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There are all kinds of tacky accessories for Mustangs. From chrome tailight trim to tire valve stem covers shaped like dice. Being able to express our tastes is one of the freedoms we get to enjoy in our Land of Liberty. Personally I don’t care for black rims, which are quite popular these days. It looks like someone hasn’t cleaned the brake dust off in several months. I have to log off now. I need to order some chrome screw-on tailpipe extensions from J.C. Whitney. Those babies are really going make those chrome tailight surrounds pop.
but why is it $995 though. That is insane for a fake carbon fiber look. There are already other fake vinyl cbf that cost less than $100. That is why I keep saying this that it is an insane price for a fake cbf look. I wish more aftermarket companies would make real cbf parts. Removing the back seat does help reduce the weight but I don’t want to completely gut my car but instead put real cbf parts on. I would have though t that some company would make real cbf parts by now. I hate fake parts on cars that doesn’t function. Just like stupid vortex generators and fake hood scoops and stupid exhaust on stupid little Honda’s. I mean I got a fake good scoop but and some fake vents at the side but that was from roush factory install and it’s the warrior edition so I don’t want to mess up the look from factory but a few carbon fiber real parts wouldn’t hurt. Like I mention I still want to comfortable and don’t want a complete gutter car. I am not trying to race anybody.

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I read your prior post and it finally made sense to me what you were saying.


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aha, I finally figured out what you are trying to say also -- I was thrown off by the word "fake" used to mean "non-functional"


there is lots of fake carbon fiber out there, meaning vinyl with a carbon-fiber looking appearance . . . these panels are not fake, they have real carbon fiber in them -- but they are non-functional, just like the "non-functioal" aka "fake" hood scoops and such


I agree, I do not want any non-functional or "fake" parts on my car . . . but lots of people do all kinds of things with these cars that are not functional, each to his own

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Good choice. The stilettos on the other one would damage your hood.
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I just wish some aftermarket company would come and make real effective cbf parts for example the plastic trim pieces here and there or even the glove box etc..:
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Its "stick on" not "sticker". You place it on with 3M tape over the existing trim pieces for added strength since carbon fiber is relatively fragile. And since carbon fiber is thin, you really can't tell that it is on top of existing trim.

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Good choice. The stilettos on the other one would damage your hood.
Well now you have thinking. I do want the hood vented.

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Its "stick on" not "sticker". You place it on with 3M tape over the existing trim pieces for added strength since carbon fiber is relatively fragile. And since carbon fiber is thin, you really can't tell that it is on top of existing trim.
the point of carbon fiber is *WEIGHT REDUCATION” and I wouldn’t want a sticker because it’s not real cbf to me.
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Remember my first post where I wrote "Think of this carbon stick-on trim for Mustangs as the lower class version of burled walnut venier stick-on trim for Rolls-Royce."

R-R cars with wood interiors are actually walnut cut to proper contour which has Burl wood vernier glued to it. Using your reasoning R-R owners are getting a sticker because it is an overlay and not 100% Burl wood. That might offend a few R-R owners and offend the craftsmen at R-R.

In the case of the carbon overlay you are getting true carbon material as well as the convenience of easy application. Its exactly the same concept as R-R but instead of using walnut as the base and burl wood, it is plastic base and carbon.

To me the question is would I buy the thicker carbon panels at $990 and pay someone $300 for the skills I lack to remove dash panels and install new carbon panels that do require some trimming. Or do I buy the carbon overlays for $900 and use my skill level to install them.


And the weight savings: that's really a non-issue unless its a body panel or hood. I can save more weight by removing the junk in my center console.

I really understand your point over this but put it in context. The carbon fiber trim kit is a cosmetic upgrade to someone who would want it.

I will tell you what is a fake carbon fiber look-a-like. It's the dash panels on my 2012 GT that are made of black plastic but patterned to resemble carbon panels.

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the point of carbon fiber is *WEIGHT REDUCATION” . . . .
wait, who are you re-educating? LOL

some people probably have a different idea: the point of carbon fiber is to be cool and look cool, to be able to say you have it, to keep up with the Joneses, to be like a supercar . . . and those people probably don't even know what it is or how to tell if it is real or not, so it does not matter

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wait, who are you re-educating? LOL

some people probably have a different idea: the point of carbon fiber is to be cool and look cool, to be able to say you have it, to keep up with the Joneses, to be like a supercar . . . and those people probably don't even know what it is or how to tell if it is real or not, so it does not matter
I don't really care if other ppl know if I have real cbf or not but I wish more aftermarket companies would make more of them because sure you can find some hoods that are cbf or a cbf doors and cbf trunk but I little things to be cbf to. Even im thinking bout buying this because its actual carbon fiber and not some stick on sticker because it looks better and I will know its real carbon fiber and its actually helping out a little not a ton though(very little effect that I will not even feel). https://trufiber.com/shop/2015-2017-...-engine-cover/
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I was an advanced composites engineer earlier in my career, and I love the stuff . . . . but I would not waste my money on little bits of it because the weight savings is not significant enough to be worth the money. I would consider larger parts like hood and trunk lid because there is some weight savings available there; and especially if there is another reason to replace those panels anyway (like the paint bubbling that I have on my hood now).

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The description says it's genuine CF. Looks cool for people who want to customize their interior cabin.
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