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tomsgts May 22, 2:34am - #16654 
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VIS Invader hood

i need some opinions on if a VIS Invader Carbon Fiber Hood would look good on a black celica
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Steven May 22, 3:14am - #16655 
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it looks awesome, especially with like the TRD front bumper or what have you. thumbsup
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KDawg May 22, 2:44pm - #16656 
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That's Agular's ride. Looks tight in my opinion.
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Grand-Touring-Dan May 22, 4:00pm - #16657 
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It will look good. It kinda sucks that your car is black, it won't be as noticable IMO. But it is still an awesome mod and totally worth it. Thats the Hood I want. Good luck.
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tomsgts May 22, 10:04pm - #16658 
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thanks for the opinions guys. I'll probably order one at the end of this month
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it'll look good. But it's ok if you don't notice it, then the car flows better without having a totally different color Hood, but it still looks good if you had that. Carbon Fiber hoods are sweet and on black, it looks awesome.

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element_celica May 23, 3:22am - #16660 

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thats the same Hood i want too...
but my car is yellow, so the carbon fiber will reallly stand out if i had it on...
then the chicks will think im color blind and since most don't know what carbon fiber is, they won't dig my car confused

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Steven May 25, 1:01pm - #16661 
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hahaha... yes they will, my gf's knowledge on import aftermarket is quite extensive. Go ahead and get that Hood, it will look awesome

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Originally posted by element_celica:
thats the same Hood i want too...
but my car is yellow, so the carbon fiber will reallly stand out if i had it on...
then the chicks will think im color blind and since most don't know what carbon fiber is, they won't dig my car confused
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GTSHawk May 25, 5:12pm - #16662 
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I had a question...Do you guys think it would look good if I bought that Hood, but I don't have a body kit?
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tomsgts May 25, 6:26pm - #16663 
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i think it is going to look good i don't have a body kit either
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Grand-Touring-Dan May 25, 6:49pm - #16664 
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Quote:
Originally posted by GTSHawk:
I had a question...Do you guys think it would look good if I bought that hood, but I don't have a body kit?
Yes. But what Hood are you talking about? But yea, it will still look good.
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GTSHawk May 25, 11:01pm - #16665 
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I was talking about the same Hood tomsgts was talking about.
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Grand-Touring-Dan May 25, 11:54pm - #16666 
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Quote:
Originally posted by GTSHawk:
I was talking about the same hood tomsgts was talking about.
Go for it. thumbsup
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tomsgts May 26, 1:32am - #16667 
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does this Hood come with any type of scoop or do you have to buy it separtely??
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Steven May 26, 1:47am - #16668 
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it comes with a stock sized Hood scoupe

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KDawg May 26, 1:59am - #16669 
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Actually, Steven, the VIS Invader Hood comes with a raised c/f Hood scoop.
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Grand-Touring-Dan May 26, 4:06am - #16670 
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yes, and Hood pins are recommended greatly.
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KDawg May 26, 5:07am - #16671 
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You can just use your stock latch. Hood pins definitely wouldn't hurt for a Hood that you can hold up with one or two fingers.
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tomsgts May 26, 9:27pm - #16672 
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how are Hood pins installed?? do have to drill a hole in the Hood??
i imagine that you would have to, but just wondered
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Grand-Touring-Dan May 26, 11:58pm - #16673 
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Quote:
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how are Hood pins installed?? do have to drill a hole in the Hood??
i imagine that you would have to, but just wondered
Yes you do. Sucks doesn't it. But I actually think Hood pins look pretty cool as well. I have heard from some other people that they feel like the stock latch feels very loose with the carbon fiber Hood. Tronix, from TC had their invader Hood fly off. So I would get the pins just in case, its worth it. If you do get the pins, I recommend having them at an angle facing the front center of your bumper. I think that looks better than having them straight.

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Street Prototype May 27, 12:00am - #16674 

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go for it thumbsup

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Grand-Touring-Dan May 27, 12:01am - #16675 
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here is a link

https://www.celicahobby.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=4;t=002358

I think that Isaac says what I meant much better than I do. This will give you a second opinion as well.
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