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Old 09-07-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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I have found some people saying that cowl hoods are unstable at high speeds, I want to know if this is true. Anything I should know before buying one please let me know. The car will be mainly used for road course racing. Any input will be appreciated thanks
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Hood pins are your friends.
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Hardwood hoods told me this lol
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The factory hood already dances at high speeds so an aftermarket will be worse. They make some really nice flush mounted hood pins if you don't want the traditional style.
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The factory hood already dances at high speeds so an aftermarket will be worse. They make some really nice flush mounted hood pins if you don't want the traditional style.
Aero catch Is the brand I have seen to be the best flush pins. But how would it be at high speeds in term of car stability?
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I think you will be just fine, Look at the amount of people who run aftermarket hoods. I would do hood pins if I ever went with a aftermarket hood just for that piece of mind.
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Now the other question is, What hood to buy for a 2013 ? Who makes the best fiberglass cowl hood
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Don't worry about it, there are drag cars with big *** cowls going 180 mph and they have No problems
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Don't worry about it, there are drag cars with big *** cowls going 180 mph and they have No problems
True, but I have seen this same Statement pop up by different people on the web. Maybe on a 3 inch it will not affect as much as the old skol 6+ inch cowl
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True, but I have seen this same Statement pop up by different people on the web. Maybe on a 3 inch it will not affect as much as the old skol 6+ inch cowl
Hmmmm theoritcaly I think that can be true, but when it comes to it, it doesn't become a big problem, and rarely happens
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When choosing your new hood stay away from the cheaper hoods, these are the ones that tend to fail due to their weight, a quality hood such as Cervinis, Tru fiber, H.O fibretrends, will be fine they add bracing to the hood for added weight and strength , the weight is not that far off from a stock hood, if you like the aero catch hood pins check out these http://www.quik-latch.com/
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Cervinis just came out with this one

Painted Cervinis Cobra R Hood 13-14 Mustang GT/V6
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