what do you guys think?how many pounds does it actually save.i suppose to install this you would have to remove your windshield,hatch and cut your roof,leaving about an inch of metal around and rivet the roof on.
Same advantage as a carbon fibre trunk or hood, just with more work involved (assuming you cut out the old roof and leave mounting points where those bolt holes are). Of course, if you’re to do that you’d need to have a cage in there to restore the rigidity…
I think it looks a lot better then filling in the sunroof with peace of cf. I would defiantly go this way for weight savings or just a regular peace of sheet metal, But only if I were to get rid of the sunroof and its surrounding structure.
Well, it’s not necessarily stronger. Depends on the thickness and how it’s made (if there are ridges on the bottom for strength, for example). Carbon fibre has a greater strength to weight ratio, but is not necessarily stronger. Anyways, it is possible to install this and retain all or most of the factory rigidity, but you’d need to bond it to the body along every edge.