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Old 05-03-2010, 07:59 PM   #21
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My hood cost $330 for paint and prep. That included both the top and bottom.
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:01 PM   #22
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Again, thx guys.


Went ahead and ordered a GTS-3 and some shelby pins. Finally found a resonable painter in San Juan Capistrano (hate having to look that far out), but was quoted over the phone as $650 installed and stripped.....extra $100 if the fenders need to be blended.

While it is still more expensive then alot of other accounts.....$750 sure beats that $1400, $1500 and $1800 quotes I recieved from other painters in my area.
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:57 AM   #23
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Grats on your decision. I'll add my name to the other 'satisfied' TruFiber hood owners. I've had mine on now over a year and still really love it. I had read and heard alot about the hood...some good, some bad, but I havent (and dont) have one bad thing to say about the hoods. Mine didnt require some insane amount or work or anything to prep and get ready for paint either.

Personally, I think the results speak for themselves (as do many other awesome looking hoods on cars in this thread):

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Old 05-04-2010, 04:47 PM   #24
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i originally was going to refrain from posting on this thread because i didnt want this to turn into a bashing/negative thread. However after reading some of the posts on here, the opposite has happened because of some posts by people with questionable motives.

Let me start by saying, I really believe the Trufiber Venom Hood is the best looking hood you can get for our cars (short of the OEM KR hood). I get several compliments on the hood all the time.

I purchased the hood through stage3motorsports.com.

However the quality of the hood that was delivered to me was terrible. This is partly my fault, I had the hood delivered directly to my body shop for prep and paint, and even though I instructed them to inspect the hood before signing for it, they did not.

The hood that was delivered to me had several small dimples/imperfections, the wire mesh in the vents was bent to crap, and the hood generally fit poorly.

My body shop was able to smooth out most of the imperfections and bend back the wire mesh in the hood vents. The hood still fit poorly but they were able to manipulate the fenders and hood stops, etc.. where it wasn't that noticeable.
Overall, after I finally took the car home with the new hood, I would say I was happy. The new hood really set off my front end. This was about 1.5 years ago.


Fast forward to today, after full Florida summer and winter, with the car having to be parked outside.
The hood has started cracking in the middle front apex. The cracks can best be described as spider cracks. Also the mesh in the hood vents has completely broken. I took the car to body shop to see about fixing the cracks. I was told the cracks could be smoothed out, but that it would most likely start cracking again after another summer. I was told the cracking was most likely the result of not enough gel/resin mixed with the fiberglass.

I havent decided how I am to remedy this situation. On the one hand I really like the look of the hood, but on the other it looks terrible right now and most likely get worse.

Let me stress that mine is an individual case and there are several members here that have had nothing but good experiences with their Trufiber hoods. But let me also point out that I am a regular customer that paid full price for his hood and didn't get to cherry pick the best product.

I will take some pictures later today of the hood if anyone is interested.
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:12 PM   #25
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im curious why didnt they inspect the hood before signing off on it...or moreover, why didnt you look at the hood before allowing them to...

i work in quality assurance for a living and i can honestly say that sometimes a companies product may have some imperfections most of the time this gets caught but sometime items slip through the cracks...this is evident in all companies from electronics to cars...and in my experience most are willing to remedy the situation....

im sure they would have remedied the situation had your drop ship point been more vigilant about inspecting the product before signing off on it...

sorry to hear that this happened....but whoever signed off on it is really at fault...and to you as a customer of theirs thats pretty poopy....be glad it wasnt a supercharger with something defective....

sorry to hear about your misfortune...but im sure with enough work and research you can remedy your situation. glad you like your hood, it looks nice in the pic...good luck.
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:48 PM   #26
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I worked on 5 Trufiber hoods (all different styles) and all were junk, sorry guys.
I saw nmd55's car and I can attest that it is another piece of fiberglass, not much of a hood.


I'm glad to see people happy with those...
Could it be that they improved the quality on those the last couple of years??
I wonder if there is enough gelcoat now as well...
If so, great.
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:04 PM   #27
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I'm a happy Cervini hood owner, and did all of the prep work myself - there's plenty of gel coat on there and it sands great, fit and finish was good as well. The shipping (even though it was freight) was very quick, and everything I ordered was in stock (ducktail, chin spoiler, hood)
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So here is a question that I just thought about. With the GTS-3 and its fully functional Ram Air system....Will I need to worry about my current CAI tunes? Thinking extra air flow over the intake could "thin the mix".


Again, thx for all the input
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:53 PM   #29
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So here is a question that I just thought about. With the GTS-3 and its fully functional Ram Air system....Will I need to worry about my current CAI tunes? Thinking extra air flow over the intake could "thin the mix".


Again, thx for all the input
its not like that at all, nothing to worry about
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:30 PM   #30
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i went with trufiber and i've not seen anything bad out of their gts 3 hood. to me, they were a very good place to deal with
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:36 AM   #31
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Let me throw my .2 in.

First, if you don't have any experience with trufiber and go purely on " he say " you can keep that to your self. It's not " right " to bash a company just because you " heard " it was that way.

I saw someone posted something about trufiber customer srvc being shady.
I beg to differ. Phil is one of the most coolest guys there and I'll tell you why.
I ordered my venom III hood about 2 years ago or so ( maybe longer, can't remember ). And also ordered the hood lift kit.
I noticed right away that the hood lift kit would not fit right. I called Trufiber and left a msg. Phil called me back in about 5 minutes and said he would send a new kit out. I had it at my door in less than 3 days. And I was in florida at the time. Not a single squeeak out of him and he kept me happy the entire time.

Second. The hood. I took it to a shop that worked on nothing but restoring and customizing old cars and doing custom paint jobs. ( My club referred me there and I could not have been happier )
The guys said that they were surprised how good the quality of the hood was. They said usually fiberglass hoods are pretty crappy, but they were amased at how this hood did not give them headaches at all.

I'm super happy with my hood, the fit is perfect, and I know for a fact I will order from them again in the future.
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Old 12-17-2011, 04:06 PM   #32
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wanted to post a video i made for them here

but it has been a while since i have been here and html option for coding my posts is turned off....

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Old 12-18-2011, 08:26 PM   #33
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Happy TruFiber customer here and would gladly buy another hood from them without a worry in the world
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:34 AM   #34
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trying to decide between the TruFiber GTS-3 and the Type IV. From what I can tell, they are both very very similar. Have read mixed opinions about the trufiber....but yah, decissions decissions.

Oh, and if anyone has some pics of this hood with 10x2 stripes would appreciate it. Trying to get a feel for how my Vaper Silver stangs Black Strips will look with a new hood.


Thx guys ^_^
I have the Cervinis hood and a trufiber one....both are great companies and the design and functionality of the Trufiber is what I always wanted...my Trufiber hood has yet to be painted as it would have cost me 1300 in prep and paint to get it to the show quality that I wanted and it sits in the garage waiting for me to get er dun!...Nothing bad to say about Cervini and IMO the Trufiber hoods require much more prep or for you to know a paint and body guy that will do it for cheaper (or quoted you before ever having prepped on of those bad boys) as I said great look and design but much prep needed on the Trufiber....:/
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Ive heard bad stuff about Trufiber, no experience with them though...
I can tell you that Cervinis makes a great product, and your body shop will be happy you chose them.
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Trufiber probably has excellent quality, but their customer service is sketchy at best. I remember them treating a forum member really crappy on a hood. I wouldn't purchase one from them.

I have a Cervini hood, and it is excellent quality as well. I didn't have any trouble when ordering from them. The only thing I have heard about Cervini is sometimes there is a delay in their shipping as the parts are sometimes backordered. I just called ahead to make sure the hood I wanted was in stock and ready to go. It arrived to the body shop in 4 days.
My exp is customer service was great but the quality of the hood (and not always) was questionable at best..:/
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Your hood rocks!...can I buy yours Matt and send you mine to get done by your body guy and I will pay the difference... We have discussed these hoods in great detail in the past and I know your answer...lol
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I just got my Cervini's hood - they painted it Vista Blue to match my car and the color and fit were both perfect!

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I also have a TruFiber hood and I love it!! Excellent fit and finish and my body shop had no problems what so ever getting it ready for paint.

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Again another amazing example!!!!!
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Thx for all the replys...and think I will go with the trufiber. Now I have one other question for you all. When it comes to instillation and painting, do you all trust the standard body shops/collision centers?

Trying to do this with budget of $2000 or less, and both "custom" shops in the area have quoted me over $1400 for prep/paint. Where as the collision centers have quoted me $400-$800 for the same work.

My gut is saying go with the custom shops as I know they would properlly prep the hood and ensure it is fitted 100% correctly. I just dont want to be raked over the coals when it comes to cost.
I think your 1400 dollar quote was realistic..(read the beginning of my post) but glad you got a much better deal and hope you get all that your paying for and post up some pics when done! enjoy!
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Happy TruFiber customer here and would gladly buy another hood from them without a worry in the world
Same here!!
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:17 PM   #36
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Another satisfied customer here.. I have had mine for some time now and I haven't had any probelms with it! Trufiber all the way!

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