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Old 05-25-2010, 10:40 PM
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On a red car...



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I've never been a fan of carbon fiber, but I've been toying with the idea of replacing some larger things with carbon fiber.
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If you have other carbon fiber parts it could work, otherwise paint it.
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Is this a fairly heavy piece? I've never taken mine off. 949 says it's 1.5lbs... is that really much less than stock?
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Originally Posted by FRT_Fun View Post
Is this a fairly heavy piece? I've never taken mine off. 949 says it's 1.5lbs... is that really much less than stock?
Maybe a few pounds. Wouldn't be the first thing I replace for weight savings. Purely aesthetics imo. Replace the trunk lid if you want to lose weight.
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Why would you want ot loose weight in where you need it most on our cars? Just a thought.

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P.S. I say rice unless you have other CF on the car.
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Originally Posted by Jfornachon View Post
P.S. I say rice unless you have other CF on the car.
Yeah, then its called ricer.
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Originally Posted by Fireindc View Post
Yeah, then its called ricer.
I've pretty much decided against it. The price is just too much also.
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I sprayed mine graphite (it was scratched up and needed the key hole area opened for the shut off switch) and am starting to regret it.
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Mine looks like hell - faded pink - but I'd paint it before resorting to CF. Add-ons like that scream "I have no clue, so I'll slap this aftermarket stuff on to look cool" to me.
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i pulled mine off and painted it satin black and i love how it looks. its not heavy at all and i would never think to put a carbon one as weight savings. I think painting it black on a red car isnt rice at all, looks kinda like black rear panels painted on older musclecars
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Not heavy enough stock to justify.
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I was thinking of getting one myself. Mine's busted. I wouldn't think twice about painting it if it looked ricey as-is.

I've been trying to justify the extra $50 over a $199 stock piece; I won't have to fill any holes from debadging and it won't crack with age like the stock one (I hope).
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i like the look of the flat/satin black.....i wanted this cause of the fact that i think it looks good but didnt want to pay that much for one so i painted mine.

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Got it, myself. It's a nice looking piece, and it's not much more than a good condition 20 year old stock piece, that will probably crack in a few years anyway. Do need more CF to compliment it though.
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