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Old 05-24-2005, 06:45 PM   #1
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I know a few years ago, there was a carbon fiber group buy put together for the 99 and earlier legacy. They were working on one for the 2000-2004 body legacy. Also, some people had bought other carbon fiber hoods available on the web. Who knows all the options for a 2001 legacy? Which is best for the price and how much weight is saved?!? I want to save up for one and FINALLY get one after wishing for years...
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Old 05-24-2005, 06:55 PM   #2
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I'm Not Quite Sure About The Be Hoods But The Bd Hoods Save About 40lbs Give Or Take, That Will Give You A Good Reference In How Much Wieght You Will Save


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Old 05-24-2005, 07:20 PM   #3
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theres been one on ebay for about 3 months now for about 500+150 shipping...don't know if i trust the company or not.

also, it seems that a lot of aftermarket hoods have fitament issues...personally i'd just get a baja-T hood at this point.

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Old 05-24-2005, 07:21 PM   #4
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Do a search. It was said recently that Ion Performace has the molds. Financially it might be best to go with a Baja Turbo hood which won't save any weight.
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Old 05-25-2005, 08:14 PM   #5
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yeah, that's the problem is that the baja hood won't save any weight. I'd like to drop a few pounds if possible and that's one way to do it. Otherwise i would've had the baja hood on a year ago...

anyone know of some different wheels that would save weight? how about the ones offered on hotsubaru.com? I can use my subaru credit card points on those. I plan on doing a lightened flywheel when i have to change my clutch. Still tons of time to save for that one i hope...

anyway, the idea of dropping 40 or 50 lbs is a good one and so I was aiming for a GOOD FITTING carbon fiber hood. I'd gat it painted white and then I'd also have my chipped hood paint issue solved at the same time...
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Old 05-25-2005, 08:47 PM   #6
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why do you want to drop weight so bad? maybe you should just go on a diet

but seriously, dropping a little weight here and there isn't gonna help too much.
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Old 05-25-2005, 09:53 PM   #7
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I am kinda with fibuz on this one. To me the money is better spent on stuff that will make you go faster or handle better. Once you have gotten all of that done maybe worry about cutting pounds.

No matter what its your money and your car so do what you want. Good luck on your search.
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Old 05-25-2005, 11:54 PM   #8
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it is smart to drop weight AND increase HP, but its harder to drop weight on the legacy since its limited, we dont have CF trunks and such which is a bummer since we have the heaviest car. Just try and increase the HP to counter the weight

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Old 05-27-2005, 02:23 PM   #9
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In Japan they have a butt load of parts for the Legacy. Just about anything you could think of. Too bad we can't get most of that stuff here.

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Old 05-29-2005, 02:21 AM   #10
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I want to counteract the weight of my subs and box. I plan to also increase hp. I also plan to cut weight in flywheel and pulley and it would be nice to cut it in the wheels/tires. I'm not fat, so a diet won't help me go faster...

And the weight savings is so that I can go a bit faster without having to lower my gas mileage too much. Increasing hp means either making the engine burn fuel more efficiently or just shoving more air and fuel into the engine (aka burning more gas).

I'd rather spend the extra money on the hood than at the pump. And yes I know it will only save me maybe $10 to $20 a year on fuel, but the CF hood would still be sweet!!!
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Old 05-29-2005, 03:04 AM   #11
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Quote:
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also, it seems that a lot of aftermarket hoods have fitament issues...personally i'd just get a baja-T hood at this point.
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why do you want to drop weight so bad? maybe you should just go on a diet
i think you just want to promote the idea that you were the first person to discover that the baja hood fits j/k

i do agree though, with a curb weight of +3200lbs a carbon fiber hood isn't going to do very much unless you have a handful of mods to go with it.


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Old 05-29-2005, 03:31 AM   #12
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i think you just want to promote the idea that you were the first person to discover that the baja hood fits j/k
actually, I was not
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Old 05-29-2005, 03:56 AM   #13
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It is clear to everyone that the Baja hood fits. How could it not?

I have written to a new vendor of carbon fiber that appears to be willing to make anything that will sell about the possibility of making Baja Turbo hoods. I wrote on friday so I hope to hear back by midweek.
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Old 05-29-2005, 12:54 PM   #14
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A CF hood not only drops weight, it drops it off the heavy end of the car and it drops it from some height.
These let the car get closer to 50/50 weight distribution and reduces the body roll during cornering.

If you have a wagon, you can also pull off the roof rack for the same 2 benefits.
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Old 07-20-2005, 12:23 AM   #15
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Old 07-20-2005, 01:09 AM   #16
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A CF hood not only drops weight, it drops it off the heavy end of the car and it drops it from some height.
These let the car get closer to 50/50 weight distribution and reduces the body roll during cornering.

If you have a wagon, you can also pull off the roof rack for the same 2 benefits.
How much closer to the 50/50 weight distribution does it get you?, and how much does it reduce body roll?

It sucks that the Baja hood doesn't drop you any weight.
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Old 07-20-2005, 02:59 AM   #17
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Why not go to a place, and get a new body for your car? Get it all made of CF. Save a LOT of weight.
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Old 07-20-2005, 05:37 AM   #18
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How much closer to the 50/50 weight distribution does it get you?, and how much does it reduce body roll?
Obviously the effect on body roll would be small, probably not even something you would notice, but the effect is still there.

As for the change in F/R weight distribution, my car (with me in it) was 55.9/44.1 with 3/8 of a tank of gas when I had it weighed earlier this year. (3183# total. Note that a stock car would be heavier, as I've lost weight with the Koni/GC setup and was running my race wheel/tire setup). Assuming the weight loss from the hood was 30-40# (just guessing, but that seems reasonable) and that teh weight is entirely on the front axle (probably pretty close to being true) the weight balance would improve by about 0.5%. Not a huge deal, but hey, it helps.

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Old 07-20-2005, 10:24 AM   #19
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My point was a sarcastic one and more that the change is SO insignificant that those points are NOT worth mentioning. I'd just say you lose some weight.
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My point was a sarcastic one and more that the change is SO insignificant that those points are NOT worth mentioning. I'd just say you lose some weight.
I guess I didn't read your earlier post or I would have weighed it.

For most of us, any little bit helps.

And yes, I notice the roll difference with the roof rack off. Not a big one, but it is high up, thus a big lever.
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Old 08-06-2005, 01:30 PM   #21
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how much would/do baja turbo hoods go for anyways?
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Old 08-06-2005, 09:44 PM   #22
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Someone selling theirs here before installation said $450 including insert but no paint.
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Old 08-06-2005, 10:25 PM   #23
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but you can find the Baja hood with insert for a LOT cheaper than $450 on www.subaruparts.com . I think it was omahasubaru that put one on his wifes car. Hopefully he'll chime in with an exact price.

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Old 08-07-2005, 12:08 AM   #24
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but you can find the Baja hood with insert for a LOT cheaper than $450 on www.subaruparts.com . I think it was omahasubaru that put one on his wifes car. Hopefully he'll chime in with an exact price.

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Old 08-07-2005, 12:59 AM   #25
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why pay $450 for a steel hood if you can get a carbon fiber hood for only a hundred of two more?!? plus, it will resist hail better. a problem in north Texas...
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