damn car. I am very frustrated with the whole experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooddaniel View Post
    Oh man. I got a call from DMS today. They said the bumper has been ready to ship for 2 weeks now, that Gravana has not paid them for shipping. It finally shipped today. After I got bored yesterday and attached the old bumper with some washers and extra screws so I could drive the damn car. I am very frustrated with the whole experience.
    If I were in your shoes, I would have cancelled the order. I hate waiting. If I am paying good money for a part or service, then the providers should be willing to "move mountains" for me. Threads like this make me glad I don't really go aftermarket. They wanna jerk folks around? BBB is our friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    If I were in your shoes, I would have cancelled the order. I hate waiting. If I am paying good money for a part or service, then the providers should be willing to "move mountains" for me. Threads like this make me glad I don't really go aftermarket. They wanna jerk folks around? BBB is our friend.
    I have learned my lesson. Anything I buy aftermarket from now on will be from close by. It seems kinda pointless to cancel my order now since I will have the bumper in three days. I just want my car fixed right and to be done with it.

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    I hear ya. I know when the time comes for my warranty to expire, on my lift my car goes. Companies these days just want $$$ and run. Skroo em!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    I hear ya. I know when the time comes for my warranty to expire, on my lift my car goes. Companies these days just want $$$ and run. Skroo em!!
    I need to renew mine... It expires in March 2010. I have already taken the car in four times for warranty stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooddaniel View Post
    I need to renew mine... It expires in March 2010. I have already taken the car in four times for warranty stuff.
    I'm considering renewing mine as well. I have a leaky pinion seal and trans output shaft seal. Will go to dealer for warranty repair next week.

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