In Reply to: Why the carbon fiber stuff? posted by Slick///M3 on June 15, 2000 at 14:05:36:
Why CF if not for just looks? WEIGHT! In racers, CF is a significant weight advantage, without giving up durability and tensile strength. ALso, for engine/exhaust parts, heat dissapation (sp?)is great- that's why Dinan uses CF for their CAI.
Anyways- let's see what other responses you get...
: NO FLAMING HERE, JUST AN OBSERVATION
: After reading a lot of hype about how great looking the carbon fiber products are, I happened to see some examples up close. A 97 Dakar coupe at Chris BMW in ATL had CF door panel trim, and also over the glovebox.
: The interior was black.
: I've no problem with anyone wanting to use CF. But I think it looks extremely cheap, and is better suited to low price sophisticated-car-wannabes. I don't understand the fascination with it. I guess I'd better put on the old flame suit now...