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Oct 24, 6:52pm - #55422 
weight difference with carbon fiber hood

Anyone know the wight difference between a stock Hood and a carbon fiber Hood? how many pounds are each one? happywink

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Oct 24, 6:56pm - #55423 
the difference is about 30 and 40 lbs thumbsup

Carbon Fiber Hood is very light... Factory stock Hood is made from metal and is quite heavy eek


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Oct 24, 7:47pm - #55424 
Has anyone been stopped for using a Carbon Fiber Hood on the streets? As far as I know, they're illegal and only for show use but do cops actually enforce that?

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Oct 24, 7:49pm - #55425 
there not illegal...but you should deffinetly get Hood pins to hold them down because they might fly up while your driving

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Oct 24, 7:53pm - #55426 
Has anyone's carbonfiber Hood pop off without the Hood pins?
Also I dont think cops would do anything about the carbonfiber Hood. I've had cops ask me about it, but they where pretty cool about it.

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Oct 24, 9:22pm - #55427 
Originally Posted by LethalusGTS
Has anyone's carbonfiber Hood pop off without the Hood pins?


Better safe than sorry. And besides, Hood pins are cheap rice


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Oct 25, 7:31am - #55428 
Originally Posted by EvanJ
Originally Posted by LethalusGTS
Has anyone's carbonfiber Hood pop off without the Hood pins?


Better safe than sorry. And besides, Hood pins are cheap rice


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Oct 25, 10:17am - #55429 
Yea it is lighter but its just for show purposes its not goin to gain performance.

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Oct 25, 10:19am - #55430 
Originally Posted by spyder00367
Yea it is lighter but its just for show purposes its not goin to gain performance.


your right and wrong, weight reduction will always help your car (unless your takin out your engine)but i forget what dan was saying but he said something like it wouldnt be equal weight and the car would start to kind of lift at the front at higher speeds


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Oct 25, 10:23am - #55431 
Yea weight reduction is always good. But your taking it off over the front tires and since the celi is a front wheel drive you may lose a little traction but you will gain some more power with that weight being off.

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