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What are the pros and cons of either a STEEL or FIBERGLASS hood? I was needing to make a decision but didnt know much about the fiberglass.
 

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i like this one but it would have to be painted to match the truck as i think that carbon fiber is a little to ricey
 

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I'd like to see that one with the grill attached properly. Vis hoods had about a 50/50 success rate with fitment issues in the Neon community. I ended up going with a different brand of CF hood for the old car because of that. I do like the design, however.
 

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i was just using at as an example and i did find the front piece in carbon fiber on ebay somewhere, the only reason i would think of getting this is that there is almost no material lighter that hoods are made with
 

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03ramit1 said:
i think that carbon fiber is a little to ricey
Yeah, just a little. :thatfunny I would go with steel because you don't have to worry about them warping from sitting in the sun. Atleast that's what I've heard.
 

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...the only reason i would think of getting this is that there is almost no material lighter that hoods are made with
Not really. 99.9% of CF hoods are just fiberglass hoods with a layer of CF and resin layed over the top. A fiberglass hood and a carbon fiber hood will weigh almost exactly the same. The company that made the CF lids for my old Neon also made true CF lids that weighed about 3-5lbs a piece. They also cost about a grand per lid after shipping and they required hood pins at all times. As far as I know, no one makes a true CF hood for our trucks.

As far as it warping with heat...it depends on the quality of the hood. I went through two CF hoods and one CF trunk lid with my Neon and only the first, cheaper hood warped slightly. Even that took three plus years to happen.
 

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Just my .02 on this subject. I bought a fiberglass hood from UP22 for a ford explorer that I slammed.MAKE SURE THAT THE HOOD LOCKING SYSTEM WORKS REAL GOOD.I had 2 replace 2 windshields when the hood came flying up at 40 mph.I had to wire secure that bitch to stop it.I just wanted to chime in about my experience. Mike
 
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