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    Overall, it looks real nice. Looks a little too low in the back for my tastes, but it sure does look like one nice Alero! They're beautiful cars!
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    The CF hoods that the ricers are running might as well be fiberglass, they are thick, and have way to much bracing on them.

    The race car CF panels are EXTREEMLY expensive:

    CF door for CTS-V $4500.00 ea.
    CF hood and decklid $2500.00ea
    I dont remember the roof and fender prices but they are through the roof as well.

    Most of this price difference is due to low volume but they are totaly different.

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    Those are some stout prices! But, I had never thought about the thickness and bracing being counterproductive.
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    that's kinda the point of CF... as little material as possible to do the job, and that **** is strong... but somehow, those prices seem really high... i think that if you hire a fabricator to make a mold of your hood and do a custom CF hood from that, it'd be cheaper... though i can't say that for sure...
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    That was a fabricator....

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    The #1 thing I would change at this point for looks is the front bumper. It sticks out way to far. You need something with a less pointy appearance maby a little more stout or flush if you get what I am saying.
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    not necessarily just for looks, either... you get a proper air dam, get some actual downforce... :D
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    just a question, why would you upgrade an alero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002tahoe
    just a question, why would you upgrade an alero.
    Just a question...why would you dig up an old thread? But then again, this forum is so infrequently used, I guess it was still probably on top.

    And, because the Alero looks great.
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    i guess its personal taste, but everyone else is just fricken stupid. theres no car thats made primarily out of carbon fiber. they are made out of fiberglass!! and to get a smooth enough carbon fiber for a car body would severely reduce the weight advantage. just to let you know
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002tahoe
    i guess its personal taste, but everyone else is just fricken stupid. theres no car thats made primarily out of carbon fiber. they are made out of fiberglass!! and to get a smooth enough carbon fiber for a car body would severely reduce the weight advantage. just to let you know
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    whatever to u to buddy
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002tahoe
    i guess its personal taste, but everyone else is just fricken stupid. theres no car thats made primarily out of carbon fiber. they are made out of fiberglass!! and to get a smooth enough carbon fiber for a car body would severely reduce the weight advantage. just to let you know
    Some F1 cars started using carbon fiber chassis back in the '80's. Carbon fiber hoods are a great way to reduce weight for competitive racing.

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    except i don't think that the olds is going to be racing anytime soon competitively and with F1's or street racing. unless he secretly has a ZZ572 underneath that hood.
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    well this is now my winter car once my new car comes in i have on order a saturn sky redline.
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    Note quiet my cup of tea, but here are some cars with unpainted carbon fiber body panels.
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    This is my favorite CF body:

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    that's a pretty nastyass looking car.
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    I finally replaced my hood with an ABS one, and I have been liking it. It has some flex, but doesn't get warm at all which is really nice over a diesel engine.

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    Just a couple FYI's.

    The current ZO6 is CF and fiberglass(actually plastic).

    And cowl hoods only help cool the engine compartment on anything made after 1980. They only worked well on old muscle cars due to the poor aerodynamics of the windshield area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zingo View Post
    I finally replaced my hood with an ABS one, and I have been liking it. It has some flex, but doesn't get warm at all which is really nice over a diesel engine.
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