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what are hood pins for? #8959 Mar 1, 11:27pm Mar 1, 11:27pm
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what are hood pins for?
subject pretty much says it all

Re: what are hood pins for? [Re: issachar007] #8960 Mar 2, 12:05am Mar 2, 12:05am
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Some carbon fiber hoods have weak latch. The Hood pins hold the Hood down so it doesn't fly up and hit your windsheild at high speed.

But, I have seen Rice boyz put hoodpins on stock hoods. For those guys, it is just for looks. thumbsdown


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Re: what are hood pins for? [Re: ] #8962 Mar 2, 5:46pm Mar 2, 5:46pm
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Yeah, along the same lines kinda, I heard Carbon Fiber hoods aren't legal to be driven on highways. I might be totally wrong but does anyone know? Some of you people from Cali should move up here, the cops don't give a rats ass what you do to your car. grin

Re: what are hood pins for? [Re: Stephen] #8963 Mar 3, 9:22am Mar 3, 9:22am
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i've never heard of the carbon fiber Hood being illegal to drive on the highway. that's absurd, but they ARE coming out w/ a bunch of BS tickets, i wouldn't be surprised if chp does fine someone for that...in fact, safety-wise, the carbon fiber Hood is actually pretty dangerous becuase it lacks the folding character that is used in the stock Hood so that in front end collisions, the Hood will bend upwards and not slide straight into you.

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Re: what are hood pins for? [Re: Eugic92] #8964 Mar 3, 10:03am Mar 3, 10:03am
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yo just so you guys know, my friend's carbon fiber Hood on his thunderbird really did fly up and hit his windshield on the freeway because he had a latch and no hoodpins.


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Re: what are hood pins for? [Re: glitch] #8965 Mar 7, 1:28am Mar 7, 1:28am
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Quote:
Originally posted by glitch:
yo just so you guys know, my friend's carbon fiber hood on his thunderbird really did fly up and hit his windshield on the freeway because he had a latch and no hoodpins.
OMG... do you know how fast he was going?
I hope mine never flies up *knock on wood*...

Re: what are hood pins for? [Re: PRELICA] #8966 Mar 7, 1:25pm Mar 7, 1:25pm
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Quote:
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Quote:
Originally posted by glitch:
yo just so you guys know, my friend's carbon fiber hood on his thunderbird really did fly up and hit his windshield on the freeway because he had a latch and no hoodpins.
OMG... do you know how fast he was going?
I hope mine never flies up *knock on wood*...
Don't take any chances... add hoodpins.


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