OOOOH...they crush 50% when torqued.... they are hella thick.
Of course, I understand. I know that the heat on the gasket will cause it to become brittle and fuse to the two surfaces no matter what it is. The temperature will change the composition of the material. Graphite is a great material because its VERY resistent to temp, chemicals, and stretch.
I was just concerned with the Turbo->Downpipe gasket because the rings where the bolts are look thin to be a material as brittle as pure carbon. I've never known carbon/graphite to be pliable so I would think that it could crack at this point (though any metal gasket will do that after flexing).
I'm really considering buying the Turbo/db one cause it looks like a great replacement for my brittle stocker.