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2 question #349984 Dec 12, 8:17pm Dec 12, 8:17pm
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2 question
1. i bought a authentic TRD spoiler spectra blue for $275 shipped. did i get a good deal? or did i get ripped off? it had a few chips
2. if i get a carbon fiber Hood do i have to get Hood pins? a friend told me i do, other wise the Hood could fly out meaning it wont get hoocked to the stock thingy? thanks guys

Re: 2 question [Re: Clos] #349985 Dec 12, 8:27pm Dec 12, 8:27pm
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haha, you're getting the same things that i'm getting. well, the TRD spoiler is a kill price! good steal there. as for the Hood, yeah, do Hood pins for sure!!! thumbsup

Re: 2 question [Re: ragingpaseo] #349986 Dec 12, 8:36pm Dec 12, 8:36pm
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i agree. Great price for spoilier, i woudl have bought it if i knew. yea hoodpins are a must even if it comes with a latch. Not as strong as if welded on a reg metal Hood. Deff not worth the risk of craching the winsheild smile

Re: 2 question [Re: ragingpaseo] #349987 Dec 12, 8:37pm Dec 12, 8:37pm
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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
haha, you're getting the same things that i'm getting. well, the TRD spoiler is a kill price! good steal there. as for the Hood, yeah, do Hood pins for sure!!! thumbsup
hey dawg do you have stock sides? and wat do you have on the front, see wat im doing is if you look at this pix i took of my car side ways. my car with stock sides and front with TRD rear its so level you get wat i mean, its a strait line usualy i see the back always being a lil smaller then the sides i dont like that.

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Re: 2 question [Re: Clos] #349988 Dec 12, 8:38pm Dec 12, 8:38pm
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Re: 2 question [Re: Clos] #349989 Dec 12, 9:56pm Dec 12, 9:56pm
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you dont NEED hoodpins. ive had my VIS invader for over 2 years, have hoodpins sitting in my garage for about 1.5 years. rofl after i slap the turbo on, ill most likely throw the hoodpins on. ...and still, i wont be putting them on because i dont trust the latch, ill be putting them on because ill finally have the balls to drill into the frame, since you need to do so to mount the FMIC. tongue

Re: 2 question [Re: mukalicious] #349990 Dec 12, 10:08pm Dec 12, 10:08pm
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I have heard that some brands of Carbon Fiber hoods do make a latch that actually does a good job holding the Hood in place, and unless you're pushing your car hard you can get away without doing hoodpins, but it still is safer. Do a search, some members have had their Hood fly up because they had no hoodpins.

Re: 2 question [Re: renfield90] #349991 Dec 12, 11:05pm Dec 12, 11:05pm
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I say get Hood pins..

read this thread perhaps it may convince you?

seems like a worthy investment to do...


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Re: 2 question [Re: Erick] #349992 Dec 12, 11:23pm Dec 12, 11:23pm
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you should do a poll...

Carbon Fiber Hood OWNERS do you currently have hoodpins installed?

1) yes.
2) no.
3) what is 'CF'?


grin

Re: 2 question [Re: Clos] #349993 Dec 13, 9:02am Dec 13, 9:02am
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Originally Posted by Clos
haha, you're getting the same things that i'm getting. well, the TRD spoiler is a kill price! good steal there. as for the Hood, yeah, do Hood pins for sure!!! thumbsup
hey dawg do you have stock sides? and wat do you have on the front, see wat im doing is if you look at this pix i took of my car side ways. my car with stock sides and front with TRD rear its so level you get wat i mean, its a strait line usualy i see the back always being a lil smaller then the sides i dont like that. [/quote]
i've the complete action pack, but the spoiler. i noticed my sides are a bit lower than the action pack front bumper. i'm guessing after market body kit will flow more evenly...

Re: 2 question [Re: ragingpaseo] #349994 Dec 13, 1:12pm Dec 13, 1:12pm
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damn im not sure about wat to do, im going to paint my sides and then see how it looks
thanks guys thumbsup

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