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Old 02-28-2006, 11:03 AM   #21
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I just checked on ebay carbon fiber hoods for CRXs are around $300-$400 (after shipping). Thats rather costly for 10-15 pounds. I think you would have to drive a billion miles to get you money back in gas saving.

It's a little known fact but removing the "frame" from the hood actually makes it lighter than a carbon fiber hood. Sure, it's super flimbsy, but it's much cheaper.

Most carbon fiber hoods now adays arn't even that good of quality, and sometimes they offer no weight reduction at all. It's more of a fashion statement than anything else.
Yeah, I'd never do CF for weight savings, and disco told me about the hood support a while ago, but I don't want to screw up my only hood.
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but I don't want to screw up my only hood.
Buy a brand new $50 certifit hood and chop that biatch.
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Old 02-28-2006, 02:37 PM   #23
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But the colors won't match!

But the colors won't match! *whinewhine*
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They might match. But the odds are not in your favor.
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I just checked on ebay carbon fiber hoods for CRXs are around $300-$400 (after shipping). Thats rather costly for 10-15 pounds. I think you would have to drive a billion miles to get you money back in gas saving.
Yea, its not cheap to ship them. I used to just get 4-5 orders for them, then on my next trip back from LA, toss them in the back of my volvo (I could fit 5 honda hoods back there in the boxes!) There are a lot of total crap hoods, non-rolled edges, no or poor UV protection, thick and heavy. The ones I bought were middle of the road to upper end quality. And when you buy them 5 at a time, they aren't too pricey.

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It's a little known fact but removing the "frame" from the hood actually makes it lighter than a carbon fiber hood. Sure, it's super flimbsy, but it's much cheaper.

Most carbon fiber hoods now adays arn't even that good of quality, and sometimes they offer no weight reduction at all. It's more of a fashion statement than anything else.
Do you know how much a "gutted" stock hood weighs? I used to have a fiberglass hood that was SUPER thin, it had to be held on by some Dzus fasteners and was like a freaking SAIL trying to check the oil on windy days. I don't think it could have weighed more than 4 lbs max.
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