Bump any one done this that has some pointers?
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
2004 BMP R32
not too many ppl use them on the R32. You can try the MKIV forums since most ppl have experiance with cosmetic accessories.
gokart3 you got pix of your DA? =P im a former DA9 owner myself. still love those things =)
assuming you are going with Aerocatch, get these for a cleaner install.
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!
Would it be a PITA to do Hood Pins on a Stock metal hood?
Y are u confused
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.
Carbon doesn`t dent it cracks which is much worse.
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Im eventually going to be venting the hood, so id rather do that with a metal hood instead of a carbon hood.