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Hood pins...Yes or NO? #108487 Feb 21, 5:16pm Feb 21, 5:16pm
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Hood pins...Yes or NO?
I'm ordering the Vis Invader Hood, and am not sure whether or not to get Hood pins. What exactly do they do? I've heard that there's a chance the Hood might fly off at high speeds? Is this true, or BS? I don't really like the look of them on the Hood, and didn't want to get them if it's not necessary...Any help would be great thumbsup

Re: Hood pins...Yes or NO? [Re: CeLlYgT04] #108488 Feb 21, 5:20pm Feb 21, 5:20pm
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VIS claims they are not necessary and judging by the fit of my Hood and how securely it latches I have decided not to get any for my Invader Hood right now. It's up to you really...I've driven on the highway a lot with my new Hood and haven't felt in any danger but hoodpins are a lot cheaper than the damage if something did happen.

Re: Hood pins...Yes or NO? [Re: CeLlYgT04] #108489 Feb 21, 5:22pm Feb 21, 5:22pm
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they look cool to on some cars

Re: Hood pins...Yes or NO? [Re: oas] #108490 Feb 21, 5:24pm Feb 21, 5:24pm
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i would put them on... but powdercoat them black first.

its safer, cheap insurance and kinda intimidating.

Re: Hood pins...Yes or NO? [Re: CeLlYgT04] #108491 Feb 21, 5:35pm Feb 21, 5:35pm
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does the VIS Hood have the stock latch like Fiber Images Hood?

Re: Hood pins...Yes or NO? [Re: Sultan] #108492 Feb 21, 7:42pm Feb 21, 7:42pm
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get the Hood pins...
don't regret it later on.


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Re: Hood pins...Yes or NO? [Re: element_celica] #108493 Feb 21, 7:43pm Feb 21, 7:43pm
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I like the way they looks.

Re: Hood pins...Yes or NO? [Re: CeLlYgT04] #108494 Feb 21, 7:46pm Feb 21, 7:46pm

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..some riceboys over here put them on their stock hoods...make em look like they street race at high speeds..lol

Re: Hood pins...Yes or NO? [Re: element_celica] #108495 Feb 21, 7:51pm Feb 21, 7:51pm
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Originally Posted by element_celica
get the Hood pins...
don't regret it later on.

werd


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Re: Hood pins...Yes or NO? [Re: NorwayGT] #108496 Feb 21, 8:49pm Feb 21, 8:49pm
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
Originally Posted by element_celica
get the Hood pins...
don't regret it later on.

werd


Amen. You can get them powder coated like someone already suggested so they aren't as visible. Or just buy some black or gm colored ones.. do a search, you'll find some.


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Re: Hood pins...Yes or NO? [Re: CeLlYgT04] #108497 Feb 21, 8:52pm Feb 21, 8:52pm
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Anyone with a carbon fiber Hood should get hoodpins.

Re: Hood pins...Yes or NO? [Re: CeLlYgT04] #108498 Feb 21, 8:54pm Feb 21, 8:54pm
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I like the way they look. It's supposted to be an insurance thing as mentioned above. I say get em! thumbsup


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Re: Hood pins...Yes or NO? [Re: Eyger] #108499 Feb 22, 9:25am Feb 22, 9:25am
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Get Hood-locks, much better, just a small plate with a lock in it. That's what I ordered with my Hood, hope it comes in nexct week


Re: Hood pins...Yes or NO? [Re: CeLlYgT04] #108500 Feb 22, 12:39pm Feb 22, 12:39pm

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yea i would get Hood locks...i just ordered my invader Hood too and im looking for some black or gm locks rite now...better to spend the extra 20 bucks now then a shizload later when the Hood flies off and smashes ur windshield or urself later on down the line

Re: Hood pins...Yes or NO? #108501 Feb 22, 9:03pm Feb 22, 9:03pm
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Originally Posted by darksidecelica
yea i would get hood locks...i just ordered my invader hood too and im looking for some black or gm locks rite now...better to spend the extra 20 bucks now then a shizload later when the hood flies off and smashes ur windshield or urself later on down the line


Here's the ones I ordered. They're "titanium," which is about the same as gunmetal.

http://nextcollection.com/html/ORD-Auto~Styling-Hood~Pin-No-277-none.cfm

1869840208-CK_hoodpinNkey.jpg

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Re: Hood pins...Yes or NO? [Re: CeLlYgT04] #108502 Feb 23, 6:40am Feb 23, 6:40am
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I had a VIS Hood. Never had Hood pins, never had any problems either.

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Re: Hood pins...Yes or NO? [Re: CeLlYgT04] #108503 Feb 23, 11:00am Feb 23, 11:00am

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just get them...to me ppl that dont have them and have a carbon fiber Hood r ricers...dont know why

Re: Hood pins...Yes or NO? [Re: CeLlYgT04] #108504 Feb 23, 11:03am Feb 23, 11:03am
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I have vis carbon fiber Hood never had any problems w/out pins so if you dont like the look don't put them on. I bought a set too but never used them.


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