What company would you recommend for an aftermarket carbon fiber hood? Any ideas what the weight difference would be?
And that is a weight savings, big? no, but better than a sharp stick in the eye...you would only be saving ~20-30 pounds at the maximum by getting a CF hood.
I don't disagree with ya, and I hear what you are saying loud and clear, you are 100% right, but, some people do have the deep pockets, and any weight reduction is good, be it 20-30 pounds on a hood, or a diet that drops the driver's weight by a couple pounds, it's all good, and I too have every intention of starting with wheels for the unsprung advantage, I just wanted to make sure the CF hood was not entirely put down, because it is a weight reducer, only the buyer knows their pocketbook and goalsno doubt, if you have deep pockets and wanting to extract the most out of the car as possible without building the engine and such, a CF hood is a good idea. Just pointing out that a CF hood is more of a 'looks' modification than a true performance modification.
What I am trying to get at is that if someone is trying to drop weight of the car there are many cheaper and easier ways to do it. Even when wanting to increase the performance of the car, money is better spent elsewhere.
My point here is if you had a limited budget and were wanting to increase the performance of your car, money would better be spent almost anywhere else.. A set of wheels for example would drop about the same amount of weight AND be un-sprung weight, getting a tune, upgraded turbo, complete exhaust AND intake system. the list goes on.
What's Di-noc????? Sounds interesting!If I want the CF look, I will go with Di-noc. I like the matte, textured look better anyway. And if I got sick of it, just peel it off, polish up the hood and back to stock.. It would cost buttloads less, look better IMO, no worries about fitment issues, vibration of hood at high speeds, etc.
It's 3M Di-Noc is a vinyl sheet which you can lay over the car parts. For example your hood is shining white, and you cover that up with a sheet of vinyl sheet. However, I heard from other forums on this issue is that 3M Di-Noc is one of the best.What's Di-noc????? Sounds interesting!