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Old 07-16-2008, 10:23 PM   #21
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The difference between the Katech car and a ricer's Honda is that the carbon fiber on the Katech car is REAL CARBON FIBER.
I don't even think that Z06; or Corvette for that matter and Honda should be used in the same sentence.
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:24 PM   #22
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The difference between the Katech car and a ricer's Honda is that the carbon fiber on the Katech car is REAL CARBON FIBER.
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:32 PM   #23
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Just out of curiousity, do you think this exposed carbon on red screws up the lines of the car?

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I don't really care for it on the brighter colors like vr & vy I'd like to see the carbon on ms or black. I've seen the ZR1 in cyber, to me that is raw sex
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:32 PM   #24
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The difference between the Katech car and a ricer's Honda is that the carbon fiber on the Katech car is REAL CARBON FIBER.
I don't even think that Z06; or Corvette for that matter and Honda should be used in the same sentence.
this is not a slam against jason. the OP asked for opinions on what he should get, a red or cf hood and we gave him our take on it. this is an opinion thread...
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:41 PM   #25
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I like the exposed carbon on the ZR1 because it does not look out of place.
Exactly, because it doesn't look out of place. Plunking a Carbon Fiber hood on a Vette, surrounded by painted color on three major sized panels , especially bright colors looks so......."unfinished" for lack of a better word. If the parts of the hood were painted the color of the car and the Carbon was kind of incorporated into a stripe or something then it would look ok. The carbon hood is way different than sticking a carbon splitter on, or even different than a carbon roof, again, like the ZR1, that roof and halo is butted up to glass except for the small section of the halo that meets the rear 1/4 panel. Anyways, I just want to agree that bolting on a carbon hood as is, should be left to the import crowd.
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:06 AM   #26
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I think it would look badass on my black Z. Why not just sell it to me and end the bickering!
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Exposed carbon is the new black


Jason man cant you see the F430s RPM gauge clearly says RICE in red?
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:49 AM   #28
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Jason man cant you see the F430s RPM gauge clearly says RICE in red?

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Old 07-17-2008, 10:58 AM   #29
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In my opinion, that kind of carbon fiber finish hoods would look much better on Reds JSBs Orange, so go for it since you got one of these 3 colors
. I have the MTI clear coated carbon fiber front lip and rear spoiler sitting here at home, waiting for my Z to be done with the MAKE OVER job which is under processing, once I get it back I will install the MTI parts on it.
Thought about the carbon fiber hood but never got convinced!
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:00 PM   #30
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I think the only thing detracting from Jason's theme is the wheels. If the wheels were comp grey or black, IMO the look of the car would flow better. Still looks good though.
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:31 PM   #31
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We have one in stock ready to ship.
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:09 PM   #32
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How much for the hood?

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We have one in stock ready to ship.
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we were looking for one without having to wait for it to be produced, so please PM me with the price =)
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:01 PM   #34
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427Z, my comment was not intended to bash Jason's car. My comment was to say that "carbon fiber" on a honda is different than REAL CARBON FIBER on a Z06.
Carbon fiber on Honda - NO
Carbon fiber on Corvettes and other Exotics -

Mr. Ayousef, the exposed, non painted carbon fiber hood will look nice on your red Z06. Go for it, you will not regret it!
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:53 PM   #35
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exposed carbon LAMINATE -- that's rice.
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:17 PM   #36
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Anymore pics of this Z? Like a side view...

Wheels with a Step Lip =

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So many choices, seems ACP is primary hood of awesomness though.
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So many choices, seems ACP is primary hood of awesomness though.
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not very much because its a different panel of the car and doesnt visually cut up the paint like the hood does.
Exactly. I couldnt agree more. Jasons car is not a bad looking car at all, but I agree the carbon fiber is not the way to go on the hood. It may look okay on black or silver, but even then just doing the hood still cuts up the lines of the paint. Just my .02 stick with RED ayousef
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:08 PM   #40
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Let me zip up the Flame suit: I work in a carbon fiber & composite facility, Aerospace primarily, both military & commercial composites. I do not like the looks of bare carbon fiber on cars, and although probably not the pics shown in this thread, most of what you see that appears to be carbon fiber is generally overlay. Carbon fiber is not easy to lay up and get the lines straight, especially on configurations. Fwiw, what appears to be carbon fiber on the Z16 vette was actually an overlay even thought the hood was real carbon fiber, they could not get the finish to look good & accept paint, so they went overlay. It's not a matter of rice and / or import, I just don't like the unfinished look / appearance.
But I won't run down those that do like the appearance of it. Just not for me.
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