Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2006 07:09:05 -0500
From: KeithG <noonenospamay.com>
Subject: Re: [Saab_c900] C900 Carbon Fiber Hood Now Available!


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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