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Carbon Fiber SS Hood *Pics*

This is a discussion on Carbon Fiber SS Hood *Pics* within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; how much did that cost u? the hood itself and to have it painted..looks sweet man!! has me thinking...

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    how much did that cost u? the hood itself and to have it painted..looks sweet man!! has me thinking

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    im not seeing it on that website, site kind of sucks

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    I don't know, site's not working now. I agree the company isn't set up very well, and since they're focused around imports, I had never heard of them; I'm certainly not complaining now though...

    I bought the hood off e-bay from Octane Motorsports for $530 best offer, plus $150 shipping to the body shop. It cost around $350 for the painting and fitting of the hood, so basically I paid a little over a grand.... man, I hadn't added it all up before....
    She's baaaaaccccck...

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    Let us know how it holds up, I have heard a lot of cheap hoods splitting in half, dont know if I would trust this ricers r us site or not, its a good looking hood though.

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    wow, i totally just came in my pants looking at that 2nd picture!

    i'd love a close up of the hood, showing the carbon fiber pattern next to the smooth silver paint

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    I took a bunch of pics over the weekend, so I'll post up tomorrow (camera is out in the car, sorry!). I was nervous about the hood splitting as well, since it's basically hollow, I was afraid that the air pressure in the cowl would tear it, so against my will, I forced myself to pin the hood down, I'll post pics to show. I also discovered that the hood is not solid CF as the company told me it was, but instead a single solid sheet of CF wrapped around fiberglass reenforcement. Point in case is still this: 14 lbs. As long as it looks good, weights almost nothing, and doesn't come off the car, I'll be happy with it!

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    So, is carbon fiber lighter than fiberglass? Sounds like if they just wrapped it around fiberglass you are fine for the splitting, although I have seen some split fiberglass hoods before. But, it kind of makes it pointless to get CF if it had fiberglass in the middle haha. Not going with this company.

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    Yeah, I was disappointed to find the fiberglass structure, but realistically, the CF top layer is the only way you could get by with a hood this light and still be sturdy. If there were other choices, I would have gone for them, but this is presently the only company that makes a CF hood, and with the exception of the Harwood Cowl CF hood (currently out of production!) it's the lightest thing I've found too.

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