Weight Savings with Fiberglass hood?

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  1. STLPUNKD

    STLPUNKD New Member

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    Does anyone know how much weight can be saved by ditching the stock hood and going to a fiberglass one?
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    The Brahma Bull Founding Member

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    About 3 pounds.
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    ryanrule impotent Founding Member

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    what is the stock one made of, i thought it was fiberglass
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    the stock one is fiberglass, so I'd expect a savings of approx. 0 lbs.
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    only difference between stock and aftermarket is that the stock on is fiberglass with steel reinforcement. You MIGHT save a couple of pounds at the most, but the stock hood is much stiffer than aftermarket. The cervini's hood kinda "twists" a bit when lifted from one side or the other........stock is better in that respect
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    Basically, it is a waste of money and time for weight savings alone. You'd be better off just dieting for a week or two.
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    good point, i forgot about the steel reinforcement. you might save a few lbs. You've got to be going pretty fast for those few lbs to matter though.
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    I don't even own a stang. I didn't know they stock hood was fiberglass.
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    Enzora The member formerly known as Nazgul

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    Then what exactly is the point of this thread? :confused:
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    fiber glass? i don't get why so meney people think fiberglass is light and can save you weight. How ever there is a company making carbonfiber hoods for mustangs, the hood looks like the standard v-6 hood. itll save you some pounds but not a tremendouse amount.
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    actually my dad owns one. he was thinking of getting a different hood.
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    if you're purely going for cosmetic looks, then it really wouldnt' matter as to weight savings, But as was previously stated the weight really doesn't matter, when me and 98cobraclone, put the hood on his car for the test fit, and final fit after painting, wasn't much difference, we were just much easier with the hood after he got it painted not to scratch anything
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