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Old 07-08-2011, 02:28 AM
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Best Looking Hoods

Interested in seeing the different kinds of hood that are out there. Start posting your pics of what you think are the best looking hoods out there. GO!
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:47 AM
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:02 AM
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Here's the one I wanted to put on my 8 before I sold it.

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Never wanted carbon fiber, but loved the look of the vents.
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:43 AM
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Do not EVER get a Chaser hood! I got one for my 350Z and it was a horrible fit, even after $500 worth of body work.

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Here's the one I wanted to put on my 8 before I sold it.

Hood

Never wanted carbon fiber, but loved the look of the vents.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:23 AM
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What hood & bodykit is this?
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:55 AM
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RE Amemiya front bumper and S2 Mazda side skirts.

http://www.re-amemiya.co.jp/commodit...c4f9&scd=10899
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:59 AM
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Authentic Varis Carbon Fiber hood with custom Brilliant Black paint job.



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Old 07-08-2011, 11:26 AM
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by angeljoelv View Post

what hood is this?
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:48 AM
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^ siebon tsII i have the siebon ts
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:07 PM
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Rotr8 has the best hood outhere I hope he post a pic of his hood.
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:15 PM
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thats nice jedi
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:54 PM
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Anyone had the Seibon TT on theirs? I like that hood but I think that it doesn't fit properly and you also potentially need hood pins?
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:57 PM
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of the replica brands out there, Seibon's fitment is probably a much better bet then ebay brands or VIS.

hood pins on our cars are completely unnecessary.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Jedi54 View Post
of the replica brands out there, Seibon's fitment is probably a much better bet then ebay brands or VIS.

hood pins on our cars are completely unnecessary.
Okay thanks Jedi....

Second time I've utilized your help this week... as I was pulled over waiting for a tow truck and I came across your dead alternator thread from way back on my phone. I threw the P2503/2502 code too on my way home from work. What an expensive PITA!
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:12 PM
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glad I could help.
yeah, our alternators are not cheap.


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Old 07-08-2011, 02:23 PM
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do you hide the car when it rains? i would think with the vents that you would have water issues, or it doesn't matter lol..

i've been looking for a hood my self but just haven't jumped on the CF wagon yet.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:34 PM
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The Varis comes with rain ducts. (ie; it's trays that you screw in on the underside of the hood so that it diverts all water down towards the front bumper and away from engine components)


Not that any of that matters for me since my car isn't driven in the rain. This is where you'll typically find my car.
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I always liked the Seibon KS Style hood. Forget if that is a replica of someone else though.

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Old 07-08-2011, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Grimm0ne View Post
do you hide the car when it rains? i would think with the vents that you would have water issues, or it doesn't matter lol..

i've been looking for a hood my self but just haven't jumped on the CF wagon yet.

Water isn't an issue under the hood.... depending on your intake set-up but for the most part, in the rain water is getting into your engine bay anyway while you drive.... and when I wash my bay I give it a low pressure sprinkle of water to get rid of all the dust.


Edit: I also love that hood too PDX
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:29 PM
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correct, all newer cars have water sealed components so even if water DID get into the hood (via the vents), you should be fine.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:47 PM
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I have cleaned (carefully) my engine bay several times using Simple Green and a hose. Way more water then any down pour would put in the engine bay.
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:06 PM
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i think the best looking hood is the Leg motorsports one, but i havent seen any one here say they had one here in the states....

http://www.leg-sport.com/cate/photo/gt_995-3.jpg
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Not that any of that matters for me since my car isn't driven in the rain. This is where you'll typically find my car.
hey Jedi, this looks like a custom cover,would you mind telling me where you had it made. Im very interested in details, did you have to have a fitting? did you send away specs? interested and curious am I...
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:34 PM
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