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Hey everybody. I have been talking to one of the companies that caters to the Volvo community about a few things, one of which is a hood similar to the Heico Odin show car hood. They have said they could make a similar hood out of CF if the demand/orders were high enough. I am waiting to get a response on the specific numbers needed, but thought I might as well get a poll going to see if there is any interest or if I should go my custom route. Cast your vote, and feel free to respond with any ideas or what not. Thanks!
 

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Just FYI, this has been talked about I believe before you were on the boards, it was believed that a true cf hood would cost over 3k, and a faux cf (meaning like a high quality non full cf hood) would only save 7 lbs.
 

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Re: (chromecarz00)

Yeah, I saw that thread from 05 or whenever it was. I was hoping to gauge the interest of current users as things change. I am pretty sure our hood weighs at least 35 lbs, and a CF would be maybe 20, even if it isn't the highest quality one. CF has come a long way since 05, getting much cheaper and even lighter depending on production methods. 15 lbs isn't a big deal to most people, but if they are trying to lose unwanted weight it isn't a bad option, especially if the price were made lower due to demand.
 

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Re: (carreragt7)

<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> on the CF Hood only because when I was a ricer I had one. It cost 1k , didn't aline to the fenders correctly, needed pins , saved ok 20 lbs but heck our cars are heavy as hell to begin with <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> ...and... if you're like me you're about 20+ lbs overweight . <p>I'm going on a personal diet, lose the spare tire on the waist before I think about the one in the trunk.... and that hood. <p>Personally for car weight loss, I'd do (done) the Forged wheel thing, stripped interior (you can get over 150 lbs this way!!) before I'd do a CF hood again
 

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LOL. Good points! I am actually thinking the trunk lid probably weighs just as much or more than the hood and would be more feasible to replace to reduce an weight and include a built in lip. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> I think I will go ahead with my personal plans later this summer, my main priorities right now are the front lip project and another project...<br>Keep the input coming guys. We need more companies wanting to produce aftermarket stuff, so we need to let them know what we want.
 

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Re: (carreragt7)

I would pass on a hood. Trunk lid is a different story. I would love to have a PCC/CSL ish trunk lid. Preferably CF, I would want some showing. Maybe do some kind of paint scheme similar to that black and green audi I showed you, where part of the piece is painted, and theres a little CF peeking through.
 

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Sana, you and I think a lot alike. I think I will do a trunk lid using the Euro style lip molded to my stock lid to make the mold. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> I am so interested in a hood because my stock hood has a minor ding in it that annoys me, and I'd rather pay $400-1000 for a CF hood than $800+ for a stock one, I know I can get one from a salvage yard but it would probably need to be paintmatched. I am a perfectionist, my hood isn't really that bad or noticeable...
 

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Re: (V50_T5)

Thought about it, but door panels are a lot tougher to do right and I will research that a lot more before I do it. The trunk lid looks to be the winner for me right now because I don't have to worry about it hurting my car safety-wise. Door panels would reduce a lot of weight, so it is a thing I am considering for the future. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (carreragt7)

Seriously ... look into the door panel thing. No it doesn't have to include an OEM armrest . Just a straight piece of clean CF than makes sure our ties don't get caught in the power window motor. <p>You can lose 60 lbs this way w/o going ricer.
 

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Are you talking about replacing just the interior door paneling or the actual door panel (outside)? Inside would be a ton easier, but I'm not sure how much weight would really be saved. I was thinking of replacing the whole door, inside and out, with a CF replacement. I've got a couple other things I have been looking into, which are even more feasible, to reduce weight. I am not wanting to tear out my back seats or completely tear out interior amenities as I am going for a luxury rocket feel. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Who would be interested in a CF hood for our cars? Poll to gauge interest... (carreragt7)

I think a CF one with hood vents would be cool. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carreragt7</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Are you talking about replacing just the interior door paneling or the actual door panel (outside)? Inside would be a ton easier, but I'm not sure how much weight would really be saved. I was thinking of replacing the whole door, inside and out, with a CF replacement. I've got a couple other things I have been looking into, which are even more feasible, to reduce weight. I am not wanting to tear out my back seats or completely tear out interior amenities as I am going for a luxury rocket feel. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><br>i thinks he's talking about interior panels for the looks.
 

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Re: (V50_T5)

You spent 1k for a cf hood <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Thats the problem lol. I got my carbon creations hood (weighed in around 16lbs) for my integra for 350$ shipped from a buddy. Sold it for 100$ when it came cracked lol. <p>If the hoods were under 600$ id think about it, however carbon fiber on black doesnt look all that fabulous in my opinion. <p>Nothing ricer about weight reduction as many people in autosports will agree that its a crucial part of the construction of a race car. When used to purely bling factor and overkill, then yes i think its a little cheesy.
 

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Re: (ForceFed Motorsports)

My plans for CF on my car include painting it, with maybe leaving a stripe or some sort of pattern to show a small part of the CF weave in an understated way. Naked CF is cool, just not my design approach for my car. I am basically using my car as a 3D portfolio for my design major, hoping that it will show that I can do more than just draw a design. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I've heard of some companies accepting orders of 10 or more to do a custom hood, and it ended up costing around $800 each for 10 people, but the more people interested the lower the price. The most expensive part is the mold, which can be upwards of $3k+, but made by well respected shops. I am sure they would do the same for a trunk lid or any other part for that matter.
 

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Re: (V50_T5)

I'll have to look it up, not familar with the GT3 interior door panels, lol. Not representing my user name very well.
 
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