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Stephen
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Stephen Dec 31, 6:44am - #75749 
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Carbon Fiber

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?
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02KaminariGT Dec 31, 4:01pm - #75750 
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cooltoy2000 Dec 31, 4:49pm - #75751 

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VSGTS14 Dec 31, 5:10pm - #75752 

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isaac's had the key hole...imo, the one he sold was better

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cooltoy2000 Dec 31, 6:13pm - #75753 

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This one has a keyhole too. It's just not pictured.
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fusi0n Jan 1, 1:17am - #75754 
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someone said this elsewhere..but i'll quote them: "seems like anyone will buy anything thats 'carbon fiber'" lollol
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shox Jan 1, 11:13am - #75755 

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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...
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LinkTallica Jan 1, 12:07pm - #75756 

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congrats on your new Hood thumbsup
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 1, 3:09pm - #75757 

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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.
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Rave669 Jan 1, 10:34pm - #75758 

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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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spaztikid Jan 2, 2:19am - #75759 
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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.
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SR71 Jan 2, 3:22am - #75760 
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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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Speed4TheNeed Jan 2, 5:19am - #75761 

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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.
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Stephen Jan 2, 6:03am - #75762 
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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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Speed4TheNeed Jan 2, 1:11pm - #75763 

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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?
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DiabloGTS Jan 2, 4:17pm - #75764 

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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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Speed4TheNeed Jan 5, 5:21am - #75765 

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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
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Celicaracer18 Jan 5, 5:55pm - #75766 

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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
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 6, 4:54am - #75767 

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^^ oh allright. well to each is own thumbsup
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