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    Flex in Hood

    Was washing my 2013 today and while wiping down the hood, I must have had a bit of downward pressure as I felt the center of the hood flex downwards and heard a cracking type sound. Is that normal? I inspected it afterwards and see no defects in paint, underside has the hood pad so can't see anything there. But it looks perfectly fine but I wouldn't expect a CF hood to flex much? Any ideas?
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    I never had that issue and the center of my hood doesn't flex. To be honest I don't apply a lot of pressure to it either. I wouldn't expect much flex in a small concentrated area...How hard were you pushing down??

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    Few pounds of downward force, nothing like climbing into it. If the CF was actually cracked I would think the paint would be messed up, hood wouldn't open/close correctly, etc. Everything seems perfectly fine but I've never felt it move like that before.

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    They are very light and strong.. it wouldnt surprise me if it had a little flex in the middle

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    If the paint didn't crack, then don't sweat it. Just don't do any photo shoots with hot chicks laying across it and you'll be fine. Limit the photo shoots to the kinger in the boudoir.

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    Hood definitely has some flex to it. I wouldnt sweat it.
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    Yeah, I've noticed this when washing the car. Absolutely normal.


 

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