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Does anyone have any ideas as to why all of the locking hood pins (like the Mr. Gasket ones for example) say they are not meant to be used as the only hood retention device? I can't think of why they'd be any weaker than a standard set of hood pins... do they just not fasten as securely, or what?


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Yeah, that's kind of what I figured - but why would they say that about the locking ones, and not the regular ones? I could see if they said somethign like "not for street use" about all of them, but they only say that the locking ones still require the stock latch...


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The locking hood pins (that use a key) are nothing really brutal, just some 1/8" roll pins that when you lock them turn and catch under the dog-ears of the lock, really not strong but prevent the casual thief from popping open your hood to take his pick of what is there. The regular hood pins are about 5/16" type stanless pins that if locked down with a circle ring etc really will hold the hood down. I use the locking pins together with regular hood catch to keep the hood locked down as my car is on the street every day and I don't wat to find the coil missing or the ignition box gone etc, the real hood pis are more intended for sport and safety, they will stop the hood flying open if the regular hood carch is gone or sprung open.

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