Adv Fiberglass Fender & hood experiences?

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I am looking for input from people who have mounted the Adv Fiberglass fenders or hoods.
I have the 5" ones that are coming, on order with a hood, but I am now intrigued by the FunHaver ones that might be coming as well.

I read a post here or on the FB 6G group about the problems one person had with filling & cutting that had to be done to get the fenders to fit right (2" fenders)- wondering if others have had the same experience? Looking for all intel - thanks in advance.. if there is another thread on this, someone please point me, I couldn't find it.

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Thanks for asking this. Ram Air Hood insights would be welcomed!
 

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Working on the 2” fenders now. Have done the test fitting and they’re at paint right now. Hope to have them back for final install in the next couple days.

There are a few minor overcomeable hiccups I have ran into so far:

1) The written installation instructions on ADVFiberglass’s website say to use a 3/8” drill bit to drill out the holes in the fenders. John also confirmed this over the phone. DO NOT use the 3/8” bit for all the holes!!! There are a number of holes in the fenders, both front and rear that need to be smaller than that. Specifically, where the rubber door jamb piece is on the front and in the lower corners of the rear fenders. The instructions should say drill/cut out holes to the same size they are on the OE fenders.

2) There is very little information in the install video about what parts you reuse and what parts you need to buy. I know for a fact you need to buy the nut inserts (M6 x 1.0 is the size John told me) and the 3M tape (PN 06389) for attaching the door and rear pieces. I guess I’ll find out when I install them if they need any different hardware for any of it. I will say I’m yet to find the same nut inserts they used in stores (I’ve checked Home Depot, Lowes, AutoZone)

3) You will have to cut out the gas cap opening. This is not that hard with a Dremel tool but I didn’t expect to need to do that and the install video does not mention it.
 

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I was reading their website and didn't find this detail. Anyone know how the weight of these pieces compare to OEM?
 
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I was reading their website and didn't find this detail. Anyone know how the weight of these pieces compare to OEM?
Reach out to them, they are incredibly responsive and helpful...FWIW my body shop unpacked them yesterday, he was afraid of it being a shizzy product and was quite positive about the quality of the parts..
 

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I have the heat extractor hood and can attest to it being top quality. As far as weight, the stock aluminum hood clocked in around 25lbs with sound deadening. I haven't weighed the ADV hood but I would expect the fiberglass to be a few pounds lighter.

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My body guys did fine with the fender fitment, however the trim pieces required a lot of carving out from the backside In order to fit properly. They just wouldn’t fit the curve of the door properly, so both my trim pieces are not aligned properly and stick out about 1/4”. I haven’t had the time to deal with it yet.
 

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I have the heat extractor hood and can attest to it being top quality. As far as weight, the stock aluminum hood clocked in around 25lbs with sound deadening. I haven't weighed the ADV hood but I would expect the fiberglass to be a few pounds lighter.

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How do you like the Heat Extractor hood? I'm planning on ordering it this fall
 

 
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