Bought a Carbon Fiber hood and trunk

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  1. Stark77

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    I don't think that a CF hood + trunk would shave 60 lb's. You're going to spend $1000 to shave 60 lbs? And that's $1000.00 WITHOUT the cost of painting the pieces, if you decide to do so. 60lbs off of a 3300lb car = 1.8%, which is the equivalent of adding about 1.9% of power onto the car. So - that's adding 4.94 CRANK HORSEPOWER. Which is about 4 rear wheel horsepower. The only weight reduction mod that I buy into - for daily driving purposes - is reduction of rotational masses (flywheels, underdrives, aluminum driveshafts, lightweight wheels, etc. By the way - I think the CF hoods look sick! I would love one painted yellow with the CF showing for the GT stripes. But I also want long tubes and a new factory color paint job, so CF is not even really on my list.
    Also - good luck with the diet! Throw in some bicycling and you'll have a serious driver weight reduction mod on your hands shortly!
     
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  2. d98gt

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    Taking weight out of the cars isn't too difficult and every bit helps. Must be nice having mods just WAITING for a car :D

    2 weeks ago at the track my car weighed in at 3174 without driver. Not too bad for an automatic car with some weight taken out :nice:
     
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  3. 02nightmaregt

    02nightmaregt To hell with your Mustang, I want to see your HOG!

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    HAHAHAHA thats funny i did the same thing with my 89 accord. It was STILL slower than shat. It did run a 10.5 in the 8th(once). It was the carburated 2.0. Yea slower than anus. All it had was a full header back exhaust stage 2 clutch and a short throw. Ahhh memories. I'm so glad i upgraded though.
     
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    Rule of thumb is lose 100lbs and gain a .10 in the 1/4. I had a problem with my Nova running in the 10s and it wasn't legal for 10s so I added a 3" pipe full of lead that weighed 300lbs and it slowed the car .30, well for a while then it went 10s again and they threw me out.
     
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    unless you paint it like has been suggested before, i think CF looks ricey, just my .02
     
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  6. turbomaxx

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    I certainly see where your coming from, and you offer a valid point. And in any other case, I'd be with you. But I picked them both up for $750, and new I believe they are around $1,100-$1,200. So I figured that was a good deal on some parts I may want later on when they are not available so cheap.







    ALSO:
    Just ordered hoodpins from JEGS. :)
     
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    Smart! Make sure you weld the bases on and not bolt on.
     
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    Get it painted, looks awesome!!!
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    This cari is owned by a guy named Josh from my car club.
     
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  9. turbomaxx

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    Also, I would like to add that I am 6'1" and MAYBE 125 lbs, lol. So that is not relevant to me! :rlaugh:
     
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  10. myponyrocks

    myponyrocks I have more billet on the Stang than most women ha

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    I was thinking about the trunk, but I'm scared enough as is to drill my CF hood for pins... I wish they made a CF stock style wing, I'd get that n paint all but the recessed portion.
     
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