Hood Weight - Vipair CF

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  1. IndyRon

    IndyRon Viper Owner

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    Does anyone know what the difference in weight is between the Gen IV OEM hood and the Vipair Carbon Fiber Gen IV hood? Thanks!
     
  2. intense5.5

    intense5.5 Viper Owner

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    Sorry, I don't have actual numbers, but I have the double sided one and the weight difference is substantial. If you get it, be sure to get all the factory foam seals.
     
  3. IndyRon

    IndyRon Viper Owner

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    Thanks for the reply. When you say the weight difference is substantial, what do you mean? The 2 sided CF hood is substantially lighter or heavier than OEM?
     
  4. GTS-R 001

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    The 2 sided is lighter,

    the pin on is wayyyy lighter

    If you have a coupe I have a carbon lightweight race hatch ready to go Saves 50+ lbs
     
  5. IndyRon

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    I have an ACR. Can you bolt a wing and attach the factory glass to a carbon hatch? Price?
     
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    I have had ACRX's run the carbon lightweight hatch with a lexan rear and WIN races, car had my pin on hood as well, 100 lbs+ off the top definitely helps with stopping and cornering.

    I have one lightweight carbon hatch with a lexan already mounted in a crate ready to go, $3000. these are usually $3495 plus the lexan

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  7. IndyRon

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    That setup look awesome. I was under the impression that the 50+lbs of weight savings was from the hatch, not the glass. Mine is still a street car so no lexan for me. You don't happen to make the louvers/vent for air extraction behind the front wheels in carbon fiber by chance?
     
  8. GTS-R 001

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    Hatch alone saves about 40lbs

    Don't make the vents now, but if you give me a reason to....
     
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  9. IndyRon

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    I'm crazy about carbon accents and saving weight. I'll give you call next week to talk about things.
     

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