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Old 03-27-2012, 11:54 AM   #1
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Default Duraflex ram air hoods - are they good? Anyone got one?

Looking for WS6 hood, I would order from VFN but can't wait so long.
SO I came across Duraflex WS6 hoods, seems everyone now is selling them, and price is very attractive at around $400 + freight.
Are these hoods good? In their video they hit and flex their panels but I'm not sure flexing hood is good thing...
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Anyone? Before I spent my money on it?
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eh, havent heard anything good from them really. and i searched and searched about which hood is the best replacement, but its not my car or $
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BTW, they may be sold under other names, like Extreme Dimensions for example...
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I've heard bad things about the Duraflex hoods but opinions are like ********, everyone's got one. You usually only hear the bad stuff anyway, people who are satisfied usually don't jump online to say so.

There's a lot of good/bad reviews from the ebay seller "hood4sale", but I bought my 2.5" Harwood replica and it's unbelievably good for the money. They cut the cowl to make it fuctional and fiberglassed screens in, the fit is 90% dead on and it needed minimal body work. I got it for under $300 shipped to my door, and you get ebay buyer protection to boot.

check em out on ebay.. I believe they have WS6 hoods, you may have to pay to make it functional but it's well worth it. Otherwise dig in deep cuz WS6 hoods are pricey for a quality one.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fiberglass-9...#ht_500wt_1156

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fiberglass-9...#ht_500wt_1287
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Looks terrible... No openings, no ridges around "nostrils"...
P.S. yeah I read they can be opened for $30
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Looks damn good to me for the money, what do you mean "ridges?

The general saying is obviously "you get what you pay for" but from seeing an actual Harwood and the one I bought from them, mine is identical, and functional, which harwood doesn't offer.
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I heard enough bad on the fitment to scare me away. I couldn't wait for vfn either I came across an original us exotic superhawk hood so I'm pumped about that.
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coooool. ^

just trying to put another option out there... good experience with mine.
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Too bad they don't put meshes in them; if I have to buy meshes, that's almost Trufiber or VFN price
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I've experienced their products first hand. Duraflex is ****. Fits like ****, shaped like **** and is **** quality. Stay away.
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Too bad they don't put meshes in them; if I have to buy meshes, that's almost Trufiber or VFN price
I got meshes in my harwood, they cut the cowl horizontally and fiberglassed 2 screens in. For the price to open it up the screens are included.
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My friend.bought one and.dosent align to the.car correctly, I would buy trufiber
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I'd buy Trufiber, even without rear meshes (which they don't include with WS6 but include with WS9 for the reason I don't understand), but it weighs whopping 35# :O
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Yeah with all the bad experience with Trufiber floating around honestly I'd stay away. Hood4sale is your best bet as far as the cheaper end hoods go, otherwise there's not much else you can get that will be quality without spending a good amount.

And you have to figure in body work and paint costs too... it add's up to A LOT of dough.

I'll say one last thing about Hood4sale, just because myself and my friend both got great hoods from them for around $300 shipped (he got a ws6 style hood for his Impala SS). They are copies. They take hoods from Harwood, VFN, ect, and make a direct mold to copy them. As shitty as that is, and as much as people are against it, their hoods are going to be the same thing you would get from the other companies.

While I don't agree with this and I think it's shitty, I couldn't argue with getting a $700+ hood for $300, functional. It's far exceeded my expectations and fits almost perfect.

Good luck in whatever you end up doing, like I said I'm just trying to put another option out there for you. Hopefully you get a good hood and don't go bankrupt doing it lol.
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no aftermarket hood is gunna fit great hell even the stock ones fit like ****. you just have to have a true body guy fit it. ive cut and formed alot of fiberglass hoods and other things to make them fit better.
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I've got a try fiber hood on my car and the fitment is good since my car is a salvage car and nothing really lines up perfect but it's still very good quality and packaged very well.
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I've got a try fiber hood on my car and the fitment is good since my car is a salvage car and nothing really lines up perfect but it's still very good quality and packaged very well.
Did you put it on scales?
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I'll post up some pics of my hood.. maybe it will help.
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