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Wonka2581 01-22-2016 11:51 AM

Hood Pins??
 
I ordered a VIS CF hood, They said they recommend hood pins? Is this a must and if so what pins should I get?

Some info and pics would be a big help thanks..

SouthArk370Z 01-22-2016 11:56 AM

As long as the hood engages the factory latches properly, hood pins should not be needed. They may help lessen flexing at higher speeds. I'd try it without the pins and see what happens. YMMV

cooltoy 01-22-2016 11:59 AM

This might help. I think those Aero Catch hood pins are considered as the top ones.

http://www.the370z.com/exterior-inte...questions.html

Venom13132 01-22-2016 11:59 AM

AeroCatch

cooltoy 01-22-2016 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SouthArk370Z (Post 3394789)
As long as the hood engages the factory latches properly, hood pins should not be needed. They may help lessen flexing at higher speeds. I'd try it without the pins and see what happens. YMMV

:iagree:

Wonka2581 01-22-2016 12:01 PM

Yes I was considering the Aerocatch pins.. But hate the thought of cutting a brand new hood.... I get sick to my stomach thinking about it...:eek:

Venom13132 01-22-2016 12:02 PM

ive seen properly latched and properly fitted CF hoods fly 50ft in the air after ripping off the hinges. Its worth the cost of the hood pins. The aeroCatch are the way to go. That is what I had on my FD RX-7 with custom hood.

Venom13132 01-22-2016 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wonka2581 (Post 3394799)
Yes I was considering the Aerocatch pins.. But hate the thought of cutting a brand new hood.... I get sick to my stomach thinking about it...:eek:

yeah cutting the hood was a bit of stomach turner. I actually had a shop do it for me because I didnt want to mess it up.


but they are a quality product and it will keep your hood on your car at high speeds. I think they look nice too (as far as hood pins go)

Rusty 01-22-2016 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cooltoy (Post 3394798)
:iagree:

:iagree:

Wonka2581 01-22-2016 06:58 PM

Thanks guys, I'll wait and see how the fitment is, then I'll go from there.

I'm trying to get the car ready for an upcoming show..

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sandersd 01-22-2016 07:40 PM

Complete Seibon hood and Aerocatch hood pin install:

http://www.the370z.com/exterior-inte...h-install.html

If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. :)

DEpointfive0 01-22-2016 07:44 PM

You don't need to install them. At all

Wonka2581 01-22-2016 08:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DEpointfive0 (Post 3395171)
You don't need to install them. At all

Why??

Trips 01-22-2016 08:24 PM

The Z is designed with 3 latches, the hood pins are just overkill.

I would understand maybe a 1, 2 latch design but 3

But again if its for show? Thats another story

DEpointfive0 01-22-2016 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wonka2581 (Post 3395187)
Why??

Because your new hood weighs more than the OEM one


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