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Old 02-12-2007, 08:29 PM
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besides being a bit lighter, and just looking cooler. What are the advantages of having a carbon fiber hood if any over fiberglass and other materials?
I plan on getting a cowl CF hood from Vis.com.

Is it a good uidea to have it clear coated/uv protected
 
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:34 PM
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If you get it from VIS it is alteady clearcoated and UV protected.

Vis is the only CF hood I would own and have
 
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Lances03SVT View Post
If you get it from VIS it is alteady clearcoated and UV protected.

Vis is the only CF hood I would own and have
agreed i love my cf cobra r hood from vis, looks great with a black car
 
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:43 PM
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anyone got a car with a VIS CF Cowl hood for 99-04 stangs? I wanna see how high the cowl is...hopefully not to high...maybe 2"-3"????
 
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I think the VIS one is 4" cowl. There s a girl in my area that has one and it's pretty high!
 
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Old 02-13-2007, 04:31 PM
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For some reason that hood looks like poo on that car
 
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Old 02-13-2007, 04:44 PM
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I've had the VIS Cobra R Carbon Fiber hood for close to two years now and it has started to fade. Granted, it has set out in the Texas heat for that long as well (I tried to buy/rent the garage from the parents but they won't budge haha.) Becca's carbon fiber cowl hood looks great too. Other than keeping it covered there wasn't much I could do to keep it from fading. It still looks awesome in different light, lot's of depth in the clearcoat, and the CF weave is pretty much flawless, Cervinis underliner also. This summer I am going to get it re-cleared and get somekind of additional underliner to protect the hood from engine heat.
 
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Old 02-13-2007, 04:47 PM
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get it painted. lol
 
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:24 PM
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get it painted. lol
yeah

the vis hood are nice because they come with a very sturdy latch and the CF is top quality, nice and thick and not flimsy and best of all they fit
 
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Our stock hoods are composite so CF isnt much lighter. However carbon fiber is insanely strong, so thats a plus.
 
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Old 02-13-2007, 07:10 PM
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Matt, I wouldnt go as far as saying CF is insanely stong. I've personally visited AeroGear USA's facility due a friend of mine being close friends with the owner and seen the material first hand and the Fiberglass hoods are a bit more stronger. The only different that VIS does from anyone else is they put more resin jelly on their hoods to make them a bit thicker, the quality is nearly equal to all other CF hoods. Also VIS gets' their CF material from the same place as everyone else since the military owns ALL of the CF material manufacturers. All in the end your paying for that VIS gel badge on the underside of the hood. Buy a CF hood from Carbon Creations AKA: Extreme Dimensions and your getting the exact same hood your getting from VIS just at a lower cost.
 
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Old 02-14-2007, 04:06 PM
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how much lighter is CF hood than stock. just interested
 
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