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01-14-2006, 05:02 PM
Where is the best place to get an OEM style VIS carbon fiber hood?

A deal I had just fell through and now I need a hood.

I see them on eBay for 550, which I find to be reasonable, but if I can get a better deal for the same hood (new, oem style, VIS, with latches) that would be killer.

Thank you!

01-14-2006, 05:19 PM
um...from bitter? i dunno....hope for someone on classified to have one for cheap..

01-14-2006, 05:26 PM
Are the ones on eBay the real deal? If they are I dont have a problem paying what they are asking.

01-14-2006, 05:36 PM
Are they grade A CF hoods?! The best way for me was to wait for a large hail storm and instead of getting a new OEM hood I just got a new CF hood... But that was for me!!

01-14-2006, 05:39 PM
Well, thats why Im getting a CF hood after my accident, rather than buy OEM and have it painted.

No hail in Sacramento/Bay Area in California - we're spoiled like that.

01-14-2006, 05:45 PM
i personally don't trust the ebay cf hoods.... we all know that some of them steal our car pics.... you never know -_-"

01-14-2006, 05:50 PM
Well, VIS is a GOOD company but not a GREAT company... I would go for something maybe just a tad higher... Reason being is I think that VIS cuts the edges instead of doing it the right way and rolling the edges of the hood... Just what I experienced on mine for my Neon...

01-14-2006, 11:29 PM
What other companies would you reccomend?

01-15-2006, 06:33 AM
I have a brand new VIS CF hood sitting in my garage... havent put it on the car yet... but as far as it looks... the weave is perfect and its so light, pick it up with my pinkie if i wanted to... Dont know how the fitment is though, since i havent put it on yet,

01-15-2006, 09:57 PM
I saw yours and I like it. But I just dont know where to buy them, where did you pick yours up at?

01-15-2006, 11:49 PM
check the sellers feedback until you find a member that purchased that item. Email the purchased and find their opinion on it.

01-16-2006, 12:35 AM
there is one in the classifieds iirc for 400 shipped i think.

01-17-2006, 08:24 PM
Ok so now I have it narrowed down to 2 Carbon fiber hoods.

1. SEIBON - 575.00 shipped
2. VIS - (eBay) 550.00 shipped

If you were in my position which would you choose?

I love the SEIBON personally, but I want to make sure its good quality - I dont want a gimp.

" * Ready to install, no modifications required, no body shops involved (although we suggest it)
* Carbon Fiber is 100% Grade A quality
* Fits like OEM quality
* Compatible with OEM windshield washer nozzles and hood heat shields
* Lightweight yet strong; many hoods 20 or 30 lbs lighter than OEM
* Glossy clear coat for a show quality finish
* Ultraviolet (UV) radiation protection for longer lasting finish
* Carbon fiber weave is tight, even, straight and clean
* Carbon fiber weave is wrapped completely around edges
* Edges are rounded and finished, not cut
* Hood uses all factory equipment for straightforward installation
* All mounting points are reinforced
* Includes authentic "Seibon" badge; quality you can trust"

Sound good? If so I may buy it tonight!

Input needed!

01-18-2006, 03:51 AM
I didnt get mine on eBay, i bought it localy- sorry

01-18-2006, 06:48 AM
i've never heard of seibon

01-18-2006, 12:24 PM
Isn't that the sticky denture adhesive stuff?!

01-18-2006, 02:17 PM
Bought this last night:


01-18-2006, 03:45 PM
off what site ?

01-18-2006, 04:39 PM