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well after getting my new hood.
i see why everyone has said that you need hood pins. lol
going over 70 mph means one flappy @$$ hood

sooo im really debating between the generic sparco's



or doing the aerocatch





pro's of the spacro:
no real risk or messing up when cutting into the hood

con's of the sparco:
looks cheap
non-locking


pro's of the aerocatch
looks clean
locking

con's of the aerocatch:
not much leeway with cutting into the hood




what do you guys say?
 

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honestly i think i have the sparcos but if not they are shaped and designed the same as the sparcos. I like them alot. i would just do the aero ones tho if your going to be cuttin into the hood anyway. those will look much better.
 

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aerocatch

Clean look. Guessing you got a CF hood?
 

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I used the gunmetal sparcos on my MSM and had no issues whatsoever.

The aerocatches are clean, but I kind of like the look of hoodpins..
 

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I have the sparco hoodpins and they are very simple and they bend a lil which is good cause of our curvy hoods. If you get the flush one's, you will have a lil problems getting it perfect. Another suggestion is, get the Topspeed Auto flush hoodpins. A lil cheaper and it works the same. Save yourself the money and get some sparco's for like $30.00 instead of hundreds.
 

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I have Sparco.. mike, I think the blue ones would looks nice on your car.. or just paint it black.
Aerocatch ones looks really nice but it's just too pricy and too much risk.
 

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Who has done there own installment of them? Is cutting the carbon fiber hard? Im looking into a cf hood and im not to sure of any place around me that can do it.
 

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after seeign the aero catch in person, i really dont liek them. a few guys locally have them on maudi's, bmw's, is300's...im just not feelign them. theyre huge and awkward looking

i liek the cusco or the sparco. they do the job and theyre easy to get on and off.
 

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yeah I would go with the normal hood pins,kinda ricey but needed.
I don't like the big aerocatch ones
you could still use your stock latch,just pull the pins before you use the release.That way you don't need locking ones like the aerocatch ones
 

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Mike, I'd say get the areocatch pins....looks way better and much cleaner setup...Sparco's do look tacky in some ways...kinda "Ricey" too....but, all on you sir!
 

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its not that they are ricey, cause i have the sparco ones, my complaint is that they are just too noticable. but get black ones and that will really help with the problem but seeing as you already ordered a set then gl. let us know how the installation goes.
 

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Cutting into your cf hood isn't hard at all if you follow the simple instructions that come with the Aerocatch. I did mine myself and it was easier than I anticipated. You must have patience and precision though that's for sure. Measuring exactly where to cut is the MOST important thing....even more important than the cutting itself. Just remember to cut small and use a filer to shape out the hole, stopping every now and then to test fit.

As far as preference goes...to each their own I guess, but the Aerocatch pins are the best looking IMO.




Of course, no hood pins looks best.
 
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to each their own... i like the sparco ones because they seem to take up less surface area.

 
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