also if you look closely at the adjoining panel fitment, while certain aspects are good, most are not and vary in gap (consistency)......most of the aftermarket hoods I have seen are well, require body work for a proper functional and visual fit. typically more than most are willing to put into it and if you are going to pay someone to "fix" the new hood, you might as well have the shop take your existing hood and modify it to what you want...at least they are starting with a good, solid hood that fits the car (gap consistency).
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