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Old 05-04-2010, 07:42 PM   #1
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I have been wanting a carbon fiber hood for a while now for my miata...searched everywhere my buddy wanted over 700. I know there cheap over in the states but by the time i get it id get raped. So i found a guy here thats making them 500$ yada yada...my question is to who has seen or has a CF hood should i buy the CF popup headlight covers or just get them repainted red with the car? What do you think looks better? Thanks, Mike
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As far as the aesthetic is concerned, I'd say the visual flow is better if the pop-up covers match the hood.
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As far as the aesthetic is concerned, I'd say the visual flow is better if the pop-up covers match the hood.
+1....I'm starting to rethink painting mine white...
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+1....I'm starting to rethink painting mine white...
What your hood?
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What your hood?
No the headlight lids....I think it'd look better if they were'nt white...my options are more limited though, but I think black might make it blend a little better, idk
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No the headlight lids....I think it'd look better if they were'nt white...my options are more limited though, but I think black might make it blend a little better, idk
Is your hood CF or just black? If it's CF, you could just get some of that 3M CF film stuff. Enough to do that little bit would be pretty cheap.

I agree, barn doors should be matched with the hood. Too many sides/angles otherwise.
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Well i was going to buy the ones on the ratsback website but it says not taking orders...FML.
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If you are getting carbon covers you need to get one with a naca duct...if you want it to flow you should also do the roof, trunk, and rear fascia.
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Is your hood CF or just black? If it's CF, you could just get some of that 3M CF film stuff. Enough to do that little bit would be pretty cheap.

I agree, barn doors should be matched with the hood. Too many sides/angles otherwise.
My hood is neither.....I backed myself in a corner by polishing it
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My hood is neither.....I backed myself in a corner by polishing it
Uh oh...
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The hood and flippers should match...and also be red.
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+1....I'm starting to rethink painting mine white...
I like it white, looks cool.
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The hood and flippers should match...and also be red.
Lmao no love for CF? Its a deal so im jumping on it i found it on kijiji Canadian version of craigslist...but hes says he will do my headlights for 200.
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If you are getting carbon covers you need to get one with a naca duct...if you want it to flow you should also do the roof, trunk, and rear fascia.
Sure if i win the lottery tomorrow night . I was thinking on the naca duct but buy the time i buy it and it gets here it will take to long, and i already have the tsi so its good enough until next year.
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Hustler likes his cars clean and his men dirty.
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