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Old 02-24-2007, 05:40 PM   #1
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VIS Carbon Fiber Hood

Here it is guys. It's the VIS Racing Carbon Fiber hood. I went in as a test fitment person, to see if it would fit the sedans. I guess you I can be considered as a guinea pig for the hood. I had no intention of purchasing it, but it grew on me. So I ended up keeping it.
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Old 02-24-2007, 05:47 PM   #2
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What was the price tag and any links to where we can purchase it. :) Thanks
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Old 02-24-2007, 05:59 PM   #3
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Since I was a test fitter, they offered me a discount.
Member BLAZETIGER set it up.
You can contact him or try also their link:

http://www.visracing.com/catalog/adv...771fd108511496
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:17 PM   #4
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Man thats nice,Im going to see if there going to do any scoops,but it looks like they do great work.
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Old 02-24-2007, 10:17 PM   #5
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looks quite nice!

I don't suppose you guys put both hoods on a scale to compare weight?
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:42 AM   #6
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Sorry eTiMago, no we didn't put them on the scale. I could tell the difference after I had to take out my original hood out of my trunk ...heavy sucker! An then just lifting CF hood now is a piece of cake. Maybe the Liftback person that's supposed to go for a test fit can ask if they'll compare them.
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:43 AM   #7
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Yea would like to know the weight comparasion
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:57 AM   #8
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Reddglare, what kind of cloth do you use for an outer skin? It kinda looks like a biax, rather than the "typical" 2x2 twill.
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:28 PM   #9
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Thanks for taking the time to do the test fit. Seems like it fits real good. I never knew the hood was so small. I remember checking out the Yaris when it first came out, but that was a while back.

Are you planning on keeping the hood in it's original form, or are you gonna paint it to match your car color? Just wondering.
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:35 PM   #10
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kaminari.com also has a reverse cowl hood a vent right in the middle of the hood it goes for about $550 plus shipping
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Old 02-26-2007, 12:02 PM   #11
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Reddglare, what kind of cloth do you use for an outer skin? It kinda looks like a biax, rather than the "typical" 2x2 twill.
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Thanks for taking the time to do the test fit. Seems like it fits real good. I never knew the hood was so small. I remember checking out the Yaris when it first came out, but that was a while back.

Are you planning on keeping the hood in it's original form, or are you gonna paint it to match your car color? Just wondering.

I think I might have it color matched in a couple of months, have to find a nice shop that can do it.
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:13 PM   #12
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Not too sure. Perhaps BLAZETIGER can answer that question.
Sorry for the late reply. I honestly don't know, but from what I was told it was a 2x2 weave. I could be wrong though as I'm not a carbon fiber expert.
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Old 03-09-2007, 12:23 AM   #13
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nice. i'd like to know how much one of these would cost for my hatchback yaris.
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