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Any carbon fiber products for Tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nomad20012, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Sep 17, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    nomad20012

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    Just wondering if any of you have Any cool carbon fiber products for our Tacomas?
     
  2. Sep 17, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    I got a few...a friend of mines used to make CF Radiator Cover and Fuse Box Cover...
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    I will take a better picture of the CF Radiator Cover...
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    I used to have a VIS CF Hood...but traded that with a friend for some parts...

    some pics just to show how well it complimented the BSP paint...
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  3. Sep 17, 2010 at 7:45 PM
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    pinktaco808

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    how much was the hood
     
  4. Sep 17, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    when it 1st came out it was like $750...but with the link I provided in my OP its down to $559 not including tax and shipping...

    you guys will see shortly what I traded the hood for...:D
     
  5. Sep 17, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    micropiper

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    not actual cf but it looks pretty good
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  6. Sep 17, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    ^the key slot and tacoma symbol must have been a bitch to do...nice job and its not overbearing...:D
     
  7. Sep 18, 2010 at 12:14 AM
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    be more meann if it was kevlar
     
  8. Sep 18, 2010 at 7:48 AM
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    Thanx man i like it a bunch!!! There is a thread in 1st gens with more of my interior pictures. Im not sure how to link it. Look for carbon fiber 2nd gen badges on a 1st gen.
     
  9. Sep 18, 2010 at 7:53 AM
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  10. Sep 18, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    this is interesting for me as I am curious about a CF hood as well but am curious as to this statement on the manufacturers site..

    "Each lid/hatch is manufactured with an OEM skeleton underneath to ensure durability and stability."

    Are they indicating that their carbon fiber hood is an actual overlay on top of a steel hood? I ask because my interest would be for the function of weight reduction and not cosmetic appearance even though I agree with you about the appearance as it does look impressive in your images.

    Also, do you recall the weight of the carbon fiber hood and the weight savings gained from the swap.
     
  11. Sep 18, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    no the carbon fiber is not an overlay on top of a OEM Hood...they only mean that the skeleton of the carbon fiber hood is identical of the skeleton on an OEM hood...its real carbon fiber not an overlay...

    I was never planning to race my truck but from those that saw the CF Hood on my truck can attest to you that it weighed or felt like it weighed 1/3 of the weight of an OEM Hood...it was really light and with my Satoshi (RGM) at highway speed the hood wood flex from how light it was compared to the stock hood...what I mean is that when at higher speed the air pressure was greater on top and inside the engine bay so the hood would flex up and down...my dad didn't like that when borrowing my truck to go on ski trips...but it never gave me a problem...:D
     
  12. Sep 18, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    Thank you for that. My plans would include painting mine to match the truck and have no problem with adding extra safety latches but don't have any high speed plans for this vehicle. I just know that I will be adding weight with other accessories and having weight saving options available is appreciated.
     
  13. Sep 18, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    K so i want to buy a CF hood for the weight reduction but I keep reading horror stories on forums online of people's hood flying up on them. I HATE the look of hood pins so I don't want them. I frequently push 140mph. how sturdy is it?
     
  14. Sep 18, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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    roll cage and 6 point harness instead?? :eek:
     
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    I bought Aerocatch CF Plush Flush Locking Hood Latches, <-click for link, I just never got around to installing them before trading them for some parts...I still got them sitting in the garage and original box it was shipped in...if I ever decide to sell them just hit me up on here or XRU...

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    here's a video on how they work:
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    a lot of times peoples hoods were latched correctly or they may have cut the support bar that keeps the latch nice snug w/the hood...I cut my support bar and saw how much more flimsy the entire structure was when at higher rates of speed...so I ended up just buying another support bar and replacing the 1 I cut...after the the place the hood would flex was on top because of how light the CF material was...but it never gave me a problem and there were a ton of runs on pavement 100+MPH and 85+ on desert sand w/no problems at all...
     
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