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    Thread: C/F hood pins DIY?

    1. Member nekbraker1.8t's Avatar
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      06-13-2012 06:41 PM #1
      Like the title states trying to find the best and safest way to drill into my carbon hood..... Don't wanna mess it up also if any one has pics of there cars with em post pics!! I'm getting the aerocatch hood pins as I feel they are the best looking I understand some R32 guys have used the pre drilled holes for a mounting spot but really just looking for best way to drill the holes safely in the hood!?!? Thanks
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      08-14-2012 05:01 PM #2
      Bump any one done this that has some pointers?
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      08-14-2012 06:19 PM #4
      not too many ppl use them on the R32. You can try the MKIV forums since most ppl have experiance with cosmetic accessories.



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      08-14-2012 07:39 PM #5
      assuming you are going with Aerocatch, get these for a cleaner install.

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      08-15-2012 10:25 AM #6
      I installed the aero pins to my hood. It's rather simple. Just get a dremel. Trace the shape of the hoodpin, make sure it's lined up and cut away. Then you'll have to cut away more under the hold so you have room to screw the screws in.

      I had never done anything like this, and i thought it was pretty easy. Good luck!

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      08-15-2012 11:27 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by dubcc View Post
      I installed the aero pins to my hood. It's rather simple. Just get a dremel. Trace the shape of the hoodpin, make sure it's lined up and cut away. Then you'll have to cut away more under the hold so you have room to screw the screws in.

      I had never done anything like this, and i thought it was pretty easy. Good luck!
      If you use the mounts I linked to then you don't have to cut up the underside of the hood so much.

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      08-15-2012 06:53 PM #8
      I gotta do this soon too... Do you guys have pics of the placement and orientation on the hood?

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      08-17-2012 05:37 PM #9
      Thanks guys!..... And yea I have the aerocatch and have never done this before so thanks for the links big help!!
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      08-19-2012 02:03 PM #12
      I've always wondered whether Ben did anything in particular to get the boser to fit over the stock grille. Does anyone know how he did it?

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      08-19-2012 03:15 PM #13
      Thanks for the info boyz I just got my CF Hood put on and pins are next. Just gave me some ideas.
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      08-19-2012 03:22 PM #14
      Would it be a PITA to do Hood Pins on a Stock metal hood?

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      08-20-2012 08:52 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by loosefalcon View Post
      I've always wondered whether Ben did anything in particular to get the boser to fit over the stock grille. Does anyone know how he did it?
      I have a CF boser - running with the stock grille. No modification needes

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      08-20-2012 11:05 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by BOUDAH View Post
      Would it be a PITA to do Hood Pins on a Stock metal hood?

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      08-20-2012 11:07 AM #17
      Y are u confused

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      08-20-2012 11:35 AM #18
      Why would you want pins on a stock hood?

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      08-20-2012 01:21 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by dubcc View Post
      I have a CF boser - running with the stock grille. No modification needes
      Exactly what I was hoping to hear. Do you have the Eurogear hood?

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      08-20-2012 07:49 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by loosefalcon View Post
      Exactly what I was hoping to hear. Do you have the Eurogear hood?
      Yezzir. Eurogear

      The diff in weight is amazing

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      08-20-2012 08:08 PM #21
      Excellent. haha My hood is covered in dents from people jumping on it on two separate occasions (unfortunately I never caught anyone in the act). I'm glad the hood will fit without me having to fill the bumper notch and all that!

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      08-20-2012 08:46 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by dubcc View Post

      The diff in weight is amazing





      Umm... no it's not. You drop much more weight, for much less cost, by putting in a Deka battery or similar.

      The stock hood is not very heavy at all.
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      08-21-2012 12:20 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by PowerDubs View Post
      Umm... no it's not. You drop much more weight, for much less cost, by putting in a Deka battery or similar.

      The stock hood is not very heavy at all.


      I could hold the CF hood up between my thumb and pointer finger. Stock hood - need two hands. I'd say it's a fairly big difference

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      08-21-2012 12:31 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by dubcc View Post
      Yezzir. Eurogear

      The diff in weight is amazing
      How is the fitment on this hood, also pricing?

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      08-21-2012 03:19 AM #25
      Depending one which hood you get (stock, notchless, or boser) they're between about $600 and $700 new. As Josh pointed out, there are definitely more significant ways to reduce weight. That said, this is cutting weight on the front end, which is absolutely a good thing with this car. ha And, fortunately for me, carbon fiber doesn't dent. ha

      As far as fitment goes, the one Eurogear hood I saw in person (stock shape) fit perfectly. The only indication that the hood wasn't factory was the fact that he had hood pins. I was very impressed.

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      08-21-2012 03:38 AM #26
      Carbon doesn`t dent it cracks which is much worse.
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      08-21-2012 03:49 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by R32.DEVIANT View Post
      Carbon doesn`t dent it cracks which is much worse.
      Of course. I'm sure I'll stick with the dented hood until I have a second vehicle. Hopefully my luck with hood-jumpers won't continue.




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      08-21-2012 04:05 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      Why would you want pins on a stock hood?
      Well 50% for the asthetic, and 50% to ensure the latch doesnt fail for a second time and the hood fly up at me doing 60. Mainly if u can rid myself of the oem latch, ill be a happier man

      Im eventually going to be venting the hood, so id rather do that with a metal hood instead of a carbon hood.

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