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I've mad my disdain for it clear elsewhere, this is for all you carbon junkies. See I only discriminate a little bit ;):D







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this would be even better if they showed us a video of the process, they may not be able to show the whole thing but at least most of it.
 

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it reminds me of tunnel digging machines that they use to build subway tunnels, what a massive machine.
 

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It reminds me of Stargate or something. Looks like it would spin around a whole bunch and then open a portal to another world.



... yea I'm a bit of a geek.

 

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Sure enough it looks cool and all but if only there were more of these machines to help drive down the cost. And this machine shown is just the first step. There is still the vacuum and seal.
 

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Is carbon fiber expensive right now because there aren't very many production facilities, or is it because production itself is expensive still and there needs to be more innovation in the manufacturing process?
 

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what makes carbon particularly expensive is that its not used in many applications, its scarce. Paradoxically you cant increase its use to drive down cost because of the cost...
 

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what makes carbon particularly expensive is that its not used in many applications, its scarce. Paradoxically you cant increase its use to drive down cost because of the cost...
that is true come to think of it.
i think one of the only ways to cut cost when it comes to CF is to make a part, a car part for example that is part carbon fiber and part metal.
 

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or that too, just depends on what a car maker or parts maker finds to be better for what ever purpose it's for.
 

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Hard to say though to spend that much on just cosmetics. I could see some opting for some interior options rather than spending that amount on something they only see when they leave the car.
 

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Hard to say though to spend that much on just cosmetics. I could see some opting for some interior options rather than spending that amount on something they only see when they leave the car.
It's not just about cosmetics but also performance, this does result in weight reduction
 

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It's not just about cosmetics but also performance, this does result in weight reduction
LOL which is negligible on a street car. Oh that 2 pound weight savings will translate to what .001 on the track of the typical owner? I get it we all think we're the next Senna, but lets not step in to the realm of absurdity and pretend like anyone is going carbon for a performance bump. Becuase we all know if someone wanted pure performance they're not going for a Lexus...
 

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LOL which is negligible on a street car. Oh that 2 pound weight savings will translate to what .001 on the track of the typical owner? I get it we all think we're the next Senna, but lets not step in to the realm of absurdity and pretend like anyone is going carbon for a performance bump. Becuase we all know if someone wanted pure performance they're not going for a Lexus...
2 pounds?

is that how much is actually saved?
 

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interesting, i've lifted everything from hoods, trunk lids and doors from metal to CF, big difference in weight
 

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interesting, i've lifted everything from hoods, trunk lids and doors from metal to CF, big difference in weight
When you put it that way I guess when you are lifting it on your own you might feel the difference but having it on there with such minimal difference does it benefit every day use? Or lets say improve mpgs?
 
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