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Old 02-08-06, 09:59 AM   #1
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Red Meat for Carbonites: Must-have mod for your car....

For those of you looking for new ways to add carbon to your life, consider swapping the boring old side-views on your vehicle for a set of these:



Don't know what car that is, but that looks like a jet engine intake back there....
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Old 02-08-06, 10:07 AM   #2
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Nah, totally out of place on my '67 MGB

- she needs chrome bullet mirrors to look beautiful, but then again she is vintage English steel
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When I was looking at the Mini's they have a carbon fiber mirror option. Seems pointless to me.
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Old 02-08-06, 10:35 AM   #4
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i think thats a 360 modena.
the carbon mini option is probly for people looking to take their mini to a track(which it is agile enough to do) any weight taken off a car is a good thing.
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Old 02-09-06, 07:44 AM   #6
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For those of you looking for new ways to add carbon to your life, consider swapping the boring old side-views on your vehicle for a set of these:..
Why stop at the side mirrors?




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is that a complete carbon fiber body? I bet that aint cheap...
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is that a complete carbon fiber body? I bet that aint cheap...
Yeh it was. It was at the 2005 Osaka Auto Messe. I've got my ticket and will be at the 2006 Messe on Sunday. Can't wait!
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Pretty sure that is a new Ferrari F430....sooo hot!
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Haha...I've seen some crappy ricers around here with the hubcaps that are designed to look like alloys with disc brakes (fake rear discs ) and the hood spray painted black to look like carbon fiber from a distance.
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Old 02-09-06, 12:35 PM   #11
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Hmmm... children!
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Don't know what car that is, but that looks like a jet engine intake back there....
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what the heck is that.
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That would be a jet powered Porsche 944.

About those mirrors. By themselves, I bet they are worth more than my Crown Victoria.
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And the F430 they're nailed to is worth more than my house. Just...
More pics of the Jet-engined 944?
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And the F430 they're nailed to is worth more than my house. Just...
More pics of the Jet-engined 944?
Nice VW's, the look nice and clean...any other shots/specs?
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You ain't the only car guy...thanks for your kind words!
The Golf's mine, it's a 1991 GTI in pearl grey mica. It's had all the obvious done, like laying the rear wiper flat, German numberplates, a grille spoiler, half smoke rear lights, lowered 60mm on Bilsteins with Eibach springs and Anti-roll bars, an electric Recaro interior, dashboard from a Corrado, ATS Cup alloys with 195/50 Toyo Proxes and that's all I can think of for now, but there's definitely more...
Plans this year include finally fitting my G60 wheelarches, widening the track by using Passat wishbones and driveshafts, 280mm front brakes and hopefully a 2litre 16v motor from a Mk3 Golf 16v...
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OK folks, where should I put the carbon for best effect?

Actually, these pics were taken a while ago - and she's looking much more presentable nowadays - completed paint job and all lights fitted. Still there is much to do including replacement of the wiring looms and installation of a new transmission. Should I go Campy or Shimano, or stick with an original English 3-speed (OK, 4 speed)? Not to mention that there is no interior upholstry, save for two very sorry looking seats... Still, she is a good runner, engine & brakes are sound and she is little more complicated than my bikes when it comes to maintenance.

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How about leaving it stock-looking, but dropping in a K-series bolted to a type9 5-speed from a Sierra?
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You ain't the only car guy...thanks for your kind words!
The Golf's mine, it's a 1991 GTI in pearl grey mica. It's had all the obvious done, like laying the rear wiper flat, German numberplates, a grille spoiler, half smoke rear lights, lowered 60mm on Bilsteins with Eibach springs and Anti-roll bars, an electric Recaro interior, dashboard from a Corrado, ATS Cup alloys with 195/50 Toyo Proxes and that's all I can think of for now, but there's definitely more...
Plans this year include finally fitting my G60 wheelarches, widening the track by using Passat wishbones and driveshafts, 280mm front brakes and hopefully a 2litre 16v motor from a Mk3 Golf 16v...
Plenty more photos, I'll see if I can find some!
Sounds great! You would like my friend's Corrado we are almost done playing with. SLC w/a fresh VR6 (2.8L of same year), T3/T4 (60-trim I think) and he custom fabbed a air/water IC. It is Black Cherry and 99% stock outside, save for minor drop, tasteful BBS wheels, the pipes pokin' out the back and some shaved stuff...beautiful!
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How about leaving it stock-looking, but dropping in a K-series bolted to a type9 5-speed from a Sierra?
Aha, there are civilised people on this board

The conversion you mention is a popular route, but I'd prefer to keep her to original spec, including early type gearbox with non synchromesh 1st gear for that "classic & vintage" carbon fiber free feel.

The original engine is fine, 1st on the original gearbox is totally knackered, but e-bay turned up a good condition replacement for $150. Also, finding the K series & Sierra parts in the US is probably harder than sourcing MG original/replacements. The MGB is really well catered for over there, since a huge number of those built were exported to the US and they are still a really popular classic.

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There are all manner of body kits for Acura NSXs and Honda S2000s from Japan, you can bolt-on a complete carbon fiber bumper kit to your car. Ever piece of the body is replaced. Easy way to get your car stolen
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these cars today are so weak. There is this nissan that looks like it hit a pole but instead of crumpling it just ripped the bumper
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OK folks, where should I put the carbon for best effect?

Actually, these pics were taken a while ago - and she's looking much more presentable nowadays - completed paint job and all lights fitted. Still there is much to do including replacement of the wiring looms and installation of a new transmission. Should I go Campy or Shimano, or stick with an original English 3-speed (OK, 4 speed)? Not to mention that there is no interior upholstry, save for two very sorry looking seats... Still, she is a good runner, engine & brakes are sound and she is little more complicated than my bikes when it comes to maintenance.

Cheers,

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On the engine (CF valve cover, etc.)....leave it looking stock on the outside, but put a bear of an engine inside
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Maybe not for your car but would look great in the dunny...

or how about this for carbon fibre:
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