We recieved our hood on 5/20/10, I believe we are the actual first to recieve Top Racing Aero(fedex tracking number 8639 9332 3383), in the United States.
I was waiting to post pics and a review until we had solved all of the problems with the hood and were able to install it correctly.
The hood was packed well and arrived from Hong Kong by fedex express.
Hood is installed on my own personal 2010 Premium GTR
Quoted production time was 2 weeks however actually took 4 weeks to be produced
Original hood uses studs and nuts for attachment to the GTR hinges, the Top Racing hood uses rivnuts and requires bolts for installation, however no hardware whatsoever is provided with this hood.
This Top Racing hood has the rivnuts installed misaligned/incorrectly and thus the hood will not bolt directly on and line up, you must hog out the holes in the original GTR hinges inorder to allow for shifting of the hood and making alignment possible.
Panel gaps etc:
The Top Racing hood fits adequately however the side gaps are not consistent. Also the panel height is not true to factory and required a shim at the right rear to sit flush with the fender.
Top Racing instructs you to use an Aero Catch style system to secure the hood instead of the original hood latches.
I didn't want to cut holes in the top of the hood and so we (Umbrella Auto Design) fabricated the correct parts to allow oem style latching of the hood.
We will offer an adapter kit for oem latching of the Top Racing hood.
The hood is certainly a racecar part and some areas of the cosmetics will not be pleasing to certain purchasers, for example: the louvers at the front of the hood leave exposed the unfinished back side of the under hood skin of the hood, also all of rivnuts from the bottom are clearly visible from the outside of the car, i'm working on a solution at the moment but really it looks quite ugly and not representative of the cost of the hood.
We have not had a chance to weigh the Top Racing hood but I can say that it is quite light.
Feel free to contact me by telephone regarding the hood or if you are local (Bellevue, Wa) feel free to stop by and see the hood in person.
Pics attached (higher quality coming soon)
Edited by [email protected] AUTO DESIGN, 26 May 2010 - 09:21 PM.