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#1 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 10:04 PM
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Let the dealer install hoodpins?

So I plan on ordering my Challenger in a few weeks and I want to have hoodpins installed. I'd like to get them at the time of buying but I'm unsure whether to have the dealer do it when the car arrives or to suck it up and do it myself. After reading some of the dealer horror stories here I shudder at the thought of letting them drill holes in the hood of a brand new car, but maybe I'm just paranoid.

Is it worth the risk?
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I just had mine installed a few days ago. It was fairly easy. Worst part is drilling the holes of course. As long as you take your time and hold the drill level you are fine. Mine weren't perfect on the first drill. You have a little margin for error if things don't line up right the first time.

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I'm with IDMTfirefighter. Let the dealer do it. If they mess it up they can replace or fix the hood.

That's better than having to buy a new hood for a brand new car.
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I'm with IDMTfirefighter. Let the dealer do it. If they mess it up they can replace or fix the hood.

That's better than having to buy a new hood for a brand new car.
Agreed. Installation would be up to $100. I'm guessing, but if they don't do it right - they're responsible.
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Hoodpins

I had a set from Mr. Norm's, a local bodyshop wanted $150 to install I did it myself after alot of mesuring and remesuring I did it myself. came out fine ! They look great took a while to muster up the courage to drill the hood after that it was simple.

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Hood pins are kinda silly, but yeah get it done professionally.

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I have the aerocatch hood pins and love em. I didn't install myself, as its a little more involved than regular old school hood pins, but they look great and have a much more modern feel to em that fits this car better imo. You can kinda see em in this picture

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I have the aerocatch hood pins and love em. I didn't install myself, as its a little more involved than regular old school hood pins, but they look great and have a much more modern feel to em that fits this car better imo. You can kinda see em in this picture


Do you have any more information on these? I have the same hood and want the more modern "hood pins" as well. Were they difficult to install? Did you do them yourself??

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I had the dealer install them, I didn't do it. I do know they are a bit more difficult to install as you're not just drilling a round hole but one about the shape of what you see. I couldn't be happier with them though, I wouldn't do anything different if I had the option
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