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Excellent price :thumbsup:

The weight is about 10% of the stock bonnet's weight ! ouich
 

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can carbon hoods be painted, or does that defeat the object? Not sure my pretty imola beast would look great with a black nose :crying2:
 

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foxyboym5 said:
can carbon hoods be painted, or does that defeat the object? Not sure my pretty imola beast would look great with a black nose :crying2:
Yes, they can be painted. The main object is weight reduction (that's why most people buy them anyway).
 

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The stuff coming out soon (check w/ Beastpower) will be more affordable. For that hood at the price they are asking is a rape unless its dry carbon, vacuum baked, and full carbon fiber. A dry carbon produced would be around 10lbs maybe less as an approx. considering the size of our hoods. A 10% savings is truly weak. Should be at least 25%+ range and that is even with the cheaper non dry process which most companies are using.
 

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Gorilla Beast said:
The stuff coming out soon (check w/ Beastpower) will be more affordable. For that hood at the price they are asking is a rape unless its dry carbon, vacuum baked, and full carbon fiber. A dry carbon produced would be around 10lbs maybe less as an approx. considering the size of our hoods. A 10% savings is truly weak. Should be at least 25%+ range and that is even with the cheaper non dry process which most companies are using.

i think the quote was 10% OF the stock hood weight, not 10% OFF!!

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foxyboym5 said:
i think the quote was 10% OF the stock hood weight, not 10% OFF!!
The carbon fiber hood weighs 8kg (according to their website) and a stock BMW M5 hood weighs 21.66kg (according to the ETK). For us Yanks, that's 17.6 pounds vs a stock weight of 47.8 pounds.

So the carbon fiber hood weighs 37 percent of stock or, looking at it the other way, the carbon fiber hood reduces the weight by 63 percent.
 

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Whizzkid11 said:
Atkins or Slim FAST is another option... :hihihi:
Or Pritikin, if you want to be healthy long term!
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Dave,

is that pritkin stuff really that good? My dad had eaten their veggie chili everyday for lunch for the past 5 years...hes addicted to it
 

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SC'dKellenersM5 said:
Dave,

is that pritkin stuff really that good? My dad had eaten their veggie chili everyday for lunch for the past 5 years...hes addicted to it
I've been to their former facility in California about 10 years ago, and then more recently attended a two week session at Turnbury Isle Yacht Club in Florida. It's hard to imagine being addicted to their chili unless you're pretty hard core. They are very low sodium and tend to taste bland to the uninitiated. But the cooking they do at their facility and the classes and lectures you attend taught by leading cancer specialists, surgeons, nutritionists, etc., are just wonderful. I'm not one to proselytize (I find it embarrassing) but this place is a life changing (and lengthening) experience.

You might want to buy your dad a copy of this book: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...6/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/104-1994280-3542303
 

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Hi Guys, I made a lot of carbon fiber parts in the past for e36's. It is very time consuming but a very big weight savings, even if a vacuum is not used. I'm looking into maybe making some CF parts for my beast, and if they come out alright, I might make a few for others. Labour is the biggest part, and there are a lot of people out there who "skimp out" and use only a few layers of CF, and then slip fiberglass in the middle, because it's cheaper. (But heavier, and not as strong). As for wether you should paint it or not, I think if it's a trim piece, leave it as is, if it's a panel, or large part, paint it.


My 0.02 cents.
 

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ttboyvanc said:
Hi Guys, I made a lot of carbon fiber parts in the past for e36's. It is very time consuming but a very big weight savings, even if a vacuum is not used. I'm looking into maybe making some CF parts for my beast, and if they come out alright, I might make a few for others. Labour is the biggest part, and there are a lot of people out there who "skimp out" and use only a few layers of CF, and then slip fiberglass in the middle, because it's cheaper. (But heavier, and not as strong). As for wether you should paint it or not, I think if it's a trim piece, leave it as is, if it's a panel, or large part, paint it.


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would be interested in trim pieces, maybe a schnitzer style roof spoiler? :haha:
 

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foxyboym5 said:
i think the quote was 10% OF the stock hood weight, not 10% OFF!!

cherrsagai
Yes i know 10% weight savings is pretty weak, for what they are asking in price and i know its not dry carbon which is more expensive process.

& Carbon hoods can be painted.
 
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