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2011-09-02 02:11:21
Hood pins....
I was going to purchase AeroCatch locking latches for my newly acquired CF hood.

AeroCatch® - new design of bonnet pin, available in locking or non-locking versions – see how it works.........

Amazon.com: Aerocatch Carbon Plus Flush Locking Hood Pin: Automotive

$135.00 a set.

Previous threads on the subject.



However, Happynole gave the AeroCatch product a complete negative review. I trust Joe's judgement implicitely, so AeroCatch is out.

It appears that Jegs carries two (2) options that are more expensive than the AeroCatch latches, and a whole bunch of inexpensive options. The inexpensive options are just what you expect and really do not merit much discussion. They are what they are, but not really what I am looking for.

Jegs has a wide variety of hood pins.

Hood Mounting and Installation Components

Quik-Latch hood pins:

Quik-Latch Hood Pins - JEGS

Personally I like their low-profile black ones at the bottom, $299.00 per set. Expensive, but black, low profile, unobtrusive, and very slick. No rust, blah, blah, blah....

Quik-Latch website including a video of the product being used.

Quik-Latch.com Your Authorized Dealer For Quik-Latch Products

Hotchkis and their universal kit.

Hotchkis 1760 Hotchkis Universal Hood Pin Kit

Hotchkis website:

Hotchkis Sport Suspension

$185.00 per set for the Hotchkis units. Which, outside of the fancy billet top peice, look pretty much like the inexpensive hood pins. Not sure why they are so expensive.

NRG locking hood pins

RoBear Racing. NRG Carbon Fiber Hood Pins: Universal

$118.00 for a set of the NRG units that look pretty much like the AeroCatch latches, which worries me. $38.00 for the less expensive NRG units. Both in that link.

Anybody got any input, advice, or expertise on hood pins?
Last edited by Shawn B on 2011-09-02 at 02-22-08.
2011-09-02 02:20:44
I would probably choose any of those but the AeroCatch. They're really big.
2011-09-02 02:26:34
Originally Posted by javcrodgz
I would probably choose any of those but the AeroCatch. They're really big.

Here is the AeroCatch installed, don't look too bad.

That is Doug_O's ride from the thread linked in the first post.

However, like I said, Joe (Happynole) is not happy with AeroCatch units at all. Which really makes me want to shy away from AeroCatch.
2011-09-02 02:36:15
AutoFab's are baller status.

Sparco's are nice, too:

2011-09-02 02:44:27
And what exactly is wrong with Aerocatch? Unless you get a knockoff I don't see any downside.
2011-09-02 02:46:41
I will probably end up going with the aerocatches(I want them to be locking)...but check these out.
The only problem is mounting it to the CF.It is designed for metal hoods.
I was trying to find a way to make something like that work.It would need to have a black backplate to sandwich the CF or something.
Western Motorsports - Stealth Hood Pins
2011-09-02 02:48:30
Check out those AutFabs. They're nice.
2011-09-02 02:51:21
Originally Posted by javcrodgz
Check out those AutFabs. They're nice.

semms like they would be rattly
2011-09-02 03:04:52
i have some sparco's powder coated black if your interested
2011-09-02 03:09:49
Everyone I know has Aerocatch pins, they seem pretty good. But spending $300 on a set of hood pins is just rediculous.

I mean, how much could the materials possibly cost? $150 is the most I could justify on hood pins. Not because I'm cheap, but simply because something that simple just doesn't cost much to make. A calculator is more complicated, and I can get one at the dollar store.
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