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Old 08-01-2008, 10:05 AM   #21
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I swear the top of the bumper cut is straight. The airflow has put a wave in the bumper so it doesn't look straight. I'm going to do a Brightning duct eventually to clean it up. Hood fitment is poor because we didn't even attempt to straighten it up.
True, it just very well may be straight....but the yellow bumper material showing in spots gives impression that it is not. Paint is in order for that fix. Gapping of the hood is easily rendered as well. You can paint if you must, but it is sacrilege to paint CF. Get FG if it must be painted. I went this route so there wouldn't be an issue of perfection for a cut that big.....see sig.
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:06 AM   #22
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I say keep it as long as you can get it to fit better and then paint it black.
Autokonectionasdfafff (however it is spelled) is your typical rice product, CF hoods are all fiberglass anyways, no point in painting them if you were going to spend the extra to get that one layer of CF.
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:58 AM   #23
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PAINT IT BLACK.

If there is one mantra I live by when I add **** to my car it is:

LESS IS MORE
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:08 AM   #24
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Another chance for me to ***** out my Deals Gap stolen photos... haha

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I don't know if that's the same hood I have, but I had mine painted in a semi-gloss black, I like the look better this way. It was nice in CF, but like everyone says that was 3-5 years ago.
btw-i got mine from Erebuni corp. who is no longer in business.

ps-The reason he has a gap is b/c his car is a 1.8 and the hood needs minor modification to clear the top of the valve cover, the section over the timing belt, as is, it will not shut.
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:12 AM   #25
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Zabac, I believe the hood in the OPs post is an Autokonexion hood. Not the old erebuni.
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Leave it CF. Paint will only add weight.
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:46 AM   #27
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installed by helen keller's body shop?


It looks cool. I still want to see what the Carbontrix vent looks like on a stock hood.
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:50 AM   #28
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Since you're asking opinions, Sav, I think your car looked the most **** back in the day before the rotozip treatment and the CF hood. Pic in your sig is sic.

Sorry to be a douch guys, but what's the advantage of CF in this application? How much weight are we looking at saving here? I understand the value of venting but is this CF contraption significantly better than a stock alu hood with an extractor? Factory hood seems to weigh nearly nothing as is, plus it surely has a good bit of heat transfer capacity simply by being alu, eh? Or am I all fucked up here?

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The only advantage of a CF vented hood is the fact that it's vented...mine weighs about the same the stocker does...a fiberglass hood weighs a bit more.
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Other than truly venting w/o modding, Baller status is really the only difference. I was surprised out how light my stocker was when replaced with cowl vented FG unit. Not much savings there, other than function.
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Old 08-01-2008, 12:01 PM   #31
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The only advantage of a CF vented hood is the fact that it's vented...mine weighs about the same the stocker does...a fiberglass hood weighs a bit more.
Damn.....I type too slow. Or just plain can't read either. Yep, what he said.
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:40 PM   #33
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Agree with Saml01,

It's rice rice baby! Painted would be better. At least get some door edging to help finish off the hole in the bumper. Even if you have big plans in the future that would be $5 and 10 minutes well spent.
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:45 PM   #34
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Hell the new ZR-1 has a cf roof so I wouldn't worry about it. Hood looks great....are they going to be mass produced? I like where the vent is on the hood.....wonder if it works better than the FM one. On the FM one it looks like water would drain right on the plugs.??
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:51 PM   #35
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CF in anything is awesome. i dig it sav, keep it carbon
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Since you're asking opinions, Sav, I think your car looked the most **** back in the day before the rotozip treatment and the CF hood. Pic in your sig is sic.
Me too, actually, but I needed to get another hole to install an oil cooler and the car was already overheating at hot track days. It's a much cleaner look without all that stuff, but cooling is one of the few "function over form" things on the car. If I can find another cheap PZ black bumper skin, I'll probably pick it up and have a track nose and a street nose.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:33 AM   #37
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As if the Miata isn't light enough.
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:34 AM   #38
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Another chance for me to ***** out my Deals Gap stolen photos... haha





I don't know if that's the same hood I have, but I had mine painted in a semi-gloss black, I like the look better this way. It was nice in CF, but like everyone says that was 3-5 years ago.
btw-i got mine from Erebuni corp. who is no longer in business.

ps-The reason he has a gap is b/c his car is a 1.8 and the hood needs minor modification to clear the top of the valve cover, the section over the timing belt, as is, it will not shut.
I had the Erebuni hood on a 1.6 and it hit the valve cover SOLD it and went back to stock...If it fits and on the right color...looks good
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:05 PM   #39
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Default CF Hood looks great !!!

Nice Job on the hoods guys.
Not for me, but it does look cool.
Thanks for the pics.
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:56 PM   #40
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Paint it, Raw cf against black looks like ***.
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