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      10-26-2009, 11:40 PM   #1
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CF hood weight savings

Any body knows how much weight you can save with a CF hood and trunk lid, like the one Seibon has?
About every 10lbs. you save, is like adding 1HP!!!
Not to mention the braking and handling benefits.
Thats why is you donīt care much for the sun roof, you save I heard like 50lbs. = 5HP..... if you can delete it.
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      10-27-2009, 10:20 AM   #2
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Decals add 10WHP at the motor.

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      10-27-2009, 11:17 AM   #3
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The advantage of the carbon roof is more about lowering the centre of gravity rather than massive weight saving.
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      10-27-2009, 12:52 PM   #4
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Not sure on the exact weight savings as I did not weigh the factory hood but the Vorsteiner double sided on my car shaved around 20lbs. I cannot suggest the Seibon unit, I have seen it side by side to the Vorsteiner and the fit and finish on Seibon is terrible to say the least. Even with adjustments, it never sits right.
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      10-27-2009, 06:22 PM   #5
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if you want weight reduction...
i would get lighter wheels...cuz that's where you get the most effective weight reduction....
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