Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2006 17:57:42 -0700
From: Mike <mteeplesnospam.net>
Subject: Re: [Saab_c900] C900 Carbon Fiber Hood Now Available!


Ouch KeithG! GLad you're able to walk away from that one! I wan't yer wheels!!! Sell them to me! :) \ Mike Teeples / - SLC, Utah '90 SPG - 120K miles - (runnin good) '87 900T - 235k miles - (auto tranny died) '86 900T - 345k miles - (parted out) On Wed, 08 Mar 2006 07:09:05 -0500, KeithG <noonenospamay.com> wrote: >I will not get into a discussion of the balance implications, but the >safety implications are definitely a good reason to keep your steel >hood. CF is strong, but the c900 hood has been engineered to absorb >energy in a frontal collision. Just changing the material will affect >the buckling performance of the curved hood which will have an unknown >effect on the safety of the vehicle. I find this important. I hit a >barrier at 55+ mph and walked away from the wreck. > >http://www.wideopenwest.com/~kgrider/saab/DSCN0900.JPG > >KeithG > > >Paul Halliday wrote: >> in article mailman.7.1141623928.567.saab_c900nospam.apana.org.au, Craig's >> Saab C900 Site at c900nospam.apana.org.au wrote on 06/03/2006 05:45: >> >>> The following email has been received from Yankton Tuned in regard to >>> Kevin's carbon-fibre C900 hoods! The pre-productions ones (pics of which >>> have been shown in a couple of threads at saablink.net) look great! >>> >>> Check them out and help support Kevin's development of more products for >>> C900's and other classic Saab models. >> >> On a white car, it might look like the taxis in my area :( >> I couldn't bring myself to paint one body-coloured, either! >> >> Technically, is there an issue with removing such a good lump of weight from >> the front of the car. Would that not upset the balance and near perfect >> weight distribution out cars have? >> >> Paul >> >> 1989 900 Turbo S >> http://saab.go.dyndns.org/ >>

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