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Old 04-13-2011, 06:00 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about putting hood pins on my 2011 500. What are your opinions on hood pins on late model mustangs?
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I'm thinking about putting hood pins on my 2011 500. What are your opinions on hood pins on late model mustangs?
Don't like them unless they're on a big *** fiberglass hood that needs them.
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My question is will they be functional or are you going to just put some fake ones on??? If they're functional I would say go for it except I wouldn't alter a GT500.
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My question is will they be functional or are you going to just put some fake ones on??? If they're functional I would say go for it except I wouldn't alter a GT500.
Yeah I don't do fake crap and that's what I was thinking. Normally I like the look, but since there isn't any other chrome on the car, I think it might not look right...and than there's drilling holes into my hood. No turning back once that's done.
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My hood flew off at 135. Had a carbon fiber nice hood. Would recommend.
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I wouldn't drill holes into it. Like you said there's no going back after that. The hood flying off was probably just your car may having faults already. I've never had a hood give me problems going at high speeds.
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My hood flew off at 135. Had a carbon fiber nice hood. Would recommend.
Yeah I wouldn't be removing factory lock, so there wouldn't be any danger of losing the hood. The pins would mostly be cosmetic.
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I wouldn't put them on unless your car actually needs them to keep it down.
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No cosmetic ones......blah. There are hood pins out there that dont require drilling,I believe they use the bump stops and you can the factory latch.These would be great for you because I would think you would want to keep the originality of that GT500.
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No cosmetic ones......blah. There are hood pins out there that dont require drilling,I believe they use the bump stops and you can the factory latch.These would be great for you because I would think you would want to keep the originality of that GT500.
When I say cosmetic DD I mean they're not the only thing holding down the hood. Example super snake
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These are what I'm thinking about.
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So not the stick on fake ones?
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So not the stick on fake ones?
HELL NO
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I like the ones on the S.S. but im also a fan of these.....

Aerocatch Hood Pin Latches
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I like the ones on the S.S. but im also a fan of these.....

Aerocatch Hood Pin Latches
Those are cool, but I like the old school muscle look.
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Those are cool, but I like the old school muscle look.
Agreed,I dont think they would fit the style of the GT500 but they are clean.I like the ones on the S.S.
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I can't get the links open but maybe if you wanted pins of some kind you could go with the ones like the KR has. They aren't really pins but little nobs where pins go that you twist to keep it latched down...of course the factory latch stays there as well.
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I will say that my hood pins are the *****!!! I got them from Xtreme Performance here in town. They offer them in polished stainless, polished aluminum, brushed aluminum and black. I've had more people ask me about them. I'll find a picture. Ok these aren't great but you get the idea.
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I can't get the links open but maybe if you wanted pins of some kind you could go with the ones like the KR has. They aren't really pins but little nobs where pins go that you twist to keep it latched down...of course the factory latch stays there as well.
Yeah the dealer that I bought my 500 had a KR. I didn't really like those.
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I will say that my hood pins are the *****!!! I got them from Xtreme Performance here in town. They offer them in polished stainless, polished aluminum, brushed aluminum and black. I've had more people ask me about them. I'll find a picture. Ok these aren't great but you get the idea.
How do those work? Are they working pins?
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Oh yea! No fakies here! Drilled the hood and put the female part on and put the male part center line of the radiator supports. My hood is carbon fiber so this was a must.
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I still have my stock latch too. It hooks at the exact time these pins lock. To release hood push center of hood pin then release hood latch. We customized an external hood latch release (hidden), To keep from having to be inside the car to release it. I'm very very satisfied with these.
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Damn, those look nice... So you just push them in?
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Damn, those look nice... So you just push them in?
Yep. The stock latch is the primary, the pins are secondary. They act just like a m type air hose fitting (5 stainless balls that latch to head of pin.) sounds dirty but it works! 10,000lbs strength rated. They make them in smaller and larger diameters also.
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Yep. The stock latch is the primary, the pins are secondary. They act just like a m type air hose fitting (5 stainless balls that latch to head of pin.) sounds dirty but it works! 10,000lbs strength rated. They make them in smaller and larger diameters also.
Oh, cool.
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Go for it! Pins are just like anything else: stripes, caliper covers, painted rims etc... Even if it's useless and only "cosmetic" it's still your personal touch on your ride to make it look the way you want.

And by the way, even the "real" ones are useless it's just for looks either way.
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I dont like them, they are busy and take away from the flow of the car and are not needed unless you have an aftermarket hood.
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I dont like them, they are busy and take away from the flow of the car and are not needed unless you have an aftermarket hood.
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Go for it! Pins are just like anything else: stripes, caliper covers, painted rims etc... Even if it's useless and only "cosmetic" it's still your personal touch on your ride to make it look the way you want.

And by the way, even the "real" ones are useless it's just for looks either way.
I wouldn't say the real ones are useless haha, I used em on my saab after I crashed it and the hood wouldn't latch anymore. And the pins held without a problem!
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https://www.cervinis.com/product.asp...1&id=1208#7100

these are sweet , just like to '70 Mach 1 pins .............
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I wouldn't say the real ones are useless haha, I used em on my saab after I crashed it and the hood wouldn't latch anymore. And the pins held without a problem!
Lol ok yeah that's definitely practical. Usually if you have a hood scoop you'll need real ones on a stang, I installed a roush scoop on my 2008 and at 90mph plus the thing rattled and bounced like a mofo. I once had it to 155 and it was a joke. Thought i was going to take orbit.

So yeah I guess they can be functional if you have large useless hood scoops or bad chassis issues haha
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