Are hood pins necessary for fiberglass hoods?
Registered. nope not necessary at all especially on a stock hood with two working latches. they look cool though. I recommend the stick on appearance pins if you don’t want to drill holes into a perfectly good hood.
Do you need hood pins for aftermarket hood?
You can install hood pins on any hood including your OEM hood.
What are the purpose for hood pins?
But did you know they actually serve an important purpose? These pins keep the hood buttoned down in the event the main latch should fail – preventing the hood panel from flying open at speed. This often happens after accidents, that’s why many racetracks require hood pins to be fitted on competition cars.
Can you put hood pins on a carbon fiber hood?
Now when I first got my carbon fiber hood I was fully aware that with carbon hoods you need to have hood pins especially to go on the track.
Do all carbon fiber hoods need hood pins?
most cf hoods are heavier than our aluminum hood. you won’t need hood pins unless your fitment is that bad. most cf hoods are heavier than our aluminum hood. you won’t need hood pins unless your fitment is that bad.
What is an OEM hood pin?
A hood-pin is a switch which indicates whether the hood of a vehicle is open or closed. Some brands of car alarms and/or remote starters (Autostart, Astrostart etc.) require a working hood-pin in order to access key fob programming and/or feature programming.
Do I need hood pins for seibon carbon fiber hood?
You do not have to use hood pins. It is just a safety feature that you should consider. It is unlikely that it will pop up, but it could happen.