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Mar 15, 1:37pm - #125797 
Fiber Images Carbon Fiber hood...No hood pins?

Is it true that Fiber Images Carbon Fiber hoods don't need Hood pins 'cuz they use a latch that is just as strong as the stock latch?


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Mar 15, 1:40pm - #125798 
I've been running mine since June of 03 without Hood pins. I like the clean look better. Anyways... (knock on wood) nothing has happened yet.

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Mar 15, 1:44pm - #125799 
Does it come with a warranty or a certificate where it says that Hood pins aren't necessary? My tax refund gets here in 4-5 weeks, so I'm thinking of buying one 'cuz they claim that you don't need Hood pins, so I like how it looks clean.

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Mar 15, 1:45pm - #125800 
You might want to get them. They are cheap and they will save you tons of money if for some reason your Hood did blow open.

Alot of people like the way they look too.
Example: Some ricer at my buddy's HS glued some on his stock Ford Focus Hood. He also has been known to put decals on his car for companies that he hasn't purchased mods from, including some companies that don't make products for his car.

I'd say get em. I probably will if I ever get a Carbon Fiber Hood.


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Mar 15, 1:48pm - #125801 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
Does it come with a warranty or a certificate where it says that hood pins aren't necessary? My tax refund gets here in 4-5 weeks, so I'm thinking of buying one 'cuz they claim that you don't need hood pins, so I like how it looks clean.


There's no guarantee. You are running a risk. Whether or not you wanna take that risk is up to you, but personally I wouldn't; it's just not worth it should the ufortunate happen.


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Mar 15, 1:54pm - #125802 
That sucks!

I guess I'm gonna have to get Hood pins. So much for the clean look frown

Thx for the info smile

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Mar 15, 1:57pm - #125803 
actually I don't believe Hood pins are as necessary with the FiberImages hoods. If you get VIS, then of course you need them but the latch that comes with the former Hood is supposed to be all you need.

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Mar 15, 2:04pm - #125804 
supposed is not the same as guarantee grin

I don't remember who's the one who ordered titanium Hood pins, it wasn't too long ago confused

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Mar 15, 2:05pm - #125805 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
supposed is not the same as guarantee grin

I don't remember who's the one who ordered titanium Hood pins, it wasn't too long ago confused


That was me - you need the link?

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


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Mar 15, 2:10pm - #125806 
Did you install them yet? If so, do you have any pics?

BTW, thx for the link thumbsup

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Mar 15, 2:15pm - #125807 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
Did you install them yet? If so, do you have any pics?

BTW, thx for the link thumbsup


NP. I don't have them installed, because I haven't gotten a carbon fiber Hood yet laughsilly

I can show you pics of the pins if you want, but they look exactly as shown on the website. They're nice thumbsup


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Mar 15, 2:33pm - #125808 
rofl

pins before Hood spineyes

umm, yeah, post a pic, something that's bigger than what they have on the site. I can barely see them

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Mar 15, 7:44pm - #125809 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
supposed is not the same as guarantee grin


You can get a good look at a T-bone steak by sticking your head up a bull's ass but wouldn't you rather take the butchers word for it grin What's this shit about VIS needing Hood pins? The company says you don't need 'em and if their hoods really did have a tendancy to fly up ya think they might recommend a set of cheap Hood pins????
I might pick up a set before summer just cause I drive more but whatev.

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Mar 15, 7:45pm - #125810 
i know thats true on the VIS hoods but i think you want to have a latch just to be safe.

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Mar 15, 7:50pm - #125811 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
stephen you whore, where you've been grin


Refer to my post Here to see what I've been up to.

Question about hoodpins though. Why the hell did the green Eclipse in F&F have those rope things on the hoodpins that went under the engine? confused Never could figure that out.

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Mar 16, 3:21am - #125812 
That's what they use on race cars, I think NASCAR. But I still think that it's overkill & they're fugly

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Mar 16, 3:24am - #125813 
how often do you drive over 100mph? If you don't spend a lot of time at high speeds, you really don't need Hood pins.


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Mar 16, 3:25am - #125814 
LOL, I don't go over 85mph. I guess that I might not need them, but it wouldn't hurt to have extra insurance.

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Mar 16, 3:34am - #125815 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
LOL, I don't go over 85mph. I guess that I might not need them, but it wouldn't hurt to have extra insurance.

that's true.

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Mar 16, 8:11pm - #125816 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
rofl

pins before Hood spineyes

umm, yeah, post a pic, something that's bigger than what they have on the site. I can barely see them


Here you go. The top is what the actual color really looks like.. the bottom one got some glare from the sunlight and made it look more yellowish than it really is.

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