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Old 05-04-2011, 06:10 AM   #1
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RK sport hood feedback

Just a heads up for other members looking to install a fiberglass aftermarket hood. I got the RK Sport fiberglass heat extractor hood in on Monday and there's a ton of finish work required. To the tune of 8 hours of prep to get the hood to where it will fit properly..

There's pinholes all in the glass. Its a fresh piece of glass that will require a ton of prep... Just a warning for those who think the hood can be sanded and painted and then easily installed. The finish is rough and there's even primer that's got to be fixed all along the edge of the hood where it meets the wipers.

Because it's fresh fiberglass, it will also require additional sanding and painting 30 days after it is finished due to the fact that the fiberglass will shrink and set fully after painting...




The hood is going to look incredible after all is said and done, but the work required to get there is not cheap. Just making other members aware as this is not a simple sand/paint and bolt on piece..
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:41 AM   #2
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Wow - I have the extractor hood and it was near perfect right out of the box.
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:53 AM   #3
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I got the ram air hood from them also with no issues. Maybe you got a bad hood? Did you see if RK Sport would replace it? Sorry to hear that you had to pay just to get it where it sat right.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:50 PM   #4
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the pictured hood look amazing
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:21 PM   #5
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I also have this hood , Rk sport with carbon fiber . i bought it used from Kelly and its off centered on the right passenger side . I was actually going to make a thread about this ...
i talked to my dealer about it and he basically said im not going to get it to fit right unless i pay " thousands " :/ ill try to post some pics in a second ....

question: have either of you to setup the wiring for the light in the hood ?

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Old 05-04-2011, 10:29 PM   #6
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post in vendor feedback maybe?
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:31 PM   #7
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No way I would spend 8 hours to make a product right. It should've been right when it was delivered.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:32 PM   #8
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No way I would spend 8 hours to make a product right. It should've been right when it was delivered.
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:21 AM   #9
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My finish and fit is fine. How much are you paying for paint and install? I paid $650. They did tell me I need to come back in a few weeks after it sets to do something, I don't remember what they said.
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:07 AM   #10
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Call them & send it back......
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:34 PM   #11
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Well if I were to try to fix this ...
1. I bought it used
2. I don't know where they are located , but I'm sure it's far( Louisiana)
3rd. I have 3 tests tomorrow , why am I on cam5.(lol) :P
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:43 AM   #12
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My finish and fit is fine. How much are you paying for paint and install? I paid $650. They did tell me I need to come back in a few weeks after it sets to do something, I don't remember what they said.





The fiberglass is wavy and needs lots of work and there are pinholes all in the fiberglass that is going to take 8 hours of labor to fix. That's just not acceptable and i'm reaching out to RK to sort the issue out.

Sending it back to the west coast isnt really feasible as the hood can be repaired to fit and the finished product with a quality paint/finish but is costing twice the amount that it should as the unfinished hood quality is just not up to RK sport standard.

This is a Quality Control issue and I would like to think its a 1 time exception and not the norm. I'll followup with a status after I talk to Jason @ RK Sport...
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:47 AM   #13
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I'm estimating around 7-800 for the prep, sand, block, fit, paint, and labor for just the hood. (in addition to the price of the hood)

I was quoted 1500 for the work of getting on the body kit... 6 additional pieces that need some fiberglass work done in order to look good...

Just a heads up to everyone that these fiberglass hoods and body kit products are not an easy and inexpensive prime and paint job.
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Old 05-07-2011, 01:43 PM   #14
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Man that sucks. I got a hood from Suncoast Creations http://suncoastcreations.com/a-che-c...ood-21018.html for my LS1 z28 and didn't have these issues. It also wasn't that expensive to get it prepped and painted.

I think RK Sport needs to improve the quaility of their hoods.
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:35 PM   #15
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UPDATE as of 5/20


The RK Sport heat extractor hood had to be repainted 3 times due to the poor quality finish of the fiberglass. (This was after hours of prep and sanding work.)

The RK Sport rear diffuser is not even close to fitment. I've now got a rear diffuser that is painted and wont even go on the car.

The plasic on the side skirts were in such bad shape that they had to be sanded and blocked twice. They are acceptable after tons of prep work.



I have reached out to RK directly and am awaiting response... I'll post more after I learn what next steps will be and how they respond.

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So all four pieces you ordered were bad. Doesn't sound like QC, as these would've all come off different lines. Sounds like just a poor product. I'm glad I decided I couldn't afford the RK Sport hood last year when I was looking at them.
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That sucks man.. Hope you get everything worked out.
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:30 PM   #18
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So all four pieces you ordered were bad. Doesn't sound like QC, as these would've all come off different lines. Sounds like just a poor product. I'm glad I decided I couldn't afford the RK Sport hood last year when I was looking at them.
Does RK SPORT have a QC I don't think so, I've had my hood for over 2 years now, my painter did a @ss load of work to make it look good, but the fit is not good at all...I've learned to live with it...
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:48 PM   #19
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UPDATE: 4 coats of clear and the hood still isnt ready. It's baking overnight in the booth with the final touches and will be installed and finished on Monday...

The front lip and side skirts look fantastic. I'll post pics of the final product on Monday night after I get it home.

Heritage grill looks awesome with those Sparks billet SS emblems I ordered in black billet with custom orange painted inserts :-)

The rear diffuser is a 30 lb heavy piece of fiberglass that RK Sport instructs should go on with thin double sided tape.... :??? I'm not pleased with the fit of the rear diffuser at all as it just doesn't attach to the top of the bumper in a solid manner. I am considering have my body guy install body rivets to the inside of the lip and the bumper.

Instructions that come with the kit are totally non descriptive. (prep paint and install) Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated. How are guys attaching the fiberglass rear diffuser to the bumper and to the bottom brace?
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Shitt I got a RK sport too I hope I got a good 1 hahah we will have to wait and see I guess
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:44 PM   #22
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This will probably not apply to most people, but the Extractor Hood does not fit over a Harrop supercharger. I waited 2 weeks to get this hood only to find it does not fit!
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