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Old 11-19-2004, 07:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am look ing for an f1 or formula style hood
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Old 11-19-2004, 08:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What's an F1 hood look like?
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technic did you drill holes in your carbon fiber hood for your emblem
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mods: intake, m3 exhaust, chip, carbon fiber hood and emblems, clear corners, reverse indiglo gauges
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technic did you drill holes in your carbon fiber hood for your emblem
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Yeppers, drilled holes then used the rubber plugs from stock hood, the pins just popped right in. I just used silicon to make sure it stayed.

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i got a carbon fiber hood and i just filed off the pins and silicon the emblem to the hood because i heard that if you drill holes in the hood it can start cracking from where you drilled it over a period of time and make sure to never slam your hood very hard!!!it can start to crack that way to, ive had alot of honda friends with cf hoods and seen many ruined
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What is the weight reduction from switching to CF?
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i got a carbon fiber hood and i just filed off the pins and silicon the emblem to the hood because i heard that if you drill holes in the hood it can start cracking from where you drilled it over a period of time and make sure to never slam your hood very hard!!!it can start to crack that way to, ive had alot of honda friends with cf hoods and seen many ruined
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Depends on the quality of the hood. How much of it is actually carbon fibre and how much is just fiberglass. Fibreglass cracks and spreads like cancer, but if it's REAL carbonfibre, meaning they took the time to bake and cure the weaves and epoxy, it shouldn't crack. Also, quality of CF is measured by layers and also visable bubbles in the hood. If you see bubbles, it's a VERY poorly made hood and probably wasn't baked at all. I've slammed my hood numerous times by accident and it doesn't crack.

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where did you get your hood at?
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