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Why dont they make any hoods and body panels out of carbon kevlar. From what i understand it is stronger and lighter than carbon fiber. Plus if you dont paint it, it looks awsome. A few friends of mine are making a carbon kevlar intake for our racecar.
 

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Different composite fabrics are made for different loading. Carbon fiber/graphite actually has a higher tensile strength than kevlar for the approximately the same given weight. However on the other hand Kevlar has is more impact resistant and yes it is cheaper.
 

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Kevlar is cheaper, but it is such a royal PITA to cut that many Kevlar parts are just as expensive as their carbon counterparts.
 

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but then it will be bulletproof, and you can drive it in south central or detroit with no worries! :lol:
 

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lifeisdeath said:
but then it will be bulletproof, and you can drive it in south central or detroit with no worries! :lol:
FYI you need many layers of kevlar to stop a bullet and not just any weave is used.

The price on carbon fiber ( graphite cloth ) and kevlar vary. Mostly depends on the weave and wieght. You can find either from about $12/ yard to over $100 / yard depends on what your looking for.
 

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daytonagts said:
FYI you need many layers of kevlar to stop a bullet and not just any weave is used.
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yes sir, i realize that. it was a joke. SARCASM. come on guys...
 

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ok, np then.
 
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