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Old Apr 26th, 10, 03:48 PM
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Has anyone purchased one of these ? And if so, is there any problems ? I see they look great. There is one on Ebay right now for sale, but i would like to hear feedback first. Anyone ?

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Old Apr 26th, 10, 04:07 PM
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Maybe I'm just getting old....just not a good look in my opinion...

I think if you painted it the same color as the car it might look ok. Nothing beats a period correct factory SS hood or a cowl induction hood as far as I'm concerned.

They're not cheap, that's for sure. The biggest problem you might have is unlike a metal hood, if it doesn't fit perfectly, there's really not much you can do it...
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Old Apr 26th, 10, 10:44 PM
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Maybe I'm just getting old....just not a good look in my opinion...

I think if you painted it the same color as the car it might look ok. Nothing beats a period correct factory SS hood or a cowl induction hood as far as I'm concerned.

They're not cheap, that's for sure. The biggest problem you might have is unlike a metal hood, if it doesn't fit perfectly, there's really not much you can do it...
i agree, i dont think a carbon fiber hood would serve any purpose on a 1st gen, i mean weight savings, maybe, but the car is a huge hunk of steel.

i would only put a carbon fiber hood on my car if it was painted the same color as the rest of the car, even if it were black, it would still get paint.
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I think the 4 inches is a bit much. Check out Anvil Auto http://www.anvilauto.com/ I've heard good things about their hoods.
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At first when they came out I thought I would like it but after seeing it on a camaro, I don't. It doesn't look right to me. JMO
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Different strokes for different folks. I would get one if i was planning to add a naws system and lights under the rockers.
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I would only get something like that if I was building a crazy street machine and wanted an attention grabber. It would look pretty cool all black with street-legal tented windows.
maybe put some red badges on it with red calipers?
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Well prepare to see how great it looks !

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Lex - welcome to the dark side. Check out lateral-g.net or pro-touring.com. Plenty of guys running these parts.





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