So I decided to make a thread about after market hoods. This is for anyone who is looking to buy an aftermarket hood or is looking to for a different hood This is preferably for 97-03 and 04-08 Grand Prixs. If you have an aftermarket hood PM me with pics of it so i can post it in here. Also if you want give me the pros and cons of that hood so i can also post it in here as well. This will help people get an idea of what hood options are out there, with out having to browse online or multiple threads, they can just look in here. Please send pics with the name of that hood, only 1 picture of your hood will be posted so choose wisely. Custom hoods are welcome as well. Lets see how this goes, Im also curious to see the different types of hoods out there myself. I will also have links posted on where to buy an aftermarket hood so if i missed any links let me know.
Want to buy an aftermarket hood? Here are some options.
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American Sports Car | Stinger Fiberglass
Pros: Light weight, Can make functional Ram air, Functional heat extractors, Easy install
Cons: Can bring water into engine bay through heat extractors, Some get small spider cracks, Hood Clearance Problems with larger intercoolers
Carbon Fiber SD Hood:
Pros: Easy Install, Light Weight
Cons: Passenger side cowl drips water right onto the coil pack during rain or car washes, Hood Clearance Problems with larger intercoolers (SSIC will have no clearance problems with this hood)
MPD F.1 Hood:
Pros: Fiberglass top on the OEM steel frame, Easy Install, Functional heat extractor/Ram Air
Cons: Weight is just a little less than OEM since it uses the OEM steel frame
WS6 Style Hood:
Pros: Looks very aggressive
Cons: Duraflex hoods known to fly up at 60+ MPH
Special Edition/40th Anniversary/Daytona 500 Hood:
Cons: Scoops are not a perfect seal
Pros: Let's some of the heat out. Light weight.
Cons: Cant be hooked up for Ram Air
SLP Hood 04+:
Pros: It's one of a kind and all metal
Cons: Weighs significantly more than a stock hood
Ill add any hoods I missed