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Old 04-26-2012, 08:56 PM   #1
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Hood lifting at speed

My 2008 GT did not have that problem untill a replacement hood was installed after collision damage. At 75mph on I-95 I hit a 20mph + head wind and driver side middle lifted 2". I pulled off to check for obvious unlatch but could find no problems. At next gas stop after continuing to watch the hood lift I found an issue. The inner and outer panels of the hood are not bonded, welded, or crimped tight enough (steel hoods are spot welded don't how these aluminum hoods are done, anybody know?) so they slide on each other and do not offer support to each other as they should. With hood open front corners easily rack 6" or more up and down. Its like two seperate loose panels not one structual unit. Now to get Progressive to replace it is the task>
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:44 PM   #2
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I have OEM hood, no wrecks, and my hood has popped up on me on the high way twice... The hook caught it both times but still... I think it's a defect from factory
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Re: Hood lifting at speed

Are you sure it is shut all the way? Sometimes you have to close it twice before the hood latches.
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Hood pins? Would these help this?
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Hood pins? Would these help this?
Possibly.
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I have a carbon fiber hood an it flexed a ton at highway speed so I got hood pins and it fine now.
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Hood pins? Would these help this?
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Yes my hood was latched... :-/ hood pins will fix the problem that's sorta what they are for lol... But I refuse to use hood pins on a stock hood seems silly
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Yes my hood was latched... :-/ hood pins will fix the problem that's sorta what they are for lol... But I refuse to use hood pins on a stock hood seems silly
Not silly, it's Gangsta! Gangsta.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:49 AM   #10
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Yes my hood was latched... :-/ hood pins will fix the problem that's sorta what they are for lol... But I refuse to use hood pins on a stock hood seems silly
The Shelby GTs look nice with the hood pins
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Re: Hood lifting at speed

a friend had their hood split between the bottom layer and the top and it flew up and smacked the windshield.... yea thats not good at all.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:53 PM   #12
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Well if peoples stock hoods are blowing off the car apparently the hood pins serve a function
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I love how they look on my hood. And if they serve a purpose than even better. It is a stock hood that has been cut and had a new scoop fiberglassed into it.
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Hood pins look good on any mustang and the reason the hoods fly open is because the mustang hood doesn't have any venting for the air to exit the engine bay

I need them on my car because my ram air hood really lifts up when driving on the highway just saying
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I must be, cause I dont see why hood pins look good on the Shelby but won't on the gt

I'm lost and stupid
Whose Shelby is that? It looks great!!
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Whose Shelby is that? It looks great!!
Idk I agree tho,
Going to make my car look like a Shelby GT but with matte black strips and black billit grill and black hood pins
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Re: Hood lifting at speed

From other forums I have heard of outer hood seperating and crashing windshield and a recall on earlier mustangs for hood seperation problems. I am trying to find out if the only thing that holds the OEM aluminum hoods together is the fold on the edge. I have seen steel hoods spot welded and folded on the edge and some with glue or sealer on middle bracing. I don't have access to my original hood to compare with what I have now from collision repair.
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Somebody needs to get laid.
Ugh, is it that obvious? I haven't had poon in weeks.

But seriously. I've got hood pins on my ram air hood. I added them because I was having lift issues and the flush mount kit I installed did the trick and look awesome at the same time. If I still had my stock hood, I'd put hood pins on that too if it was doing the same thing. I'd rather spend $50 on a set of pins rather then over a grand replacing the hood and windshield.
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Ya I was just busting his balls, it's nice
Thanks man. I'm not against anything here. I'm just saying if you need pins, get them. They are definitely worth it. Save your aftermarket hood!!!
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Thanks man I'm glad someone appreciates quality here. Sorry I actually spend some money on my hood BaHosol. But if you're jealous then that's your problem. Please please please go buy an aftermarket hood and tell me if you need hood pins with a CARBON FIBER hood. Sorry I need them and was giving advice from experience.


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I told my friend (who IMO has the baddest 05-09 in my area) to paint his hood like yours
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Dude WTF is your problem? I never said anything about not having pins or not! I like the pins, and I don't want an aftermarket hood btw. Spend some money on some go fast parts chump, god damn your starting stuff outta nothing, read all my post and so me where I said hood pins were a bad idea
Once all mods are complete (for what u want) cf hoods w ram air do help "go fast" w weight reduction and forced air... To cool the motor and possibly allow for more air to b forced into intake... In my friends case, into his stage 3 roush twin screw... :-/ I want his car!!
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Just throwing this out there... I have a GT.. And my hood doesn't look like those at all...
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I do like your car BaSohol. I just want everyone to know sometimes good pins are necessary. No arguments, I want no arguments, I have likes for all mustangs. Just do whatever you need to to keep your hood/stang safe.

I need as much help on these forums as everyone else on occasion. I would like to have the help without bias when needed. Thanks guys sorry for screwing up the thread.
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Man... This thread got derailed big time. IMHO as long as your hood pins are functional, run with that ****!
I came across this fake *** BS and I was like, WTF!!! http://www.americanmuscle.com/chrome-hoodpin-0512.html

It's laughable. I hope nobody on here bought that BS. Shame on AM for selling junk like this.
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Let's please stay on topic guys.
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Man... This thread got derailed big time. IMHO as long as your hood pins are functional, run with that ****!
I came across this fake *** BS and I was like, WTF!!! http://www.americanmuscle.com/chrome-hoodpin-0512.html

It's laughable. I hope nobody on here bought that BS. Shame on AM for selling junk like this.
Those don't even look real...
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I was following this thread, didn't see anything u or Chicago did. Not reading back again, but the other guy was a dic
Haha thanks man, the mod took em all off now. But things just jumped out of hand and the thread got off topic. Sorry again though guys.
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Haha thanks man, the mod took em all off now. But things just jumped out of hand and the thread got off topic. Sorry again though guys.
It's all good, I have bad hair days too.
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