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Old 05-20-2010, 02:50 PM
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Re: I love this hood!

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I was quoted those figures direct from the manufacture......

and boychickis....isnt your viper hood still upwards to 2k as well???

Im just tired of EVERY hood being twice as much as any other cowl hood on the market for us Jeepers......fn re dick u lus
so in your mind ALL hoods should be the same price regardless of the way its made or the materials and craftmanship put into it...........i would disagree.

the reason some other hoods are real cheap is they are made in CHINA or some other 3rd world place where when they are done with the CF resins and such just throw them out back or down the sewer. Im not defending this hood by any means. I dont even know who made it or where. im just saying there are ways to save money.

i do know that hoods like the venom, made by CBD in southern Cali, are top shelf all the way. they are built and backed by a US based company. designed by one of our members. and brought to us in very limited production. all those contribute to the cost.




lets talk about numbers as well. no one makes stuff for us because not enough of us buy that stuff. its rather simple math. so the ones that do make stuff for use, need to recoup their investements.

and if you need proof, let me go find the POLL about the venom hood. 35 people said they would definitely buy it in a poll that was up for about a week.
well go look at his list. about 12 peeps on it..............where the other 23..........
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:09 PM
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Re: I love this hood!

no robpp, I believe you have misinterpreted my frustration with these hood manufactures......

what Im saying is this:

go to every hood manufactures site that DOES make a Jeep hood....they also make hoods for other vehicles

look at the Jeep's hood price, look at the other vehicle's hood price

there is a huge discrepancy

even for this viper hood from CBD

the other vehicle's FG hoods by them are 800-900, but didnt I see the FG Jeep viper one is 1200 posted somewhere on this site??

and the hood put up by the OP is made by trufiber.......

their site has FG hoods for 500-600.....

but low and behold, they want 1200 for this Jeep one

THAT is what Im alluding to

and THAT is F'd up in my mind, sorry if you dont agree........
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:16 PM
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Re: I love this hood!

all this hood talk is making me want to go UPTOWN-bahahahahhahahah

ok not funny-
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:18 PM
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Re: I love this hood!

I used to deal ALOT with CF and FG and I know first hand how much it costs to build a hood and they are marking these things up multiple multiple times I really dont see the need for that... If anyone wants to make an absolute killing build fg and cf hoods for 600 and under cut the opposition
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no robpp, I believe you have misinterpreted my frustration with these hood manufactures......

what Im saying is this:

go to every hood manufactures site that DOES make a Jeep hood....they also make hoods for other vehicles

look at the Jeep's hood price, look at the other vehicle's hood price

there is a huge discrepancy

even for this viper hood from CBD

the other vehicle's FG hoods by them are 800-900, but didnt I see the FG Jeep viper one is 1200 posted somewhere on this site??

and the hood put up by the OP is made by trufiber.......

their site has FG hoods for 500-600.....

but low and behold, they want 1200 for this Jeep one

THAT is what Im alluding to

and THAT is F'd up in my mind, sorry if you dont agree........
ok bro, i did miss that you were saying the same makers........ not the same as what i was saying.....but maybe there is a reason. hood size or mold size complexity.... we do have that leading egde in front, the fender curtvature.

and the venom hood isnt being sold by CBD only made by them.



i guess the best way to show you dont like the price is not to buy one.........

me, im on my second hood. and they both cost quite a bit.....i made the choice to buy, others made the choice not too.
no trying to toot my horn, just saying.
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Re: I love this hood!

i dont see any JEEP hoods on trufiber.com or their CF site.

where is the 1200 price coming from?

I also went thru the red site and no numbers posted there either.
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:11 PM
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Re: I love this hood!

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I got this quote directly from the manufacturer Rob

this hood isnt technically in production....yet

and you know they wont post numbers on the red site....lol

that is, not until "the red" has their pockets padded first lol

thats why you dont even see the name trufiber anywhere linked to this hood yet either, silly silly rules lol

thats why JG.org rocks, u can at least TALK about stuff freely!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:23 PM
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Re: I love this hood!

The Venom hood started as a project for myself. The plan was to mold and make the hoods myself for my fellow Jeepers. The whole project took a turn when someone mentioned having it manufactured. I took a risk and If I told you what I was out of pocked to make these hood's you would puke!!! I did not pay an 8 year old to work 12 hours a day either. I made it myself and delivered it to the manufacturer on my dime and time. Total time was well over 500 hrs for 1 hood and a bunch of computer hours that's not including CBD's 300+ hours. Think of it as ART what do you pay an artist to paint something for you or a designer to design something for you? I'm not complaining just trying to help you understand why different hood's are different prices.

The way I felt about it was why not have it manufactured and give it to the best in the business. I put the time into it and wanted a manufacture to take pride in what I had made. I probably could of had it made for cheap which in turn would have meant a less than desirable product and cheaper usage of materials with no guarantee of fitment and longevity. That's in essence what you get when you buy a 300-600 Chinese hood. Is that Chinese hood worth 1,800 dollars I don't think so. I can make that hood in two days and have it produced in 2 weeks Guaranteed!! I would never glue a scoop on a hood and put my name on it that's not me more money to be made or not. I take pride in what I do and I am a perfectionist. Now will it sell yea sure it would if it where priced right it would probably sell 10-1 to the venom hood. That don't bother me at all options are good and competition is good also that way people have something to compare it to.

Remember this started as a project for myself so If I get some quality hoods out and people get to see my work and how much I payed attention to detail (Which the Jeep Deserves) and their happy then I'm happy. If you still have questions feel free to call me and maybe I can shed some light on the hood making process and exactly what it takes finically. I guarantee You will come back on the forums with a big I was so wrong comparing those 2 hood prices LOL.
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Re: I love this hood!

please dont take my post the wrong way, I wasnt making any derogatory remarks towards your hood odvious (or however u spell it bro lol)

I was just using your hood as an example of the price differences set by the manufactures, not the final dollar amount

and out of all the 1k+ hoods, I would buy yours/the CBD made one for sure!!!

but I definitely would never even contemplate buying a chinese/this trufiber/medic hood for their higher price though

so, I hope I didnt make you feel like you had to defend what you do.......

what it boils down to is I just dont get why as a whole, the jeep hoods are almost twice as much as the other model hoods that the same manufactures carry/make?????
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Re: I love this hood!

No worries!!
I really did not take it the wrong you as a potential customer (For a hood or something else down the road) I feel deserves an explanation! I also feel most people just don't understand. So may be I should not have quoted you I should have posted it for educational purposes LOL.
I agree I was really wishing it was going to be a 500.00 dollar FG and a 800.00 CF hood that way more people would have bought it. At least that way when they saw one of my hood's they will know what the difference is and be like wow. Kinda like seeing a rare/expensive car with craftsmanship you don't see everyday.

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LOL ^^^ Brosif you got such long msgs hahaha
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