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Old 02-19-2004, 11:37 AM   #21
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I wouldnt put it on my car. WIth all the respect in the world that is rice, considering it is slowing down the car, and trying to make it look faster at the same time........
and with even more respect, a cf hood is much lighter than a factory hood. im talking true carbon fiber here, if youve even had the chance to play with one on a so called "ricers" hood, you would definitely feel like a 10 lb difference, and they just look cool too.
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A $900 black hood, for looks. Most imports do it, because they need to start shaving lots of weight at a point.

It'* also hard to paint because the weave will show thru the paint. The new z06 vettes for 2004 (the commemorative ones) and htey have a carbon hood. The difference is noticeable, but chevy did a good job.
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How bout an aluminum hood?
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Might not be that much of a difference. If you're that worried about weight, ditch the carpet, get racing seats, and get lighter glass. Rolling weight is a HUGE problem, and the farther out it is, the worse of an effect it is. I bet Ryan noticed it going from 16" winter rubber to 18" chromies.
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An aluminum hood? You mean like the 00+ Bonnevilles? Better idea, but something about them makes them hate bra'*. Might be the different primer/paint combination they use on them.

I think it'* ridiculous to put on a cf hood to save weight after adding a bunch of worthless ground effects and wing that ADD weight. But they do it.

Oh, and I made up all that stuff about the paint. I was on a roll last night.
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My car has an aluminum hood too...its way lighter then my Bonneville hood...

I was just saying as opposed to going the CF route
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Oh, and I made up all that stuff about the paint. I was on a roll last night.
Well golly gees... I thought I finally had a reasonable answer to the paint cracking like bird foot prints on the hood of my LeMans. That'* bugged me for years.

Sounded good to me!
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An aluminum hood? You mean like the 00+ Bonnevilles? Better idea, but something about them makes them hate bra'*. Might be the different primer/paint combination they use on them.

I think it'* ridiculous to put on a cf hood to save weight after adding a bunch of worthless ground effects and wing that ADD weight. But they do it.

Oh, and I made up all that stuff about the paint. I was on a roll last night.
That'* it i bet!!! Between different paint, clearcoat or what, and the angle it screws with bras.

Yeah i can see aluminum over steel. Jim how'd you find that out?
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Jason, I've suggested that as a possible solution to the 00+ bra problem (at least as an explanation anyway) but I don't think many people gave it much merit.
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I knew my depleted uranium would come in handy someday...

Wait, arnt our cars FWD??? And dont we want the weight over the front wheels that are under the HOOD? I think it would make more sense to have a CF trunk than a CF hood on a FWD car. Isn't this part of the reason that 00+ Bonnies are slower than the 96-99 flavors? Correct me if I'm wrong.
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