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GTaintsobad Feb 22, 6:11am - #406466 

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hear me rant about carbon fiber

I hope I'm not alone here, but I hate all the crap you can buy that looks like carbon fibre, but isn't actually carbon fiber, or, maybe the stuff is sort of carbon fibre, but its just for show.

Allow me to give a few examples

Carbon fiber Hood scoop
The Hood scoop is purely cosmetic, you don't need a bigger one, nor do you need it to look like carbon fiber. It won't make your car faster - sorry.

Carbon fiber dash
Totally impractical... even ferrari's and lambo's that have actual carbon fiber interiors don't show it off much. The glare would make driving your car during the day suck.

Carbon Fiber stick on shit
its stick on shit, it looks like carbon fiber, it isn't carbon fiber, you're car isn't any better because of it.quit pretending. This is just 1 step away from putting on Type-R badges

You may think "but I like the way Carbon Fiber looks" and thats fair. I think I'd look better with a 14 inch cock, but I don't stuff my pants...

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KennyD Feb 22, 6:17am - #406467 
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laughsilly You're in for it. A lot of things that don't make the car any better are still very desirable for the sake of being more unique. Granted the attempt to become unique is just joining the thousands that already have that mod (not in all cases, but most) but I think it's the different combinations of mods that people are looking for. I'm all for carbon fiber and am in love with it, but there is such a thing as going to far. But hey, people can do whatever they want and as long as they don't destroy the car... go for it! Carbon Fiber all the way. Cargo Carrier = probably not making the car much faster... but that's pretty damn sweet imho. thumbsup
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tru_Asiatik_Pride Feb 22, 6:17am - #406468 

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stefanoc Feb 22, 6:28am - #406469 

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i think its known to show off carbon fiber on import cars, not exotic.
bit carbon fiber looks fine, but you shouldnt do it.
few parts of the dash carbon fiber would be cool, but not all of it. plus if you have Carbon Fiber it has to blend in with the rest of the car and not stand out.
i dont know why i bought my Carbon Fiber dash stick on, but 50$ wasnt much and i tried it and it doesnt look too bad.
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HypnoticJester Feb 22, 6:48am - #406470 
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TBH i bought the carbon fiber vent stick ons. like you said its just a sticker. but so what so is the celica dragon i put on my dash as well. I think they both make it look a lot better. Also turns out the same day I bought my cele we got a new manager who had the same car same color and all. just a few things diff like hers has the sun roof deflector and rear window wiper. But neways I want mine to look much diff as hers but still look good as poss. So far i got racing pedals, blue LEDs, s2000 ant,celica dash sticker , carbon fiber vent sticker, Clear Corners, viper remote start alarm. And when summer roles around in a couple of months im grabing an AEM Intake and still deciding on exhuast. O ya dont forget rims..

but neways. I get your point on Carbon Fiber stuff. And I agree too much is a bad thing exp if it doesnt match your car. But some ppl get it just for looks or personalization.

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renfield90 Feb 22, 6:51am - #406471 

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Originally Posted by GTaintsobad
BRING ON THE HATE-FILLED REPLY'S!!!


Can I take you literally on that? j/k

I agree that fake Carbon Fiber look horrible, I wouldn't want that stuff anywhere near my car...

I have a Carbon Fiber dash kit. I was looking to paint my dash or get some overlays for it, then I found Iggy's group buy with a really good price and decided it would be nice. I've only gotten compliments for it, it's not overdone and flows pretty well. It also doesn't glare much more than the stock dash does, or than a painted one would.

In case you didn't know our Hood scoop is not just cosmetic...it actually forces air down onto the header, where it's needed most. In theory a larger scoop would bring in more air, and thus more cooling...though we are talking about a few drops in the ocean though (what's the exhaust temperature at the header? 300-400 degrees?). If you've got a Carbon Fiber Hood (and that does make a big difference) then a Carbon Fiber hoodscoop would only make it right...kinda weird having a Carbon Fiber Hood and stock hoodscoop.

Also remember that it's not always the specific mod that counts...it's the attitude that comes with it. If I add some carbon fiber sticker on my car and drive like it's the fastest thing on earth...I see your point...but if I put something on and I know how little it does for me performance wise but I like it anyway...then it's not so bad.
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BReakinDrifTs Feb 22, 6:54am - #406472 
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So what? Carbon fiber is lighter, and looks better. spineyes
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Virgilson Feb 22, 6:59am - #406473 

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haha i have a lot of the stuff that you mentioned...

to each his own..i say. you don't like it...tough. thats your opinion.
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isaac Feb 22, 7:19am - #406474 
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i hate green cars... rolleyes

especially since yellow is so much faster thumbsup

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Pnoy Feb 22, 7:31am - #406475 
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Yes I agree Carbon Fiber are just more on the show. But isn't that what the 7th gen Celica is all about? STYLE? laughsilly That's why a lot of people buy mostly cosmetic parts with their Celica.

But I agree having too much takes away the idea of style. I haven't yet seen an all out Carbon Fiber Celica. Can't wait to see that happen rofl
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isaac Feb 22, 7:32am - #406476 
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e_degala Feb 22, 8:19am - #406477 

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hmmm, i thought you were going to critique the application of carbon fiber with fiberglass reinforcement.

i don't know. some people like to paint their interior to specific colors, change the fabric/material, or strip it all out for weight savings. we all have different tastes. guess we all know your taste isn't carbon fiber.

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JaYmez Feb 22, 8:24am - #406478 

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someone needs to get laid rofl
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morris Feb 22, 10:10am - #406479 
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Originally Posted by KennyD
laughsilly You're in for it. A lot of things that don't make the car any better are still very desirable for the sake of being unique. Granted the attempt to become unique is just joining the thousands that already have that mod (not in all cases, but most) but I think it's the different combinations of mods that people are looking for... thumbsup

That's why I .. LaffectionV E my subtle "looks like" WHITE Carbon Fiber Overlays accents all over my car... just received thumbsup compliments tasty grin grin
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initial_D Feb 22, 10:19am - #406480 

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Originally Posted by JaYmez
someone needs to get laid rofl


or discover the magic of porn rofl
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celicat23 Feb 22, 11:51am - #406481 

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Originally Posted by initial_D
Originally Posted by JaYmez
someone needs to get laid rofl


or discover the magic of porn rofl


or get enough money so he can afford some carbon, and stop hatin' on it.
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bajoconstruction Feb 22, 1:59pm - #406482 

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Originally Posted by GTaintsobad

Carbon fiber dash
Totally impractical... even ferrari's and lambo's that have actual carbon fiber interiors don't show it off much. The glare would make driving your car during the day suck.

Especially here in AZ! I would be blinded LOL.
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spaztikid Feb 22, 3:41pm - #406483 
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you know what i hate???.. paint... after all, it doesnt do anything other than cover the metal and change the look of the car... who needs it... it must weigh like a pound tooo...
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Steven Feb 22, 6:07pm - #406484 
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this thread sucks.
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RookieGTS Feb 22, 8:02pm - #406485 

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yeah fuck this thread!
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Shiftyz1x Feb 22, 8:10pm - #406486 

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Originally Posted by celicat23
Originally Posted by initial_D
Originally Posted by JaYmez
someone needs to get laid rofl


or discover the magic of porn rofl


or get enough money so he can afford some carbon, and stop hatin' on it.

lol
so so right...

i do have to agree in that i dont like fake carbon,,, but as for the real stuff.. hammer down thumbsup thumbsup yourock
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shonen Feb 22, 8:18pm - #406487 
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Actually isn't the Hood scoop used to help cool the engine, since there is like no room between the exhaust manifold and the firewall. It can also be used for better air induction for turbo applications since the Intake is practically shoved in a place with no room and only hot air.

I'm with you on the Carbon fiber imitation but if I could afford to basically carbon fiber everything I wanted, I would, even if it may not look all that good, it would save a lot of weight.
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VSGTS14 Feb 22, 8:19pm - #406488 

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it's all a matter of appearance
would you like to look sloppy?

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JSPITZ Feb 22, 8:19pm - #406489 

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Originally Posted by celicat23
Originally Posted by initial_D
Originally Posted by JaYmez
someone needs to get laid rofl


or discover the magic of porn rofl


or get enough money so he can afford some carbon, and stop hatin' on it.


Or get enough money to get laid and buy carbon fiber and buy porn rofl rofl

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hombredelassrtas Feb 22, 8:41pm - #406490 

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lol, we cant bash on the guy for having an opinion. Sure its the wrong one but hey its a free world wink I found it easier to get the checkerboard carbon fiber for all my interrior parts (i like things to match) so i have the faux c/f for intside parts, then have real c/f for outside parts smile With the exception of the little celica inlays on the hatch, i dont plan on putting the vinyl stuff outside. hell as long as you like ur car, your paint, and or your carobn fiber, f*** everyone else grin thumbsup

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celiwhite Feb 22, 8:42pm - #406491 
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CaLiGTS Feb 22, 8:50pm - #406492 

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real carbon fiber is not pointless! but i agree with the fake overlays those are gay.

by the by does anyone know where i can get that carbon fiber rear trunk cover thing??

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hombredelassrtas Feb 22, 8:52pm - #406493 

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the thing that says celica? watch ebay, coems up every now and again. But yea so my carbon fiber hoodscoop (which is fiberglass with carbon fiber overlayed) is not goign to make my car any lighter or fast but i like it damnit smile

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CaLiGTS Feb 22, 8:55pm - #406494 

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that trunk cover is sexy tasty i need it

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ghostingcelica Feb 22, 8:55pm - #406495 
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yes i must have it to. alberto must get it for me
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renfield90 Feb 22, 8:56pm - #406496 

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Originally Posted by bajoconstruction
Originally Posted by GTaintsobad

Carbon fiber dash
Totally impractical... even ferrari's and lambo's that have actual carbon fiber interiors don't show it off much. The glare would make driving your car during the day suck.

Especially here in AZ! I would be blinded LOL.


I have already said that this isn't a problem...

It doesn't reflect much more than the stock dash, and whatever is reflected gets scattered due to the curvature, so it's not too bright.

I get more problems from the glare coming from the top of my gauge cluster because it's flat.
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hombredelassrtas Feb 22, 9:00pm - #406497 

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maybe different if the entire dash is carbon fiber, but jsut for the center it doesnt glair

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dansgts Feb 22, 9:57pm - #406498 

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so, wait, your saying that carbon fiber stick on shit is pointless??? well, tell me, what could you do in this situation:
bought my car, someone cut part of the lip on the center console out to gheto fit a pos radio. now, i couldn't get a new one, toyota does not make that color anymore...tell me a better solution to get this
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also, paintint the center part was out of the question, it is part of the brown part and had too deep scraches in it for it to turn out smooth.
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dansgts Feb 22, 10:00pm - #406499 

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there was nothing else i could do for it to look decent, there was to much damage to the center console.
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hombredelassrtas Feb 22, 10:07pm - #406500 

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that looks good bro. Its all for our own style. sure it doenst make us any faster or lighter but hell we like it so piss off wink

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GTaintsobad Feb 23, 12:07am - #406501 

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Originally Posted by JaYmez
someone needs to get laid rofl


aggreed, beside the point, but aggreed
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GTaintsobad Feb 23, 12:10am - #406502 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
you know what i hate???.. paint... after all, it doesnt do anything other than cover the metal and change the look of the car... who needs it... it must weigh like a pound tooo...



rofl rofl
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GTaintsobad Feb 23, 12:12am - #406503 

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and don't get me wrong here folks, I'm all about the REAL carbon fiber, I may get a Hood someday.. but if it is just the illusion of carbon fiber, I give it the thumbs down.
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hombredelassrtas Feb 23, 12:14am - #406504 

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lol, i want to get every panel in real carbon fiber but i could not aford it frown will jsut ahve to save for my enzo or S7 wink

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