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    RXXP Update

    I got the stock hood off and here is what I have found.

    1. Do not try and remove the bolts from the base plate just pull the bolts out from the mounting brackets it is much easier. You will see in the pics that all of the bolts were removed except the front one. I was hard to get to and I found with 2 people you can wiggle the hood and pull out the bolts that go between the hood brackets.

    2. The brow piece will not change over so I will add the cover to my parts list.

    3. At first glance there are no provisions for the temperature sensor. I will make it work OK. Also on a side note I am going to add a second sensor and a selector switch to have an outside air temp. and an under seat temperature as well. I am thinking about a bracket to mount the 2nd sensor on the back of the motor???

    4. Ok for the big thing weight.................... the stock hood weighs in at a whopping 16.5lb's and the RXX hood weighs in at 8lbs. All the other parts will be around 3-4 lbs so with the RXX hood you will shave off approx.12.5lbs. The RX hood made from fiberglass weighs approx. 12lbs I did not weigh it on my scale so it is just a guess. I am getting a broken RX hood that I am going to cut the gauge cluster hole from so anyone that wants it can have it for a template.

    I have attached pictures but do not look at the junk in the garage that is why I am finishing the tool shed.

    This weekend I will get the other parts off so I can get a good idea of what it is going to look like and get some good side shots as well.
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    night and day.... they shoulda made the RXPs stock with that hood... makes a world of difference in appearance. Good work.

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    I will get some good outside shoots this weekend with all the other stuff off.

    Thanks!

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    Re: RXXP Update

    Quote Originally Posted by 1 FAST VE
    I4. Ok for the big thing weight.................... the stock hood weighs in at a whopping 16.5lb's and the RXX hood weighs in at 8lbs. All the other parts will be around 3-4 lbs so with the RXX hood you will shave off approx.12.5lbs. The RX hood made from fiberglass weighs approx. 12lbs I did not weigh it on my scale so it is just a guess. I am getting a broken RX hood that I am going to cut the gauge cluster hole from so anyone that wants it can have it for a template.
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    My Rx hood and my GTI hood weight the same at 4lbs and the lower storage cover is at 4lbs for a total of 8lbs

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    Oh wow, you can still retain the chrome side pieces with this hood. I wasn't aware of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk
    Oh wow, you can still retain the chrome side pieces with this hood. I wasn't aware of that.
    I was wondering the same thing, didnt want to have to fill in holes in the fiberglass. That looks so HOTT, just what i wanted to do. Let make sure we can get a parts list together, pleeaaaseee!!

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    Parts list here:
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    http://www.greenhulk.net/forum/download.php?id=1563

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    Guys I will snap some more pics before I remove the side pieces.
    It does not fit as well as the stock piece does. I did not install it on the hinges but I will before I take more pictures.
    I will let you make up your own mind when I get the pics done.

    As far as weight goes I am comparing the complete hood assemblies weighed back to back. The RX hood is not here and was weighed on someone elses scales.

    The differences between the RX and RXX hood is the texture.
    The RX hood is fiberglass and smooth just like the stock hood. The RXX hood is the pliable plastic that SD used on all the boats up through the years. It has that light texture to it and bends more.

    I did think about keeping the trim pieces under the seat if they will look right.
    I will take lots more pictures as I go.

    David

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    cool
    the look is very cool with the chrome side pieces !
    have you some pics with the hand box hool on it?

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    ?

    Pretty sure i get where all parts go except the RH and LH grill, can i see a pic of exactly what they are and where they are located?

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