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Sultan Jul 27, 7:30pm - #234103 

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Carbon Fiber Hood - Yes or No?

After considering this many times, it's finally down to a decision... I'm striving to keep my celi as clean as possible, especially with my upcoming Kam kit, but I love Carbon Fiber hoods. For the latter I'd choose FiberImages OEM-style but don't want to break up the lines of the carbon blue exterior...


So the question is - Would you put a Carbon Fiber hood on carbon blue and what are your opinions on this combo for my car specifically?



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trog2233 Jul 27, 7:31pm - #234104 

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BRS Hood if you can find one thumbsup
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spaztikid Jul 27, 7:32pm - #234105 
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if you put a blue glaze over it that would look sweet...
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Sultan Jul 27, 7:34pm - #234106 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
if you put a blue glaze over it that would look sweet...


true, but I love the look of Carbon Fiber and if I get the Hood it'll stay unpainted - hence the dilemma...
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spaztikid Jul 27, 7:38pm - #234107 
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i woundnt do it then

unless you could get the Carbon Fiber to look like this...

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if you want it clean as much as it pains me to say (cause i love carbon fiber) i wouldnt get it.
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Haulin_A_Doo Jul 27, 7:55pm - #234109 
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thumbsdown Nope, don't do it.
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EuRoBoYGT Jul 27, 7:57pm - #234110 

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i would get it

i have a carbon blue car and i want a carbon fiber Hood thumbsup

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Mp3Supply Jul 27, 8:03pm - #234111 

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ravertony Jul 27, 8:09pm - #234112 
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this is a hard one, i would want to keep the carbon blue look, it looks nice and clean thumbsup

but then again carbon fiber spineyes
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ct Jul 27, 8:12pm - #234113 

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go for it... thumbsup

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ToiletPaper Jul 27, 8:24pm - #234114 
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Zero Jul 27, 10:44pm - #234115 

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find a Carbon Fiber Hood that has a blue/black weave in it. it'll match.

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cycocelica Jul 27, 10:56pm - #234116 

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do it... carbon fiber is worth it
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MptGlw69 Jul 27, 10:57pm - #234117 
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go for it... thumbsup
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TimO Jul 27, 11:01pm - #234118 

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... i would happywink
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booyaolian Jul 27, 11:10pm - #234119 
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why not?

your RMM wing has the Carbon Fiber center piece.

the OEM Carbon Fiber Hood will flow.

maybe get yourself a pair of Carbon Fiber TRD style eyelids.
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SmutasticGT Jul 27, 11:55pm - #234120 

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definetly go for it...it will look great on carbon blue, iv seen it in person, it looks hot thumbsup
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righteous_one Jul 28, 12:51am - #234121 
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Originally Posted by ct
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Virgilson Jul 28, 12:52am - #234122 

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i would get a OEM Carbon Fiber Hood.
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doexingGTS Jul 28, 12:54am - #234123 
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it doesn't look that bad i love my Hood with carbon blue.
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CeLlYgT04 Jul 28, 1:00am - #234124 

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Get the Hood man thumbsup
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round2gts Jul 28, 1:10am - #234125 

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Originally Posted by EuRoBoYGT
i would get it

i have a carbon blue car and i want a carbon fiber Hood thumbsup

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VSGTS14 Jul 28, 1:31am - #234126 

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yes do it if it'll match your color scheme and carbon fiber scheme...which you have a lot of so do it...
i'm actually doing teh same
Carbon Fiber on the interior, engine plastics, Carbon Fiber Hood, and kaminari Carbon Fiber spoiler thumbsup

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chamoru812 Jul 28, 1:40am - #234127 
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it looks good. i have a carbon blue celica with a brs Hood. i say go for it.
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Sultan Jul 28, 2:57am - #234128 

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Originally Posted by Mp3Supply
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happywink - yeah, I'm still considering those...
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Sultan Jul 28, 3:03am - #234129 

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Originally Posted by booyaolian
why not?

your RMM wing has the Carbon Fiber center piece.

the OEM Carbon Fiber Hood will flow.

maybe get yourself a pair of Carbon Fiber TRD style eyelids.



true, my wing does have a Carbon Fiber blade but the Hood is a lot bigger and sits right next to the exterior color whereas the spoiler is elevated and provides less of a contrast

- I may have to get tony to chop some pics for me - wink
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andrews Jul 28, 3:12am - #234130 

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why not do it? its great for looks and its weight reduction! thumbsup

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blackcel Jul 28, 5:06am - #234131 

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I say go for it thumbsup

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bmw52786 Jul 28, 5:36am - #234132 

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I love carbon fiber, i say YES

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combatc87 Jul 28, 5:41am - #234133 

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i think the blue-weave Carbon Fiber Hood would contrast greatly with your wing. i can't say the same about carbon blue (i haven't seen many pics of it) but carbon fiber looks hot on the Spectra Blue Mica.

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Danny7 Jul 28, 10:15am - #234134 

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You said U love Carbon Fiber...well I love it too and I just can say...DO IT!!!
I have a Carbon Fiber Hood and it's so sweet... Carbon Fiber is good with every color for me! thumbsup
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oas Jul 28, 11:25am - #234135 
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with kit carbon hud thumbsup
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Blue_Jaggon Jul 28, 3:07pm - #234136 

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just get Carbon Fiber Hood and paint it if you don't think it will look good...
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ragingpaseo Jul 28, 3:59pm - #234137 
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i say, do it! thumbsup Carbon Fiber Hood is also one of mine to do things...
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Sultan Jul 28, 6:33pm - #234138 

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Originally Posted by Blue_Jaggon

just get Carbon Fiber hood and paint it if you don't think it will look good...


painting Carbon Fiber just seems like a waste to me... anyway, I think I'm going for it - FiberImages OEM Carbon Fiber Hood -

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Blue_Jaggon Jul 28, 6:36pm - #234139 

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yea but ur still gonna have a light Hood...i mean thats what your paying for...either way good luck
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OBi3 Jul 28, 6:38pm - #234140 

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don't paint it..
just get an OEM Carbon Fiber Hood.

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CaLiGTS Jul 28, 7:23pm - #234142 

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carbon fiber Hood on a dark car is always nice thumbsup

I just got my Kaminari kit and I love it! thumbsup

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drivethru1986 Jul 28, 7:28pm - #234143 

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Originally Posted by Blue_Jaggon
just get Carbon Fiber hood and paint it if you don't think it will look good...
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SatinSilverGTS Jul 29, 5:58am - #234144 

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OzzyZR Jul 29, 7:02am - #234145 

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can't decide untill i see the style of Hood, if you're getting a Kaminari kit that is...

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Jae Jul 29, 7:11am - #234146 

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fiber image and OE tuning has the best quality carbonfiber Hood. They fit perfect and and are lighter than other carbonfiber hoods.
i know this since i had VIS Hood before and now i have Fiber images.
if you get a carbonfiber Hood, you have to get hoodpins, which will kill the part"clean look" or else its not safe.

and i don't think carbonfiber makes car look clean. it will look raced out, but not very clean. Specially on black or midnight blue car.
All carbon fiber Hood does is make you car look different, not clean, unless you have other carbonfiber parts.
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hkysk8r86 Jul 29, 8:56am - #234147 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
i woundnt do it then

unless you could get the Carbon Fiber to look like this...

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I'm with spaztikid, if you can make it look like that, that'd be pimp, that's what i'm going for w/ my Hood
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Sultan Jul 29, 7:53pm - #234148 

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well, I may now be getting a Carbon Fiber Hood from Advanced Import Tuning (AIT) - should be due out in late August...

- part of my new "project"
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Tru_gts Jul 29, 11:27pm - #234149 
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TRDLady Jul 29, 11:29pm - #234150 

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Evan Aug 2, 3:44am - #234151 

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Ordinarily, I'm a huge fan of carbon fiber, but if you want a clean look, I'd just leave your stock Hood on. I don't think your headlight covers would look right if you had a carbon fiber Hood.

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