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Old 04-08-2019, 12:30 PM   #1
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Hood Pins

Wondering if anyone has installed hood pins and which hood pin you would recommend? There are numerous options

Installation seems pretty easy, but wondering if there are any tips here, too.

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Well, I guess no one is a fan of hood pins.

I want to install a pair just for some peace of mind during highway driving. My hood shakes a little and I want to be sure it doesn’t open.
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Mine shaeks a bit too, OEM hood. I've been up to 140 and it gets really fluttery but no issues. I probably should install pins too...

You can do it with a stock hood, any brand is good really... Some aftermarket hood makers can pre-drill for you too so its super painless. Just prep/paint/install and go.
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Aerocatch hood latches get my vote. Clean and smooth.

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I try and remember to grease my latch up front so it can freely move. My theory is if it unlatches, it will spring back catching on the safety notch and not pop up. Probably wishful thinking lol. I hear hood pins are a must with aftermarket hoods. Not sure why, weight or fitment maybe?

I like these on the newedge hood...
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/q...lpbp/overview/

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I try and remember to grease my latch up front so it can freely move. My theory is if it unlatches, it will spring back catching on the safety notch and not pop up. Probably wishful thinking lol. I hear hood pins are a must with aftermarket hoods. Not sure why, weight or fitment maybe?

I like these on the newedge hood...
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/q...lpbp/overview/
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Some of those hood pins are a little pricey. I’m thinking of a more old-school look.

My OEM hood caught the safety notch on the highway once, but I think I did not fully close the hood.

I have seen reviews of some supposedly chrome plated pins that are rusty after a few months.

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Some of those hood pins are a little pricey. I’m thinking of a more old-school look.

My OEM hood caught the safety notch on the highway once, but I think I did not fully close the hood.

I have seen reviews of some supposedly chrome plated pins that are rusty after a few months.
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I never had pins with my Cervinis cowl hood on my 98. No issues at all and I had a few good highway blasts with that car. Cruised at 80 most of the time, no flutter or movement.
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