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Carbon Fiber Fenders

Does anyone have carbon fiber fenders on their 5th gen? Do they fit well? I found the ABSDynamics fenders, but I want to know if they fit good. Thanks!
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I've not seen them fitted to any cars on any board tbh.

If they're anything like most cf body parts though, the fitment will be rubbish, and they will need constant attention to stop the cf from changing colour and warping in the sunlight.
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Re: Carbon Fiber Fenders

so have i never seen any prelude with those on and the oem fenders are pretty light anyways if i were to do it it would be for looks. but not a big fan of it
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I've not seen them fitted to any cars on any board tbh.

If they're anything like most cf body parts though, the fitment will be rubbish, and they will need constant attention to stop the cf from changing colour and warping in the sunlight.
definately agree with that. youll spend so much time trying to get the fitment right. and theyre probably not worth it at all. and theyll probably look stupid. and if you get in an accident, youre screwed
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It'll look like this, only a Prelude not a Civic

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definately agree with that. youll spend so much time trying to get the fitment right. and theyre probably not worth it at all. and theyll probably look stupid. and if you get in an accident, youre screwed
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no sht lol. I've doing doing autobody for 7 years. I meant fuked in the sense that you just lost out on all that time and money
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I think he means screwed for the cash you paid to put cf on your car. You know the insurance companies ain't going to pay you for the aftermarket parts right? CF gets hit it's done for and you can put the original fenders back on I guess.
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Re: Carbon Fiber Fenders

The whole problem is that when I bought the car and it has fiberglass z3 fenders and the car is custom painted. The passenger fender recently cracked almost all the way up to the top directly above the tire. I'm not really a big fan of fiberglass or z3 fenders, but I figure for just a little more then what it will cost to get OEM fenders and get them painted to match, I could just get CF.
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insurance should pay for anything that is bolted to the car. like bodykit,carbon fiber hood, and fenders as long you pay the deductible.
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insurance should pay for anything that is bolted to the car. like bodykit,carbon fiber hood, and fenders as long you pay the deductible.
definately not. no aftermarket part is covered under insurance. only insurance that covers that are those custom car insurers. thats why if you total it, they only pay you what its worth. plus if you get in an accident, theyre going to order an OEM part anyway
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then thats some crappy insurance becuase state farm has replaced
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i know one guy on here mario who has an ebp he has cf fenders
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definately not. no aftermarket part is covered under insurance. only insurance that covers that are those custom car insurers. thats why if you total it, they only pay you what its worth. plus if you get in an accident, theyre going to order an OEM part anyway
i know progressive covers aftermarket parts. you just tell them how much everything aftermarket on the car is worth total and your covered.

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ya i know of another one, that i thought was all black, with carbon fiber fenders/hood/bumpers/fuckin everything
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i know progressive covers aftermarket parts. you just tell them how much everything aftermarket on the car is worth total and your covered.


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no sht lol. I've doing doing autobody for 7 years. I meant fuked in the sense that you just lost out on all that time and money
In an accident, I could care less about some fenders and more about my health. "Fuked" to me, would be leaving the accident not under my own accord. $1200 in seibon fenders would be the last thing on my mind.




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definately not. no aftermarket part is covered under insurance. only insurance that covers that are those custom car insurers. thats why if you total it, they only pay you what its worth. plus if you get in an accident, theyre going to order an OEM part anyway

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No but they will change the way the car's crumple zones react to impact.

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definately not. no aftermarket part is covered under insurance. only insurance that covers that are those custom car insurers. thats why if you total it, they only pay you what its worth. plus if you get in an accident, theyre going to order an OEM part anyway
While I've heard a lot of stories over there about companies not covering aftermarket parts, I also know that I'm 100% covered. Not that my car is the most modified on here, but it's nice to know that all I would need to do is email or call the company and tell them. They would likely adjust the amount I have to pay each month, but I'll always be covered.

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In an accident, I could care less about some fenders and more about my health. "Fuked" to me, would be leaving the accident not under my own accord. $1200 in seibon fenders would be the last thing on my mind.
I agree totally. If you walk away it doesn't matter that the car is a wreck. But as I said above, the crumple zones will be different and may alter the chances of you walking away. Possibly. Nobody will know though until somebody tests this theory.
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While I've heard a lot of stories over there about companies not covering aftermarket parts, I also know that I'm 100% covered. Not that my car is the most modified on here, but it's nice to know that all I would need to do is email or call the company and tell them. They would likely adjust the amount I have to pay each month, but I'll always be covered.



I agree totally. If you walk away it doesn't matter that the car is a wreck. But as I said above, the crumple zones will be different and may alter the chances of you walking away. Possibly. Nobody will know though until somebody tests this theory.

Nope, the fender is a cover. I could explain how a crumple zone works but it is easier for me to link, for all to read: Crumple Zone

Here is a structual guidline that is widely used by everyone I have ever worked with. NAAA Structural Damage Policy
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In an accident, I could care less about some fenders and more about my health. "Fuked" to me, would be leaving the accident not under my own accord. $1200 in seibon fenders would be the last thing on my mind.
in a major accident id agree. but at a low speed collision, id be more than pissed lol
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Here is a structual guidline that is widely used by everyone I have ever worked with. NAAA Structural Damage Policy
I understand what a fender is, 24 years around automotive industry does that. However I digress.

The crumple zones are designed around a certain force, and take into account everything - hood, fenders, everything. Changing any of them will affect it. How much by I can't say, but it will change the way they work.
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I understand what a fender is, 24 years around automotive industry does that. However I digress.

The crumple zones are designed around a certain force, and take into account everything - hood, fenders, everything. Changing any of them will affect it. How much by I can't say, but it will change the way they work.
If you are going to continue to debate this topic with me, I ask that you use correct grammer. This will help others and I to clearly understand your thoughts.

You have given your opinion, it does not agree with the infromation that I have read or linked in my previous post. I am fine with people stating thier opinions. Without validity stating them as fact is ignorance, even if the information given is correct.

My previous link, stated that a crumple zone is designed to crumple at a particular threshold, not around any "certain" item applying force. Crumple zones are not living beings and do not take into account any other inanimate objects. If you removed every cover from the front of a vehicle, the crumple zone is still going to crumple at the given threshold.


I think that I may understand what you are trying to accomplish and will attempt to make a guess with an example:

With a front end crash the oem fenders would be able to absorb *** amount of force before folding/breaking. If these OEM fenders were replaced with fender that was able to absorb less force then they would obviously fold under less force. The critique comes, for example, an OEM fender was able to handle 15psi before breaking and an aftermarket fender was only able to handle 10psi before breaking. In a major accident the ***large*** amount of force would be greater then the amount the OEM fender would be able to sustain and the force would contiune/go through to the actual structural part of the frame which would crumple at the designated spot on the frame. What I think you are trying to describe is the difference in strength would stop the severity of the wreck.

The paltry amount of force that each fender would be able to take before breaking would not be a factor in whether the car sustained frame damage. These are the laws of physics and not mine, a gentlemen named Newton is credited.

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Re: Carbon Fiber Fenders



Like this fork, you have a number of good points there.

Though please point out my incorrect grammar, I pride myself in being pretty well right when I post on here.
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