Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
May 23, 2015
Overall a great hood
Speaking in a general overall sense the hood is a GREAT buy. I was looking for a hood to spice up my S197 and this TRULY caught my eye. It was eye catching not just because it was a FUNCTIONAL hood, but it also retains the ability for the stock windshield washer nozzles to be used after the installation. Now, for a guy like me that was a huge bonus ontop of it all trying to maintain a still similar to stock and clean look.
I ordered the part, and in true AM fashion it came extremely well braced, supported, fast, and in pretty good condition. I went to fit it and was surprised at how much heavier this hood was in comparison to the stock hood. That might be a huge consideration to some and I didn't even factor it in until I had the part. That might be the only bad thing I have to say about it as shipping it was about 45 lbs with bracing and box. That might not seem like a lot but it is a hood that replaces an extremely lightweight stock hood.
I did a quick test fit and everything lined up extremely well with just very minor adjustments needing to be made.
After that it was off to prep and paint. Results on that shouldn't impact the review on the hood as that is a different service entirely(which we all know RESULTS MAY VARY!). I am happy with mine: prep, paint(both sides), and fender matching came out to about 400. However, yet again, results can and will vary.
- Functional heat extraction vents
- Well manufactured
- Easy installment and fitment
- Retains stock windshield wiper nozzles(no relocation kits needed)
- Slightly on the heavy side for my taste
- Great CLEAN look
I have had this hood for over a year now and I feel I can properly and unbiasedly review it.
I definitely recommend this product.