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Old 03-12-2008, 10:59 PM   #1
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hey guys just wondering if anyone has got these?

http://www.andysautosport.com/mazda/...o00128214.html

I am thinking about getting some.

what is the finish like? do they fit like stock? how much weight can be saved? thanks guys!
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why not just get some of the ebay fiberglass fenders?
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:07 PM   #3
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because carbon is sexier and I dont want to paint them.
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:10 PM   #4
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true that they do look better unpainted, but i would wait for someone to chime in about whether they have a nice gel type coat or not. Also sport compact car magazine had some carbon fiber fenders on their time attack miata, i don't know if these are the same but i can list where they got theres from when i get back home
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Unless your car is black it will look like ****. I have a friend who's got a blue WRX with a carbon trunk/rear bumper/hood/fenders and his car looks like a ******* rice rocket.

All of Matt Andrew's car (the CF Time Attack miata) is done by APR with the exception of the front bumper which is a custom one-off replica of a RB type II nose.
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why not just get some of the ebay fiberglass fenders?

fiberglass is heavy and sucks my donkey dick. it would shatter if my fat *** leaned against it.
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fiberglass is heavy and sucks my donkey dick. it would shatter if my fat *** leaned against it.
Most carbon car parts you see (with the exception of high end ****) are simply 1 layer of CF and the rest fiberglass.

4 layers of carbon is expensive, 1 layer and 3 of fiberglass is much cheaper.
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Most carbon car parts you see (with the exception of high end ****) are simply 1 layer of CF and the rest fiberglass.

4 layers of carbon is expensive, 1 layer and 3 of fiberglass is much cheaper.
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How do you install carbon fiber fenders?
Carbon fiber fenders are usually OEM fit and finish which means un-bolting your factory fenders and replacing them with the carbon fiber fenders. Little to no modification is needed to get these to fit properly.
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Little means mod the hell out of it, and really try to get it fit. Hand made or whatever carbon type stuff is made from doesn't fit like steel stamped fenders.
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Unless your car is black it will look like ****. I have a friend who's got a blue WRX with a carbon trunk/rear bumper/hood/fenders and his car looks like a ******* rice rocket.

All of Matt Andrew's car (the CF Time Attack miata) is done by APR with the exception of the front bumper which is a custom one-off replica of a RB type II nose.
I thought the front bumper was just a normal fiberglass RB bumper rattle canned black?
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Saying fiberglass will crack easier then CFiber is pretty iffy. In my experience the products I've had that are CF vs fiberglass crack pretty much the damn same. Just like previously mentioned, the CF products on the market are pretty much fiberglass.
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I think it is, I have a picture of it somewhere.
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sorry I missed this. The carbon fenders are made by Axis Power Racing. Call them, he has made a couple sets.
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That trunk lid is sex..
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Looks exactly like AutoKonexion trunk lid.. only with a real sized lip on the back and less fitment issues.
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Hell, I would love to know what the actual weight savings will be in the end...

Couldn't be much...
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I want that hood.
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I want that hood.

then make one....he did, obviously.
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Hell, I would love to know what the actual weight savings will be in the end...

Couldn't be much...

If those are CF doors i remember reading somewhere they saved 50 lbs each side. Plus fenders/hood/trunk lid.
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http://www.sportcompactcarweb.com/pr...ack/index.html

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WELCOME TO WEIGHT WATCHERS
Items Removed	      Weight (lbs)	     Items Added 	Weight (lbs)
Air conditioning	36	                   APR hard top	9
Aftermarket soft top and frame 	39          APR hood	9
Passenger seat	34	                         APR doors (x2)	19
Driver seat	34	                            APR fenders (x2)	2
Spare tire and jack	27	                 APR trunk lid	6
Doors	99	                                     APR bumper cover	2
2 front fenders	12	                           Racing Beat nose	11
Trunk lid	14	                              Headlights	8
Rear bumper cover	8	                 APR airbag cover	0
Front bumper	10	                          APR Performance mirrors	0.5
Hood	17	                              Work Equip Meister S1 wheels (x4)	62
Wiper assembly	5	               Nitto NT-01 205/50/15s tires (x4)	80
Headlights	20	                            Racetech seat	22
Airbag assembly	8.5	                         AWR cage	82
Stereo	4.5	                                     KW coilovers	34
Carpets and interior 	4	                  Odyssey PC680	15.5
Front tow hooks	3.5	                         Total	362
Seat belt assembly (x2) 	10.5	 
Intake assembly	3
Dash lightening	28
Stock mirrors	1.5
Dampers and springs (x4) 	45
Battery	21.5
Steel wheels and tires 	152
Total	637
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