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fonz182
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fonz182 Sep 18, 6:32am - #278138 

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hoodscoop fitment was bad
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Polykarb Sep 18, 7:06am - #278139 

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and how bad is the bad in fitment? Because i would like a raised Hood scoop...

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fonz182 Sep 18, 8:45am - #278140 

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not so bad unless you really look at it but the average person i think wouldnt notice anything wrong. if the price is only a bit less than Vis id go Vis.
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Polykarb Sep 18, 9:41am - #278141 

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huh, alright. Thanks for the insight thumbsup

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falkkor Sep 18, 10:28am - #278142 

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Thank you was going to get that and the Tie Fighter spoiler here in the upcomming months. Good to know. thumbsup
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isaac Sep 18, 3:35pm - #278143 
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Be sure your Hood is NOT propped on the pole during your test fit, this distorts the shape of your Hood during installation.

Did you take sandpaper to it? In most cases, there was probably additional Fiberglass laid to the scoop - this is intentional, and is easily sanded down to an even finish and an excellent fitment with a few strokes of your bodyshop's initial sanding.

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fonz182 Sep 18, 7:24pm - #278144 

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mounting holes seem to be crooked. i dont know if i can remedy that my self.
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fonz182 Sep 18, 7:25pm - #278145 

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Originally Posted by falkkor
Thank you was going to get that and the Tie Fighter spoiler here in the upcomming months. Good to know. thumbsup

vis sells that too so same thing with the scoop, if it around the same price go Vis.
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isaac Sep 18, 8:03pm - #278146 
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Originally Posted by fonz182
mounting holes seem to be crooked. i dont know if i can remedy that my self.


sandpaper, spatchula & putty... the low-cost tools of the professionals

this is usualy done by the professional who will paint (and install) the scoop for you

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fonz182 Sep 18, 8:42pm - #278147 

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i just got it painted but did the install myself i thought it would be easy enough. Im gonna try a few thing to see if i can fix it. thanks for the advice
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Live42day Sep 18, 9:05pm - #278148 

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I just bought a full pillar pod from him and the quality was far from good. When it got here it was cracked and repaired half-ass the gauges dont fit in the pod I had to use filler to fill in all the holes in it. I just heard much nicer things about them and am very dissappointed in the piece I received. If I had a business this piece would have never left the shop until it was at least finished. thumbsdown thumbsdown

Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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isaac Sep 19, 12:43am - #278149 
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OK, after reading the above... I'm officially going to step out of this now... grin grin

except for one last comment - before doing any modifications to the piece you received, contact them ASAP and see about a replacement.

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trog2233 Sep 20, 7:49pm - #278150 

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Yea i bought a Hood scoop off of him and it was Perfect...didnt even have to do any body work on it at all . Plus i got a roof spoiler and it was nice too... thumbsup
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fonz182 Sep 21, 8:42pm - #278151 

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well if i only knew the vis scoop was the same rpce i def would have got that
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JSPITZ Nov 2, 9:31pm - #278152 

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I got a Hood scoop to mine had a minor flaw but the Hood cannot be proped up on the pole when you install it. I have a gap just large enough to slitly slide a peice of paper under thats not bad at all thumbsup

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Larry_GTS Nov 29, 6:20am - #278153 
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after reading this I'm not sure if I want to order a gauge pod from them...
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Live42day Nov 30, 3:51am - #278154 

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Originally Posted by Larry_GTS
after reading this I'm not sure if I want to order a gauge pod from them...


Yeah I e-mailed them 3-4 times and still never got a response...

I just fabbed it myself to make it work. thumbsup

Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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c4justin Jan 18, 7:32am - #278155 

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well my Hood scoop looks like it fits great. but i can see where the back corners dont quite sit on the Hood. Only notice it at night when im driving cause i can see it real well with the headlights. But i figure if only I NOTICE then its ok!!!
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celi23k Jan 29, 3:32am - #278156 
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got a hoodscoop from him too. looked okay enough except it doesn't fit right. it bugs the hell out of me!
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