Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2006 09:40:25 -0500 From: Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*yahoo.com> Subject: Re: [Saab_c900] C900 Carbon Fiber Hood Now Available!
KeithG 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 Perhaps if you had the $$$ CF hood (bonnet) you would have been able to steer around that collision? ;-) -- -Fred W