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Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Exterior Forum [GEN 2]' started by zmessmer, May 23, 2019.

  1. brettmess24

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    Is Anderson a reseller? I saw something about ICON and to avoid that company completely. Looks like APR is the way to go.
     
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    No Anderson Composites make their own carbon fiber. They have two processes they use vacuum infused or dry/pre preg and both processes use the autoclave making a light uniform finish.


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    so here is pricing comparison from the websites:


    APR side vents: $589
    APR hood vent: $899

    Anderson side vents: $399
    Anderson hood vent: $799
     
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    I like how Anderson has the mesh behind the side vents and in the hood vent.


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    so if this was your purchase, you would get the anderson product vs APR?
     
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    Almost $300 less and I personally like the mesh design so yes I would. Same struggle I have for my ZLE is the design difference between the two. Be great to see both in person before dropping the coin....perfect world problems right?


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    ha. right. ok -i am going to move forward with anderson composites. thanks! hope this helps others out there with the same dilemma.
     
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    Anyone install both? (Hood & Side Vents?) How did it go?
     
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    I spoke about that with Anderson Composites. He said the plastic is fragile and could break if you aren't careful. I am using one of their installers to do the install. Can't afford to be breaking clips, the plastic or the CF.
     

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