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shut up edbro The stock hoods are heavy as shit, takes like 3 people to lift it. Plus mine has rock chips everywhere and the previous owner tried to cover them up with the wrong color touch-up paint. I'd only paint the top of the CF hood though.
[QUOTE=MikeL14;28623544]shut up edbro The stock hoods are heavy as shit, takes like 3 people to lift it. Plus mine has rock chips everywhere and the previous owner tried to cover them up with the wrong color touch-up paint. I'd only paint the top of the CF hood though.[/QUOTE] My dads old truck's hood was pretty heavy so we just got an engine crane with electro-magnets on the end to lift it
[QUOTE=MikeL14;28623413]I don't think anyone liked the WRX vert.[/QUOTE] i didn't the amount of thick structural bracing on my roof when I removed my headliner was surprising [editline]15th March 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=MikeL14;28623544]shut up edbro The stock hoods are heavy as shit, takes like 3 people to lift it. Plus mine has rock chips everywhere and the previous owner tried to cover them up with the wrong color touch-up paint. I'd only paint the top of the CF hood though.[/QUOTE] yeah the hood on blasters 240 takes like 2 people to open lol wrx has an aluminum hood and it's pretty light, can you even get those aftermarket? I mean it seems like a waste to paint over it
[QUOTE=MikeL14;28623413]I don't think anyone liked the WRX vert.[/QUOTE] I know I was being sarcastic. As if anybody likes a BMW pick up :')
i do [editline]15th March 2011[/editline] [img]http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s32/SaggioWRX/SRP2006WRX014.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=edberg;28623719]i do [editline]15th March 2011[/editline] [img_thumb]http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s32/SaggioWRX/SRP2006WRX014.jpg[/img_thumb][/QUOTE] so clean :allears:
watrutalkingabout [img]http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr226/fredxday/extmods/DSC_0814.jpg[/img] Just have to take care of it so it doesn't yellow.
[QUOTE=MikeL14;28623544]shut up edbro The stock hoods are heavy as shit, takes like 3 people to lift it. Plus mine has rock chips everywhere and the previous owner tried to cover them up with the wrong color touch-up paint. I'd only paint the top of the CF hood though.[/QUOTE] Just get an aluminium one then, it would be stupid to buy a carbon hood if you'll paint it anyway..
[QUOTE=edberg;28623662]i didn't the amount of thick structural bracing on my roof when I removed my headliner was surprising [editline]15th March 2011[/editline] yeah the hood on blasters 240 takes like 2 people to open lol wrx has an aluminum hood and it's pretty light, can you even get those aftermarket? I mean it seems like a waste to paint over it[/QUOTE] Yeah I think Evos do too. Aftermarket carbon fiber hoods actually can weight more if they aren't made well. [editline]15th March 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=vexxrz;28624138]Just get an aluminium one then, it would be stupid to buy a carbon hood if you'll paint it anyway..[/QUOTE] They don't make them. Fiberglass is my only other option I think.
[QUOTE=edberg;28623719]i do [editline]15th March 2011[/editline] [img_thumb]http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s32/SaggioWRX/SRP2006WRX014.jpg[/img_thumb][/QUOTE] White mesh ruins EVERYTHING
[QUOTE=MikeL14;28624240]Yeah I think Evos do too. Aftermarket carbon fiber hoods actually can weight more if they aren't made well. [editline]15th March 2011[/editline] And why exactly do u need a lighter hood? They don't make them. Fiberglass is my only other option I think.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=vexxrz;28624330]And why exactly do u need a lighter hood? [/QUOTE] My car is a racecar.
[QUOTE=MikeL14;28624355]My car is a racecar.[/QUOTE] Explains :p Interior already stripped?
No I daily drive it. I'll only buy a CF hood if someone sells one locally for cheap.
Would make more difference than a lighter hood, tho. u can keep 2 seats and just take out the backseat with seatbelts, carpets,..
The high pressure fuel pump is annoying as it is, it's placed under the passenger back seat. Maybe when I get another car to drive daily I'll strip it. But a carbon fiber hood will probably help handling better than stripping the interior as it helps even out the front biased weight distribution of the car. Just like three pounds off the outside of a wheel will help more than four pounds off the inside, due to it being further away from the center of rotation.
[QUOTE=MikeL14;28624744]The high pressure fuel pump is annoying as it is, it's placed under the passenger back seat. Maybe when I get another car to drive daily I'll strip it. But a carbon fiber hood will probably help handling better than stripping the interior as it helps even out the front biased weight distribution of the car. Just like three pounds off the outside of a wheel will help more than four pounds off the inside, due to it being further away from the center of rotation.[/QUOTE] Forgot about the fuel pump, lol. You're right bout the weight distribution but o don't think there will be a big difference in handling with a cf hood..unless you're a really experienced driver, i don't think i'd notice the difference..
[QUOTE=MikeL14;28624744]The high pressure fuel pump is annoying as it is, it's placed under the passenger back seat. Maybe when I get another car to drive daily I'll strip it. But a carbon fiber hood will probably help handling better than stripping the interior as it helps even out the front biased weight distribution of the car. Just like three pounds off the outside of a wheel will help more than four pounds off the inside, due to it being further away from the center of rotation.[/QUOTE] I still don't see why you need to waste money to improve handling a small fraction on a DD
[QUOTE=rampageturke 2;28624896]I still don't see why you need to waste money to improve handling a small fraction on a DD[/QUOTE] Going to use it for autox and possibly road racing.
[QUOTE=MikeL14;28624744]The high pressure fuel pump is annoying as it is[/QUOTE] walbro 255 isn't loud enough for me, and all i have is a metal a couple pieces of sheetmetal between me and it
[QUOTE=rampageturke 2;28624896]I still don't see why you need to waste money to improve handling a small fraction on a DD[/QUOTE] He's a ricer and he's doing it for looks. He just won't admit it.
[QUOTE=lemon_lover;28627154]walbro 255 isn't loud enough for me, and all i have is a metal a couple pieces of sheetmetal between me and it[/QUOTE] mine whines and makes noises i think it could be going out [QUOTE=Blaster;28627839]He's a ricer and he's doing it for looks. He just won't admit it.[/QUOTE] yes
[QUOTE=MikeL14;28624744]The high pressure fuel pump is annoying as it is, it's placed under the passenger back seat. Maybe when I get another car to drive daily I'll strip it. But a carbon fiber hood will probably help handling better than stripping the interior as it helps even out the front biased weight distribution of the car. Just like three pounds off the outside of a wheel will help more than four pounds off the inside, due to it being further away from the center of rotation.[/QUOTE] to put it one way, a lightened bumper beam on my car improves turn-in response about as much as a new front swaybar weight matters, not overall weight but where it sits [editline]16th March 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=rampageturke 2;28624896]I still don't see why you need to waste money to improve handling a small fraction on a DD[/QUOTE] not a small fraction
[QUOTE=lemon_lover;28627154]walbro 255 isn't loud enough for me, and all i have is a metal a couple pieces of sheetmetal between me and it[/QUOTE] Try living with a Bosch pump, I'm thinking about going to an in tank [b]and[/b] an in line walbro because it will most likely be quieter.
my pump sounds like a tiny rc jet engine
[QUOTE=edberg;28629228]my pump sounds like a tiny rc jet engine[/QUOTE] Bosch pump, mine is slightly louder: [URL="http://www.facepunch.com/"]View YouTUBE video[/URL] [URL]http://youtube.com/watch?v=GNRvS8M_qa4[/URL] Edit: I also have a crushed FPR which makes this louder.
Pssshh, you guys are pushovers. Fuck carbon fiber, use tin foil. You don't need windows, lose those too; extra weight.
You don't get a fucking CF hood to improve handling. Admit it. It does shit to your handling. You have a heavyass AWD coupé, and saving 5-6 kilograms does nothing to your cars performance. You might aswell just empty your pockets and drive shoeless.
[QUOTE=Ferosso;28632558]You don't get a fucking CF hood to improve handling. Admit it. It does shit to your handling. You have a heavyass AWD coupé, and saving 5-6 kilograms does nothing to your cars performance. You might aswell just empty your pockets and drive shoeless.[/QUOTE] Edberg just seems like a spoiled wealthy kid. Typical WRX owner.
[QUOTE=Ca5bah;28630492]Pssshh, you guys are pushovers. Fuck carbon fiber, use tin foil. You don't need windows, lose those too; extra weight.[/QUOTE] Do it like they do in Florida, and use trash bags.
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