Gen 4 hood on a 2006 Coupe

my427cobra

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Can anyone confirm: Is a Gen 4 (2008) hood a direct replacement onto a Gen 3 2006 coupe.

Any additional or updated parts to be considered? Air intake seals, latches, hinges etc?

Appreciate any info.

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Greg
 

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OEM Gen 4 hood will bolt right up. If you're getting an aftermarket fiberglass one or carbon fiber, you will need weaker hood struts, as the OEM ones are too strong. I just got a Carbon composites Gen 4 hood, as I could not find an OEM one. Not very impressed with the fit, but it's usable
 
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Thanks Proedge. I've also read that the leading edge air intake on the Gen 4 hood does not seal with the Gen 3 airbox.

Do you use a Gen 4 seal or cobble up a custom air seal?

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Greg
 

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My car is twin turbo so I don't have a factory airbox anymore. Not sure about that part
 

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I have gen1 vipair gen4 hood on my '05. Bought it like that. Fit and qualty is just ok. I think the autofoam hoods and other body parts are the ones with the best fit that you can get right now. I've been looking at them as well to replace the one on mine vs having it fixed and repainted. I don't have the stock airbox either due to the Paxton.
 

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