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Which hood would you pick - Part II

This is a discussion on Which hood would you pick - Part II within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; Sorry for the 2nd poll, but I really want to make sure I make the right choice on hooods. I've ...

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    Which hood would you pick - Part II

    Sorry for the 2nd poll, but I really want to make sure I make the right choice on hooods.
    I've decided between three different hoods out of all the ones I could get.
    And recently became interested in the SLP hood.
    I will most likely be putting stripes on the car
    Comments and opinions about the hoods are well appreciated

    WS9 hood (WS6 w/ heat extractors) by VFN


    or

    SLP hood


    or

    Mecham hood


    what are the quality issues with the Mecham?

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    still ws9. Never really liked the h.o. hood that much. From what I have heard, Mecahm hoods have a poor fit and after time have a problem where the fiberglass cracks.
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    I guess my answers werent good enough in the first poll.
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    WS9...

    mecham fit porly and ive heard you need a prop rod with it or you get cracks...

    dont like the slp... never been a big fan of it filling the lower openings and doing such a hard ramp into the intake...

    BUT... arent ws9's hard to find? didnt he stop making them about 9 months ago?

    -me

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    Every mecham hood owner has said time and time again they are crap and wouldnt recomend getting one. Bad fittment and they crack.




    Quote Originally Posted by predator View Post
    WS9...

    mecham fit porly and ive heard you need a prop rod with it or you get cracks...

    dont like the slp... never been a big fan of it filling the lower openings and doing such a hard ramp into the intake...

    BUT... arent ws9's hard to find? didnt he stop making them about 9 months ago?

    -me

    He sold or gave his mold to vfn.

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    I think the SLP looks the most aggressive... but maybe I'm a little biased.

    I don't understand why people think the heat extractors on the WS9 make it look so much better.... It looks too much like all the other WS6 cars out there.

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    Stock WS.6 or WS.9.

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    thanks again everyone for your input

    I think I'm going to decide between the WS9 Outlaw or the WS6 (since it's nearly the same and $200 cheaper)

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    ws9 or ws6 looks the best I think.
    Last edited by bguns10; 10-23-2006 at 11:09 AM.

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    the answer will always be the same WS9

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    Quote Originally Posted by candlelit View Post
    thanks again everyone for your input

    I think I'm going to decide between the WS9 Outlaw or the WS6 (since it's nearly the same and $200 cheaper)
    Outlaw has taller 'nostrals' too... ws9 (non-outlaw) is closer to the ws6 tho

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    I dont know anything about the fitment or quality but I would say based on strictly looks mecham is by bar the best looking one.

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    bought a hood

    Well I finally decided and went with the US Exotics Style WS9 Outlaw hood. I'll post pictures up when job is completed

    thanks again everyone

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