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Old 02-07-2018, 10:02 PM
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Calling All Carbon Fiber Hood Owners

So I’ve researched the available CF hoods on the market and have collected some data based on weight reduction and price point but I could use the forums feedback regarding quality and fitment. I know with aftermarket hoods there will need to be adjustments made when installing but I’m aiming for minimal work/mods. Most importantly I’m planning on leaving it exposed CF so definitely no major sanding etc that would otherwise be concealed by paint.

Brand (style) / price / weight:

VIS Racing (DTM) / $1550 / 31lbs
Darwin Pro Aero (Black Series) / $800 / ???
Carbon Creations (Black Series) / $1300 / 25lbs
Seibon (DTM) / $1530 / ???
MHP Dads 63 / $1900 / 13lbs (dry carbon)
Mode Carbon PFL (Black Series) / $1300 / 27 lbs
Mode Carbon FL (Black Series) / $3000 / 27lbs

If the hood you own isn’t listed I’d still like to hear about it!

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Mode Carbon has a full carbon fiber hood. I think it is around $3200.

Fellow member who installed one - https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w...-507-hood.html
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Mode Carbon has a full carbon fiber hood. I think it is around $3200.

Fellow member who installed one - https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w...-507-hood.html
That thing looks great! On their website they are only showing hood vents but not the hood itself.... I wonder if this has been discontinued
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I have this one - VIS Racing (DTM) / $1550 / 31lbs
I have an old thread or two with plenty of pics but I am too lazy to scroll through all of the pages of my subscribed threads.
The fit and finish of the VIS DTM CF hood is fantastic. I'll see if I can add a pic or two here for you.
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My attempt to upload two pics from my phone on the mobile app failed with an 'internal error'. I'll try again later from home.
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No worries... I got you! Looks clean... Were you able to confirm the weight is 31lbs?
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So I just spoke with Mode Carbon and although they do not show the hood on their website they do carry fitment for both base and 507 models.

I also heard from Carbon Creations. They confirmed their hoods are about 25lbs. Updated pricing and info above.
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Yup, that's one of the pics. Great fitment on the hood. Although I didn't specifically weigh the piece I would think 31 lbs is quite close. The underside is aluminum?, but it's definitely not CF top and bottom. I would inquire into the underside of the 25 lb one you found. Good luck finding what you're looking for.
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That mode carbon hood looks perfect. Do they have a confirmed weight? Are the vents functional?
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That mode carbon hood looks perfect. Do they have a confirmed weight? Are the vents functional?
I emailed Mode Carbon directly and thatís the weight they confirmed. I canít speak on the vents but I would hope so since their competitors are (Carbon Creations).
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Why are you so worried about a couple pounds? Find the best quality, best fitting hood and get it. Worrying about a few pounds on a C63 is silly at best.
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My vents are functional. Heat definitely escapes, but I wouldn't say it is a lot. Some is better than none though.
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Why are you so worried about a couple pounds? Find the best quality, best fitting hood and get it. Worrying about a few pounds on a C63 is silly at best.
I just figured it'd be useful information for myself and others who are in the market for a CF hood. To be honest the only time weight would be a deciding factor would be as a deal breaker if 2 hoods were the same quality and price....

If weight didn't matter at all I'd just wrap my stock hood in CF vinyl and call it a day
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FYI facelift hood is aluminum and already pretty light. Cut holes and install vents if you want them and save yourself a bunch of money. That’s what I’m doing next week.

Pre-facelift hood is steel, so there’s going to be significant savings there (~20lbs) whether it’s all carbon or overlay on FRP.
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FYI facelift hood is aluminum and already pretty light. Cut holes and install vents if you want them and save yourself a bunch of money. Thatís what Iím doing next week.

Pre-facelift hood is steel, so thereís going to be significant savings there (~20lbs) whether itís all carbon or overlay on FRP.
where are you getting the vents to fit in the holes properly?
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Originally Posted by BMWho View Post
So I’ve researched the available CF hoods on the market and have collected some data based on weight reduction and price point but I could use the forums feedback regarding quality and fitment. I know with aftermarket hoods there will need to be adjustments made when installing but I’m aiming for minimal work/mods. Most importantly I’m planning on leaving it exposed CF so definitely no major sanding etc that would otherwise be concealed by paint.

Brand (style) / price / weight:

VIS Racing (DTM) / $1550 / 31lbs
Darwin Pro Aero (Black Series) / $800 / ???
Carbon Creations (Black Series) / $1300 / 25lbs
Seibon (DTM) / $1530 / ???
MHP Dads 63 / $1900 / 13lbs (dry carbon)
Mode Carbon PFL (Black Series) / $1300 / 27 lbs
Mode Carbon FL (Black Series) / $3000 / 27lbs

If the hood you own isn’t listed I’d still like to hear about it!
Why the big price difference in mode carbon's FL vs PFL?

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FYI facelift hood is aluminum and already pretty light. Cut holes and install vents if you want them and save yourself a bunch of money. That’s what I’m doing next week.

Pre-facelift hood is steel, so there’s going to be significant savings there (~20lbs) whether it’s all carbon or overlay on FRP.
Did you end up doing this? I'm struggling to find shops who wants to cut mine.
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Did you end up doing this? I'm struggling to find shops who wants to cut mine.


Itís not perfect but close enough for me.


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Itís not perfect but close enough for me.


Where did you get the hood emblem? I tried a few on eBay but none fit. I also don't want to dip my OEM emblem.
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Where did you get the hood emblem? I tried a few on eBay but none fit. I also don't want to dip my OEM emblem.
Some guy on here last year had a bunch made
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where you get the tow strap and connecting screw?
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Itís not perfect but close enough for me.


Damn BLKROKT looking good!! got some more goodies in the back seat there??? lol
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still have an oem 507 hood for sale painted black. someone buy it from me already!

https://mbworld.org/forums/exterior-...ries-hood.html
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where you get the tow strap and connecting screw?
They're all over eBay. I like this one, but not sure why it's $33, and not sure if the screw is long enough.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SICKSPEED-B...sid=m570.l1313
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where you get the tow strap and connecting screw?
No, actually that’s wrong. My tow strap is bolted directly to the frame. I didn’t use the OE tow hook location, and that bumper hole got shaved off.

I got the strap from the Sparco website. It’s made of ballistic nylon and rated to 6600# and my car has already been dragged by it multiple times. I need it to work and it does.

The cheap shÔt you see on eBay that screws into the OE location will most likely break upon first use. They are cosmetic only and have zero weight rating.
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No, actually thatís wrong. My tow strap is bolted directly to the frame. I didnít use the OE tow hook location, and that bumper hole got shaved off.

I got the strap from the Sparco website. Itís made of ballistic nylon and rated to 6600# and my car has already been dragged by it multiple times. I need it to work and it does.

The cheap shÔt you see on eBay that screws into the OE location will most likely break upon first use. They are cosmetic only and have zero weight rating.
Of course it's for cosmetic purpose... if I wanted one for actual use I wouldn't care if it had a German flag on it...
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