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Carbon Fiber 360 Modena Front Bumper

Discussion in '360/430' started by Quick, Mar 30, 2004.

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What do you think of a Carbon Fiber Front bumper?

  1. YES!!!!!!!

  2. NO, THUMBS DOWN!!

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  1. Quick

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    Mar 30, 2004
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    Has anyone replaced their stock bumper with a Carbon Fiber front bumper yet? Im having mine done right now and i have yet to see this done on a 2002 360 Modena.
     
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  3. scycle2020

    scycle2020 F1 Rookie

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  4. Hubert888

    Hubert888 F1 Veteran
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    u have any pics of what is looks like?
     
  5. johnw

    johnw Formula Junior

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    ya, without the pics how are we supposed to vote?
     
  6. zjpj

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    Is it the exact same shape as regular and thus just to save weight? Or is it a different shape? Are you painting or leaving it bare like C.F. hoods on ricers? If you are leaving it bare, that gets a definite NO. If it's a different shape I'd have to see it. If it's going to look exactly the same, just shed weight, then Yes.
     
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  8. Mitch Alsup

    Mitch Alsup F1 Veteran

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    How do we vote to abstain?
     
  9. Storm-Rider

    Storm-Rider Karting

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    Only if it looks like the stock bumper cover. I don't know why more manufacturers don't do this from the factory . . .
     
  10. thomas_b

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  11. Quick

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    Mar 30, 2004
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    It’s an exact replica if the stock bumper, to shed the weight and to have a different look. I’m tempted to have him to the hood and fenders as well. I’m currently out of the country and just received word that the bumper is done and i have yet to see pictures. My manufacture has them for sale and is offering me a tremendous price break since i purchased 10 versus just one for my car. Ill be back in a few weeks and ill be able to show pictures.

    Be sure to check out the link previously posted if anyone is interested in one for theirs.
     
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  13. Quick

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    Mar 30, 2004
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    Also, my car is black and I wasn’t thinking about having the bumper painted, I was thinking of doing my doors, door panels, rear bumper, hood and the tail section that covers the light. I’m going all out performance light weight with this one. I also liked another member of this site who had his door panels and a few other interior pieces done.
     
  14. Chiaro_Slag

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    I don't understand. You bought 10 for like what... $5k-$7k, and have never seen one on a Modena before?
     
  15. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

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    The interior I've seen looked really good.

    On the exterior it would seriously look terrible. Paint them! I can't imagine how bad having raw carbon fiber pieces on parts of the 360 would look.
     
  16. Quick

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    Mar 30, 2004
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    Yeah, I'm getting mixed reviews lately. Some say paint others say on a black car it would look good. Mind you it would look something like this and with a gloss coat applied in my opinion would look really sharp! Ill decide whether to paint of not once I see the final product completed. Also the bumper is not Carbon Fiber Overlay, but one layer of Carbon Fiber.

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    Actually that’s around the price I paid for each bumper, I’ve never seen it done on a Modena before but I’ve seen the work this guy does and i wanted something different for my car.
     
  17. Dave

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    Having worked with Carbon Fiber, a single layer of CF is usually a little on the flimsy side.
    And after seeing how bad numerous head on crash pictures of 360s with full bumper protection were, Going to a CF bumper is kind of scary.
    Of course my 308 has Euro fiberglass bumpers... so look who's talking.. ;)
     
  18. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    Wow, so you spent $50-70K on some bumpers sight unseen? That takes some guts!
     
  19. 456mgt

    456mgt Formula Junior

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    When I reversed the 360 Modena into my neighbors retaining wall, I was ridiculously pleased to find the bumper was made of fiberglass, and relatively cheap to fix.
     
  20. robinh

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    Are US bumpers not made of fiberglass? Could account for some weight differences if that is the case
     
  21. Dave

    Dave F1 Rookie

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    "Are US bumpers not made of fiberglass?"

    Not in the 308 series, and it adds up to a huge amount of weight.
     
  22. paulie_b

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    what is the weight difference in the finished product between the original and CF bumper? Maybe you should have designed it more like the Stradale or 360 GT bumper.
     
  23. Quick

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    Mar 30, 2004
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    The guy did the hood for my M3 and I’ve seen the quality of his work first hand. I’ve jumped on my hood and not a single scratch or blemish!

    Like I stated above, I’ve seen the quality of work, and its well worth it.

    Wow, mine are Polyrathane/Fiberglass mix! I didn’t know they came with fiberglass bumpers, did you purchase from a dealer or an owner?

    Stock weighs about 25lbs, when completed Carbon Fiber should be around 10-15 or less.
     
  24. Quick

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    Mar 30, 2004
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    Has anyone seen the Novitec Carbon Fiber front bumper?
     

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