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      12-28-2016, 06:07 PM   #1
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What's going everybody? I have a quick question and would like suggestions on the matter. I bought the AF-1 hood over a year ago and once it was installed there was a significant gap in the front. I asked the installer what could be done to reduce it and he said that it was a design flaw. But I read on a post awhile ago, from someone who had the same hood, and someone was suggested that he remove the hood latch or something of that sort. I love the hood, but I've always hated the gap as well. Any suggestions would be appreciated! I'm really not trying to buy another hood
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No idea if this will help, but on either side of the latch, near the fenders, there are plastic knobs that turn. They go up and down. The higher they are, the higher the hood will sit, and the lower they are, the lower it'll sit.
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The problem is the alignment with the fenders will move too. Best case would be to shim up the bumper to meet the hood.
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The problem is the alignment with the fenders will move too. Best case would be to shim up the bumper to meet the hood.
I have the same hood in carbon, it just needs adjustment.

Do not put shims lol. I sent OP instructions on how to adjust, up down left right whatever for any corner using the corner brackets and what Noah mentioned.
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The problem is the alignment with the fenders will move too. Best case would be to shim up the bumper to meet the hood.
It looks like it's sitting higher at the fenders at the front of the car, but not as much as the gap between the bumper. It might help but I don't think it'll completely fix it.
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I have the same hood in carbon, it just needs adjustment.

Do not put shims lol. I sent OP instructions on how to adjust, up down left right whatever for any corner using the corner brackets and what Noah mentioned.
Sounds good to me. Care to share directions here?
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2 bolts on hood and 2 in fender wall.

Loosen 2 in fender wall and one side at a time raise away from window. The hood is too tight in those corners. That will close that gap.
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That hood will fit as good as OEM. Just takes a bit of patience with some trial and error. You can get the gap perfect on all sides.
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