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Hello all, recently I was considering buying a hood to replace my original one. I have the exterior appearance group, which comes with the T/A hood. I did some reading and found that the OE hood is actually quite light. I thought that it would be impossible for a fiberglass or carbon fiber hood to be heavier, but I heard some say that they were in fact heavier. So is buying an aftermarket hood going to be solely aesthetic, or is there a hood out there that is lighter? I would love to buy a carbon fiber hood, but would like to avoid adding weight if possible.
 

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My fiberglass hood on my 13’ Challenger is about 3 pounds lighter than my stock one. Nothing to write home about but everything helps. Stock hoods are aluminum so they are pretty light as is.
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My fiberglass hood on my 13’ Challenger is about 3 pounds lighter than my stock one. Nothing to write home about but everything helps. Stock hoods are aluminum so they are pretty light as is. View attachment 978917


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What was the final weight of the fiberglass hood?
 

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I guess I am still a little confused. Just watched a video where a guy weighed a stock SRT hood at 25 pounds even, and speedlogix claims that the stock hood weighs 30 pounds. Lightest carbon fiber hood I can find is about 10 pounds on speedlogix, but it goes for 2,700 :LOL:
 

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I have a buddy that has a fiberglass hood on his Charger. It feels significantly lighter than my stock hood on my Challenger. So the 14 vs 25 pounds seems about right.


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Stock hood is VERY light. This is a Hellcat mind you, 3 big holes in it ;)


Speedlogix has said a stock Hellcat hood weighs 23.3 pounds

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