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should i get this carbon fiber for my truck?

is this worth 50 to buy this real carbon fiber pieces. it would not cover the whole radio bezel the guy said its inpossible to do that. this a a picture of it below. it is a molding he sta tes.
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it is not impossible to cover the whole besel hell you can make a bezal out of carbon fiber, where it is impossible for him is it looks like he uses flat carbon fiber... personally no.. but thats me
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I would take it for 50
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but that is just my opinion...it's totally up to you dude...your truck
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but that is just my opinion...it's totally up to you dude...your truck
you have clear lights, painted interior, and a JVC radio. thats luxury for civic nation
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Dude, it's a truck, the only purpose of carbon fiber is weight reduction in race cars. It's not pretty, it's not cool, it's a ricer fad to rock the fake **** lol.

Truck don't need carbon fiber, they get beat, bounced, jossled, and so on, they need steel.
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I Totally Agree!!
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you have clear lights, painted interior, and a JVC radio. thats luxury for civic nation
Thats kinda what I thought!!!!
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Truck don't need carbon fiber, they get beat, bounced, jossled, and so on, they need steel.
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ok thanks for the responces. it might look to rice looking never thought of that.
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I personaly like the look of carbon firber and think it would look decent as long as you didnt go to overboard. I dont think it would be ricey!
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lol rice is good.but as for trucks its not -_- unless u race a pre-runner then some of that stuff might come in handy..personally i think its ugly
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my Mazda came with the carbon fiber radio bezel, I think it looks ok. I wouldnt want carbon fiber anywhere else in my truck tho.
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Yeah c thats not bad at all. It would b even better if it was real carbon fiber.
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any fiberglass shop with vaccuum-forming capabilities could make you a real carbon fiber bezel...

It really doesn't matter what it's made of or what it looks like or WHO likes it... as long as you like it!!!
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i dont think it would look bad.. maybe not that kit because its not complete, but its not like your replacing the entire hood with carbon fiber...


also i think those of you who think its ricey need to remember that step sides have fiberglass beds...so how are they not ricers...
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Ahh..it looks ok.....i guess..
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I gave griggs a carbon overlay that was given to me by D. I didn't want to hack up to fit a 4x4 but it covered the entire bezel and look pretty nice. That one there looks like a piece of crap. I'd pass
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I like Carbon Fiber, looks like a cool overlay, prolly just sticks on...
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I'd look for one of those mazda bezels like what was posted above. That looks much more nice than an overlay would.
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but what about us 06-07 guys? we have the NEW advanced air bag management, so it takes up another hole on the dash... lemme get a pic of mine....
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Really?


Ahhhhh i see it on fords site.
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here we go...

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if there is anything in the seat over 60 lbs. the airbag will turn on...pretty neat feature if you ask me
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also i think those of you who think its ricey need to remember that step sides have fiberglass beds...so how are they not ricers...
Carbon Fiber and Fiberglass are two different things.

Carbon fiber hit the modding scene as a weight reduction replacement for heavy body pannels and such. It's trong and light .... and expensive!

people decided that after spending that much money of carbon fiber hoods and trunks, why cover it up with expensive paint. Some how being poor/cheap turned into a fad and now people are buying crappy vinyl sticker to look like Carbon fiber. That's like buying stickers that look like primer and putting them on your car. No class at all.

If I had a vehicle that was race ready, I wouldnt hesitate to put carbon fiber parts on to shave some lbs, but I would certainly paint over the black and grey criss cross.
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