I have been looking at hood options for a while on my 14 GT. I liked the Cervini options but price point painted seemed a little steep. I also had concerns with track use, long term quality, and fitment.
I have always loved Fords iconic shaker hood scoop. Looking at the cdc system was an option too. I just couldn't justify it at over 700 bucks for a mostly appearance. I have been looking at pictures and reading reviews over the last year and finally decided what the hell...it's only money...and a big arse hole in my hood. I started shopping around for one and was able to find one cheap at Blue Oval. Never ordered from them before so decided to check their history...this was a problem for me. Great price but I could run into problems. Decided to call Summit and they priced matched for 525 shipped and I had it in 2 days. Summit really one of the tops in customer service for me.
I opened the box and my first impression was quality piece of work and solid directions. I must have got an older production run because directions and hood template were for a 2011-12. Yikes! Tried to call CDC but they were closed the day before Thanksgiving and not open til this Monday...bummer! I jumped on their website and found the directions for 2013-14 and downloaded ah saved I thought. They were the same directions I had for the 11-12. My problem was they showed all the measurements to be made on the 11-12 hood. I would really like to see the measurements on the 13-14 hood and there is no mention that the overall dimensions are the same. After a couple of hours of research on hoods part# cross reference I came to the conclusion that I would give it a shot. I'm not good at waiting and my time is limited and this holiday was my window.
The layout is pretty straight forward. I think the longest part of the install was measuring. I used a fabric style tape measure and must have re-measured at least a dozen times. I had that voice in my head saying don't F this up. The wife said what's the worst case scenario? I said I will end up with a Cervini hood! So, measure 12 times cut once and fight of the thought of not knowing if using the 11-12 hood measurements will work. Who said installing a hood scoop cant be exciting.
Point of no return when you cut the template out with xacto knife scoring the paint
Get out the jigsaw I used a 18tpi metal blade
At this point I still was not sure if the hole was in the right place for the 13-14 so I put the scoop in to check. Oh please fit..
I'm very happy with the engineering that went in to the piece. I can see why the price tag is what it is. Super solid, everything fit well and it looks better and bigger in person. The directions need a little update would be my only gripe. Jay