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Those with BRS Tuning Carbon Fiber Hood #57178 Oct 31, 10:23pm Oct 31, 10:23pm
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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.

Re: Those with BRS Tuning Carbon Fiber Hood [Re: 02KaminariGT] #57179 Oct 31, 10:27pm Oct 31, 10:27pm
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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.

Re: Those with BRS Tuning Carbon Fiber Hood [Re: spaztikid] #57180 Nov 1, 12:42am Nov 1, 12:42am
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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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Re: Those with BRS Tuning Carbon Fiber Hood [Re: 02KaminariGT] #57181 Nov 1, 2:49am Nov 1, 2:49am
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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.

Re: Those with BRS Tuning Carbon Fiber Hood [Re: 02KaminariGT] #57182 Nov 1, 10:58am Nov 1, 10:58am
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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.???


Re: Those with BRS Tuning Carbon Fiber Hood [Re: 02KaminariGT] #57183 Nov 1, 11:02am Nov 1, 11:02am
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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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Does anyboy make carbon fiber Hood pins. I haven't research it yet.


Re: Those with BRS Tuning Carbon Fiber Hood [Re: 02KaminariGT] #57185 Nov 1, 1:36pm Nov 1, 1:36pm
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if you dont want Hood pins paint your Hood black like this

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Re: Those with BRS Tuning Carbon Fiber Hood [Re: 02KaminariGT] #57186 Nov 1, 2:23pm Nov 1, 2:23pm
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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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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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Re: Those with BRS Tuning Carbon Fiber Hood [Re: Evan] #57189 Nov 1, 2:28pm Nov 1, 2:28pm
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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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I like the key feature of that...
but I don't like the way they look...
hmm, idk.


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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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