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Old 02-06-2011, 05:24 PM
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Seibon cf hood wont latch!!

Hey guys i was wondering if someone could help me out i was installing my Seibon OEM CF hood today and got the sides to match up perfectly but cant get my hood to latch..ive tried everything i could think of..i searched online and saw to move the locking mechanism up as high as it could go and still no luck..the hood doesnt look like its hitting anything which is why its hard for me to understand why it wont lock..and yes the lock does work i tested it out..any help would be greatly appreciated
Old 02-06-2011, 06:01 PM
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oh and the hood didn't come with studs in the hood already like the OEM had idk if that matters?
Old 02-06-2011, 06:25 PM
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contact importdps
there a sponsor on here who installed my oem seibon hood

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Old 02-06-2011, 06:30 PM
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i havent tried dropping the hood shut ive only tried closing it gently but it should close idk if i should try to drop it shut i dont wanna crack it
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I had the same problem it took a few good drops to finally latch it and after that it was fine. I was scared to drop a cf hood hard and have it bust the latch through the top but it was okay.
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^ Id suggest dropping it from about 2-3 inches...
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any reason why it needs to be drop instead of just pushed down like the original hood
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Did you remove bump stops and adjust the latch? Sometimes I have to adjust the latch, up/down so that the hoods hook properly. Usually the Carbon Fiber Hoods are a pretty good fit.
Old 02-07-2011, 08:19 AM
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yup the bump stops are removed and the latch is moved all the way up like most people said to..does any one else suggest i just drop it shut?
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Space the hood latch out with washers. Maybe it isn't going down far enough.
Old 02-07-2011, 08:58 AM
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I saw a guy on a 350z forum did that but its the only thing I didn't try..I guess I'll put 3 washers on each bolt?
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Make sure you do not install the hydraulic arms, they will warp the hood.

See if the latch is striking extra fiberglass in the latch area of the hood. For instance if the factory didn't sand or remove extra fiberglass in the latch hole this might also be the cause of your problem. Also if the latch needs to be brought forward you might want to put washers on your front latch. Has your G35 been in an accident or have any frame damage?
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Pop the grill out and grab a flash light, so that you can check the latch adjustment, I had to dremel out the slots on the latch before to a couple cars as the length even at the highest point was still to short for the latch to fully close.
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hey chris,
thank you for the purchase, why didnt you hit me up in a pm? i own a g35 as well as my partner and we coulda coached you through this.

+1 for what greengoblin suggested btw
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My bad Dustin I didn't no to just ask you.. So I moved the latch all the way up should I try to use the washers to space it out first or do I dremmel the latch area on the hood

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