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02KaminariGT Nov 1, 5:23am - #57178 
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Those with BRS Tuning Carbon Fiber Hood

I'm not a BIG fan of Hood pins. Do I need to install them for that Hood, or does the latch that come with it,good enough. I will be buying that Hood pretty soon.
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spaztikid Nov 1, 5:27am - #57179 
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its always better to have Hood pins with c/f...you could annodize or powedercoat them black and you wouldnt notice them as much.
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Evan Nov 1, 7:42am - #57180 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
its always better to have hood pins with c/f...you could annodize or powedercoat them black and you wouldnt notice them as much.


You could try powdercoating these. They're a little flatter than normal hoodpins, and if they were black, they'd be hardly noticeable (from prostreetonline.com)
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ev3 Nov 1, 9:49am - #57181 

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hei i wonder how do those look on our cars. Coz as i mentioned in some other thread, Hood pins are apparently illegal here coz they are considered "sharp protrusions" and are therefore dangerous to padestrians. ALtho this is ridiculous, i might as well try and comply coz its kinda hard to hide hoodpins from plain sight! those hoodpins dont look like they have 'protursions' so i guess it should be alright.
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02KaminariGT Nov 1, 5:58pm - #57182 
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I don't want any Hood pins, without the Hood pins will the Hood be okay with the latch that come with it. And is the fitment good.???

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Evan Nov 1, 6:02pm - #57183 

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Originally Posted by 02KaminariGT
I don't want any Hood pins, without the Hood pins will the Hood be okay with the latch that come with it. And is the fitment good.???



You're always running a risk by having a very light Hood (such as carbon fiber) and not using Hood pins. Personally, I wouldn't take that risk. You could cause a terrible accident if that Hood goes flying off at high speed on the freeway. Just my $.02

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02KaminariGT Nov 1, 6:08pm - #57184 
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Does anyboy make carbon fiber Hood pins. I haven't research it yet.

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IcEd blUe Nov 1, 8:36pm - #57185 

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if you dont want Hood pins paint your Hood black like this
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isaac Nov 1, 9:23pm - #57186 
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Evan Nov 1, 9:24pm - #57187 

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Originally Posted by isaac
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Painted black, I don't think those look half bad thumbsup

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isaac Nov 1, 9:26pm - #57188 
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Originally Posted by 02KaminariGT
I'm not a BIG fan of hood pins. Do I need to install them for that hood, or does the latch that come with it,good enough. I will be buying that hood pretty soon.


Scratching my head, i could of sworn someone else asked the same question just Yesterday... hmmmm

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=226772

Just like any other Hood with a raised scoop (even stock Hood) there is play because you're getting a lot of drag running 65mph and putting resistance up front of that (just stick your hand out the window as you are doing 65mph and form your hand into a cup - now you too will feel that resistance smile

On a stock Hood with raised scoop, the Hood also moved around somewhat.

who else with raised scoop, going 100mph, has noticed sever shaking of the Hood wave

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isaac Nov 1, 9:28pm - #57189 
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Painted black, I don't think those look half bad thumbsup


Yep thumbsup low profile/discrete and no one will think about playing with them since they use a key to open

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VSGTS14 Nov 1, 9:46pm - #57190 

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I like the key feature of that...
but I don't like the way they look...
hmm, idk.

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ev3 Nov 2, 8:28am - #57191 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
I like the key feature of that...
but I don't like the way they look...
hmm, idk.


hmm...dont like them as much as i like the standard looking ones but might be my best option! Thanks Isaac!
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