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dea7hr0w Jul 8, 6:00am - #25837 
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HOOD PINS ON STOCK HOOD ?

I have a question... within this week i seen two celicas one red and one white with Hood pins... yet then i relized hey... theres are carbon fiber hoods or fiberglass... why do people put Hood pins on stock hoods ? if not done correctly wont the opening of the Hood rust ? isit because they want to lock their OEM Hood down !?!? confused

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RicePowered Jul 8, 12:44pm - #25838 
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yeah it would start to rust if done incorrectly ... maybe they just want to be ghetto ,,,, haha
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Steven Jul 8, 1:32pm - #25839 
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Carbon Fiber hoods are light and have a higher possibility opening while driving at high speeds. I guess the stock aluminum Hood could do the same thing only there is less of a chance of that happening, but it can happen. Especially if you had a minor front bumper accident previously and it somehow damaged the locking mechanism of the Hood.

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Pete00 Jul 8, 4:31pm - #25840 
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they think it looks good...i think it looks ridicoulous if its on any stock Hood.

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speedinjq Jul 8, 5:24pm - #25841 

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what looks rediculous is the stickers you can buy that look like Hood pins thumbsdown

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Steven Jul 8, 5:25pm - #25842 
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Hood Pins do serve a function yanno spineyes

Originally Posted by Pete00
they think it looks good...i think it looks ridicoulous if its on any stock hood.
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VSGTS14 Jul 8, 9:40pm - #25843 

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Originally Posted by Steven
Hood Pins do serve a function yanno spineyes

Originally Posted by Pete00
they think it looks good...i think it looks ridicoulous if its on any stock hood.


lol yes they serve a function but are made for Carbon Fiber hoods due their LIGHT WEIGHT...a stock Hood is like 50 pounds and does not need that extra crap holding it down for no reason but looks.

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Celicamatikka Jul 9, 9:52am - #25844 
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by Steven
Hood Pins do serve a function yanno spineyes

Originally Posted by Pete00
they think it looks good...i think it looks ridicoulous if its on any stock hood.


lol yes they serve a function but are made for Carbon Fiber hoods due their LIGHT WEIGHT...a stock hood is like 50 pounds and does not need that extra crap holding it down for no reason but looks.


maybe its one of them "fake" Hood pins that you can get at autozone!

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comicbookguy Jul 9, 7:48pm - #25845 
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i think they look good on stock hoods.. but i want to see it in person to really decide. its just for the looks right? but if it rust then no way. spineyes

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Pnoiracerz Jul 10, 9:04am - #25846 
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i dont think Hood pins are useful unless you go off roading or something and that you want to make sure the Hood stays on. i dont have a stock Hood anymore but it does say that Hood pins are only used for off road purposes. besides if the installers do a poor job there goes your Hood. o yah i dont advise you to get the Hood pins if you have a carbon fiber Hood cause the Hood could crack during drilling. rice
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