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Weight Question. #103156 Feb 14, 2:14am Feb 14, 2:14am
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Weight Question.
I was always under the impression that Carbon fiber would be lighter that Fiberglass. But now I'm double guessing myself. Which is lighter Carbon fiber? Or Fiberglass?


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Re: Weight Question. [Re: Eyger] #103157 Feb 14, 10:20am Feb 14, 10:20am
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If I'm not mistaken Fiber glass and Carbon fiber are the same weght...Maybe Fiber Glass is slightly lighter (They use it in aviation )...

Re: Weight Question. [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #103158 Feb 14, 11:30am Feb 14, 11:30am
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pound for pound it weighs the same rofl

Carbon Fiber would be lighter IMO because it is stronger and therefore you do not need as much of it to make things. You would have to lay fiberglass thicker for it to be as strong as Carbon Fiber and then it would weigh more.


Re: Weight Question. [Re: Eyger] #103159 Feb 14, 11:55am Feb 14, 11:55am
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1 pound fiberglass = 1 pound carbonfiber

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Re: Weight Question. [Re: SCOTT03] #103160 Feb 14, 4:57pm Feb 14, 4:57pm
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Originally Posted by SCOTT03
1 pound fiberglass = 1 pound carbonfiber

rofl


lollol

Re: Weight Question. [Re: Eyger] #103161 Feb 14, 5:19pm Feb 14, 5:19pm
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^ smart asses grin

Re: Weight Question. [Re: Eyger] #103162 Feb 15, 1:26am Feb 15, 1:26am
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Ha ha, thanks alot. By any chance does anyone own the fiberglass Hood that veilside makes? Got any pictures?


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Re: Weight Question. [Re: Eyger] #103163 Feb 15, 8:09pm Feb 15, 8:09pm
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You know what.. both are pretty light, and I doubt that it's going to make a noticeable difference in racing (I'm assuming that's why you want a lighter Hood). Either one is going to be lighter than stock. But I believe (and I could be wrong) that carbon fiber is the lightest.


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Re: Weight Question. [Re: Eyger] #103164 Feb 16, 8:04am Feb 16, 8:04am
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not only that but carbon fiber will most likely look better, even if you oaint it, because it's smoother, usual last longer and is more durable

Re: Weight Question. [Re: Celicaracer18] #103165 Feb 16, 8:16am Feb 16, 8:16am
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All depends on the construction. I can make a carbon fiber Hood for you that will be just as heavy as the oem (it will look wonderful too, yeah right) its all in how much they use. Shitty construction will have lots of excess resin and cloth. High quality production will only have enough carbon fiber and resin to get the needed strenght. The reason why carbon fiber is the lightest is because of weight per tensile strenght, and composites get their strength from the directional tensile strenght of each fiber. The reason carbon fiber int used everywhere on military jets and such is purely a money issue. If you. look in the civilian sector people use it exclusivly if they have enough money.

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