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Old 06-24-2008, 12:40 AM
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CF hood ?s

ok so i just bought a Seibon CF hood for my 98 lude. But at high speeds (65mph and over) it buckles quite a bit, i was wondering if anyone else has experienced this and knows of a way to fix it? thanks.
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Hey wzup man? Did you install hood pins?
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no i decided not to for to reasons- i dont really like the look, and i was told that after drilling the holes the hood wont last as long and looks like crap.
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Hood pins is really the only way to fix it. You could get some flush mount ones, with them you hardly notice them.

I've not heard of cf turning to crap just because it's been drilled.
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drilling is your best bet. Plus its way safer.... you wouldn't want your hood to suddenly flap up and smash your windshield going 65+
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When you say buckle you mean lift up and rattle right? I've got this image of it buckling like under the weight of someone sitting on it.
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Hood pins is your only fix man. The flush ones looks pretty good, i have seen them floating around the net, the gray is a little lighter, but you could always paint them darker to match or whatever, only cost like $5
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You could try a cooling plate type thing. That little plate that goes across the top of the grille and radiator support panel. Not only do they hide all the ugly bits underneath, but would possibly cure the issue.

The only problem is that nobody makes an off the shelf plate for the 5g, so hafta custom make one. Oh well.
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You can make the flush hood pins look good


heres tutorial if you wanna try it http://forums.nicoclub.com/zerothread/206359
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That's teh ones I was talking about. Unless you look closely you can't see them. And as far as I know you can paint them as well if you wish
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Wow! awesome thx for all the responses guys! also just wondering if i where to have the cooling plate made, would you just make like a card board templet, then take it to a machine shop and have them make you one? and is there any other benefits to having the cooling plate? thanks.
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Apparantly (that's why it got it's name) it aids cooling by directing the flow of air into the radiator rather than over the support panel.

What I'd do is make a template with cardboard, then go get a bit of thin sheet metal (maybe 1.8-2.0mm ally) and have a go with a drill and tin snips. I saw a really cool one once made from carbon fibre, but I don't have the skill to work with sheet cf.
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Yea safety is key! My buddy had a cheap CF hood on his old Z24 cavy back in the day and he did not put hood pins on it. One day he was doing like 65 on his way to school and it flew up on him, cracked his windshield, slammed the roof and made it more wavy than the ocean, and split in to a million pieces.....moral of the story, pin it down!
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ok cool thx for the info. i will do that asap, guess i need to order that kit. and maybe this weekend ill play around and try to make cooling plate.

Also wondering if any one knew how much gear oil the manual trans on the 5g sh takes? and also i was thinking about putting some redline in there, would that be ok or possibly screw it up for some reason? what have you guys used?
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