I have an 06 4x4 extended cab, vermillion red, 2"lift and 33" BFG's, that now has a fairly large dint and footprint in the hood. I had an insurance quote done at $1500 damage, but they want to pull the dint and repaint. I am thinking about trying to get a body shop to order an aftermarket hood and just install that for me. So my question is what do I have to know about aftermarket hoods before I buy? From what I have read so far it looks like I should stick with a steel hood for ease of installation, as I do not want to pay a bunch extra to get the hood, just thought I might as well if the insurance will cover it. So far I like the Reflexxion Non-cobra style, so if there are any tips to add they would definately be appreciated. I have read some things about windshield washer nozzles being relocated, and hood struts not being strong enough for this hood. I also currently have a bug deflector on and have not seen any pictures of this hood with a bug deflector, or should I just scrap it anyway? So should I continue to look into the hood, or just say screw it and let them fix my stocker? Thanks in advance.
I should have mentioned that I have a package policy on the truck so my deductable is only $200 and my bug deflector that also got damaged is almost worth that much alone. I also did have a paintless repair guy look at it and he figured he might get it out, but there would be a good chance that it wouldn't be perfect. Any advice on the hood?
I have a Reflexxion hood on my '02, it is heavy and I tried to find new struts to work, but never came up with any. I had my body guy when shooting the hood, do the cut out's for the washer nozzles. And I forgot to mention, this hood was on my '98 before I traded it in for the '02 in '03.
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