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Carbon Fiber Hood Options - Please express your interest

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by S7ICKlVlAN, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Apr 11, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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    S7ICKlVlAN

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    Aloha all, I had posed a request to several companies (VIS, Carbon Creations, CFHoods, Motor City Mold, etc...) to look into producing a CF hood option for us Tacoma guys. There is a plain option currently available on the market, but I am looking to having something a little more aggressive produced. The design would consist of the following facets:

    Utilization of factory hood latch assembly
    Utilization of factory hinge assembly
    Replaces factory hood scoop: A heat extractor vent that would alleviate the high pressure zone in front of the engine block under the hood.
    On either side of the hood, just aft the headlights a series of (5) reverse louvers the follow the lines of the hood (would get smaller as they progress towards the cab) and follow the lines of the leading edge of the hood/headlight. So they would slant back
    The vents would have a black/stainless mesh on the underside to give a "finished" look


    I have gotten an initial commitment to produce this hood (2005-2012) from carbonfiberhoods, but I need to gauge interest and find a 2 donor hoods (1) 2005-2011 and (1) 2012. Can you guys give me some feedback?

    TIA gang!
     
  2. Apr 11, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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    I wouldn't want one if you gave it to me. Its a truck not a ricer.
     
  4. Apr 11, 2012 at 6:58 PM
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    amen.
     
  5. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    You could paint it, which I know that is taboo in the ricer world. After a little fender bender, there was a carbon fiber piece I wanted for my MazdaSpeed, but I had it painted to match.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Apr 11, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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  7. Apr 11, 2012 at 8:51 PM
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    LOL, some guys hear carbon fiber hood and automatically assume it'll be raw CF. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Apr 11, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    Sub wanna see what it could look like :popcorn:
     
  9. Apr 11, 2012 at 9:03 PM
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    You know I'm in. I'm trying to get a real CF hood for my 4runner, also looking at a CF roof and rear hatch. lower the weight to lower the e/t's.
     
  10. Apr 11, 2012 at 10:11 PM
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    Lucario/1GR - That's cause you're legit my brutha! You know the deal.

    All, this is a pic illustrating the concept for the louvers that I'm proposing above the headlights.....

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Apr 11, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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    this would be cool :)
     
  12. Apr 11, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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    I would take one. The louvers look sick.
     
  13. Apr 12, 2012 at 3:11 AM
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    if they make a copy of the stock hood (aka no skewp), let me know. i would be very interested in purchasing that.
     
  14. Apr 12, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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    But I'll have mine paint-matched
     
  15. Apr 12, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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    ^^^ Likewise. The stock hood is an anchor. Figure on lighter, stronger, and a functional aspect.
     
  16. Apr 12, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    mines actually starting to crease slightly from the front end pressures
     
  17. Apr 12, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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    My plan is painting the hood with aero catch hood latches and leaving the underside CF.
     
  18. Apr 12, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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    Judging by the style on the mans build I'm sure it's all good! :thumbsup:
     
  19. Apr 12, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    Exactly.

    Major - Mahalo. Reps my brutha.
     
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    I'd be worried about chipping where the paint cuts off if you didn't do the entire thing?? :notsure: Maybe I'm just crazy
     
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