To Be Or Not To Be: hood pins for a CF hood???

civicjoe8

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What's up everyone? I have a question: I recently brought a CF hood from ABS Dynamics and it installed perfectly on my '98 EX. ABS states that hood pins are not necessary for their hoods. What would be your recommendations? Should I install hood pins? I personally think that the hood looks so much cleaner w/out the hood pins and they would take away from the splinders of carbon fiber. Any suggestions and personal experiences with CF hoods would be greatly appreciated.

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Joe
 

TurboZinc

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Personally i would. If i ever get an aftermarket hood i am going to get hood pins. The extra security is worth it. I've seen more than enough pictures of mustangs that had their fiberglass hoods fly off. It isn't pretty, the windshield and roof were bashed in quite badly. They were lucky no one was hurt.
 


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if the hood shuts and latches fine like the stock hood does, then u wont need pins at all..... fukk em =)
 

imazn

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how much you get that for man? what grade is it?
 


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hood pins are gay IMO... unless you got a really heated engine, then i might suggest it
 

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I have a VIS oem hood on my hatch and I put hood pins on to be on the safe side. I noticed the corners of the hood pulling up while only going 50. So I bought hood pins to help prevent the latch from breaking. I didn't used to like the way they looked before and would rather go without them. But now that they are on, it makes the hood stand out alot more. :twocents:
 

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Originally posted by "SeanJohn1802"

hood pins are gay IMO... unless you got a really heated engine, then i might suggest it
agreed.. i get where justin is coming from though, by them making the hood stand out more. cuz they certainly do, but.. that's something that's just not my style :twocents:
 

Team 4R

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forget hood pins..... i have hood locks on my car..... not sold on the look, but it doesn't bother me... it'll take a while to get the hood open without the key, so they're going to have to tow it away if they want it
 




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