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Re: Carbon Fiber hoods and trunks are done!!


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 691673 posted 09/06/08 06:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The trunk isn't latched shut, as mentioned earlier.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 691681 posted 09/06/08 07:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well I'm still waiting on the JDM Carbon Fiber Hood. Although the possibility that it might not happen makes me sad. I'm pretty sure I already said that on another thread though when I found out our JDM hood source fell through. This is a bad situation just because there's only a handful of people that want the stock. I thought a majority of us were shooting for JDM. On the first thread I see a list of roughly 20 for hoods and 20 for trunks. There wasn't anybody that was selling the JDM carbon fiber which is why I thought they would sell good. I didn't know Kamil were going to make oem's. Granted this is a beautiful quality hood. There was already a bojank mold out for oem carbon.

Ughhhh.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 691768 posted 09/06/08 11:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I was looking at the pics some more and they do look nice and hopefully everything will work out alright. I was curious how 'ready' is the hood for paint, as it's hard to tell in the pics (something you have to be there to properly gauge)? I only ask because if I were to consider one, I would like to have an idea on whether it would take a lot of manhours on the body shop's part to get it loooking like oem (when painted); perhaps it's already pretty straight though [I don't know, so hence the question]...I like the look of carbon fiber on certain things, but I would paint mine if I got it and would be for the weight savings (or if JDM down the road), yet I'd want it to look like nothing's different, if that makes sense?


Edited by JNR (09/06/08 11:42 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 692029 posted 09/07/08 05:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
if they start making the JDM Hoods count me as inline to buy one.


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 692036 posted 09/07/08 05:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
If people don't step up and buy like they all said they would, this will probably the worst thing I have ever seen. The poor guy makes what everyone asks for, and now all of a sudden no one wants the items.....

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 692041 posted 09/07/08 06:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i dont know why everyone keeps asking about the jdm hoods. he has already said if sales of these hoods dont cut they will not be making anything else for us.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 692082 posted 09/07/08 07:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i would buy a trunk if they did something about the lock, it looks awful with the little dimple there, and im not drilling it myself

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 692086 posted 09/07/08 07:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting tsiboy:

i dont know why everyone keeps asking about the jdm hoods. he has already said if sales of these hoods dont cut they will not be making anything else for us.




Because the amount of votes for a cf jdm hood in the beginning was much higher than the amount of votes for a usdm cf hood. Everyone already knows where to get an oem or invader style cf hood, no one makes a cf jdm hood so wouldn't that have been the obvious choice if you really wanted to sell a lot of hoods?


Edited by Mike_1101 (09/07/08 07:45 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 692116 posted 09/07/08 08:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I feel sorry for Kamil, I can see the same shit happening if he ever chose to make the vented hoods.
I'd splash out on one if I couldn't already get a local one, but that doesn't help him out now

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 692123 posted 09/07/08 09:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
+1. I really hope this doesn't fall apart on him.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 692126 posted 09/07/08 09:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Mike_1101:

Quoting tsiboy:

i dont know why everyone keeps asking about the jdm hoods. he has already said if sales of these hoods dont cut they will not be making anything else for us.




Because the amount of votes for a cf jdm hood in the beginning was much higher than the amount of votes for a usdm cf hood. Everyone already knows where to get an oem or invader style cf hood, no one makes a cf jdm hood so wouldn't that have been the obvious choice if you really wanted to sell a lot of hoods?




Yeah, but that cf oem hood style hood is garbage...

I also feel pretty bad about this, I really wish I had the funds to spring on this deal immediately to lift the guilt.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 692164 posted 09/07/08 10:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I don't get it. Sure, everyone and their cousin isn't buying right away, but I'm sure plenty will.

I don't have the funds for a CF hood now, but certainly want one in the future. That is the great part about how Kamil did this whole thing. Now I can just call him when I have the funds, and bam, I've got a hood. No stupid groupbuy crap to deal with.

I don't have much doubt he will sell plenty of them, just not right away.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 692748 posted 09/08/08 11:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
We made the trunk with the dimple so that people have a choice between having it covered or drilling a hole for the lock. Unfortunately, when making a mold we cannot have two options available on one mold. We would have to have the dimple covered all the way and make a new mold for that, which cost $$$. We did have 20 people for the trunk and 20 for the oem hoods and another 16 for the jdm style hoods. People wanted to buy oem hoods as long as one of the sides doesn't collapse like on the other molds out there. I asked for deposits, which I always do, but I was told that Galant guys got burned before by other vendors and considering the fact I pretty much come from the same community (4g63 2g) I put all my trust in your words and I took a risk on making both molds. Believe me, I really understand financial issues. Our company got fraudulent orders for over $30k and we lost money and parts in the last 3 months. Well, we have to move on and keep on plugging away. However, if you commit yourself to purchasing something, try to come through with your word. Thanks for all the understanding.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 693181 posted 09/09/08 07:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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However, if you commit yourself to purchasing something, try to come through with your word.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 693488 posted 09/10/08 11:33 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
absolutely.. kamil pm sent



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 693703 posted 09/10/08 04:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting pachood_1953:

Quoting Mike_1101:

Quoting tsiboy:

i dont know why everyone keeps asking about the jdm hoods. he has already said if sales of these hoods dont cut they will not be making anything else for us.




Because the amount of votes for a cf jdm hood in the beginning was much higher than the amount of votes for a usdm cf hood. Everyone already knows where to get an oem or invader style cf hood, no one makes a cf jdm hood so wouldn't that have been the obvious choice if you really wanted to sell a lot of hoods?




Yeah, but that cf oem hood style hood is garbage...

I also feel pretty bad about this, I really wish I had the funds to spring on this deal immediately to lift the guilt.




My hood isn't garbage. I see a lot of people on here complaining about price all the time. They'd rather buy the cheap china ebay crap than spend a few extra bucks on a quality part.

HiRevs new cf parts look like great quality but for those who notice small details, sometimes those small details can make or break a deal. It also doesn't help when someone is asking you to commit to something that hasn't even been made yet.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 694052 posted 09/11/08 10:01 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have the oem cf hoood its a tcsportline it fits decent except for the front right corner.. which sucks. but its still a pretty nice piece



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are these still available??

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are these still available?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1107088 posted 02/08/13 04:36 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i guess nevermind Ive read all the complaints against hirev and they are not in business? Did anyone on here receive a cf hood or trunk and like what they received?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1107089 posted 02/08/13 06:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
wow, this is old! I saw this thread pop up and got all excited....

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1107099 posted 02/08/13 09:27 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting vr4210:

i guess nevermind Ive read all the complaints against hirev and they are not in business? Did anyone on here receive a cf hood or trunk and like what they received?




Really asking if they are in business or not!
Basically, shady bullshit and fitment was off on them a bit. Lesson learned, carbon fiber + groupbuy + galantvr4.org will never happen again!

Saw this popped up and immediate laughter ensued Rofl!

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Dam, I wanted one of these.



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