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Old 11-26-2006, 10:30 AM   #1
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Default light weight hood

Anyone know where I can get a carbon or glass fibre hood for my 97 Legacy?

It needs to go on a diet.

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Old 11-26-2006, 10:32 AM   #2
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I have no idea, but thumbs up for autocrossing
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Old 11-26-2006, 10:53 AM   #3
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I have no idea, but thumbs up for autocrossing
Thanks, but what do you put up for rally crossing?



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Old 11-26-2006, 11:28 AM   #4
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Two thumbs up!
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:31 AM   #5
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Looking good as always, Paul. Glad to hear from you again.


Good CF or FG hoods are impossible to come by. The GB hoods from a few years back were poor quality and have failed in spectacular fashion, so the only way I'm aware to get something is custom, or on the slow boat from Japan, which are both expensive options.
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:44 AM   #6
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The other oiption would be a Japanese OEM aluminum hood, but they're tough to find at the US wreckers. Jhot on ebay gets them occasionally, but usually doesn't specify if it's an aluminum or steel hood...
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Old 11-26-2006, 12:05 PM   #7
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I wonder how easy it is to make one using a OEM as a template?

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Old 11-26-2006, 03:42 PM   #8
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The other option would be a Japanese OEM aluminum hood, but they're tough to find at the US wreckers. Jhot on ebay gets them occasionally, but usually doesn't specify if it's an aluminum or steel hood...
I never knew there was such a thing. I've seen JHot's ads on Ebay for hoods (and I've bought other stuff from them before), I guess I'll have to pay more attention. There's one on there now that specifically says it's steel.

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Old 11-26-2006, 03:58 PM   #9
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Personally, I took a grinder and cut EVERYTHING out of my hood, except for the sides and front. Floppy as hell, but lighter.
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Old 11-26-2006, 04:07 PM   #10
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How much weight do you think you saved?

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Old 11-26-2006, 04:14 PM   #11
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Not a huge amount, but it is a measureable difference though. Picking up one stock hood, then one missing all insulation and supports, you definatly know that one is lighter than the other. And if I spent a little more time cutting away near the rim of the hood, I might safe a tad more.

I just did it cause the wagon is just my fun car. I will post up a picture later today if I can.
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Old 11-26-2006, 05:53 PM   #12
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get a GT-B hood from Japan. Almost as light as the carbon fiber, and less likely to shatter. It's aluminum.
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Old 11-26-2006, 06:10 PM   #13
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and where does one find one of them?

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Old 11-26-2006, 06:41 PM   #14
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ebay. They're not easy to find. JHOT (ebay store) has a few hoods, but I don't know if they're the GT-B hoods.
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:25 PM   #15
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sorta off topic, but what suspension are you running on your wagon?
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:39 PM   #16
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KYB AGX struts with Ground Control coilovers, whiteline rear bar and some bushes. Noltec adjustable strut tops front and rear.

See the rest here: http://www.teamilluminata.com/Racing/car.htm

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Old 11-27-2006, 11:30 AM   #17
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:48 AM   #18
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Interesting.

I saw a rallycross Hyundai like this. It was floppy too.

How long did that take?

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Old 11-27-2006, 12:50 PM   #19
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Once its closed, its not floppy really, just when open. Of course if you push on it, it will flex...... But at speed up to 100, it doesnt really move. I havent rallycrossed it though, but its not about to move that much, cause it can't.

It took about 1/2 hour. I didnt think about it though, and when prying off the rubber adhesive crap areas, I dimpled the hood from the underside. If I had taken a bit more time, it would have been pretty flawless.
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Old 11-27-2006, 05:26 PM   #20
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get a GT-B hood from Japan. Almost as light as the carbon fiber, and less likely to shatter. It's aluminum.


Maybe it was because of the Low Quality, but I rear-ended some lady in a blazer. Crumpled the front a little, but since my car was lowered it mainly just jacked up my CF hood. No Shatter for me.





If anyone is Serious about parts just contact Japanparts. They post & Vend on LGT.com. Here's a link for one of their posts. They say they'll look for it if they don't have it in stock

http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost....8&postcount=53
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:42 PM   #21
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Maybe it was because of the Low Quality, but I rear-ended some lady in a blazer. Crumpled the front a little, but since my car was lowered it mainly just jacked up my CF hood. No Shatter for me.





If anyone is Serious about parts just contact Japanparts. They post & Vend on LGT.com. Here's a link for one of their posts. They say they'll look for it if they don't have it in stock

http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost....8&postcount=53
JapanParts can supply the GT-B Hood and we have a great deal more Body Parts for Legacy's here:

http://www.japanparts.com/db/partsli...dle=2&small=11

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There ya go
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:37 PM   #23
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^^^where's the hood scope lolz
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Old 11-29-2006, 04:20 PM   #24
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IONperformance used to have CF hoods for the BD/BG

I don't think any of the BG5 GT-Bs have alloy hoods although some of the later ones do.
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Old 12-02-2006, 07:27 PM   #25
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while CF contributes an awesome "bling" factor. its also fragile.

+1 for aluminum.

JDM aluminum hoods from the legacy gt-b and legacy rs can always be bent back into shape.

case in point: a few weeks ago at the team o'neils rally in NH, one of our team cars hit a tree and smashed the drivers front corner. we took the hood off and flattened back out with a small tractor and a big rubber mallet. looked just as good as new.
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