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Old 04-12-2018, 07:05 PM   #1
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carbon fiber hood vs carbon fiber trunk which saves more weight?

which saves more weight compare to their stock counterparts? please chime in.

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Don't know about trunk but IIRC a carbon hood is heavier than stock.
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Don't know about trunk but IIRC a carbon hood is heavier than stock.
MPH fabrications is lighter than stock, but you are right the Seibon ones are super heavy.
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MPH fabrications is lighter than stock, but you are right the Seibon ones are super heavy.
Save-on shit is garbage. I would never let their replica bullshit touch my car
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wow, glad i posted this, almost pulled the trigger on the Seibon CF hood lol
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People that spend money on carbon hoods for "weight savings" need better imaginations.
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Just remove the hood? Maximizes weight savings.
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There are many ways to cut weight. But, Replacing the aluminum hood is not the mod you are looking for.

Get a lightweight battery. It's the best savings of weight to dollars.
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There are many ways to cut weight. But, Replacing the aluminum hood is not the mod you are looking for.

Get a lightweight battery. It's the best savings of weight to dollars.
just make sure you get a trickle charger and have a place to plug it in if you do not drive your car every day.

Getting a real carbon hood is probably one of the last weight savings mods you should do, both because of the price and the fact that it won't save that much weight.

Taking out everything behind the front seats saves a ton more weight. start here for real weight savings ideas.
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None of them saves too much. The hood is already aluminum and about the trunk it is good to have some more weight on the rear cause of better weight distribution. It doesn't really worth it, unless your car has already stripped interior, a rear wing for down force and you want to save the last possible grams. The only thing that might worth it is to go for carbon fiber doors, but I suppose you won't have the same protection in side collisions. Such changes should be really done on a dedicated racing car that will go with a trailer from-to the track.
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Given that stock aluminium hood is rather light, sometimes lighter then some of aftermarket options, and you already have it ..
The weight winner is ... stock hood & money spent on other then hood lighter parts
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Does not apply to all cars but the best weight savings is the steering wheel actuator weight reduction. Dependent on the car it can be 1 to 100lbs+ in weight savings. For some reason this applies more to US vehicles?
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The trunk iirc saves a decent amount of weight. @MisterSheep got actual weight measurements... Perhaps he could provide some insight
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Does not apply to all cars but the best weight savings is the steering wheel actuator weight reduction. Dependent on the car it can be 1 to 100lbs+ in weight savings. For some reason this applies more to US vehicles?
Please identify what cars have a 100 pound steering wheel actuator? I am truly curious.
I highly doubt that many even reach half a pound.


Edit: Never mind. The guys clued me in on my foolish misread!
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