Finally installed my Carbon Fiber CS hood (pics)

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Postby Highway » Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:46 pm

[quote="maxaud"]this was taken right after a rain so my car was really dirty but this shows the mesh thast covers the vent to keep stuff out, right above turbo. At stoplights everything in front of you gets all wavy from the heat.
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we get that on ALL cars here in Texas :rofl:
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Postby maxaud » Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:03 pm

It gets so bad that it starts to mess with your eyes though. Kinda makes you not want to look forward becuase it messes with your focus and when you catch it out the corner of your eye it bugs ya even more.
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Postby Rick89GTS » Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:09 am

Damn! That CF hood is f*ckin' beautiful. :smokes:
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Postby SowndWave » Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:32 am

I do not know what you all have paid for your hoods... So can anyone tell me if a stock ST185 Carbon fiber hood for...

$600CAD or $514USD or 263GBP or, $658AUD,

would be a good price?


Found one locally and can pick it up within a week, need opinions on the price. The brand is Seibon btw.

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Postby syko says » Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:43 am

nope, dont get a seibon, look at my post with the pics the page before this one (page 3) if you still want to. by all means, no ones stopping you. whatever spools your turbo.
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Postby SowndWave » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:25 am

Now thats my bad, busy and at work so I didnt look into the rest of the tread very carefully.

I can see its kind of warped... Thats a downer. What about the price though, does that seem outrageous or just plain not worth it for the quality and fitment that i'll be left with? Also, are hood pins REQUIRED with cf hood or whats the reccomendation on that one?

(Sorry for all the Q's, never considered a CF hood before)
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Postby alltracst185 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:03 am

i have the seibon cf hood and i don't have any complaints.if you are planing or are using a front mount intercooler you will be fine with the seibon hood.some people are just too cheap to buy one.seibon supplys most and including vis their carbon fiber! they are the leaders in carbon fiber......i say buy it. good price!

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Postby theUNYTEDone » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:11 am

most still dont want their hood to be out of proportion, which seibons are.
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Postby SowndWave » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:40 am

I will be using the Top mount intercooler for sure, and would like this hood to be an exact fit.. for that kind of price how CANT they make it perfect? Probably a shitty way of curing the resin that makes it bend and distort?
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Postby alltracst185 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:45 am

mine fits perfect,the scoop is just a little bigger than stock.it lines up and has a stock hood look besides the cf.i love it.
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Postby SowndWave » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:48 am

Is the shape of the hood scoop different? From the pics i've seen it kind of does....
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Postby alltracst185 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:56 am

ya because it is slightly bigger.i used my stock top mount for over a year with no problems at all.
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Postby theUNYTEDone » Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:39 am

some pics i've seen make it look a little more square-ish...

got any side shots?
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Postby Toxygene » Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:42 am

I have seen the Seibon hood. If you get the RC styled hood from them then you'll be disapointed at how badly they copied it. The US CF copy from them isn't that much better in terms of proportionality. At least get one of the CF replicas that look exactly like the original piece. The Seibon is very far from looking like the exact original piece. And if you plan on showing up to any events where other ST185 owners are. They'll know in a second you've got a Seibon.
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Postby theUNYTEDone » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:55 am

Toxygene wrote:And if you plan on showing up to any events where other ST185 owners are. They'll know in a second you've got a Seibon.


+1....but where can a decent CF replica be found (other than VIS, which still isnt good), or FI, or...seibon.?
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