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Old 09-23-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Purely Hypothetical/Never Going to Happen

I have been looking at mods (to kill time while my car arrives). I have been looking at carbon fiber parts, performance parts, and new rims & tires. If I purchase any of this it will be minimal and most likely just new rims/tires and maybe a carbon fiber hood. BUT, let's say I got everything that I could about the car made out of carbon fiber (I've seen hoods, trunk lids, bumpers, fenders, and doors...what else is there?) what would the weight difference be (ballpark figure)? And what difference in times and top speed would there be? If I did all that and got it tuned, what differences would there be?

0-60?
1/4 mile?
60-0?
Top speed?

Could I get all the carbon fiber parts and have them painted to look stock? If I were to do this, it would purely be for weight reduction and I'd like to keep my car looking stock (except for rims and maybe the hood).
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:35 PM   #2
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Stock hood is aluminum so you wouldn't really lose much. You'd lose a decent with switching to carbon fiber doors. Don't know how much you'd save with carbon fibers, but I can't it being much.

For how how much it would cost to get all that you may as well shell out an extra $1,500 and get a supercharger.

Edit: just saw the part about the paint. Yes you can paint the carbon fiber parts so they look stock.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:17 PM   #3
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Stock hood is aluminum so you wouldn't really lose much. You'd lose a decent with switching to carbon fiber doors. Don't know how much you'd save with carbon fibers, but I can't it being much.

For how how much it would cost to get all that you may as well shell out an extra $1,500 and get a supercharger.

Edit: just saw the part about the paint. Yes you can paint the carbon fiber parts so they look stock.
This, and where the sam hill are you finding $1500.00 superchargers!?!?!?
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This, and where the sam hill are you finding $1500.00 superchargers!?!?!?
1500 on top of the price of carbon fiber
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1500 on top of the price of carbon fiber
That's what I meant.

(Total cost all carbon fiber pieces) + $1,500 = (cost to buy a supercharger)
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DAMN DAMN DAMN! I had hoped through some cosmic intervention that the planets had happily aligned and the horse power gods granted one person the knowledge of a $1500.00 supercharger and that one person knew his place in this sacred trust to tell specifically me where to find one... Oh the misery...
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