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Nov 22, 6:23pm - #333179 
Just got my carbon fiber hood but there is one problem

I just went to put my new Hood on but then i rellized that on my orginal Hood there are these rubber bumper things which screw into the Hood. the carbon fiber Hood looks like has the spots but they are covered by the carbon fiber and i am not able to put them on. I am not sure if i have to drill the holes out or if there is anohter way if anyone has had this problem or has an idea that would be awsome.

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Nov 22, 6:25pm - #333180 
when you put your hoodpins in, your hoodpins will go in that location.

no need to transfer these rubber 'nubs' to your new Hood


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Nov 22, 6:26pm - #333181 
pics... your not very specific, you mean in the front part of the Hood or tword the windshield


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Nov 22, 6:30pm - #333182 
I assume he's talking about these things...

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Nov 22, 6:59pm - #333183 
yea that is the spot the only problem is that when i went to transfer them to the new Hood the spots that they should go into are covered by the carbon fiber.

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Nov 22, 7:01pm - #333184 
picture messed up let me try it again

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Nov 22, 7:01pm - #333185 
GET HOODPINS!!!!! angry

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Nov 22, 7:05pm - #333186 
ok here is a picture

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Nov 22, 7:06pm - #333187 
that is where the rubber thing should go but it is covered by carbon fiber. and this is another stupid question what are Hood pins?

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Nov 22, 7:39pm - #333188 
ok i just saw the Hood pins on this site but i was just wondering do you really need them?

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Nov 22, 8:05pm - #333189 
^^^ Yes, you need hoodpins. Otherwise your Hood can fly up and smack the windshield, cause it's a lot lighter than the stock Hood...plus a lot of the time the new latches aren't very good. Think about it...would you rather spend 15$ on pins, or buy a new Hood and windshield?


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Nov 22, 8:12pm - #333190 
yeah couple people here had it happen to them if i remember right


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Nov 22, 9:23pm - #333191 
Not that hard to install either. thumbsup
Go with the Hood pins.They make the Hood look even beter. thumbsup

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Nov 22, 9:26pm - #333192 
Also it's a safety issue with the Carbon Fiber Hood. If you were to get in an accident without the Hood pins... it would be pretty fucking attrocious.

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Nov 22, 11:02pm - #333193 
hey here is a stupid question haha but can the Hood fit in the back of the celi? wave Im gonna buy a carbon fiber Hood within a week or so. And Im going to install it right then and there, j/w if the OEM Hood will fit ok in the back of my celi thumbsup

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Nov 23, 3:10am - #333194 
yup... it fits in the back just fine... you just have to be creative in how you put it into your car smile


Place the Hood points facing the passenger side... first put both seats all the way forward and leave the doors open, then slide in the passenger side of your Hood through the hatch and out the passenger door... then rotate clockwise the Hood so that is slides under both edges of your trunk space. now rotate the Hood counter-clockwise so that you are able to close the passenger door... slide the whole Hood back to wards the rear of your car. now carefully slide both of your seats back and adjust them for your comfort... Hood is now in your car grin

good enough for "Install Guide" material?
"How to install a Hood to your trunk" rofl


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Nov 23, 3:57am - #333195 
Originally Posted by RookieGTS
hey here is a stupid question haha but can the Hood fit in the back of the celi? wave Im gonna buy a carbon fiber Hood within a week or so. And Im going to install it right then and there, j/w if the OEM Hood will fit ok in the back of my celi thumbsup


^^ isaac already answered this question..but here is a picture of a vis invader Hood in the back of stephens celica from awhile back thumbsup

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Nov 23, 7:49am - #333196 
YES! "How to install a Hood to your trunk" is a must!!! rofl

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