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Jun 19, 2:05pm - #202113 
Carbon Fiber hood question...

how much lighter are the carbon fiber hoods out for our cars???? how much does the stock Hood weigh compared to the lightest carbon fiber?

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Jun 20, 8:33am - #202114 
a noticable differnce. didnt weight them, sorry

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Jun 20, 9:17am - #202115 
1/4 the weight. Some people have actually reported feeling the HP you free up by putting one on.

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Jun 20, 11:38am - #202116 
Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs

1/4 the weight. Some people have actually reported feeling the HP you free up by putting one on.


i dont know hp freeing up b/c of a Hood...but which Hood is the lightest??

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Jun 20, 11:51am - #202117 
i heard that carbon fiber Hood is the lightest and stongest. some one here had that vid where they were running it over with a car and jumping on it too and it was fine. also i heard Fiberglass was light but the paint cracks and fades easily.
remember Hood pins too!


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Jun 20, 3:43pm - #202118 
ok so no one knows any weight numbers then or estimates...?

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Jun 20, 6:53pm - #202119 
I HAVE A Carbon Fiber INVADER Hood... IT IS THE BADEST LOOKING Hood THAT YOU CAN GET FOR THE CAR... I CAN FEEL THE HP WHEN I PUT IT ON... AFTER I TOOK IT OUT OF THE BIG... I COULD HOLD IT OUT INFRONT OF ME WITH MY ARMS LOCKED OUT...THAT IS LIGHT


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Jun 20, 7:19pm - #202120 
Caps lock!!!! eek

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Jun 20, 8:45pm - #202121 
haha yea the invader is nice thumbsup

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Jun 20, 8:50pm - #202122 
you def cant feel hp gain
from replacing your Hood bud


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Jun 20, 8:54pm - #202123 
Originally Posted by mastro543
you def cant feel hp gain
from replacing your hood bud

Some people say they actually feel it, maybe because they just think that if they look faster, then they accelerate faster. rofl rofl

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Jun 20, 9:02pm - #202124 
ok i came across a site that sed stock Hood was 50 lbs...so how much say a vis Hood weight then???

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Jun 20, 9:09pm - #202125 
50 x .25 if what grassroots said was true. that would come out to 12.5

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Jun 21, 9:07am - #202126 
its prob about 30-35 pounds


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Jun 21, 9:13am - #202127 
stock is around 25-30lbs, where as carbon fiber is like 5lbs at the most...

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Jun 21, 9:16am - #202128 
^^^
nah, I think I remember around 50 for the stock as well... also, the new veilside Hood is 8 lbs and it's not carbon fiber so 5-10 lbs sounds right

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Jun 21, 9:26am - #202129 
yeah, 5-10lbs for a c/f is in the ballpark, but 50lbs for stock? that's sounds too damn heavy...

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Jun 21, 9:29am - #202130 
it does sound heavy but I though I heard that somewhere before... regardless, the carbon fiber Hood will shed a lot of weight - worthwhile mod from both appearance and Performance standpoints, especially if you combine it with a carbon fiber hatch

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Jun 21, 12:06pm - #202131 
they got carbon fiber hatches now???? i wanna see some pics

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