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Well I have been procrastinating my Aerocatch hood pin install since last summer but today was a boring day with the crappy weather so decided to give it a shot with the help of my girl. The worst case would have been a ruined modellista c/f hood but what the hell!

Everything went very well and I love them over the key chain hood pin look, took some pictures during the install.

*Note I had positioned the hood pins in the exact way I wanted the aerocatch to fit the hood and the aerocatch pins cut out coverd the section where the three screw holes were of the previous pins so everything worked out perfect.



















 

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That looks very well done Mani! Way to be productive on a rather crappy day here in the NE. :bigok:

I felt the same way you did and ended up putting on my new CF lip. hehe
 

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That looks very well done Mani! Way to be productive on a rather crappy day here in the NE. :bigok:

I felt the same way you did and ended up putting on my new CF lip. hehe
Thanks Eric, can't wait to see your car..bring it out with the Advans out back this weekend.
 

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Man those things look so much cleaner than regular hoodpins. Good job on it! Any worries about the carbon weave splitting up after dremeling it?

Josh
 

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Nice job man. I am very glad you did a write up as I have been debating these. I have a Seibon CF TS hood and sometimes worry about it lifting. The Aerocatch Pins are next on my list of mods.

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Man those things look so much cleaner than regular hoodpins. Good job on it! Any worries about the carbon weave splitting up after dremeling it?

Josh
The dremel bit that I used (Tungsten Carbide Cutter 9903) cut the c/f like butter, no splitting of the weave or even any cracking of the clear coat, I was really impressed with the bit. I cut it free hand and it was so fast and easy.
 

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Great job man.. ic you took the plunge and finally put them in.. i hope you love them as much as i love mine..
I am dying to see the car outside the garage, I love them. Funny I just spoke to you last week about them.
 

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Nice work, Mani. I have yet to install mine. The Do-Luck Type II hood has the exact same latching as the OEM hood, which is excellent, but the peace of mind is worth it, especially if Hennessey ever holds his Texas Hold 'Em event.

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Nicely done. They look a thousand times better than the old hood pins. Way to turn bad weather into productive time.
 

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Nice work, Mani. I have yet to install mine. The Do-Luck Type II hood has the exact same latching as the OEM hood, which is excellent, but the peace of mind is worth it, especially if Hennessey ever holds his Texas Hold 'Em event.

Ken.
For high speed I would bolt my hood down like Jamie Carter's Supra which seemed to have 10 hood pins :)
 

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Your old ones were Sparco's? I've been thinking of getting these Aerocatch hoodpins too. I really like the look, well done!

Thanks dude. My old ones were Sparco and the footprint of the aerocatch hood pins will cover the mounting holes for the Sparco's. The only problem I see for you is that you might have to face the fat end of the aerocatch pins towards the front of the hood since your current pins may be too close to the front bumper, here's a picture

 

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Thanks dude. My old ones were Sparco and the footprint of the aerocatch hood pins will cover the mounting holes for the Sparco's. The only problem I see for you is that you might have to face the fat end of the aerocatch pins towards the front of the hood since your current pins may be too close to the front bumper, here's a picture

it should be fine to do that, though the suggestion by aerocatch to put the slim end fwd is for the sake of aerodynamics only.. which i find to be retarded since a teardrop with the fat part facing fwd has been proven to be more aerodynamic from what i was told

oh yeah Aerocatch AHEM!!! i mean topsecret hood pins ftw!!! LOL
 

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^^I like the postion you used..btw you didnt get those flush allen head bolts with the aerocatch pins.
 

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That looks much better than the standard hood pins.
 

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those looks nice... and it's kinda funny... everyone is drooling over them but when I had them up for sale 2 months ago for $130 no one wanted them. =/ (still available btw)
 
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