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i was bored today, so i took off my door... and holy shit that fucker is heavy... if we were allowed to run doorless at the track then i would prolly drop a few sec....

ohh yeah and duane i was just playin.. hehe ;)
 
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Woooossshhh said:
i was bored today, so i took off my door... and holy shit that fucker is heavy... if we were allowed to run doorless at the track then i would prolly drop a few sec....

ohh yeah and duane i was just playin.. hehe ;)
It would be a good thing. Anything that would get our cars' weight down to around 3000lb or less would be nice. Although you would be smart to get a full roll-cage with side impact protection before you put these on and they will probably cost around $1,000-$1,200 per side so only the high-$ MkIII owners would be able to afford them (not me).
 

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those doors are atleast 80 pounds each! if not more!!! but useful! i once got rammed from the side by a town car going atleast 30 mph! saved my ass, was able to walk away from the accident, no harm done to me.:) :) :) :)
 
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CF doors would be cool....
 

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CF doors = death.

CF hood = death.

CF fenders = death.

The weight you save lets you go faster but then you have no protection... This reminds me of something.. Oh yeah a CIVIC.
 
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ZaZZn said:
CF doors = death.

CF hood = death.

CF fenders = death.

The weight you save lets you go faster but then you have no protection... This reminds me of something.. Oh yeah a CIVIC.
true but on a car that will very rarely see the street(mine) and a good roll cage... cf is safe... lol
 

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Just like with a targa top off... having CF doors may make you notice some body flex... and most likely isn't practical...If the door jams don't support well enough... correct me if I'm wrong.

Now for a good idea of weight, even though it looks like shit... is doing what lam did to the rear hatch... get rid of some glass,

GLASS IS HEAVY AS SHIT!!

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Tank eyy?
 
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:lol:

Tell me you didnt just do that...
 

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hahaha...good stuff
 

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Weight reduction for glass = LEXAN. Looks like glass. Lexan is stronger. Lexan is lighter and same thickness and requires less thickness for same strength. Lexan owns.

However, lexan is not street legal and it will not shatter. But, it does look a lot like glass if you keep it clean and scratchless, so a cop may never notice.

Glass is super heavy.
 

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I just read up on how to use Lexan. It looks pretty easy, has anyone tried forming a side window with the stuff? The triangle windows would be real easy but the door windows are a complex shape and they are curved.
 

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The triangle/rear window would be (mainly rear) a good "lexan" idea, I wouldn't trust it for the windshield (espeically if a cop finds out) Then we could finally get a good tint job with out having to worry about those little bubble things around the edge of the windows.
 

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HEY
HERE IS SOMHTING THAT HAS BEEN DEBATED ON OTHER FORUMS :
IF YOU CRASH HEAD ON WITH A CF HOOD,
WILL THE HOOD BREAK?
OR
WILL HOOD STAY TOGETHER DUE TO ITS STREGTH , BREAK OFF THE HINGES AND COME IN THRU THE WINDSHIELD?
 

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SupraBadBoyMKIII said:
HEY
HERE IS SOMHTING THAT HAS BEEN DEBATED ON OTHER FORUMS :
IF YOU CRASH HEAD ON WITH A CF HOOD,
WILL THE HOOD BREAK?
OR
WILL HOOD STAY TOHERE DUE TO ITS STREGTH AND BREAK OFF THE HINGES AND COME IN THRU THE WINDSHIELD?
 

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lexan glass (rear window), cf hood, cf doors = 500lbs less? =]

^that would be cool^
 

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the gelcoat & resin that gives the hood its shape would snap and the whole hoodd would fold in half...CF is not that strong by itself...its very stiff, but not that strong. its used as racecar shells because it will shatter on impact (and because its very light). you could probably punch a crack in CF (depending on thickness)
 

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I live in canada so changing the rear window to lexan would be bad for me as I would loose my rear defogger. Maybe a summer hatch and a winter hatch?
 
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