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this morning decided install the c-west hood scoop. I went the c-west route for two reasons - aggressive scoop design and fit/finish reputation. The scoop sits up high (cabin view is way cool) and finish was very nice. FITMENT is another story and we were very disappointed. I wouldnt mind some spacing but the left / right sides are off. Tightening it down did nothing. After this post, I will be emailing c-west with a bunch of picks and sending it back. Hopefully, they can send me another one out ASAP.
 

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Yikes, that fitment is pretty terrible. Curious why you didn't order the hood scoop from rexpeed since you just posted a similar VG thread...

You gonna ask for another from C-west? Or get your money back?
 

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I hate to see that. Amazing how no one gives a shit about quality anymore.

The rexpeed one looks like hell in person too. I would just try to get C-west to get you another one.
 

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Good luck dealing with C-West. When I got their hood and saw all of the cosmetic problems it had I wanted to send it back. It ended up being a one-month battle between C-West and myself, with DSG mediating. Threats to involve lawyers and the BBB worked wonderfully toward the end.
 

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C-West is a black mark on JDM culture.
 

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Yikes, that fitment is pretty terrible. Curious why you didn't order the hood scoop from rexpeed since you just posted a similar VG thread...

You gonna ask for another from C-west? Or get your money back?
I went the c-west route because i was under the impression that fitment would be very good. Very disappointing to say the least. I bought the VG from rexspeed, reviews were good, liked that it came painted and figured that fitment would have a little more play.
 

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Good luck dealing with C-West. When I got their hood and saw all of the cosmetic problems it had I wanted to send it back. It ended up being a one-month battle between C-West and myself, with DSG mediating. Threats to involve lawyers and the BBB worked wonderfully toward the end.
Hopefully, they will swap it out for me.
 

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Here is an update - contacted c-west LA, sent pics. They don't have 1 in stock. They are having one set to me directly from Japan. I'm to send the return to LA.
 

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Keep us updated, i want one too, but i need to know hows the fitting.

Btw where can i order one online?
 

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Most Cwest stuff fits like shit...even I was told that my front bumper was 100% perfect fitment before I purchased it, it wasn't. It fit well, but far from perfect. now its good.
I highly recommended the ChargeSpeed hood scoop. Fits perfect, is higher quality and is more functional.
 

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Most Cwest stuff fits like shit...even I was told that my front bumper was 100% perfect fitment before I purchased it, it wasn't. It fit well, but far from perfect. now its good.
I highly recommended the ChargeSpeed hood scoop. Fits perfect, is higher quality and is more functional.

Thats weird, my friend had c-west full body kit on his 350z, fit's like OEM, but he ordered it direcly from Japan, but anyways i was talking about the scoop fitment, i found them at a local dealer, but i want to make sure they fit perfectly, other wise i might ask if they can do a fitment test before i buy them.
 

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Post a pic from inside the car! I love driving and seeing a big hood scoop infront of me because..racecar
 

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Post a pic from inside the car! I love driving and seeing a big hood scoop infront of me because..racecar
+1 . Subscribed to see the end result.

After my own 8-month ordeal with BulletProof Auto and my crappy do-luck finish/fit; I gave up on parts/manufacturers from out of country.
 

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Update - got this email last night from Andrew (C-west LA)

"We are sending it out overnight. We also hope that this hasn't been a big inconvenience to you! If there is anything else C-West Japan has authorized me to give you an extra 10% off any other purchase."

Next - Update will be install pics.
 

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Interesting. I wonder why they were such *******s to me (requiring me to send photos more than once, amongst other things) and just exchanged yours.

Glad it's all sorted out, dude, lucky for you!
 

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Interesting. I wonder why they were such *******s to me (requiring me to send photos more than once, amongst other things) and just exchanged yours.

Glad it's all sorted out, dude, lucky for you!
maybe a case of middle-man "telephone"?

If I recall, all your contact with C-West went through your vendor didn't it? could be the same issue for Evo&Son

Looking forward to see how your second one turns out. loving my rexpeed :innocent:
 

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I had a cwest body kit for my rsx and fitment was near perfect. I'm really sad to see such a company lapse on their quality control throughout the years. I'm glad they rectified the problem can't wait to see pics of the new unit they are sending.
 
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