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WJ Concept Carbon Fiber interest. Rendering Release!

Hey everyone my name is Shawn. I just wanted to let everyone know that with the efforts of myself and fellow JeepGarage member Chris (GreenWithEnvy801) we are going to design and produce some custom Carbon Fiber hoods for all you WJ owners as well as some other parts in the near future. But before we start building we would like your input. These hoods that we will be producing will be based off of what you as a whole on what you want or are looking for in a aftermarket hood. We have done some research in to hood designs that we could offer as well as some designs of our own. There will be a stock hood design minus the grooved section in the center of the hood. We would love to hear any and all feedback. They will be built with nothing but the best and no corners cut so you will have a long lasting quality product for as long as you own your Jeep. With that in mind here are some of your hood selections…

Chris has taken on the challenge of doing the renderings here is what we came up with so far. Thank You Jeep Garage for your support and input.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:12 PM
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Re: WJ Concept Carbon Fiber interest. Rendering Release!

Here are the renderings

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#2 Just a slight change from #1 with center scoop support changed


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Same hood just different paint concept
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Re: WJ Concept Carbon Fiber interest. Rendering Release!

Here are some other options we are thinking about.

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Re: WJ Concept Carbon Fiber interest. Rendering Release!

On the WJ I've actually been trying to find an aftermarket hood like #2 (The center scoop support extending out looks better than #1's, and number 3 looks good too. Would they be functioning scoops? I think functioning hoods would draw y'all more people if the price ain't too bad.
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Re: WJ Concept Carbon Fiber interest. Rendering Release!

yes we will make the hood functional. Once we get a design locked down we will be putting together pricing for a group buy.
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Re: WJ Concept Carbon Fiber interest. Rendering Release!

Yes the non stock hood will be functional design in mind. The upgraded stock look may also take cues from the aggressive vented/ram air hood. Which may have some venting towards the rear to draw heat out of the engine bay. Also as said before no fiberglass will be used at all in this hood. These hoods will be built with a proper latching system and proper hard points for the mounting locations of hood and use with factory shocks. These will be as strong as factory but a fraction of the weight. In a few day I should have pricing with some options available. Chris and I will be working closely together in the next few weeks/months on this project to make it happen. I will be making 2 molds once people have narrowed down a choice. A working part or 2 will be produced to make sure there are no bugs in the system. Then full production will be a go ahead. It is my job to bring a nice quality product with out rushing through just to put one in production. Should be well worth the wait.

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Re: WJ Concept Carbon Fiber interest. Rendering Release!

I think #2 would look better if the scoop was back a bit further. I also really like 4 and 6

P.S. Greenwithenvy, what part of Utah are you from?
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Re: WJ Concept Carbon Fiber interest. Rendering Release!

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I think #2 would look better if the scoop was back a bit further. I also really like 4 and 6

P.S. Greenwithenvy, what part of Utah are you from?
I live in Roy.
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Re: WJ Concept Carbon Fiber interest. Rendering Release!

the first two are copy catting off the '07, '08 GT500 knight rider edition. and since i've been an owner of mustangs, those two hoods only look good and fit right on new edge mustangs.

the SRT hood is very nice however for the jeeps.
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Re: WJ Concept Carbon Fiber interest. Rendering Release!

Myself personally I really like 4 and 6 and would think the lines would flow better and maybe blend better than the WK Jeep. I think a stock style with the middle filled in with a small rear vent cut out towards rear would look nice and stealthy looking. And build the existing center raised area up no more than a 1/4 or so. Thanks again for the input the more the better. I would like to keep the talk up for a month to really nail down 2 styles 1 stock and one"upgraded" hood that everyone likes. I would like to make a hood unique as possible but make it flow as if the upgraded hood was a factory upgrade. As well with function on both hood styles.

For starts I think a GB should consist of 10 orders. So for example if 5 of each style would be fine or a mix and match. Also Chris and I are trying to do FREE shipping deal with the hoods for the initial GB if there are more than 10 this will benefit everyone. I am almost done with price for each style + a few added options.

Once again guys thank you again, Chris and I will be keep tallies on your guys hood choices. Also Chris has a few pics of my jeep so he is going to photoshop render a stock hood with a filled in section. And post that up as well to make sure you guys like the stock style if considered replacing your current hood.

We are in talks and I am starting to do a mock up of a integrated carbon fiber "duck bill" rear hatch spoiler. This spoiler will have a new 3rd brake light built in as well as maintaining function control of the hatch and rear glass hatch. Some design and styling cues from the 2013 Jeeps rear hatch spoiler. Just more of continuing the body lines of the rear. Same with this product will probably get a group buy put together for the same time of release of these carbon fiber products for the Jeep.
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Re: WJ Concept Carbon Fiber interest. Rendering Release!

You should narrow it down to 3 or 4 upgraded styles that everyone likes then make it a poll to nail the one we choose. The rear spoiler is a good idea also, something I have been looking for.
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