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Rob55

posted on 23/12/13 at 11:24 PM Reply With Quote
Bonnet catches...

Looking for ideas for bonnet catches, have the dreaded IVA to pass but don't want the ugly rubber catches. Also going racing so want something easily accessible whilst keeping the bonnet firmly attached.

Any ideas??

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ceebmoj

posted on 23/12/13 at 11:44 PM Reply With Quote
Aero catches? Look nice and IVA friendly.
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Rob55

posted on 23/12/13 at 11:50 PM Reply With Quote
Any pics?
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posted on 23/12/13 at 11:52 PM Reply With Quote
Aerocatch?
www.burtonpower.com/parts-by-category/body-styling/fasteners-locks/aerocatch-plus-flush-non-locking-pair-t120-2000.html

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posted on 23/12/13 at 11:55 PM Reply With Quote
www.aerocatch.com/aerocatch
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theprisioner

posted on 24/12/13 at 09:44 AM Reply With Quote
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Great product and by now you will have discovered cost, easy to fit and not as robust as I would have expected considering how much they cost. I have not had any failures. By far the best looking catches IMO.





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ceebmoj

posted on 24/12/13 at 01:34 PM Reply With Quote
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Great product and by now you will have discovered cost, easy to fit and not as robust as I would have expected considering how much they cost. I have not had any failures. By far the best looking catches IMO.


Care to elaborate on not being all that robust?

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sdh2903

posted on 24/12/13 at 01:41 PM Reply With Quote
+1 for aero catches pricey but very good and secure. I bought the lockable ones for when I leave it parked so no scrotes can muck about with the bonnet.
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theprisioner

posted on 24/12/13 at 01:47 PM Reply With Quote



Care to elaborate on not being all that robust?


I have read (on web forums) of failures, I guess if you abuse them they would brake. The most likely failure is if you don't take care lining them up before operating the actuating leaver they could break. As I have said (and I have four of them) I have had no failures but I have taken care!





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ceebmoj

posted on 24/12/13 at 04:08 PM Reply With Quote
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I have read (on web forums) of failures, I guess if you abuse them they would brake. The most likely failure is if you don't take care lining them up before operating the actuating leaver they could break. As I have said (and I have four of them) I have had no failures but I have taken care!


Thanks for the info I have only ever heard positive things about aero catches.

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theprisioner

posted on 24/12/13 at 05:02 PM Reply With Quote
Coastfab have an article about the failures on their own site:


http://www.coastfab.com/aerocatch.html

Apparently you should use steel catch pins for extreme use!





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