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Anybody have this hood or know how well it fits? It looks to fit pretty good but this is the only pic I have off of MVP and it is a little hard to tell.. I like the functional intake scoop and it's not such a flashy or gaudy hood. Also, does anyone know if it uses the stock hood latch or does it need hood pins? I don't see pins.

My hood has a bunch of dents in it from the previous owner and rock chips galore that I keep covering up with touchup. (unavoidable with a daily driver..)

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thanks for any feedback!

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I have the Stout hood installed on my car. Fit and finish is good. My body guy worked on it a while to get it perfect, though.

I will post pics this week, along with pics of my new wheels.
 

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according to mvp its a direct bolt on, so i would assume no hood pins are needed
 

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My stock latches lined up, but I need to raise my passenger side latch. For some reason the catch won't lock properly. Won't be a problem.
 

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How much does it normally run to get a hood painted? (stock white) from your experiences?

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what about the dip in the middle of the hood?
seems like that when it rained that the water would go straight down to the engine and through the spark plug cover and right on top of the coils
but i dunno i guess im looking at it wrong though
correct me if im wrong


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as the same thing goes with TRD hood
with the hole right above the intake
you dont wanna be sucking all the water up in the filter when its raining
just have to kinda design something that goes in that hole to cover it up----maybe plexiglass


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a) The hole in the "dip" has about a 1/4" border around it. Not much water can get in the hole.

b) The water that does get through the hole will fall right in front of the engine, between the pulleys and the radiator fan shroud.
 

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I'm just concerned with the water (when it rains) shooting through the intake vent with force in high speed driving.

but hey! who drives in the rain? (j/k)

Is it a safe design? I know a lot of things are made for show and/or track and are not really made for every day hazards. Is this not the hood for every day drivers?

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I like it because it is somewhat different and potentially beneficial.

As far as cosmetically, the intake scoop does have an odd shape to it with the outer most part pointing in istead of following the beautiful lines of the car but hey it's still diff and not exceptionally gaudy so I like it.

If I have the money and bawls to spent that money on a hood then I will definately consider this one. doesn't look like too many people have it. but to those else who do (if any) how well did it fit your car?

thanks to FYRARMS for his initial input.

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Here's what I have noticed:

a) Yes, the air filter will get some air from the scoop. But...

b) ...the way it is angled/located, it is really to extract heat from the turbo setup. There is the "raised lip" in the rear of the hood that houses a rear-facing hole. The air comes in the front scoop, and draws the hot air out the rear.

c) The center scoop is cool. In the rear of the scoop (the hole), the opening is off to one side, as to be located behind the main cooling fan. In other words, while the scoop is centered when viewing the front of the car, the hole in the rear of the scoop is off to one side (as seen from interior).

I'll snap some pics soon, I promise. :eek:
 

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hey fyrarms can you send me some pics when you get a chance. i was looking at getting a new hood since i'm getting my car repainted and i have had my eye on this hood since dusty got the first one in. if you can email me at [email protected]. thanks

-Bill
 

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No problem, Bill. If the weather stays snow-free this weekend, I will pull the Dawg out of the garage and snap some pics.
 

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I'm guilty. I didn't read through all the posts, so forgive me if I repeat this, but couldn't you just cover the holes during the rainy season.

I even believe that the TRD hood has rain guards that can be purchased with the hood.

Seems like that is the easy and obvious solution.

--Justin

PS. I think that hood is the best looking hood for the supra, IMO.
 

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PPS. Why is the person in the picture holding the hood down? At least that is what it looks like to me.

--Justin
 

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He isn't holding it down. He is lining it up before he tightens the bolts on the hood hinges. Took me like 20 tries before I was satisfied. I'm picky. ;)
 

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thanks fyrarms. i want this hood cause i dont' want to cut mine up or put lovers(sp) in my hood. i like that part near the edge by the windsheild how it has a lil scoop type thing to let hot air out. also off to the side for the intake of the turbol. i'm curious on how it will look black. :)
 
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