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Old 07-15-2018, 04:18 AM
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Question Material of the hood

Hello everyone. Who knows, if the hood of Acura ILX 2014 is made of steel or aluminium? Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-15-2018, 06:03 PM
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Hello everyone. Who knows, if the hood of Acura ILX 2014 is made of steel or aluminium? Thanks in advance!
I don't know for sure but the 2016+ (MMC) is steel so I'm pretty sure the pre-MMC is also steel.
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Old 07-17-2018, 05:06 AM
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I don't know for sure but the 2016+ (MMC) is steel so I'm pretty sure the pre-MMC is also steel.
Thanks for your reply. It must be steel as well then.
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:35 PM
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Wiki says "The ILX's body in white uses 59% high strength steel ranging from 440-980 MPa yield strength grades, aluminum is used for the hood and front bumper beam"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acura_ILX
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:18 AM
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Originally Posted by DaIll1 View Post
Wiki says "The ILX's body in white uses 59% high strength steel ranging from 440-980 MPa yield strength grades, aluminum is used for the hood and front bumper beam"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acura_ILX
Crap! This can be a problem. Are there owners of ILX 2014 on the forum? Can you just put a magnet on the hood and say if it sticks or no?
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Crap! This can be a problem. Are there owners of ILX 2014 on the forum? Can you just put a magnet on the hood and say if it sticks or no?
On my 2016 ILX, there is no way it's aluminum. It's so heavy. On my RL, which does have aluminum hood, the hood is so light I can lift it with one finger. Aluminum is also more expensive than steel for body panels.
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the verbiage used "Front/rear bumper beam" indicates it's not full aluminium, if at all. just the beams.
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This 2" magnet doesn't find my 2016 hood attractive

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My 2014's hood isn't magnetic.
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Originally Posted by langevinrox View Post
My 2014's hood isn't magnetic.
oh, crap! but thanks for your reply!
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