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Old 05-17-2001, 11:56 AM   #1
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Smile Info on : Carbon Fibre Legacy GT Hoods for '95-'99 Legacys

Ok guys, here's the deal. I want to get these CF hoods made. They are very high quality CF (full carbon fibre and not with fibreglass underlay). They include the Legacy GT's hood scoop integrated onto the hood. Please do note that it'll take 3&1/2 to 4 months for you to get the hoods.

If I can get 10 other people, the hoods are $620USD + shipping each. (Retail for these hoods are $860USD)

(Shipping for East Coast =$35USD, West Cost = $55USD and Central USA for $45USD)

There is a deposit of 50% that's non-refundable with-in the 4 month period. If you do not get the hood in 4 months, you have an option of getting your deposit back, or waiting till you get the hood. Otherwise, if you decide to cancel your order within the 4 months, you will not get your deposit.

I'm going to be starting a list of people who want the CF hood. Again these fit all Legacys between MY'95-'99. If you plan to turbo your Legacy L, these would be better than getting a body shop to put on a hood scoop.

1) GTBGUY (2 hoods)
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Old 05-17-2001, 05:34 PM   #2
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i guess i'll be the one to ask... i've gone thru two carbon-fiber hoods on my type-r, reason being the first one self-destructed .

questions that i should have asked about the first one i had the misfortune of buying are as follows:

1. do you have pictures of the hood mounted on a legacy to demonstrate it's fit/finish? no warps/dips/wobbles in weave?

2. does it come with a stock hood latch hook?

3. will u replace if the hood is damaged in shipping, or if it doesn't fit? warranty?

also wondering who is the manufacturer and is there the option of ordering it without the hood scoop.

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Old 05-17-2001, 08:01 PM   #3
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Ben -
1) I hope to be getting some pics soon.
2) It comes to attach with the stock hood latch (I want it totally stealth, so no hood pins).
3) The hoods are shipped with Insurance, so if it gets damaged during shipping, you'll definately get money back.
4) I'm not sure the name of the manufacturer, but they also manufacture the CF hoods for JCS for the RS' Hoods will only be done with the scoop.
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Old 05-17-2001, 08:08 PM   #4
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Here's a pic of the CF hood on a BG5 :

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Old 05-18-2001, 07:00 AM   #5
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Man, this sucks. I wish you had gotten this group buy up sooner. I already spent all of my tax return money. Is this the carbon fiber hood that tri tuning was advertising?

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Old 05-18-2001, 08:40 AM   #6
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2.5GT - Yes this is the TRi Tuning one, Chris @ TRi asked me to put this one together b/c he doesn't want to deal with everyone interested one by one.
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Old 05-18-2001, 09:29 AM   #7
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GTBGUY,

I presume benefit of Carbon-fiber hood is weight reduction ... how much ? Do we have to have them painted or do they come finished in our vehicle colors?

Is the hood scoop functional ?

I could be interested

Thanks

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Old 05-18-2001, 04:40 PM   #8
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More info !

The Carbon Fibre hoods utilize stock latch equipment. They also have holes for the windshield washer sprayers. Sparco hood pins can be added as well ($50USD extra) if you're worried about the hood detaching.

Weight on these hoods are 12.00 lbs-14.00lbs
versus stock hood weight of 45-47lbs.

The Carbon Fibre hoods come in black, you can paint them to match body color if you want, personally though on both my Legacys (one Black and one Silver) I'm leaving them black.

Hood scoop is fully functional. Great for those who have Legacy L's and would like to add a turbo, buying a brand new functional CF hood is only a little more than it would cost to put on a hood scoop at a body shop, plus the benefit of weight reduction.
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Old 05-18-2001, 06:45 PM   #9
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I'd like an ugly rumor dispelled... I've heard that CF hoods lack the bending and shearing points of metal hoods, so in a front-end collision there's a very good chance the hood will shear from its mounts and come through the windshield. Is this true? Are there stress points built in to these? I'm quite interested, but as it's for my daily driver I do have safety issues to deal with.
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Old 05-18-2001, 06:54 PM   #10
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rrubel - The CF hoods will snap or crack before coming through the windshield. I've seen lots of cars w/ CF hoods in accidents and the most common thing to happen is the hood snaps in half. As well, lots of people should know that windshields nowadays are made of a laminated lexan, going at 100km/h (~60mp/h) if a tire was thrown at your windshield, the tire would bounce off. as well, since the hoods are smaller in width than the A-pillars of the car, the A-pillars would stop any object with the width of a hood first before being able to break through the lexan windshield.
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Old 05-18-2001, 08:11 PM   #11
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if it's molded similar to a stock hood on the underside which retains the fold points it should do the same in a crash.

this is someone i once knew with a japanese spoon sports carbon fiber hood on his integra... he lost control in wet weather on the turnpike and went head-on into a concrete wall:

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Old 05-18-2001, 09:40 PM   #12
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The CF hoods are exact "replicas" of the OEM Legacy GT hoods.
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Old 05-18-2001, 11:03 PM   #13
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I may be interested in a CF hood. I must figure out my situation first. Keep us posted. Also, is the scoop open, or does it have a plastic cover like the stock one? Is the hood painted black or is it finished with the carbon fiber pattern showing. Thanks.
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Old 05-19-2001, 01:45 PM   #14
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jacobhorn - the scoop is open, the hoods come with the Carbon Fibre weave showing, they are not painted period. You can however get the hoods painted though.
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Old 05-19-2001, 05:07 PM   #15
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GTBGUY - I really doubt that windshields are made of Lexan... if they were, they'd never crack or break. Windows on train cars are made of Lexan - they will not break but do scratch abominably. They're designed to stop a 22 bullet, but get sandblasted very easily. Also, you mentioned that the hood is smaller than the A-pillers and would be stopped; I think if they were smaller then they'd NOT be stopped - they'd go between the pillars, hence my concerns.
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Old 05-19-2001, 05:20 PM   #16
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FYI:
While most auto body glass is tempered such that it will shatter on impact, windshields are typically made out of "Sandwich glass". This type of glass typically has very thin sheet of fairly strong and flexible plastic in the centre, and an inner and an outer layer of fairly high tempered glass.

I am not sure what they make this inner layer of "plastic" from, but I sort of doubt its lexan.

When looking at car wrecks it is not un-common to see the impacts where people heads, or airbags have hit the windshield, numerous shatter marks, but most of the glass does remain intact, keeping the contents (passengers) inside the vehicle.
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Old 05-19-2001, 06:10 PM   #17
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will it fit my '95 LSi?

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Old 05-19-2001, 07:08 PM   #18
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rrubel - Sorry I ment to say that the A-pillar's inner width is smaller than the width of the hood. As for the windows, I got the info from one of the local auto glass shops, it's a "sandwich" type of glass, which uses lexan for some layers. Believe me, it takes alot of force for a hood to go through the windshield.

subarurabbit - as mentioned before, these hoods fit all models of Legacys between 1995-1999. So no matter if you have a Legacy L, GT, LSi, or Outback they will all fit.
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Old 05-22-2001, 12:18 AM   #19
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Old 05-22-2001, 07:09 PM   #20
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After all that, I've gotta count myself out - I may need to replace my rear diff and also get rear brake rotors (really want slotted, but just put Bradi on the front and not ready to replace :-(

If there's another buy in 6 months or so, hopefully I'll have my playtoy by then and can buy one for it...
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Old 05-22-2001, 09:55 PM   #21
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There probably won't be another GB, these will be a 1 run only type of deal.
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Old 05-25-2001, 02:48 PM   #22
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Anymore guys interested?
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I am "interested", but not to the point of "commiting" just yet. As long as the quality is okay, I think this is a good deal.
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