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Old 12-23-2007, 07:14 PM
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The problem with a lot of this stuff is that the car is basically designed to crumple and shatter when it is hit.

All this stuff is FAR stronger than any of the stock parts, which means instead of the door crumpling when you are hit it will basically come and smack you right in the side, or the CF hood might become a giant razorblade in a collision and end up decapitating you... etc... not pretty...
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Old 12-24-2007, 03:02 PM
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Turbo, aren't you the guy who was speeding home to play your newly aquired video game. And you didn't pull over for the cop and got charged with 5 different violations and got off because the officer was fired? Then later got in trouble for street racing??
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Old 12-24-2007, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Renesis07 View Post
I understand that, but what does it take to make it "shatter". I mean if its rumored to be sooo strong then wouldnt it take like a freight train to make it shatter?!
Nothing is *that* strong.

Also, measuring how strong / tough something is, is actually rather difficult.

There are different types of stresses that any material experiences, and they react differently to each one.

http://www.engineershandbook.com/Mat...mechanical.htm
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in a race car, you'd have a cage inside the car, so the door panels wouldn't be as big a structural requirement. If you're just changing out panels, it would be ill advised.
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Old 12-25-2007, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by deadphoenix52 View Post
yes but when it breaks, it shatters.

heres a link to a place that has CF everything. i wouldnt be interested, my baby is a daily driver.

http://www.businessvision.net/edge/M...egoryID=778269
thanks for posting that link. i didn't realize there was anyone making some of those parts.
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Old 12-25-2007, 05:46 PM
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Seibon was supposed to make cf doors front and back but it seems like they never got it done. They have it listed on their website, but it has no price nor pictures or a link.
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cf is strong if its made strong like dry carbon, cheap cf is just as brittle as fiberglass, ie the hoods and lips and trunks that we have
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for the cf junkie. full front and rear doors.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mazda...spagenameZWDVW
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Obviously the OE doors weigh more, but how much more when it's shell vs. shell?
I'm sure when you transfer all the hardware over to the CF shell, it's not going to be light anymore.
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by c0ldf1ame View Post
cf is strong if its made strong like dry carbon, cheap cf is just as brittle as fiberglass, ie the hoods and lips and trunks that we have
So who knows CF? Is this stuff on Ebay "cheap and brittle" or "expensive and strong"?

If strong how strong compared to metal? If it's cheap, I assume it's basically brittle like plastic or FG?
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Originally Posted by staticlag View Post
http://www.mazdamotorsports.com/

But:

http://www.mazdamotorsports.com/pages/membership.html

Autocross results work fine. HPDE events don't count.

Carbon fiber dash = $1645
Carbon fiber left door = 1064
carbon fiber right door = 981
carbon fiber mazdaspeed front 3413
carbon fiber hood = 2163
carbon fiber rear deck 1045
carbon fiber roof = 4653
carbon fiber right rear door = 1377
carbon fiber left rear door = 1377

lightweight lexan front window = 524
lightweight lexan rear window = 436
lightweight lexan left window = 92
lightweight lexan right window = 92
lightweight lexan LR window = 92
lightweight lexan RR window = 92

do you happen to have part numbers?
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