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Apr 5, 6:29pm - #11115 
Carbon Fibre Hood?

i want my Hood/hoodscoop to look like this:

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a carbon fibre Hood is out of my current price range (rims next). instead i was thinking of going to the scrap yard and finding an 02 black celica, taking the Hood, slapping it onto my car, and add the silver raised hoodscoop.
will save several hundred dollars, and i don't care for the carbon fibre look. what do you think?


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Apr 5, 6:41pm - #11116 
idk, when i see cars like that, it makes them look unstylish and also makes it look like your Hood was destroyed and you had a replacement on. Carbon Fiber would be sweet.


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Apr 5, 9:33pm - #11117 
Some of the reason for the Carbon Fiber Hood other than looks, is that most of them don't dent, and they are lighter than stock hoods.

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Apr 5, 9:59pm - #11118 
about how many pounds lighter is the oem style carbon fiber Hood compared to the stock Hood? confused

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Apr 5, 10:01pm - #11119 
whenever i see a nonblack car driving down the road with a black Hood, i think, "whoa! carbon fiber Hood, sweet!" but then if i later find out that its just a black Hood, i feel tricked into giving praise where it isnt due. You should just save up for the carbon fiber Hood, then your scheme would look good. And its like spiderman said, it drops a good amount of wait as well.


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Apr 7, 12:03am - #11120 
the carbon fiber are pretty light since they are made of fiberglass I think instead of whatever stock is made of. Usually need Hood pins to hold them down, but not always.


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Apr 7, 12:36am - #11121 
Carbon fibre Hood is not made of fiberglass... it's made of carbon fibre... It's a kind of fibre (very durable), and the manufacturer would put a clear coat on it. it's about 1/3 of the stock Hood's weight.


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Apr 6, 2:28pm - #11122 
Actually I belive some carbon fiber hoods are layered with a fiberglass resin underneath the carbon fiber. I actually watched the process on a video.


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Apr 6, 2:49pm - #11123 
yea, the Hood is fiber glass coated with carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is not a thick material, it's like a tight woven netting of whatever over the Hood. i really don't know.


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Apr 6, 3:32pm - #11124 
carbon fiber this should explain what carbon fiber is. thumbsup


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Apr 6, 8:39pm - #11125 
i agree with ryansceli 100% if i found out it wasnt carbon fiber, id be a little pissed. save up for carbon fiber man. if youre cheap about things youre just going to make a typical rice burner. quality=$$$.

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Apr 6, 11:25pm - #11126 
thanks for the tips all, and nice link ryan! thumbsup


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Apr 7, 1:47am - #11127 
Quote:
Originally posted by TRDGTS014:
yea, the hood is fiber glass coated with carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is not a thick material, it's like a tight woven netting of whatever over the hood. i really don't know.
actually.. if you look from the bottom side of the carbon fiber Hood, up and through it into the light... you can basically see through the weaves (like as if you were to do the same thing with your t-shirt or a beach towel)

I don't know of any automotive fiberglass that lets you do thatrolleyes


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