View Full Version : K-tec carbon fibre bonnet

22-08-2007, 14:31
I've owned this bonnet for a long time.. after finishing my engine change i took the car on the way to southend to meet Jay-s, on the way there i found a 2.0 nova and was playing with it, at a 3 figure speed the bonnet snapped off the hinge and went for a flying lesson, it had ripped off the bolts from the mounting points, the latch was left on the car and is bent where the bonnet ripped off.

The bonnet its-self had hit the top off a lamp post and fell into the central reservation off the motor way top side down, i picked it up later that evening at 2am and it isnt to bad just battle scarred.

I advise anyone who is considering buying one of these bonnets to pin it down at the very front and at the back so it cant be forced off.

22-08-2007, 14:38
.. and keep cable ties in your glove box :)


22-08-2007, 14:51
I to have lost a carbon bonnet at speed.... but it was the top skin that blew off, I was doing 100+..."WTF was that" :shock:

Got pins ready for the new one lol

22-08-2007, 14:52
Even for more expensive cars, a lot of carbon bonnets don't seem to be made to a very good lasting standard :(


22-08-2007, 15:41
mmm.... might not fit mine then. :shock:

22-08-2007, 15:57
Funny really, I always thought that bonnets of this style wouldn't flip like that. On regular bonnets they normally flip back and smash the sunroof or bend the roof when they go :(

Maxi.. how were you going to fit yours, purely with bonnet pins? Might I suggest the other type of bonnet pin, the plastic ones with locks that are recessed :) Should hold it firmer and look smarter if done right :)


22-08-2007, 16:00
might do mate but was just going to bolt it on as a normal bonnet. might look as recessed pins.

cheers mate.

22-08-2007, 16:10
Believe they are called Aerocatch. (I only chose that link as it shows the different mounting options).

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AEROCATCH-BONNET-CATCH-RX7-EVO-SKYLINE-SUPRA-DRIFTING_W0QQitemZ160147848662QQihZ006QQcategoryZ5 2637QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Ok, expensive... but that is just one source and more versatile mounting than regular pins.


22-08-2007, 19:30
join the lost bonnet club! Mine is in lincolnshire....

22-08-2007, 23:02
My k-tech carbon bonnet is bolted on like normal and even at 150mph it stays on fine!

altho this does scare me into putting pins on lol

23-08-2007, 18:48
My k-tech carbon bonnet is bolted on like normal and even at 150mph it stays on fine!

For how long.....