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Carbon Fiber #75749 Dec 30, 11:44pm Dec 30, 11:44pm
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My VIS Carbon Fiber Hood is SICK! but I still want to get some APR Carbon Fiber Mirrors and the purpose of my post, I want to get that Carbon Fiber trunk garnish that used to be in the ECelica store. Isaac, is that going to be making a comeback anytime?

Re: Carbon Fiber [Re: Stephen] #75750 Dec 31, 9:01am Dec 31, 9:01am
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Re: Carbon Fiber [Re: Stephen] #75751 Dec 31, 9:49am Dec 31, 9:49am
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Re: Carbon Fiber [Re: Stephen] #75752 Dec 31, 10:10am Dec 31, 10:10am
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isaac's had the key hole...imo, the one he sold was better


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Re: Carbon Fiber [Re: Stephen] #75753 Dec 31, 11:13am Dec 31, 11:13am
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This one has a keyhole too. It's just not pictured.

Re: Carbon Fiber [Re: Stephen] #75754 Dec 31, 6:17pm Dec 31, 6:17pm
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someone said this elsewhere..but i'll quote them: "seems like anyone will buy anything thats 'carbon fiber'" lollol

Re: Carbon Fiber [Re: Stephen] #75755 Jan 1, 4:13am Jan 1, 4:13am
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YOU GOT THE Hood ALREADY???? You bastard, I'm gonna come to Cochrane and give your car and swift kick...don't worry, I won't kick it too hard!

Haha, anyways, put up some pics when you get it all done! Gimme a good 4 months, and I'll have my kit on and my Carbon Fiber OEM Hood on, plus possible dampers and rims! Then we'll see!! Don't kick my car though, it's been abused too much already...

Re: Carbon Fiber [Re: shox] #75756 Jan 1, 5:07am Jan 1, 5:07am
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congrats on your new Hood thumbsup

Re: Carbon Fiber [Re: fusi0n] #75757 Jan 1, 8:09am Jan 1, 8:09am
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Originally Posted by fusi0n
someone said this elsewhere..but i'll quote them: "seems like anyone will buy anything thats 'carbon fiber'" lollol


i guess you're right...i'm not feelin the trunk thing at all.

Re: Carbon Fiber [Re: Stephen] #75758 Jan 1, 3:34pm Jan 1, 3:34pm
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I wonder how much weight you could shave if you swapped in every possible carbon part for the celica, Mirrors, lift gate handle, pillars, everything you can.

maybe you should weigh the stock vs carbon fiber parts as you go, then tally up the weight savings (13 Lbs per 1HP freed up on the GTS can add up to some nice performance gains!)


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Re: Carbon Fiber [Re: Rave669] #75759 Jan 1, 7:19pm Jan 1, 7:19pm
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Originally Posted by Rave669
I wonder how much weight you could shave if you swapped in every possible carbon part for the celica, Mirrors, lift gate handle, pillars, everything you can.

maybe you should weigh the stock vs carbon fiber parts as you go, then tally up the weight savings (13 Lbs per 1HP freed up on the GTS can add up to some nice performance gains!)


exactly why the bodies and interiors on top end exotics are made entirely out of Carbon Fiber.

Re: Carbon Fiber [Re: Stephen] #75760 Jan 1, 8:22pm Jan 1, 8:22pm
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I have the hatch piece and love it, but I think it only looks good on a few colors and you need to have more to match. As far as I know right now no one is making the whoe hatch in carbonfiber because of flexing probs with the frame. Even if they did make it the whole hatch only weighs about 1/4 of what the glass does so you would also need to put some lexan glass back their too, and according to FAL they have no plans to make it.


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Re: Carbon Fiber [Re: spaztikid] #75761 Jan 1, 10:19pm Jan 1, 10:19pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by Rave669
I wonder how much weight you could shave if you swapped in every possible carbon part for the celica, Mirrors, lift gate handle, pillars, everything you can.

maybe you should weigh the stock vs carbon fiber parts as you go, then tally up the weight savings (13 Lbs per 1HP freed up on the GTS can add up to some nice performance gains!)


exactly why the bodies and interiors on top end exotics are made entirely out of Carbon Fiber.


yeah, that an aluminum honeycomb. also a reason why they cost so very much.

Re: Carbon Fiber [Re: SR71] #75762 Jan 1, 11:03pm Jan 1, 11:03pm
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Originally Posted by SR71
As far as I know right now no one is making the whoe hatch in carbonfiber because of flexing probs with the frame.


VIS Racing has several applications for Carbon Fiber rear hatches, like this one for the RSX. IMO, looks looks a little strange but, hey, carbon fiber just looks so damn cool!

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Re: Carbon Fiber [Re: Stephen] #75763 Jan 2, 6:11am Jan 2, 6:11am
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Originally Posted by Stephen
Originally Posted by SR71
As far as I know right now no one is making the whoe hatch in carbonfiber because of flexing probs with the frame.


VIS Racing has several applications for Carbon Fiber rear hatches, like this one for the RSX. IMO, looks looks a little strange but, hey, carbon fiber just looks so damn cool!


some exotics frames are made exclusively from carbon fiber as well...flex?

Re: Carbon Fiber [Re: Stephen] #75764 Jan 2, 9:17am Jan 2, 9:17am
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if you replaced everything with Carbon Fiber, and I mean EVERYTHING( frame, panels, mounts, etc, etc) the celica might be as liht as 1600-1700lbs and that would be a moster machine.

It would cost probably $190-200K to get all the pieces made, but it would be a 4 second 0-60 monster...

If you got into an accident, kiss your life goodbye, because Carbon Fiber doesn't crumple, it shatters eek


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Re: Carbon Fiber [Re: Celicaracer18] #75765 Jan 4, 10:21pm Jan 4, 10:21pm
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Originally Posted by Celicaracer18
that's what i thought, i hope they make them out of Carbon Fiber though, eventually


that may be good...but the texture might be noticeably different. one day we may just find out thumbsup

Re: Carbon Fiber [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #75766 Jan 5, 10:55am Jan 5, 10:55am
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probably but you can fix that when you paint it, i know a guy that has his Hood and fenders out of carbon fiber and painted, you wouldn't know unless you tapped it or saw the underside, which isn't painted

Re: Carbon Fiber [Re: Celicaracer18] #75767 Jan 5, 9:54pm Jan 5, 9:54pm
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^^ oh allright. well to each is own thumbsup

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