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Carbon fiber hood

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by OriginalMan, May 17, 2019.

  1. May 17, 2019 at 9:56 PM
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    OriginalMan

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    What do you folks think about this new carbon fiber hood that was just released.

    I'm still curious about a few things regarding build and layup type..

    Screenshot_20190518-145313_Facebook.jpg
     
  2. May 17, 2019 at 10:08 PM
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    SpeySquatch

    SpeySquatch Function over Form

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    You would have to cover that thing in sponsor decals to make it schweet

    Wonder what would happen in a crash?
     
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  3. May 17, 2019 at 10:09 PM
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    Rujack

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    My truck came stock with a hood.
     
  4. May 17, 2019 at 10:14 PM
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    Tacospike

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    I think tufskinz makes a cover for the hood
     
  5. May 17, 2019 at 10:15 PM
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    Dang kinda interesting. Who makes it?
     
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  6. May 17, 2019 at 10:16 PM
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    should premier in fast and the furious 19.
     
  8. May 17, 2019 at 10:19 PM
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    Anyone know the weight of it? I think it looks good if it saved a bunch of weight that’d be another plus.
     
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  9. May 17, 2019 at 10:23 PM
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    CouchlessPotato

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    You don't buy a truck for its fucking fenders!
    2.5" lift w/35's
    The stock hood is probably like 20 pounds. This thing is probably around 3. Just guessing, I have no actual specs.
     
  10. May 17, 2019 at 10:33 PM
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    If I were to venture a guess I’d say the stock is at least 2-3 times that weight but I really have no idea. I tried to search on TW and google and couldn’t find anything on the carbon hood or OEM
     
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  11. May 17, 2019 at 10:39 PM
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    Our stock hood is def more than 20lbs imo
     
  12. May 17, 2019 at 10:43 PM
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    I'm just curious if the construction 100% carbon fiber and not 99% fiberglass and 1% carbon. I haven't seen any other photos of the underside if its braced to have a rigid structure like oem.
     
  13. May 17, 2019 at 10:44 PM
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    Thing looks good imo
     
  14. May 17, 2019 at 10:45 PM
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    Makes that truck look like a AutoZone / Walmart accessory aisle queen :puke:. Carbon fiber hood on a truck, why? Defeats the whole I pretend to off road capability thing people are going for these days.
     
  17. May 17, 2019 at 10:50 PM
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    Uhhhh... stock hood is definitely not 60lbs. I could lift it with 2 fingers.
     
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  18. May 17, 2019 at 10:50 PM
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    crazychris4124

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    So carbon fiber hood to save weight for a lifted and armored truck? That's like ordering 6 meals from McDonald's and then a water because you're on a 'diet'
     
  19. May 17, 2019 at 10:52 PM
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    CouchlessPotato

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    You don't buy a truck for its fucking fenders!
    2.5" lift w/35's
    Yeah i can see it being between 20-40lbs but I doubt its any more than that.
     
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  20. May 17, 2019 at 11:00 PM
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    Maybe from one end of it but I would love to see you try and hold it with 2 fingers while detached lol.

    Somewhere around 40 is probably right.

    :rofl:
    Lol that’s an awesome analogy. Saving weight on something cosmetic seems like a decent idea to me if it’s good quality though.
     

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