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I'm looking at getting a carbon creations CF hood for my Z, but have been reading conflicting stories on whether or not hood pins are needed. I'd hate to have

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Old 07-14-2013, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking at getting a carbon creations CF hood for my Z, but have been reading conflicting stories on whether or not hood pins are needed. I'd hate to have to install them. I think it takes away from the clean look of the car, but if needed I guess I won't have a chance. Anyone have this hood or at least experiences with their own aftermarket CF hood?

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The Z has 3 latches so there's no need for hood pins unless that hood doesn't have holes for the side latches?

Then yea I'd install pins since only the center latch is the only thing to depend on and that is asking for trouble at high speed.

I know Seibon hoods are designed like oem to accommodate the stock side latches

I would ask if the carbon creations hood accommodate the stock side latches?
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I have a carbon creation vented hood and I don't use hood pins. Just take the latch from my oem hood and it works good. I do need hood dampers tho.
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Does the carbon creations hood have the 3 latches like OEM?
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Just make sure the hood latches on all three with no play.
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