Gravana Carbon FIber hoods... - Pontiac GTO Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-09-2007, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 154
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Gravana Carbon FIber hoods...

Have any of you bought a hood from Gravana tuning? they have really good looking hoods, but I am wondering how well they fit the car?
Holden1984 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-09-2007, 07:59 PM
 
LYNMUP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ft Walton Beach, FL
Posts: 689
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have the fiberglass one. You will have to relocate the computer cause it will hit the hood. Also, the body shop had to do a lot of prep work to it. Wasn't paint ready. It was cheaper than the stock hood plus 40% lighter for the fiberglass (45%) for the carbon. If you can pick it up, you'll save $200 at the most on shipping. The shop told me to not go with carbon cause once it gets damaged it's trash, as for the fibergalss, it can be repaired. Carbon is much stronger and only a slight bit lighter than the fiberglass. Geting a good prep on the hood is critical. I had to have mine re-done before leaving for the desert. The paint cracked right under the hood scoops.

Also, if you have a CAI, it will not line up unless it's a Lingenfelter or CSPerformance heat shielf from Austrailia. My K&N was way off with the intake hole from the hood. It was blowing the cool air on the outside of the heatshield thus having no effect on the "raim air" effect. Unless you get a custom box built just for this hood. There is a company called MPD that makes fiberglass hoods that has a box that mates to their hood. Here's their web-site.

'05 QSM M6
LYNMUP is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 2004-2006 GTO > Service, Maintenance and Technical Discussion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac GTO Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome