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  • FRP vs Glass/carbon fiber

    Which is lighter/better for an S13 hood?
    What companies make the best and affordable ones.

    Any facts or opinions are welcome.

  • #2
    Originally posted by logr View Post
    Which is lighter/better for an S13 hood?
    What companies make the best and affordable ones.

    Any facts or opinions are welcome.
    The FRP ends up being lighter because the way the carbon fiber parts are made. The Carbon parts are made with Fiberglass and then a layer or two of carbon.

    It's not a matter of quality either as Seibon's FRP doors weigh ~2-3 pounds less than their carbon counterparts if I remember correctly.

    I plan on getting something simple, OEM style with flare at the end from ebay. I don't need any venting really.

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    • #3
      Mike, whichever hood you decide to go with... and as long as its for a non-silvia front and cost effective, then plan on ordering two to save shipping costs .
      -Monty

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      • #4
        Perhaps not the greatest example but I went from a VIS carbon fiber hood which was lighter than stock to a Chargespeed FRP hood which is even lighter still. FWIW the Chargespeed hood does feel a bit "thinner" so that probably has something to do with it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Colorado S14 View Post
          Perhaps not the greatest example but I went from a VIS carbon fiber hood which was lighter than stock to a Chargespeed FRP hood which is even lighter still. FWIW the Chargespeed hood does feel a bit "thinner" so that probably has something to do with it.
          Ah, I forgot about this hood, that thing is sexy! So is their kit and overfenders.

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          • #6
            Cool looks well placed vents and ducts, light.

            Blows right on my filter (Old Greddy)

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            • #7
              Well, except for the part about the filter getting full of rainwater.........
              Originally posted by SoSideways
              I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
              '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
              '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Matt93SE View Post
                Well, except for the part about the filter getting full of rainwater.........
                'oldschool water injection' hehe
                'Slicks on a car show me you care - broken axles show me you're trying'
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                • #9
                  http://www.stout.jp/

                  they make really good and light hoods. Not cheap, but not to when you think how well those are made. Civic EK bonnet was about 2,5kg. Can see throught at carbon, bonnet is only carbon and frame fiber.

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                  • #10
                    I like that Stout hood for an S13 but the language on the site is a BIG problem for me. Do they have an english site? Unless there is a North American distributor the shipping might be a problem as well.

                    Personally I like a stock looking hood. Chargespeed doesn't make that hood for flip ups.
                    The Stout hood vent doesn't seem to stick up so it's even better but the language barrier is huge.

                    I am looking to get rid of the flip ups but want to keep the look. Not sure what my options are. I may make my own. I'm wanting something that has lexan in close to the original shape with the light recessed. Then color the lexan to match the car as much as possible.
                    Last edited by logr; 01-20-2010, 07:54 AM.

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                    • #11


                      Sick IMO.

                      http://slideasylum.blogspot.com/2010...sx-lights.html

                      Grab these quick if you want a set. They're discontinued and super hard to find.

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                      • #12
                        900.00 bucks, not in this lifetime. Thanks, though.

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                        • #13
                          WTF i want those lights... LIARS! I thought it was discontinued!
                          "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by a_ahmed View Post
                            WTF i want those lights... LIARS! I thought it was discontinued!
                            They are discontinued. There may be replicas through raceonusa or something.

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                            • #15
                              no replicas anywhere ive been on the hunt for this **** for the last 3+ years
                              "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

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