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PaulW
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16th Jan 04 at 17:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Are they worth it? what are the main benefits?
Adam-D
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16th Jan 04 at 17:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the bonnet dont fly open
yes they are worth it if ya bonnet opens at high speed itll write the shell off!! -- ie crease the roof
PaulW
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16th Jan 04 at 17:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

might invest in some then
Adam-D
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16th Jan 04 at 17:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

only bout 35 for gooduns
chris_uk
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16th Jan 04 at 17:29   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i might get some, wiv the bonnet being fible glass i had the idea of,

bonnet pins but no catch induer the good.

ie wen you undo the bonnet pins you go into the car pull the leaver and the bonnet will raise up on its own due to the bonnet struts..
dannycorsa c
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16th Jan 04 at 17:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

or just dont have pins atall as they look shit
PaulW
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i'd rather the bonnet stay where it is though than fly up & smash the screen n no doubt cause me to spin out & hit a wall or somethin at around 100mph!
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16th Jan 04 at 17:35   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if they are on for a purpose then yeah go for it, but if u just want them for show then they are gay
the_legend_of_yrag
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My mates bonnet flew up on him on his 205 ages ago, but that was coz he didnt close it properly
PaulW
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16th Jan 04 at 17:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yes they will be serving a purpose
Adam
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16th Jan 04 at 18:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

35 more like 15
dannycorsa c
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vaux wud have made bonnest with pins on if they thought that there catches werent safe! and u shudnt be doing 100mph
PaulW
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quote:
Originally posted by dannycorsa c
vaux wud have made bonnest with pins on if they thought that there catches werent safe! and u shudnt be doing 100mph


true true, I shouldn't be doing 100mph... think I'll go for 130
starkmotorsport
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16th Jan 04 at 19:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Bonnet pins are for competition cars so that the bonnet can be held down properly as its physically impossible for them to let the bonnet open - unless they havent been fitted correctly. They are safer than standard fixings.

They are also a replacement for the usual opening mech. as having to jump out the car to fix a problem, then running back into the car to pop the bonnet wastes time for team and driver.

I'll sell you a set of Metalic Red pins for 5
PaulW
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16th Jan 04 at 19:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

well i'm toying with completely removing the existing bonnet latch / popping system in favour of a set of pins

5 eh... any pics of em or they same as the standard types?
IntaCepta
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can corsa bonnets really fly open @ 100mph, thought that would happen at higher speeds?
jr
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quote:
Originally posted by PaulW
well i'm toying with completely removing the existing bonnet latch / popping system in favour of a set of pins

5 eh... any pics of em or they same as the standard types?


why dont you get a fibreglass bonnet form motorsportdirect, tis 100 uses original hinges, but need pis to hold it down
PaulW
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16th Jan 04 at 22:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i must be lookin at dif ones hehe, only one I found was 123.40+VAT
Adam-D
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quote:
Originally posted by dannycorsa c
vaux wud have made bonnest with pins on if they thought that there catches werent safe! and u shudnt be doing 100mph


yeah and like it should have a 150bhp+ 2.0 16v engine in there awell

ive seen a crosa breaking coz the bonnet flew up and bust it
PaulW
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16th Jan 04 at 22:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

200bhp+ adam
Adam_B
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quote:
Originally posted by PaulW
well i'm toying with completely removing the existing bonnet latch / popping system in favour of a set of pins

5 eh... any pics of em or they same as the standard types?


yes, good plan. less weight = go faster
PaulW
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how much do ya reckon a fibreglass bonnet would weigh? there is no weight details about them

I know the standard bonnet isn't that heavy, but could be improved upon
jr
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16th Jan 04 at 22:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

at least half the weight, this has'nt got a stell frame like others, so will be very light
PaulW
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16th Jan 04 at 22:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

can still chop it up tho for a scoob vent for over the tb's yeah??

least it won't rust
jr
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16th Jan 04 at 22:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if you do go for the 2004 spec one, much nicer

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