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Old 07-22-2013, 03:30 AM   #1
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I am getting ready to drop a bunch of dollars on a CF trunk and I have a couple questions.

-Where can I buy one (ebay, amazon, seibon ,vis etc..) and do they come with all the hardware required for the install?

-Will the trunk need any modification?

I would like to get one without the keyhole(my key mechanism thing is a little messed up). I like some of the seibon trunks but they are kind of expensive. They are $800 on their site yet I see some on other sites for $500-600 are these knock offs? So if anyone has a CF trunk installed and has gone through this stuff your help would be much appreciated, thanks!
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:41 AM   #2
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I have the Seibon on my 05 wrx, and to my surprise its really annoying the trunk won't stay open when you need it too. Also it seems to discolor in the Texas sun. I'm considering having both the hood and trunk painted to match the car.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:25 AM   #3
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We have a whole list of vendors that would be more then happy to help you.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:28 PM   #4
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I have the Seibon on my 05 wrx, and to my surprise its really annoying the trunk won't stay open when you need it too. Also it seems to discolor in the Texas sun. I'm considering having both the hood and trunk painted to match the car.
I was going to do the same thing with my winged trunk but I was quoted $900-1,000 to have my wing removed, holes filled and repainted. I can't find anyone who wants to trade trunks so I figured a carbon fiber trunk would be the way to go.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:30 PM   #5
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We have a whole list of vendors that would be more then happy to help you.
Where can I get this list? I just want one that will fit right and has everything I need for the install.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:14 PM   #6
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any of the places you listed will have a trunk. all are comparable pricing. but support the vendors on here.. go to vendors for sale classifieds section. you just use your stock oem hardware. trunks take like 10 minutes to swap over. 4 bolts. also if you're going from a trunklid with an sti wing, you'll want to different trunk torsion bars, browse through private for sale classifieds.... I went from sti wing to wingless, and the trunk flies up and slams now that theres no weight on it.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:59 PM   #7
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any of the places you listed will have a trunk. all are comparable pricing. but support the vendors on here.. go to vendors for sale classifieds section. you just use your stock oem hardware. trunks take like 10 minutes to swap over. 4 bolts. also if you're going from a trunklid with an sti wing, you'll want to different trunk torsion bars, browse through private for sale classifieds.... I went from sti wing to wingless, and the trunk flies up and slams now that theres no weight on it.
Thanks I will check out what they have and buy one if the prices are the same. I have a wrx trunk w/ wing on it right now I think these torsion bars should work with the new trunk.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:12 PM   #8
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Thanks I will check out what they have and buy one if the prices are the same. I have a wrx trunk w/ wing on it right now I think these torsion bars should work with the new trunk.

Just get the 3M CF vinyl... save about $800 and diy

I just did the top half of my trunk to where it meets my cf trunk lip

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Where can I get this list? I just want one that will fit right and has everything I need for the install.
Scroll down past the GENERAL forum to the CLASSIFIEDS.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=196
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=4
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Old 01-03-2016, 09:01 PM   #10
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This is quite brilliant. Thanks for the idea, as my primary concern was that the 3M material would be too thin to properly cover the holes. I'd rather just do this then deal with CF trunk.

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Just get the 3M CF vinyl... save about $800 and diy

I just did the top half of my trunk to where it meets my cf trunk lip

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Old 01-03-2016, 10:51 PM   #11
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This is quite brilliant. Thanks for the idea, as my primary concern was that the 3M material would be too thin to properly cover the holes. I'd rather just do this then deal with CF trunk.
If you go with the original 3M DINOC carbon vinyl it's a good bit thicker than 3M 1080 carbon vinyl or some of the other/newer stuff out there.
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:52 PM   #12
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It certainly did have me curious about whether you could see or feel any of the holes. Thanks for more information.
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you will definitely feel the holes.

I manage a tint shop/vinyl shop and have 1080 on my roof. It has lasted about 5 years no issues, although i went with the "dry carbon fiber" look so I didnt have gloss to worry about anyways.

some people have super glued pennies or nickels or whatever in from the underside to give the whole a backing, filled with body filler, primed, and wrapped with good luck. not the correct way to fill the holes, but is a cheap fix, especially if you are going to wrap the car and not try to paint it.
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Old 01-07-2016, 01:17 PM   #14
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Great feedback, I appreciate it. It still seems like my best bet will be to attempt to do a real trunk swap with someone who has a spoiler-less trunk or to just buy a carbon aftermarket trunk. With my experience of using aftermarket products for bodywork, I'm much prefer to use OEM parts.

The trunk/spoiler I'm getting on my STi is CGM, which will make it a bit harder if I want a true match.

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you will definitely feel the holes.

I manage a tint shop/vinyl shop and have 1080 on my roof. It has lasted about 5 years no issues, although i went with the "dry carbon fiber" look so I didnt have gloss to worry about anyways.

some people have super glued pennies or nickels or whatever in from the underside to give the whole a backing, filled with body filler, primed, and wrapped with good luck. not the correct way to fill the holes, but is a cheap fix, especially if you are going to wrap the car and not try to paint it.
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Old 01-10-2016, 10:53 PM   #15
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Just get the 3M CF vinyl... save about $800 and diy

I just did the top half of my trunk to where it meets my cf trunk lip

which cf truck lip is that ...I am about to get a carbon fiber concept hood for my 15 wrx.... though a little more carbon might be nice
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