Due to the lightweight and strength of carbon fiber composites they have become extremely popular both with motorsports as well as the custom car culture. Carbon fiber hoods are available in many different styles from OEM style to various vented styles that assist with cooling, venting hot engine air or by feeding cool air into the engine bay. Carbon fiber hoods are significantly lighter than a stock steel or aluminum hood. We do advise that our customers use hood safety pins to protect against latch failure due to the latches being bonded in during manufacturing as opposed to being bolted or welded onto a metal hood. Carbon fiber hoods vary in terms of manufacturing with most being of the wet lay up variety as opposed to dry carbon that is baked under pressure to achieve it's solid form. Wet lay up hoods are much lighter than factory hoods but still much heavier than dry carbon products. Dry carbon products are premium priced due to the advanced nature of the manufacturing process and yields the lightest aerodynamic composite material on the planet.