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Trufiber vs VFN

This is a discussion on Trufiber vs VFN within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; I bought a Trufiber hood well it's not expesive for a reason quite wavy and the gaps at the headlights ...

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    Trufiber vs VFN

    I bought a Trufiber hood well it's not expesive for a reason quite wavy and the gaps at the headlights is wider than oem and noticebly so,,,We bought 2 of them 1 WS9 and 1 WS6 they are the same way both of them I saw pics of VFN and they seem to fit a bit better but maybe not I don't have it on hand

    They seem to be 1/8 of an inch shorter than stock and the gap at the headlight area is well big I can fit my little finger in there. I'm thinking of making the holes on the hinge a little wider so I can adjust it but the lines at the windshield will be off what to do

    Total with body work and paint $1350 expensive for ok quality It will look decent but it needs a lot of body fill and block sanding that price is taking the hood of myself and fitting it myself... It was dry fitted now at the body shop being painted we will see .....:-(

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    im sorry to hear this , it sucks , I need to show my buddy this . He wants a ws6 hood and doesn't want to spend 900 on an oem, doesn't look so bad now .

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    Yeah I see a lot of these after market hoods that look like d*&k..

    Ruins the lines of the car imo..

    I reset my stock hood and it dials @ ~1mm front lip and 3mm side to side..

    Not getting that in an after market it would seem..

    Personally, "almost fits" is'nt something I want..

    Sorry for your troubles man...
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    900 ?????????

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramairetransam View Post
    im sorry to hear this , it sucks , I need to show my buddy this . He wants a ws6 hood and doesn't want to spend 900 on an oem, doesn't look so bad now .
    An oem for $900 I would of bought it right away it was $2300 and I think I saw one for $1800 somewhere I actually checked it's $2800 plus taxe here for an oem I don't feel so bad with my 1340 painted now
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    more like 5mm front sides are good

    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Yeah I see a lot of these after market hoods that look like d*&k..

    Ruins the lines of the car imo..

    I reset my stock hood and it dials @ ~1mm front lip and 3mm side to side..

    Not getting that in an after market it would seem..

    Personally, "almost fits" is'nt something I want..

    Sorry for your troubles man...
    Yeah 5mm and sides are dead on it looks ok but not amazing and it needs a lot of body work 7 to 10 hrs I was told .....

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    It might be good anyway

    My body man did a great job It's not installed yet but it looks some good block sanded and primed 4 times plus sealed then sanded 700 to 800 bill for a grand total of 14 to 1500 dollars installed for a hood ishhhhhh I expected 1000 but whatever you want to look good you gotta pay

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    Ok not to to bad

    After block sanding and priming 4 times and a wicked paint job from my body man the hood looks very freaking mean matches with the black color almost perfectly the lines are not the same but it's fiberglass about 1/4 of an inch off but it still looks amazing it is an F body after all nothing is perfectly straight is it ? :-) Oh and the body man gave me a little deal $610 installed so not cheap but I got the look I wanted about a final tally of $1340 bucks with shipping and tax :-)
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    Pics damnit!

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    I'll try

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    VFN are getting better and better as far as fitment and I even heard of a SS hood from ebay that fits like oem.

    my hood fits like SHIT but I also got it in 03 and also have not paid a body shop money to fix it ether.

    better then a stock camaro hood tho LMAOO

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeesnutts View Post
    VFN are getting better and better as far as fitment and I even heard of a SS hood from ebay that fits like oem.

    my hood fits like SHIT but I also got it in 03 and also have not paid a body shop money to fix it ether.

    better then a stock camaro hood tho LMAOO
    I like the stock manta hood personally..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    I like the stock manta hood personally..
    go answer my HELP question in STEREO & ELECT lol

    sry for my crime

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    Trufiber is still good just not perfect

    I have to admit that for the price the trufiber hood is a good hood 529 bucks is cheap but the WS6 hood was a better fir than the WS9 I was the WS9 hood unfortunately but it came out very nice at the end it's just not equal gap all around and a bigger gap at the lights and a little wider on one side

    To be honest most people I would say 99% will not notice it but I am a perfectionnist I love my hood and I had an amazing body shop guy and I would recommend a TruFiber hood any day way better than ebay specials

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