Review & Install Video
The Trufiber carbon fiber hood vents are a good choice for anyone with a 2015 or newer GT who's looking to make a bold impression at the front end, great for car shows, or just stunting down the street. This set is made from 100% true carbon fiber, hence the brand name, and they completely replace your factory ones, which means they are completely functional. The installation won't be too hard at all, so expect one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, which I'll take you through later on.
There are two things that stand out to me right off the bat, the first one being obvious. Trufiber, if you're not familiar with them, produces all completely real carbon fiber made parts. These hood vents, I could tell you firsthand, have a seemingly perfect carbon weave. The pattern is perfectly laid out, no kinks, anything like that, so they look pretty sick on the car. They're vacuum-infused carbon fiber, which means they're super lightweight, super durable, with a clear coat design to add a layer of UV protection so they don't fade over time in the sunlight. Plus, they're pretty glossy in finish. Now, with that gloss, they'll stay, of course, attractive, and they'll be protected against any rocks and other road debris that could potentially do some damage.
Now, the other thing that sticks out to me is the functionality aspect. Normally, a carbon fiber part for any Mustang is, for the most part, just a stick-on appearance part with no real purpose other than to look cool. Now these, for sure, take care of the look-cool aspect, but they're replacing the factory scoops completely, not just sticking on over them. Obviously, the function of a hood vent is to pull in cold air from the outside directly into the engine bay to help keep temps down, which is exactly what these vents will continue to do.
If you're interested, you could pick these up for just about 350 bucks, which, of course, is a higher price tag than most, but keep in mind the authenticity of the materials and how they retain their function, which, in my opinion, is the most important part of all. They'll either work with your turn signal lights if your GT came with hood vent signals from the factory. They're a really good look for Mustangs in any color. They look just as good with Competition Orange as they do with Oxford White. At least, I think they do.
Carbon fiber, of course, isn't for everybody, but if you're still watching this, I'd imagine it's what you're looking for, so you can check them out along with some customer photos to see what they look like in action, all on the Product page at AM.
The installation, really, does not require too much at all. They go on using snaps and clips just like your factory vents do. Expect it to be done in about 20 to 30 minutes with a very simple ratchet and 9-millimeter socket, or a wrench. Now, all you'll need to do is pop open the hood, use the 9-millimeter to unbolt the factory vents out from their mounting points in order to pop them out of place, now snap the Trufiber ones into place, and bolt them back down into the factory mounts using the same 9-millimeter bolts. If you're transferring over factory turn signal lights, those will mount onto the carbon fiber ones the same way they did with the stock options. Probably, like 10 minutes per side, maybe even less if you've done this before. Expect one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter.
Just to wrap things up here, if you're the owner of a 2015 or newer GT with hood vents, you might want to check out the Trufiber carbon fiber hood vents, available right here at americanmuscle.com.