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Old 03-11-2007, 12:40 PM   #1
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How much weight would I save? 30 lbs maybe? thanks
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:47 PM   #2
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im gonna say 20-40 lbs
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:55 PM   #3
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That is a considerable ammount I think. It should balance the weight of my turbo setup eh?
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Default Re: stock hood weight vs. carbon fiber hood weight? (whole9)

Depends on what hood you are using some of the hood have metal bracings and just laid over C/F while other are all c/f.

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Old 03-11-2007, 01:03 PM   #5
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how much does the turbo setup weigh? probably wont feel a difference.. since your adding hp.
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whats up man, i just shipped my k20 turbo kit off with everything included to hook up and it weighed 75.6 lbs so around there, it wast a large intercooler per say, and the turbo (cybernation kit) was say same size as a 20G. ***** heavy.
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my vis is about 14 pounds while my stock is around 30. i dont know specifics but about half
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I believe some hoods are a single layer, and some have 2 layers like a stock hood btw
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:49 PM   #9
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How much weight would I save? 30 lbs maybe? thanks
I'm pretty sure the only way you could save 30lbs is by running with no hood at all . . .

The entire stock hood with latch, weatherstripping, insulation, emblem, and squirters barely weighs over 30lbs. 35 at most.

It also depends on which carbon fiber hood you're looking at. Some are much heavier than others.

15-20lbs is a more realistic number for weight savings.
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How much does a carbon hood weigh? My fiberglass hood weighed 12lbs
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usually fiberglass hoods weight less then carbon. About 99% off all the hoods out there are overlayed carbon. Meaning they make a fiberglass hood then overlay it with carbon.
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i always thought my oem hood did not weigh that much thats y i never really looked into a carbon or fiberglass hood also carbon and fiberglass fenders never understood it
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my vis is about 14 pounds while my stock is around 30. i dont know specifics but about half
I had similar measurements. My SIR VIS hood weighed 16lbs and the stock hood close to 30.

I dont know what kind of car you have but if you have a crx and want to drop a lot of weight for cheap get a hf bumper support its much lighter.
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I dont know what kind of car you have but if you have a crx and want to drop a lot of weight for cheap get a hf bumper support its much lighter.
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Old 06-18-2007, 01:16 AM   #15
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whats the difference with the hf bumper support?
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it made with less material to save weight. most of the weight saved on the HF is it's knuckles, bumper support, less sound dampening material. compared to it's DX counterpart.
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hmm can you tell any difference in pictures? i wanna check that out.

also i'm looking forpeople who make fiberglass hoods for the crx..searching brings up lots of carbon fiber,but no fiberglass.

and one last thing.how do you think they made this hood? is it the stock hood with carbon fiber over it or something?

http://www.krazykustomzonline.....html
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does anyone make a fiberglass SIR hood? Cant seem to find one.
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:33 AM   #19
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stock = 30lbs
carbon fiber = around 15lbs
carbon kevlar = around 7.5lbs
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hmm can you tell any difference in pictures? i wanna check that out.

also i'm looking forpeople who make fiberglass hoods for the crx..searching brings up lots of carbon fiber,but no fiberglass.

and one last thing.how do you think they made this hood? is it the stock hood with carbon fiber over it or something?

http://www.krazykustomzonline.....html
Carbon fiber molds are made by waxing a hood and making a mold of the hood. Its also possible to wax the hood, and directly lay the carbon fiber on the hood, using the hood as a mold.
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:31 AM   #21
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Default Re: stock hood weight vs. carbon fiber hood weight? (whole9)

Fiberimages Carbon Fiber SiR Hood:


fourthgenhatchb17: OEM EF9 metal hood is 29.4 lbs
fourthgenhatchb17: EF9/8 of course
fourthgenhatchb17: FI weighed 13.8 lbs
fourthgenhatchb17: less than half


Larry's Kevlar one was about 2-3 lbs less then the others.

Depends on the quality of the workmanship involved and what type of underskeleton they use.

Thats 95% of the weight of this type of hood.
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anyone check out the link i posted? it looks like a stock hood with vents installed

anyone have pics of an hf bumper support?
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anyone check out the link i posted? it looks like a stock hood with vents installed
yea but its fiberglassed, and along the way they decided to make it an abomination of epic proportions.

i havn't seen anything that ugly since 1997, that was a serious blast from the past in terms of vomit/burp sensations.
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lol i wanna get it,but only if its all fiberglass and not a hacked up oem one.

anyone know if that thing is all fiberglass?


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lol i wanna get it,but only if its all fiberglass and not a hacked up oem one.

anyone know if that thing is all fiberglass?

you're aware you'll be forced to run full hoodpins, the factory latch cannot hold that flimsy thing down....
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