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saspence22 Mar 10, 5:37pm - #121492 

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New hood arrived!

Just opened it!! I cant believe how F*cking light this thing is!! So, when I go to install it is it hard to line up?? Also, my hoodpins havent arrived yet. You think itll be ok if I put it on and just dont drive on the highway till they get here??
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QuickChick03gt Mar 10, 5:40pm - #121493 
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Looks nice! I think you'll be fine driving without them for a while. It will still hook up to the factory latch.

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Sultan Mar 10, 5:41pm - #121494 

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VIS OEM, lookin' good. Install should be easy however having someone else to help you line it up would make it easier. As long as you don't go crazy fast the Hood should be ok with the latch - just put those Hood pins in quick bro and let us see pics when its done thumbsup
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spaztikid Mar 10, 5:42pm - #121495 
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sweet thumbsup
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saspence22 Mar 10, 5:42pm - #121496 

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Will do!!!!!!!! Ill have installed pics by the end of the day!!!!

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DJ_Curtiz Mar 10, 7:16pm - #121497 
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Evan Mar 10, 7:25pm - #121498 

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Looks good! Is it VIS? I thought you got it off ebay wtf

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PnOyGtS Mar 10, 7:40pm - #121499 

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Nice!
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CeLlYgT04 Mar 10, 8:11pm - #121500 

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I like it a lot! Just don't go at insane speeds, and you'll be fine with hoodpins for a while grin

Can't wait to see how it looks on the car
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element_celica Mar 10, 8:25pm - #121501 

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Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
I like it a lot! Just don't go at insane speeds, and you'll be fine with hoodpins for a while grin

Can't wait to see how it looks on the car


yea man.. and hey do you need the box that the Hood came in? kuz i sure could use a big box like that grin

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nice Hood i like it a lot
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Stun Mar 10, 9:05pm - #121503 

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Oh man that looks sweet. thumbsup Now I cant wait until Saturday to go pick up my Carbon Fiber Invader Hood.

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se7enmodgt20 Mar 10, 9:11pm - #121504 
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nice Hood!
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saspence22 Mar 10, 9:37pm - #121505 

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I got it off of e-bay!!! It lines up great, the only thing is that since my car got hit about three weeks ago; The left front side is a little off. but my VS front should be in next week and they are gonna fix all the front end and line everything up. They are gonna mold the front and rear in!!!

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saspence22 Mar 10, 9:47pm - #121506 

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ok here ya go
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saspence22 Mar 10, 9:48pm - #121507 

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CeLlYgT04 Mar 10, 9:49pm - #121508 

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Originally Posted by saspence22
ok here ya go


Got any more!? grin
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saspence22 Mar 10, 9:51pm - #121509 

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Thats it for now, batteries went dead on the cam...damnit!! rofl

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CeLlYgT04 Mar 10, 9:54pm - #121510 

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Originally Posted by saspence22
Thats it for now, batteries went dead on the cam...damnit!! rofl


IT's cool...It accents your wheels real nice thumbsup
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Sultan Mar 10, 10:11pm - #121511 

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looks good thumbsup
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celicaTRDgts Mar 10, 10:13pm - #121512 

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tgts2000 Mar 10, 10:15pm - #121513 

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That looks realllllly nice!! thumbsup thumbsup
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drkramm Mar 10, 10:38pm - #121514 
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who one ebay did you get the Hood from

hey thats a 20 minute phone call
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GTStick Mar 10, 10:43pm - #121515 

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great looks man thumbsup
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saspence22 Mar 10, 10:53pm - #121516 

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Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
race car now


Or a Boeing 740-celi...oops did I say that? rofl

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eric_h Mar 10, 11:40pm - #121517 

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you have a real nice looking car only thing idont like is the grill

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celicaTRDgts Mar 11, 12:07am - #121518 

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Originally Posted by saspence22
Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
race car now


Or a Boeing 740-celi...oops did I say that? rofl


wtf confused

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VSGTS14 Mar 11, 12:10am - #121519 

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aykut Mar 11, 12:15am - #121520 
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please change the wheels and clean the decals smile
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celicaTRDgts Mar 11, 12:19am - #121521 

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Originally Posted by aykut
please change the wheels and clean the decals smile


yea just some tips...make ur car look way nicer/cleaner...remove the sickers rolleyes ...u should of keep the rims silver...thats about all you can do to help ha...just a suggestion happywink

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darkduwende Mar 11, 12:24am - #121522 

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fits the car very well, great scheme going thumbsup

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StoneSour Mar 11, 12:43am - #121523 

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That looks really good,how much did it come out to w/ shipping?
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Evan Mar 11, 12:44am - #121524 

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Originally Posted by StoneSour
That looks really good,how much did it come out to w/ shipping?


I think he told me either $325 or $375 shipped.

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Warlord786 Mar 11, 12:49am - #121525 
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very nice!

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Speed4TheNeed Mar 11, 1:17am - #121526 

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Originally Posted by Evan
Looks good! Is it VIS? I thought you got it off ebay wtf


if i remember correclty..it IS vis (saspsense, correct me if i'm wrong but i think i remember you saying this).

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Speed4TheNeed Mar 11, 1:18am - #121527 

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looks awesome 'sappy' tongue

your car is really coming along well thumbsup
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Evan Mar 11, 1:19am - #121528 

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by Evan
Looks good! Is it VIS? I thought you got it off ebay wtf


if i remember correclty..it IS vis (saspsense, correct me if i'm wrong but i think i remember you saying this).



idunnoI pm'd him a while back and all he said was that he got it off ebay, didn't mention the name so I just assumed it wasn't a brand name.

If it is, he got one hell of a deal. grin

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saspence22 Mar 11, 1:25am - #121529 

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Says its VIS...I have to admit, Ive never bought one of these bofore so I wouldnt even know how to tell?? Thanks for all the positive feedback guys!!! I did get it off E-bay...355.00 shipped!!!! Said it was VIS. I dunno...it fits great though..I just have to get my front end fixed.

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saspence22 Mar 11, 1:27am - #121530 

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Oh...any questions at all just ask. It wasnt that hard to put on, but the hoodpins came it tonight, they are a different story. Gotta be a fucking rocket scientist to figure them out???

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Evan Mar 11, 1:29am - #121531 

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Originally Posted by saspence22
Oh...any questions at all just ask. It wasnt that hard to put on, but the hoodpins came it tonight, they are a different story. Gotta be a fucking rocket scientist to figure them out???


don't mess them up, because you don't really have a second chance once you've drilled.

since you're taking it to the shop already for some other work, I'd just have them do it.

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Speed4TheNeed Mar 11, 1:50am - #121532 

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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by saspence22
Oh...any questions at all just ask. It wasnt that hard to put on, but the hoodpins came it tonight, they are a different story. Gotta be a fucking rocket scientist to figure them out???


don't mess them up, because you don't really have a second chance once you've drilled.

since you're taking it to the shop already for some other work, I'd just have them do it.


i have to agree with evan.

since you have never attempted anything like this before i wouldnt recommend it.
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saspence22 Mar 11, 2:09am - #121533 

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Well...the thing is, is it wont be in the shop till sometime next week. Its kind of lifted up on one side if you look on the pic. I have to drive on the highway for work etc. Im worried about the wind catching it and ripping it off. I just need to know if there is a special drill bit I should use or not? Other than that Im cool.

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v3n0m Mar 11, 3:06am - #121534 

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looks pretty good thumbsup
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Evan Mar 11, 3:09am - #121535 

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Originally Posted by saspence22
Well...the thing is, is it wont be in the shop till sometime next week. Its kind of lifted up on one side if you look on the pic. I have to drive on the highway for work etc. Im worried about the wind catching it and ripping it off. I just need to know if there is a special drill bit I should use or not? Other than that Im cool.


One week isn't that far away. Just put the stock one back on until you can have it properly installed.

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CeLlYgT04 Mar 11, 3:11am - #121536 

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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by saspence22
Well...the thing is, is it wont be in the shop till sometime next week. Its kind of lifted up on one side if you look on the pic. I have to drive on the highway for work etc. Im worried about the wind catching it and ripping it off. I just need to know if there is a special drill bit I should use or not? Other than that Im cool.


One week isn't that far away. Just put the stock one back on until you can have it properly installed.


Yea, unless you wanna take a BIG chance
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celicat23 Mar 11, 11:27am - #121537 

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My dad's got a VIS carbon Hood on his 250bhp audi A4, and he doesn't use Hood pins. Been driving it for a year now (a LOT on the highway) and never had any problems.

btw, if it's a VIS Hood they've got their logo on the Hood (under, ofcourse...)

seems like VIS knows what they're doing when it comes to Carbon Fiber hoods. everyone I've talked to says they fit straight on with no problem. same with the A4. no problems at all. exept we had to move the washer jets for the front windshield.

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Stephen Mar 11, 11:35am - #121538 
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I've had my VIS Hood on for over a month, driven it freeway speeds pretty often and the Hood doesn't even move up and down slightly at those speeds. Just my two cents and I'm not saying hoodpins are in anyway a bad idea but if it ain't broke don't fix it. Looks cleaner without hoodpins anyways. I don't plan on keeping my Carbon Fiber on for longer highway trips anyways so I'm happy with it the way it is thumbsup
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Sultan Mar 11, 3:16pm - #121539 

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Originally Posted by Stephen
I've had my VIS Hood on for over a month, driven it freeway speeds pretty often and the Hood doesn't even move up and down slightly at those speeds. Just my two cents and I'm not saying hoodpins are in anyway a bad idea but if it ain't broke don't fix it. Looks cleaner without hoodpins anyways. I don't plan on keeping my Carbon Fiber on for longer highway trips anyways so I'm happy with it the way it is thumbsup



I agree that without hoodpins it's much cleaner, however personally I'd have them just for peace of mind if I got a Carbon Fiber Hood. Also I've heard that VIS has issues with fitment (passenger side gaps) whereas FiberImages or o.e. tuning do not...
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AZZKIKR Mar 11, 3:19pm - #121540 

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I'd take it to the shop...better safe than sorry
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iseaniebabyi Mar 11, 5:36pm - #121541 
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yeah better safe than sorry. put them hoodpins on. however i was at the shop with my friend who was ordering his Carbon Fiber Hood, and the guy told us that there are only about 2 out 80 cars that he's sold Carbon Fiber hoods to that have flown off. so i'm guessing it's not likely unless you're like gunning it on the highway...

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