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The TS hood does not work with a CUSCO strut bar!

I don't know about anyone else but I only have forward to back hood adjustability. Bolt holes for the hood hinges are not positioned where they need to be. I have too much gap on the driver's side and almost no gap on the passenger side. Looks like im going to modify the hinges to get it to move side to side.
Are you using hood pins with yours? I haven't mounted my ts hood yet because snow season is coming and it would be pointless to mount my hood. But I feel as if I should at least test fit it now though, seeing as how your having gap issues.
 

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The hood supports make it bow up in the middle
I plan on drilling out stock struts so they longer lift at all, then drilling holes in the thinner silver shaft to put a pin in once you have it lifted, just haven't gotten around to it yet... For now I took them off and keep a board in the hatch, classy style
 

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I'm afraid of rocking my ts hood without pins. For fear of it smashing into my windshield. I do need to test fit it though lol
 

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As I recall, the stock hood hinges have some adjustment, front/back and side/side. The backing plate that contacts the underside of the hood (with the stock mounting bolts going through it) has some play available. Not a lot, but some. If you need more than stock play allows, there's a number of creative ways (I'm sure you will figure it out) to deal with it. Make sure the latch hook at the front of the hood is not hanging up the adjustment, and the rubber bump stops at the two front corners are adjusted properly.

Just from memory.

btw, I really like the look of the TS hoods. Anybody get a chance to weigh one before installing? Be very interested in spec.

Don L.
 

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Mine took several months and much Texas sunlight to no longer be bowed up in the middle. You could literally watch it go from bowed to flat as the engine heated it up. it's now 70ish degrees outside tonight and its laying flat. I think it just takes some time for it to "set". BTW I do not have the supports on my car either, even though mine were dead it felt like they put too much stress on the hood.
 

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Hood alignment fixed! Body gaps look acceptable. But im not too happy that I had to do some grinding to make it fit. For almost $1000 I expect it to fit like a glove. Don't take this the wrong way George. I know its not your fault. Bottom line is, it looks good now.
 

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I got the hood supports on and it pushes the center of the hood almost an inch up. I will try hood supports off an IS 250. They have aluminum hoods and don't require that much pressure to be held up.
 

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Alex, was your ever wrecked? Which is why your front end is a different color? They test fitted the hood on your car....
Maybe they test fitted it and made corrections to a croocked front end?
 

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Guys...first off I'm REALLY sorry for the delay. The last couple of weeks with the Hood and BBK group buy as well as everything else has been quite insane and I just haven't had time to go through the forum to add my feedback.

Forgot to mention I picked my hood up last week Friday. It's in pretty good shape except there are minor minor defects to some edges of the hood. Didn't really bother me much cause it just looks like clear coat issues. But I can deal with it. Just happy it finally came in after almost a year!
Did you notice this before or after the driver left?

No hood pins. just mounted to the hinges. I haven't even installed the hood supports yet. Im not sure how that will pan out.
This isn't just for this hood, there is no fiberglass or carbonfiber hood for the MK2-MK4 that you can use the factory hood struts. There are company out there who revalve the factory units and some other solutions but you shouldn't be using the factory ones at all.

The hood supports make it bow up in the middle
Yup...they will do that...it's not uncommon for a carbon fiber hood with fiberglass she


Hood alignment fixed! Body gaps look acceptable. But im not too happy that I had to do some grinding to make it fit. For almost $1000 I expect it to fit like a glove. Don't take this the wrong way George. I know its not your fault. Bottom line is, it looks good now.
None taken; I will call to find out if all the hoods are supposed to have front/back side-side adjustability.

Have all the hoods been shipped?
No...still have a few left over. I'll look through it tonight to see who is outstanding.

Alex, was your ever wrecked? Which is why your front end is a different color? They test fitted the hood on your car....
Maybe they test fitted it and made corrections to a croocked front end?
I made sure Alex's car was never in an accident. I did believe Alex when he said no, but people who live near and know Alex confirmed that his car was never in an accident. We used one of dave's old hoods to use to make the mold and this fit Alex's car perfectly the first time around.
 
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