2002-2005 Toyota Matrix 4D Oem Style Carbon Fiber Hood
Hoods and Trunks are made from 100% ISO-certified, Grade-A carbon fiber material. All VIS Carbon Fiber Hoods and Trunks are manufactured using a two-part construction design. The top layer is composed of carbon fiber material bonded to the hood surface with high-grade epoxy resin, and finished with an ultra-clear (Poly Shield), UV-protective polyurethane coating for a high gloss finish. A one-piece, smooth underside shell is fused to the top layer enhancing the products structural integrity. The edges are smoothed by hands to insure good quality finish all around. In 2014, we further improved on this manufacturing process by introducing the Vacuum Infusion Process (V.I.P.), which utilizes a single-mold vacuum to produce parts that are 10-20% lighter than before while improving durability. We are transitioning our full spectrum of carbon parts to use the VIP process so that our customers can enjoy these improved products without incurring a huge cost increase.
All VIS Carbon Fiber Hoods and Trunks come with a VIS badge of authenticity. Please be sure to look for the badge when purchasing. Due to the unknown nature of the intended uses of these products, hood pins are required. These products are intended for off-road use only, unless your local and state laws state otherwise.
*DISCLAIMER* All carbon fiber and fiberglass hoods are going to be incompatible with OEM gas strut hood lifters that may be equipped on your vehicle. To use gas struts with a lightweight hood will require using lower weight rated lifters. Using OEM spec lifters can cause stress and cracking on a composite hood and will void the warranty on the item.
FRP Products Detail:
All VIS fiberglass Body Kits; bumpers, Lips side skirts, spoilers, and hoods are made out of a high quality fiberglass (***unless noted). All Body Kits come with wire mesh if applicable. Professional installation required. Picture shown is for illustration purpose only. Actual product may vary due to product enhancement. Modification of part is required to ensure proper fitment. Test fit all Body Kit parts before any modification or painting. Accessories like fog lights, driving lights, splitter, canards, add-on lip, intake scoops, or other enhancement products are not included unless specified in the product description. Intended for OFF ROAD use only.
CFRP Products Detail:
VIS Carbon Fiber Products are made from the finest carbon fiber available. Each piece is protected with a UV coating which allows it to hold its high gloss finish. VIS Carbon Fiber products have a tight carbon weave and use Grade-A carbon fiber only. Intended for OFF ROAD use only.
VIS Racing Product Guarantee
Our customer guarantee is that you can return your item within 30 days of receipt for any reason as long as it is returned in the original packaging and you pay for all shipping charges; original shipping fees are non-refundable. Products are non-refundable if altered in any way. It is recommended that the part be installed by a professional body shop that has experience working with aftermarket fiberglass and urethane body kits. Paint and installation process will include but are not limited to sanding, shaving, cutting and filling. Extra fees may be incurred for proper fitment. Refunds will not be issued due to minor fitment issues. All parts are for off-road and show use only.
Painting VIS Racing Aerodynamics Products
VIS Racing brand aerodynamics will follow traditional FRP (fiberglass) preparation where every visible inch of the finish will need to be sanded to eliminate any blemishes including gelcoat chips, scratches, pin holes etc. By block sanding the finish you will be able to see the straightness of the product as well as anything that will need to be glazed with finish body filler. The finish on VIS Racing brand aerodynamics is just a basic primer coat that was used to help the part pop free from the mold when it was originally laid up. This is not a surfacing layer intended to be directly painted or to be installed without paint as it lacks UV protection. The more time spent on prep the better the finished install and quality of the paint job will be. Once the part has been totally prepped we suggest using a high build primer suitable for FRP to be sprayed and wetsanded before the base coat and clear coat is applied. High build primer will provide a thickness of finish applied on top of the part that can be easily sanded and checked for perfection.
About VIS Racing
VIS Racing Sports, Inc.
has been at the forefront of automotive restyling since 1996. We started the
ultra-aggressive style in body kits for sport compact cars in Southern
California. The trend quickly spread from the West Coast to East Coast. In a
matter of a few years, our styles can be found in many parts of the globe. This
trend culminated with the release of the movie, "Fast and Furious"
(2001), in which we were one of the primary sponsors. We were not content with
the status quo and continued to bring new products to the restyling scenes. Our
carbon fiber hoods and trunks are the de facto standard Grade A against
which other competitors in the world are measured. Our carbon fiber products are
number one in the industry, and their popularity can be seen on the streets as
well as car shows alike. We are also making inroads into the Japanese market
with the help of our partner in Japan. Our products can be seen in Japanese
magazines, such as Auto Fashion and Options magazines.
Our participation with Hollywood did not stop in 2001. On the contrary, it was just the beginning. We provided two fully modified 02 RSX and 03 Eclipse, with our patented GT Bomber Body Kits and Torque Body Kits; respectively, for the Warner Brothers movie, Torque (2004). The beginning race sequence shows these two street demons racing on the highway. Our latest partnership with Hollywood can be seen in Lindsay Lohans Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), in which our patented GT Bomber body kit and EVO style carbon fiber hood were featured on the 1997 Eclipse. On another front, our products are featured in numerous video games with racing themes, some of which include Electronic Arts Need for Speed: Underground 2, Juice, Forza Motorsport 1 & 2.
We at VIS have gone through many stages of growth, but none can be more drastic than the one we experienced in the year 2004. In 2004, we acquired Wings West, a name that should be familiar to anyone in the restyling industry. It was a much revered brand against which other competitors strived to be second.
We have expanded our warehouse from 45,000 square feet to over 100,000 square feet, our inventory is ample, and we strive to provide the fastest shipping possible. Any question feel free to contact us.
|Parent Product Type||Body Kits Aerodynamics|
|Product Types||Carbon Fiber Hoods|
|Year||2002, 2003, 2004, 2005|
Aerodynamics Product Disclaimer
We want all consumers to know that there will always be minor sanding, shaving, cutting, and/or filling prior to installing FRP (fiberglass) parts. The primer and or gel coat finish must have every square millimeter completely sanded and other prep work will be required prior to painting.
Please see our paint & installation guides by clicking the links below.
Aerodynamics Basic Paint Preparation Process
Aerodynamics Advanced Paint and Installation Guide
Our customer guarantee is that you can return your item within 30 days of receipt for any reason as long as it is returned in new condition in the original packaging and you pay for all shipping charges; original shipping fees are non-refundable. Products are non-refundable if altered in any way. Products are non-refundable if they are returned damaged in any way so be sure to properly repackage and insure your return shipment. It is recommended that the part be installed by a professional body shop that has experience working with aftermarket fiberglass and urethane body kits. Paint and installation process will include but are not limited to sanding, shaving, cutting and filling. Extra fees usually will be incurred for proper fitment, prep work etc. Refunds will not be issued due to minor fitment issues. All parts are for off-road and show use only.
For any order that is requesting a return within 10 days of delivery no restocking fee is due.
For any order that is requesting a return 11-30 days after delivery will be subject to a 25% restocking fee.
Delivery Inspection Procedure
- **Oversized Freight Delivery Requires Inspection Upon Delivery (Tractor Trailer Shipments Only)
- **It is extremely important to follow these instructions exactly to ensure that your shipment will be covered by the damage insurance.
When the shipment arrives, please be sure to thoroughly inspect the box and its contents for any major damage to the parts. You must unpack the order and remove each item from the box to check for concealed damage. If you do find damage to any of the items, please physically write "Damaged" on the delivery bill. Do not write anything else other than "damaged" on the delivery bill as it can affect the outcome of a claim decision by the shipping company. You will then accept the shipment as is, and notify us immediately. We will ask for digital pictures to verify that damage has occurred as it will be needed for processing the claim. In the instance major damage has occurred, we will file a damage claim with the shipper and ship you new parts as soon as they are available.
**Please note that if a product is damaged in transit and it was not inspected at delivery and not noted so on the delivery bill, we will be unable to assist beyond that point. Once the customer signs the bill of laden the shipping company will not allow us to submit a claim on your behalf.
**For orders shipped to a body shop it is your responsibility to contact them prior to delivery to ensure they inspect it before signing for it. If your body shop signs for the package without inspecting its contents for concealed damage we will not be able to file a claim for you with the shipping company.
I agree that I will inspect the item at delivery and fully understand that if I do not inspect this item at delivery and unbox it at a later time to find concealed damage that I waive all rights to file a damage claim on the delivery insurance. I also fully understand that a damaged item cannot be returned for refund or store credit under any circumstances.