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Old 09-24-2014, 12:58 AM
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I know not very many people are interested in Amuse dry carbon street hoods but I figured I would post up some photos anyways:













No captions needed. This thing is the most beautiful S2000 part I have ever seen. Massive thanks again to WISEGUY (Jiwung) for making this available for me to purchase. Not having to wait 3-4 months to get this from Japan was a huge factor in me actually making the purchase as well as the good price. I have already been in contact with body shops and was able to find a good one with experience in painting high quality carbon fiber parts. The plan is to paint this beauty Sebring Silver as I never plan to sell either the hood or the car, and keeping the car simple and understated has always been the main goal. What an absolutely beautifully made part.

Oh, and it only weighs 7.4lbs



Just wanted to post up these photos so people looking for more info are able to find it.
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Beautiful piece
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That looks amazing!

If I ever get my hands on one of those I would have it painted as well. I'd paint the entire top, and that little lip that's on the underside. That way it's clean on the outside but you can still see all of that fancy carbon when the hood is popped.
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That looks amazing!

If I ever get my hands on one of those I would have it painted as well. I'd paint the entire top, and that little lip that's on the underside. That way it's clean on the outside but you can still see all of that fancy carbon when the hood is popped.
Exactly my plan. Considering doing some of the gold foil on the inner section as well since it is just the one thin panel of carbon fiber to protect the paint on the outer surface. Plus GOLD.

Will need to pick up some hood dampers as well since it doesn't have a hood prop hole I think.
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Are you concerned at all with hood dampers applying to much pressure to the edges of the hood when closed? I remember it was an issue with some people who had lightweight hoods back in the day.

I think the SOS dampers kill their pressure at half way down, but that hood is way to expensive to gamble on. I'd just leave it with the OEM set up and figure out a way to prop it open.
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Hood dampers are nice but never what I'd consider a must. Plus I'm pretty sure the OEM hood prop is lighter than hood dampers and we all want a lighter car.

Feezy, I'm really surprised you didn't pick this thing up.
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Feezy, I'm really surprised you didn't pick this thing up.
I have big dreams and a small wallet. I wanted to pick up a car I would actually use instead of more parts for a car that doesn't leave the garage.

Andrew also seems like a rad dude, and I'm glad to see the hood whent to a good home. I'll get my hands on one of these hoods someday.
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Yeah I prefer not to have hood dampers honestly. I will most likely figure out a solution that avoids them I think. Being able to prop open the hood at the track is important though to let everything cool off, although that is less of a concern with this hood I suppose.
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very nice pick up glad it went to a good home!
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Originally Posted by Feezy View Post
Originally Posted by //steve\\' timestamp='1411609409' post='23344254
Feezy, I'm really surprised you didn't pick this thing up.
I have big dreams and a small wallet. I wanted to pick up a car I would actually use instead of more parts for a car that doesn't leave the garage.

Andrew also seems like a rad dude, and I'm glad to see the hood whent to a good home. I'll get my hands on one of these hoods someday.
2 S2000s > 1 S2000.









Except if that one S2000 is an Amuse car with Amuse dry carbon everything and Amuse exhaust and Amuse aero and an Amuse wing and....
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