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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-07-2010 Thread Starter
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Question ViS Carbon Fiber hood quality?

So I have decided which hood I am going to invest in for my ride. I have looked at numerous types from all the SEMA stangs and those from this forum, and I decided on the hood featured on the 2011 Saleen 302. I think the lines and the look flow with the current generation and it has a sinister look while still being subtle.


However, there are 2 different companies that make this STYLE of hood. The original is from Saleen and is $1300 painted and installed from a certified Saleen Ford Dealer here in Tampa.

The other one is from ViS and can be purchased through multiple vendors. Price ranging from $473 to $1400 (which I find strange of the large variance). However, the hood is made in Carbon Fiber, which is good and bad


I want to maintain a semi factory look of my mustang, so if I decided to get the CF one I would have it fully painted.

The questions I have are:
  • How is the quality of the ViS hood?
  • Do you have to have hood pins for the CF hood?
  • Do you hear the engine more and is there a hood liner included?

I love the look and I'm a big fan of CF (all over my Duc) but I'm hesitate that it will come off as too ricey (even fully painted)

Which hood would you buy if you had the choice?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-08-2010
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The Saleen hood is awesome! My favorite for sure! I'd prefer going for this than getting that fake factory hood scoop Ford propose.
I'd like to know also if it's as good and as strong as the original factory hood.



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When are the new styles of hoods going to come out for the 2010+ There are soo few options right now. Saleen style is still my favorite but want to see more

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I like the Saleen better .. very slick.
As far as paint , I'd be inclined to leave the scoop CF and paint the rest to match the car ..
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i have seen both on 2011 and you cant go wrong either way but the color of your car can make of break the VIS. i really like the look of the saleen and it looks good on any car. no matter which one you pick expect more NVH to enter the cabin.

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What is NVH????

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What is NVH????
Noise harshness vibration

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Buy the VIS it fits like a glove I get compliments everyday...while ur at it get the trunk as well I did! Check out my pics you won't regret it...hood pins? What hood pins? I've ran it just like that for 5 months with so much as an issue

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I just added an aftermarket hood. I would not buy a prepainted hood. Check the part finish. Body work IS required between pulling the part from the mold and getting to finish paint.

Here is the hood in primer for fitting. Some filler was required to fit the lines in the right front corner.



Here is the finished hood. I added a valance and wheels while I was at it.


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ALEX1980: I checked out your pics and looks like you did an awsome job on your car! very cool but looking at the pic that shows the front of your hood something doesnt look right? is your hood unpainted carbon fiber? i cant tell if its reflection or what but it looks like tape or something on the hood ? can you post some picks of that hood im considering the same hood or maybe the cowl induction model i i too am questioning the quality, again thank and the car is looking great

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this pic is on Alex1980's profile and its a beautiful car but enlarged the front of the hood looks like the carbon fiber is tape or maybe some weird reflection im not sure, check it out, what am I missing?

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