View Full Version : Anyone with a Seibon CF Hood?

01-21-2006, 10:49 AM
i'm about to order one of these from CLICK (http://www.carbonfiberhoods.net/product_info.php/manufacturers_id/162/products_id/2053) and the description says "includes authentic "Seibon" badge". Where is this badge located on the hood? is it big? or is it separate and i can put it on if wanted?

01-21-2006, 10:54 AM
I bought mine from them - I assume the badge is on the underside of the hood - I havent gotten the hood yet though.

VIS has thier badge on the underside of the hood too.

Buy it.

Do it.

01-21-2006, 11:58 AM
when did you order your hood? you ordered the same one?

01-21-2006, 12:08 PM
OEM Seibon, ordered it on 1/17/06 set to be here next week sometime!

dj spiel
01-21-2006, 12:09 PM
I crashed getting new hood is Seibon good? I am not famillar with quality CF.

Also it says SHIPPING

Shipped to your door for just $85.00

Then below Residential shipping

How much is TOTAL including to ship to CHicago,IL

Also I cannot find phone number they do phone support?


01-21-2006, 12:11 PM
^ I was wondering the same thing about the shipping. Seems kinda weird to me.

01-21-2006, 12:15 PM
Total for the hood - 490.92

Shipping - 85.00

Total - 575.92

Damn good deal.

dj spiel
01-21-2006, 12:20 PM
Miss-Print on there site then.

Can get VIS on ebay for $525.00

Shipping included.

Why would it say Residential shipping $25.00

Makes no sense.

01-21-2006, 12:25 PM
Shipping agencys charge more for residential shipping.

If you have it shipped to a business (body shop) they charge less.

Seibon > VIS

01-21-2006, 12:31 PM
No, you ADD 25 dollars to the shipping price for residential...........

So it would be

$85 shipping
$25 for residental addresses

$110 shipping total

01-21-2006, 12:35 PM
If you look at the price of the hood though , they add the residential surchage to the hood NOT to shipping.

Took me a while but it works out all the same.

The shipping is 85 flat.

The hood is iether 490 (with residential) or 465 to commercial.

01-21-2006, 12:38 PM
same difference

01-21-2006, 12:41 PM
Yeah, toe may toe, toe mah toe.

01-22-2006, 08:30 AM
regardless, it's an awsome deal and i heard Seibon is supposed to be better than VIS as well...

Also, the hoods on eBay i heard have defects. Not sure on the validity of that statment since i dont know or heard of anyone that bought one from eBay, but i could see it being true.

01-22-2006, 08:46 AM
what about fiber images hood any one hear good things about there hood??????

01-22-2006, 09:33 AM
they're great,but a lot of money

01-22-2006, 10:58 AM
I wouldnt trust anything form eBay to begin with.

Go with the Seibon, its an excellent deal and you and I will have teh best hoods![up] [drive]

01-22-2006, 11:05 AM
yeah, im definitely ordering it, just procrastinating a bit till next week

01-22-2006, 03:04 PM
screw procrastination... i just ordered it! i cant wait for it to come in!

01-22-2006, 04:56 PM
Originally posted by A4_Andre
screw procrastination... i just ordered it! i cant wait for it to come in!


Ill let you know when I get mine and Ill put up some pics.

I just dont know if I am going to have a body shop do it or if I'll do it myself.

I dont want to F up the hood pins, because I am good at doing that.

How are you going to install it?

01-22-2006, 06:47 PM
its possible i might get one. i guss its fairly easy to install they even say is. they only recommend a body shop to install wich means do it yourself way cheaper.

01-22-2006, 07:21 PM
i'm going to install the hood myself, but have a shop do the hoodpins.

01-22-2006, 10:33 PM
Originally posted by A4_Andre
i'm going to install the hood myself, but have a shop do the hoodpins.

Sounds like a plan, how much do hood pin/locks install go for?

01-23-2006, 06:00 AM
i have no idea, but i doubt it can be that expensive.

Who here knows an approximate price?

01-24-2006, 08:03 PM
I just installed my VIS CF hood, and had a body shop drill for my washers and hoodpins as I get too nervous about it on my own car :) Hood pins were about 35 bux for good sparco units, there are cheaper but I wanted something with a sliding pin as opposed to a cotter pin design which is a little cheaper. I am using my stock prop hydraulic and I guess thats a bad idea because of the light weight hood it doesnt keep the hood down tight unless the pins are locked as well.

01-24-2006, 09:11 PM
Man I sure wish someone would randomly beat my hood in with a hammer (without touching any other part of my car). I'd love to have a "free" CF hood :).

BTW, I'm not very familiar with hood pins. All I've ever seen were the cotter pin type. Do they make pins that are less noticeable, or dare I say less ricey?

01-24-2006, 10:49 PM
Originally posted by A4_Andre
i have no idea, but i doubt it can be that expensive.

Who here knows an approximate price?

Hour's worth of labor. So in the area of 70-100 bucks.