I have an accessory addiction - Which do you think looks better?

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Accessories' started by 2011laserblue, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. 2011laserblue

    2011laserblue New Member

    Hey guys - I have a horrible accessory addiction, but I love every minute of it. :glasses:
    It will be a while before I make this happen (if I do at all), but wanted some opinions about these hoods.
    I've always sort of wanted to get a cool hood, and I think I found potentially what could end up on my truck. Which do you like better?

  2. sstoner911

    sstoner911 New Member

    I like the top one. I was going to get that exact hood. I havent ordered it because I know it will sit around and I will never get a chance to get it in the paint booth!
  3. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    You have to Ask???? 175resize.jpg 091.jpg :party:
  4. 2011laserblue

    2011laserblue New Member

    I'm just so torn I really like them both. Enkei how have you not been in the ROTM race....? Did you make your ram air functional?
  5. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    The ram air hood looks better on the NNBS trucks, IMHO.

    A piece of advice: Avoid fiberglass; get a steel hood.
  6. 2011laserblue

    2011laserblue New Member

    Surreal, do you know of any manufacturers that make steel hoods?
    I've looked at RKS and cervini and both were fiberglass. I was wondering about the fiberglass actually and was hoping someone would comment about it.

    Enkei do you have any issues with yours? It looks awesome, love your ride. Yours too Surreal, but I think I've told you once or twice :glasses:
  7. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    The hood from Cervini's is open in the front to cool off the motor.. As in the 2 Co's that build Fiberglass hoods for the GM trucks Goodhood and Cervini's , Cervini's is much better of a fit and better built. As for Steel For the newer body style Goodmark and reflection are 2 Co's that make them but the Ram Air's are NOT open...

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    The steel hoods are going to disappear It costs Thousands to tool for a steel hood and the return on making them is getting too high The fiberglass can be tooled much cheaper so that is what you are going to see more of..

    As for my hood No problems in 4 1/2 years..
  8. TimTom64b

    TimTom64b New Member

    Mine is fiberglass... have had it on for a year. Only issue was that one corner was slightly damaged from shipping... I had no problems repairing. I do not see any issues with the first fiberglass... they are lighter and weight for weight stronger than steel. You just want to be sure you prep them correctly before painting is all.
  9. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    I have.. And been asked to do it again BUT I got more Mods coming [​IMG] so it will have to wait.. Thanks...
  10. AMac

    AMac New Member

    I like the top one more only because I tend to see the bottom one on older model trucks. I think my dad had a hood like the bottom one on his 1988 S10. The top one, IMHO, gives the truck a little more attitude.
  11. sstoner911

    sstoner911 New Member

    Theres nothing wrong with fiberglass. I am not sure how the Cervani hoods come, but if they are not primed you will need to use a polyester(high build) primer to fill in the little voids. If they already come ready to paint you or whoever paints it, may have to sand a little.

    Most of your custom parts are going to be fiberglass. Norms Fiberglass is a prime example. http://www.normsfiberglass.com/

    I get people who have Norm send me the parts directly to dip.
  12. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    maybe some day ill do a ram air hood like enkeis, or the top one on the previous page, i really like that look.

  13. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 New Member

    Mine is functional ram air, with the green air box I added. I also put the Volant scoop on the truck as well, It pulls air from under the truck and draws it up into the box. Only problem I had was water gets trapped in the hood, and when you open the hood it pours out onto the passenger side fender. I have since drilled more drain holes in the underside of the hood to prevent this, it is fiberglass and have had no problems with it cracking on my HD.

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  14. 2011laserblue

    2011laserblue New Member

    Thanks for the info guys! I think it would be really cool to make something like this functional, if I'm gonna drop 600 on something it would be nice to actually do something other than look nice. I think you all have shifted my opinion to liking the top more - so if I make this happen in the future (which eventually I'm about 80% sure that I will) I will be sure to post pictures :glasses:
  15. Curky

    Curky New Member

    I second this...

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