Carbon Fiber Hood is going to blow away.

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Carbon Fiber Hood is going to blow away.

Post by Frrrrrrunkis » Mon May 28, 2007 11:27 am

On the highway my hood lifts quite a bit. I would rather not use hood pins because I do not want to drill my hood and I am not a big fan of how they look. Any suggestions on what I should do?

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Post by Whodini » Mon May 28, 2007 11:33 am

why is your hood not locking when its closed? unless you have a latch problem, im confused. when you close your hood, it should be in a locked position. shed more light on your situation.
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Post by Frrrrrrunkis » Mon May 28, 2007 6:53 pm

The latch is working properly. It just seems that the faster I go the hood lifts.

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Post by vielecustoms » Mon May 28, 2007 8:21 pm

is the hood or latch too far away? if say the pin for the hood sits higher than the stock one would it may not latch all the way causeing it to pop out (put your finger in your door and close it you'll see what I mean :lol: ) . if this is the case you would have to figure out how to either lift the latch or lower the pin.
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Post by geezy21unc » Tue May 29, 2007 9:05 am

its not gonna blown away if its latched , no matter how fast you do, your locking clamps are the problem sounds like.
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Post by 98moparR/T » Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:37 am

most carbon fiber hoods are designed for hood pins, the latch area on the hoods are weaker then on the stock steal hoods
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Post by fusion210 » Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:21 pm

Actually I think it's a legal issue. Hood pins are required when using an aftermarket fiberglass/cf hood.

I hate how they look as well!
Money being no object, I would get some aerocatch ones and used them fully recessed.
However, neoncheapness prevails and if I needed to, I don't think it would be too hard to make knockoff ones of a similar design, that wouldn't really be visable if you paint them. That is what I would do.

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Post by vielecustoms » Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:11 pm

Not a big fan of pins either they have these and they look better if you dont mind cutting some holes
http://www.deftracing.com/aerocatch_hood_pins/index.htm
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Post by uta_flyinghigh » Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:42 am

When I was racing Sparco hood/trunk latches were provided as part of the approved FIA Group N/FN kit. Are these available in NA ?
If so get those as they're manufactured to FIA standards

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Post by Vinny » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:28 am

Who cares how hood pins look, you should always have them when using a composite hood.

And I'm pretty sure Sparco's full range of hood pins are available over here.
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Post by neonracr95 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:51 pm

how about these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Universa ... enameZWDVW

i dont think these would be very visible or look that bad , plus its a hell of alot safer.

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Post by Armstrong57 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:22 pm

neonracr95 wrote:how about these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Universa ... enameZWDVW

i dont think these would be very visible or look that bad , plus its a hell of alot safer.
I wouldn't use them. The guy I bought this civic from used them...

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Post by Vinny » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:39 pm

ouch!
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Post by Armstrong57 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:19 pm

Ouch is right. For some reason he felt the need to get rid of the stock latch and use those pins, didn't work out well. The car isn't modified or anything either except for a B18B1 engine swap, so it's not like excessive power had anything to do with it.
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Post by vielecustoms » Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:46 pm

wonder if the same guy used to own my truck, looks like that happened at some point.. no pins though
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