carbon fiber hood, help please....

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  1. 392

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    considering a carbon fiber hood, can anyone tell me what the difference between CARID & SPEEDLOGIX hood? CARID hood is half the price, is there any difference besides the price? thanks all.....
     
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    I think only the bwoody version is full carbon rest have only the top outer part which is made of carbon. However i could be wrong. I don't have it but I am contemplating getting one somewhere in the future.
     
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    Price isn't the only difference. Speedlogix may be pricier and could be worth the extra money.
    Getting ideas for both will def help you.
    Call both vendors and get some feedback from them
     
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    Are there any "reviews" of the company products on the "interweb"? I would be really careful of adding an aftermarket hood that could have the potential of breaking and wrapping around the windscreen at 150+ mph. The product would have to have been around for a while, quite a few satisfied buyers, before I would risk the potential damage that it could cause (wreck or kill others). Your insurance company might even deny any claim. Is there any industry certifications that would help mitigate insurance risk, and help guarantee a better built product?
     
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    I have the Bwoody carbon fiber hood. The top is true carbon fiber while underneathe it is fiberglass but molded to be identical to the factory in terms of design.

    I used hood pins as well as the hood latch. without the pins the hood bounced around at 70 mph. I used the Mopar hood pins but modified the Mopar triangular bracket to give it extra stiffness and support as the Mopar bracket attached to the vehicle at two pointa of the triangle with the pin setting near the third unsupport corner. I welded a bracket to the corner where/near the pin and bolted it to the hole in the front of the fender where the radiator/cup holder trim piece prong slips into.

    As for the differences between the two venders you named, i have no information

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    thanks for the info....really don't want hood pins....didn't think about being structurally safe....good point...maybe a carbon fiber wrap & clear wrap for protection?
     
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    Carbon hoods can be a pain; fitment issues, the necessity for hood pins and fading over time.
    There's several good looking carbon wraps out there for a lot less with none of the disadvantages.
     
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    thanks, I have a great wrap guy local....gonna talk to him......
     
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    myhellcat.jpeg well sorry to bust your bubble but I originally had the 3m carbon fiber wrap on my hood- until it started ripping around the center scoop. so i got the carbon fiber hood. It has UV protectorant in the gel coat, and i put UV protector clear coat over that, and then UV protecting Jet Seal from chemical brothers
     
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    Sounds like the wrap was poorly done. Did they remove the trim and tuck the wrap inside?

    I've got a wrapped TA hood on my Scat Pack.
    It's been wrapped since March of last year and I show zero signs of any problems.
    It's also the car that gets most of the daily driving duties.
    I'm sorry to hear of your bad experience. Did the company that applied the wrap stand behind it's product?
     
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    did you have any issues installing the hood? not looking for a body shop to do it. gonna do it myself...they say u need hood pins, any issues?.. I dont want hood pins...who did you purchase it from?....thanks
     
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    My wrap was the 3m dry carbon fiber. It was wrapped around the scoop but it didnt like the sharp bend at the upper corners and it lifted then tore.

    I had no issues installing the hood. Teo people needed. The hood mat clips are pretty much a one time use. You can buy a box of them at the parts store. Way cheaper than dodge. Id say pins are needed. Else the hood dances.
     
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    thanks for the input....much appreciated
     

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