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I just had my AMS hood installed yesterday and while washing the car today I noticed that the middle portion is lifted a bit. This seems to be a result of the spring on the stock hood latch. I thought I read somewhere that someone ended up removing the spring when he added his carbon hood but I'm not sure if I recall correctly.

So should I remove that spring? I'm thinking it needs to go since it's causing the hood to flex up a little in the middle and not be fully flush with the front end. What happens if I remove it though? Will I have trouble opening the hood since the springs not there to pop it up any more?

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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Vendors have claimed that the spring doesn't have to be removed but I removed mine and there is no drawback save that you have to just claw a bit to lift the bonnet now.

Go ahead and remove it.

I've seen photos of the Mine's GTR and they've removed their spring too
 

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How much weight did it save?
 

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mmmmm carbon bonnet

do want
 

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How much weight did it save?
According to AMS the hood saves about 10 pounds over stock. Not much I know but looks were a big factor lol.
 
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