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Carbon Fiber or Fiberglass Hood

Does anyone make a Carbon Fiber or Fiberglass (lightweight hood) for a 2004 Ranger?

The stock hood is heavy as **** and I hate it.

I know I can get a Mazda hood (aluminum) because they make them near me, but I want a nice lightweight CF one if anyone knows where I can get one. I don't want a far-out design with a scoop because my truck isn't turbo'ed (yet)
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It's not fiberglass or carbon fiber but here is a steel one: http://www.stylintrucks.com/parts.as..._prod_ids=3185

Here is some pics of it on a ranger(damaged):
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...highlight=cowl
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it says "steel" in the ad, I wanted something lighter - thank you for the effort however.
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there was a carbon fiber edge hood idk if they still make it, did have a hefty price tag
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it says "steel" in the ad, I wanted something lighter - thank you for the effort however.
I know. I put that in my post as well. Well I edited it in later.

Do you want it lighter to take some weight off of your truck or to be able to open it easier?
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it says "steel" in the ad, I wanted something lighter - thank you for the effort however.
http://www.dgmotorsports.com/details...tID=50-22-1002

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I know. I put that in my post as well. Well I edited it in later.

Do you want it lighter to take some weight off of your truck or to be able to open it easier?
IMHO get redline hood struts no need to worry about how heavy it is...
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Both, plus it would look good unpainted and CF looking.
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thanks, going to order it =)
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you know your stock edge hood is fiberglass/composite right?
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But that wont work unless you do a 01-03 swap
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98-03 XL/2wd XLT hoods are significantly lighter than an edge hood. I beleive they are the same hoods as the mazdas...and made of aluminum? But since you are an 04....i believe you have no options on hoods.
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But that wont work unless you do a 01-03 swap
HAHAHA WOW i am tired good catch Andy... hope he notices...
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HAHAHA WOW i am tired good catch Andy... hope he notices...
I DID IT!!!! I DID IT!!! I FINALLY GOT ZACH ON SOMETHING!!

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bet your happy lol
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Just get these hood shocks........

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/93-07...spagenameZWDVW

....or start lifting some weights!!!!
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Wayne has them for the same price and I think I mighttt remember him saying something about that he can give a discount on them as well. http://www.stuffforyourranger.com/st...867309e2edef01
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