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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

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Old 01-22-2016, 12:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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..
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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
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This might help. I think those Aero Catch hood pins are considered as the top ones.

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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
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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...
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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.
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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...
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)
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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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Complete Seibon hood and Aerocatch hood pin install:

Seibon CF Hood/Aerocatch Latch Install

If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.
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You don't need to install them. At all
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You don't need to install them. At all
Why??
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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
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Because your new hood weighs more than the OEM one
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