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[GI] CF OEM Side Skirts
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Author:  EZ_4_FUN [ September 15 2008, 9:45 AM ]
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With the success of the current CF Hatch BB, I'm playing with the idea of getting these produced in CF.

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Thoughts?

Author:  Savin [ September 15 2008, 11:20 AM ]
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We all would love you!
I think its a great idea. I have a feeling alot of people will want them.

a few questions though...
Since CF is designed to break upon impact (reference to formula 1 cars, etc) wouldn't these be at high risk of getting completely destroyed if you hit something like a speedbump too hard? I know fiberglass would be much the same way. I guess how would we know that these could withstand daily abuse? Or are we just supposed to have faith that they'll last a while?

What would the price range be?
Would you also be able to make them in FG for those who don't want/ can't afford CF?

Questioning over. :)

Author:  EZ_4_FUN [ September 15 2008, 11:44 AM ]
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Most molds designed for composites can be laid up in either FG or CF, so to answer your question, yes we can do it in either CF or FG

I personally have these on my car. Of course they are original urethane side skirts but Icannot remember any time ever hitting them on a speed bump or curb for that matter, so I don't think that anyone should be worried about that.

Further, CF is much stronger than fiberglass which would shatter, CF will crack so visually it would hurt but in terms of structure, they would hold up quite well.

Back to your point; Idon't think members should concern themselves with cracking them as I've yet to hear about any members whips being so low that this becomes an issue...

Daily abuse and beyond. I'd even encourage a kick or two to show your friends how strong they actually are!!!

Author:  EZ_4_FUN [ September 15 2008, 11:47 AM ]
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I'd price the pair at $500 CDN plus shipping in CF and $400 in FG.

I'd need to figure out the tooling cost to know for sure, but from experience I'd say they are pretty close.

Author:  fieromx3 [ September 15 2008, 2:55 PM ]
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id be in!

Author:  Mnemonic [ September 15 2008, 4:19 PM ]
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to be honest Great Idea, BAD PRICE.

Your charging 600 for the CF hatch, and 500 for cf side skirts. Not knocking you or trying to aggravate just trying to see the logic in the pricing. I understand that these aren't available for the mx-3 but neither is the cf hatch. Looking at this as a draftsman and designer I have to say the Tooling and R&D on side skirts would be easier than the hatch and its obvious that you'll be using less material as there is less space taken up with the side skirts over the hatch.

500 seems steep compared to the hatch, cf sides on my is300 only run me 260, yes granted i can buy from a few other companies which yes more options will lower cost. But still 500 is kinda high, i would say 300 for cf and 200 for fg (400?) would be a more reasonable price.

just my thoughts

Author:  Custommx3 [ September 15 2008, 4:22 PM ]
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I hate to agree, but thats very steep. OEM urethane ones didn't cost anywhere near that new. If someone wants to pay that, then to each his own.

Author:  monty73741 [ September 15 2008, 4:33 PM ]
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Custommx3 wrote:
I hate to agree, but thats very steep. OEM urethane ones didn't cost anywhere near that new. If someone wants to pay that, then to each his own.

are u going to ship them in a box instead of plastic wrap. Thats how my OEM from you came

Author:  JWMX3 [ September 15 2008, 11:06 PM ]
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i think 300 for FG sides is alot more reasonable, id be in for that but no more

Author:  solo_ryder [ September 15 2008, 11:51 PM ]
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IMO 400 is abit steep for FG skirts that arent to large or dynamic. I would be down for a set but would be looking for more of what Josh was charging which was 250+shipping.

Author:  EZ_4_FUN [ September 16 2008, 12:52 AM ]
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in terms of material, I think its pretty close the amount of CF used for either the hatch or the OEM sides. Probably more for the skirts... The mold would be simpler, I agree.

I will look at how much it costs to tool and try to lower costs when possible.

$250 + shipping is impossible for CF, zero margin and nobody works for free right?

Monty, are you angry about the way I shipped your extremely durable OEM side skirts about 6 years ago when I was merely a schmuck in the scene? A set in CF would come in a box. I saved you on shipping I believe and cost of product. Were you not satisfied with what you got? just asking...

Author:  JWMX3 [ September 16 2008, 11:46 AM ]
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EZ_4_FUN wrote:


$250 + shipping is impossible for CF, zero margin and nobody works for free right?



i think he was referring to Fiberglass for 250+ shipping

Author:  solo_ryder [ September 16 2008, 1:10 PM ]
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Yea, I am not interested in CF stuff on my car. But I would like a set of these in fiberglass

Author:  rece [ September 16 2008, 1:43 PM ]
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I would be interested in a set of FG, if the price was no more than $300

Author:  solo_ryder [ September 18 2008, 8:26 PM ]
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Any news on these?

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