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    Active Member Two Rings
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    Carbon fiber hood

    Anybody know if a good company to get one through? It is a 2011 Audi S5 4.2. Would like something that does not require hood pins, if at all possible.

    Thanks

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    Fitted a Siebon one recently. Still says hood pins, but Iíve left the hood stay off, to prevent it causing tension on the hood and forcing it upward. So far, so good. Looking to do some hidden pins some way if I can. I couldnít find any good that didnít recommend pins, but I think thatís just a CYA move by the manufacturers. Google Ďhidden hood pinsí and there are some interesting ideas out there.

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    i dont think i have ever seem a carbon fiber hood that didnt "require" hood pins. the manufacturer will always recommend it, to cover liability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etphonehome View Post
    i dont think i have ever seem a carbon fiber hood that didnt "require" hood pins. the manufacturer will always recommend it, to cover liability.
    there are many cf hoods that don't require hood pins

    I had a seibon top secret cf hood on my g35 coupe, ran it for over a year and no issues. not to mention they never even recommended hood pins
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    Quote Originally Posted by bknewtype View Post
    there are many cf hoods that don't require hood pins

    I had a seibon top secret cf hood on my g35 coupe, ran it for over a year and no issues. not to mention they never even recommended hood pins
    Every G35 hood on their site states it requires hood pins. Can you run without them? Sure. Is it advisable? Definitely not, especially if you like to air it out in Mexico occasionally. There's a reason racing classes require hood pins on non OEM hoods.

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    always airing out in Mexico fam. I might ditch the cf hood idea cause hood pins on it would just look dumb, being honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11S5V8 View Post
    always airing out in Mexico fam. I might ditch the cf hood idea cause hood pins on it would just look dumb, being honest.
    Not as dumb as a smashed windshield and destroyed hood and whatever else damage you cause by not being able to see when you hood flies open at speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CollecTTor View Post
    Not as dumb as a smashed windshield and destroyed hood and whatever else damage you cause by not being able to see when you hood flies open at speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CollecTTor View Post
    Not as dumb as a smashed windshield and destroyed hood and whatever else damage you cause by not being able to see when you hood flies open at speed.

    yes, just gonna keep stock hood



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