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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:38 PM

Tires.


Already mostly carbon and kevlar.



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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:35 AM

Already mostly carbon and kevlar.


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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:55 AM

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:16 AM

Emblems or at least emblem caps that could be affixed with epoxy over the existing emblems or something.
or
Door cups (the ones that always crack / where the door handles are
or
Cluster trim (around the gauges)
Or
intake funnel that fits in the lower grille for

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:44 AM

For ease of producing and highest possible monetary gains ... interior cosmetics ... Sucks but it's the smart way.
Anything else is going to be huge amounts of time, labor, and overhead ... for ... little demand at the prices required to be worth it.
Besides, on street cars, CF is cosmetic. A $700 hood to save 10-15 lbs is NOT a performance mod worth the cost unless ... "Race Car" ...
Cheaper to take out the spare tire and tools then buy a AAA membership, lol - Cheap weight lose ;-)

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:06 AM

For ease of producing and highest possible monetary gains ... interior cosmetics ... Sucks but it's the smart way.
Anything else is going to be huge amounts of time, labor, and overhead ... for ... little demand at the prices required to be worth it.
Besides, on street cars, CF is cosmetic. A $700 hood to save 10-15 lbs is NOT a performance mod worth the cost unless ... "Race Car" ...
Cheaper to take out the spare tire and tools then buy a AAA membership, lol - Cheap weight lose ;-)


Think more like 2000 not 700. But its also more like 50 pounds not 10. Granted 50lbs is only like a 3hp gain

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:09 AM

How would one go about attaching the CF roof anyway?

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:10 AM

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I'll make you a single ply peg tire combo, I will offer a lifetime warranty as long as they are never touched, used, or removed from the 7,000 yards of bubble wrap they will be shipped in, but for you my friend I offer a low one time price of 7 million euro's per wheel/tire combo cash upfront (sorry no refunds).

Emblems or at least emblem caps that could be affixed with epoxy over the existing emblems or something.
or
Door cups (the ones that always crack / where the door handles are
or
Cluster trim (around the gauges)
Or
intake funnel that fits in the lower grille for


I like all of those because I should actually be able to pull those off, and they are easy to ship and reproduce!

For ease of producing and highest possible monetary gains ... interior cosmetics ... Sucks but it's the smart way.
Anything else is going to be huge amounts of time, labor, and overhead ... for ... little demand at the prices required to be worth it.
Besides, on street cars, CF is cosmetic. A $700 hood to save 10-15 lbs is NOT a performance mod worth the cost unless ... "Race Car" ...
Cheaper to take out the spare tire and tools then buy a AAA membership, lol - Cheap weight lose ;-)


Agreed, I have little intention of mass production for any large parts, but if someone wants something bad enough, and can make it worth the time financially, maybe I will make a couple to a handful for those people.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:22 AM

How would one go about attaching the CF roof anyway?

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Same way you replace the OEM one. I will see if I have pics of the S60 Sans roof. If not I know I have pics of BMWs with roofs off.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:31 AM

Did you weigh before/after Roof panels? Just curious

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:38 AM

Did you weigh before/after Roof panels? Just curious


I would guess about the same as a hood but the CG is way higher.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:11 AM

I'll make you a single ply peg tire combo, I will offer a lifetime warranty as long as they are never touched, used, or removed from the 7,000 yards of bubble wrap they will be shipped in, but for you my friend I offer a low one time price of 7 million euro's per wheel/tire combo cash upfront (sorry no refunds).


Will you throw in an R bumper? :lol:

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:58 AM

Same way you replace the OEM one. I will see if I have pics of the S60 Sans roof. If not I know I have pics of BMWs with roofs off.

I was under the impression you weld it back on. I just read up on an Evo forum they used glue and rivits. That doesn't sound right to me...

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:15 AM

I was under the impression you weld it back on. I just read up on an Evo forum they used glue and rivits. That doesn't sound right to me...


Yeah from what I've seen in the past, they drill out the spot welds, and just hand rivet it back in with adhesive. I've always kind of wanted to see how chuck did it, cause the jdm guys make it look sketchy as hell, but I old be missing something

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:22 AM

Course after reading through AMS's tech facts, they state that the roof is stronger after replacing it with the cf one. So I guess it's just more of a perception thing. Weighed saved on a evo 8 was 7 pounds difference btw

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:43 AM

I was under the impression you weld it back on. I just read up on an Evo forum they used glue and rivits. That doesn't sound right to me...


Glue and rivets works fine. Hell GM just uses glue :lol:

I doubt you even need those. You end up with a decent build up of glass and mud anyways.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:08 PM

Course after reading through AMS's tech facts, they state that the roof is stronger after replacing it with the cf one. So I guess it's just more of a perception thing. Weighed saved on a evo 8 was 7 pounds difference btw


The thread I read said including the sunroof, it was 56 lbs.

Glue and rivets works fine. Hell GM just uses glue :lol:

I doubt you even need those. You end up with a decent build up of glass and mud anyways.


Really? Damn. Just seems like glue isn't near strong enough and rivets just make it janky...

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:12 PM

The thread I read said including the sunroof, it was 56 lbs.



Really? Damn. Just seems like glue isn't near strong enough and rivets just make it janky...

The thread I read said including the sunroof, it was 56 lbs.



Really? Damn. Just seems like glue isn't near strong enough and rivets just make it janky...

The thread I read said including the sunroof, it was 56 lbs.



Really? Damn. Just seems like glue isn't near strong enough and rivets just make it janky...


Half your car is rivits and spot welds.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:35 PM

I like all of those because I should actually be able to pull those off, and they are easy to ship and reproduce!


Soooo, does that mean..... never mind the question..... Make it happen!! :ph34r:

Now if you could do some 854 or 855 emblems, that would be awesome

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:44 AM

The thread I read said including the sunroof, it was 56 lbs.


The one I saw didn't have a sunroof to begin with. I can for sure see how some roofs would be pretty damn heavy though with sunroof parts in it

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