Agreed. Hood pins are a must for non OEM hoods. I actually had a carbon fiber hood separate from the fiberglass frame. I was very lucky not to loose my windshield because of it. The Aerocatch hood latches are a very nice and very common piece.I haven't installed a CF hood but have had mine on and off; it's very simple but would recommend two people to make it easier to position.
Hood pins should be used for security and I'd personally recommend Aerocatch. Install is a bit tricky but Mighty Car Mods did a video explaining it well.
2 people needed for install, it's super simple, I've installed them for customers in our parking lot. Hood pins are recommended by the manufacturer's lawyers, so you, or the person who potentially gets injured if your hood flies off, doesn't sue them.1. How hard is the install on a 14 Focus ST?
2. Are hood pins really necessary?
If #2 is a yes, which pins do you guys use? Pics are heavily appreciated.