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Old 06-03-2014, 01:07 PM   #1
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AEV Hood - Fitment

So I have been contemplating doing the fitment and hardware swap myself and just have the paint shop paint the new hood.*

My question is, how is the fitment of the AEV Heat Reduction Hood out of the box? I realize there is some adjustment in the hinge mounting and latch, but how about body lines? For those that have installed this hood, did you have to "tweak" the hood at all to get lines to look right?*

Is it worth it just letting the body shop take care of the fitment?*

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Old 06-03-2014, 01:37 PM   #2
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Have RR hood here. Sime to install. Just had mine painted and installed myself. Just unscrew the torx bolts on the hood side if the hinges leaving them attached to the body. Set new hood in place. Line it up and reinstall bolts to the new hood. Then just transfer the latch etc... over.

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Old 06-03-2014, 02:21 PM   #3
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They are easy to install but if you are getting it painted at a body shop, see how much it would cost to install as well. Since you asked about them already feathering/blending the paint to the existing body, sounds like you are dropping it off. If its more than $25... just do it yourself if you can transport it home without a problem. They line up great and are easy to install as pointed out by Tx.
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They are easy to install but if you are getting it painted at a body shop, see how much it would cost to install as well. Since you asked about them already feathering/blending the paint to the existing body, sounds like you are dropping it off. If its more than $25... just do it yourself if you can transport it home without a problem. They line up great and are easy to install as pointed out by Tx.
Yeah, on mine, the majority of the cost was paint/prep, they only charged like 1/2 hourish labor, which was worth it to me to not have to fool with toting it around.
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