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Trying to find an affordable carbon fiber hood, and all i could find is the TRD hood for $1,500
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Also, what's the difference between carbon fiber and fiberglass hoods?
 

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Carisma Kit is like 500 + shipping is about 177$
 

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has anyone seen the trd one? is it worth 1500? do you need hood pins? im also considering cf hood but heard some stuff from friend..
 

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how much lighter is the carbon fiber hood?? than to stock??
also, do all carbon fiber hoods have pins?
is it safe to drive with a carbon fiber hood?? and is it legal? cops nowadays scare the crap out of me when i drive.. im afraid to not signal for fear or some ticket.. (my IS300 is yellow too..) thanks
 

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i'm selling my carbon fiber hood with hood pins and preilled holes. I had it on my car for about 2 months. I got it from carisma. stock hoods wigh about 45 lbs. the carbon fiber one weighed about 23-25. This was on a bathroom scale, so its not the most scientific measurement, but it give you an idea. Nothing is wrong iwht the hood, i just grew sick of it. $200 obo, e-mail me at [email protected]
 

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Originally posted by IS3OO:
i'm selling my carbon fiber hood with hood pins and preilled holes. I had it on my car for about 2 months. I got it from carisma. stock hoods wigh about 45 lbs. the carbon fiber one weighed about 23-25. This was on a bathroom scale, so its not the most scientific measurement, but it give you an idea. Nothing is wrong iwht the hood, i just grew sick of it. $200 obo, e-mail me at [email protected]
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Yo you said your carbonfiber hood weighted about 23-25 pounds. My brother just recently got a carbonfiber hood from carisma for his eclipse and his weights 6-8 pounds I was able to hold the hood with one finger. The reason why people buy carbonfiber hoods are because they are light in weight and if your hood weights 25 pounds then its not carbonfiber somebody sold you the wrong s**t. That is probably why your selling it. Yo I not cracking or anything but maybe you should call Carisma up.
 

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25 lb does sound a bit too heavy. However, I’m not buying it strictly for weight reduction, but merely to replace my stock, rock chipped/dented hood. I’d guess a new hood would cost me more than carbon fiber. Plus I think it will look good unpainted on my GGP.
 

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that color and black are probably the only colors it would look good on, unpainted that is.

be careful, they usually get screwed up during shipping.


Originally posted by Gennady:
25 lb does sound a bit too heavy. However, I’m not buying it strictly for weight reduction, but merely to replace my stock, rock chipped/dented hood. I’d guess a new hood would cost me more than carbon fiber. Plus I think it will look good unpainted on my GGP.
 
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