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Old 08-08-2008, 08:16 AM   #1
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Carbon Fiber/Kevlar Saab performance parts: Give your input here

Myself and another Saab gear head are starting to make CF parts for Saabs. We have some ideas as to parts, but want to get input from the Saab Community as to what you are all looking for. What we think is cool, you guys might think is a waste of time/effort/money.

As of now I'm not going to go into too much detail as to parts we are working on, and into very, very little detail as to prices. We will be happy to go into more detail as we get closer to releasing part to the public.
All parts will have some amount of customizability as far as visible material type. We have no plan to make any parts out of fiberglass with a CF or kevlar covering. If you want that, shop eBay, sorry. Due to this, our final prices will be higher than a cheap "CF" hood for a Civic, but we strive to keep our costs affordable for the consumer. But keep in mind that lightness costs money.

I would expect us to be ready to go public in 6-9 months. We want to have a whole range of performance parts ready for you before we start selling. We are not thinking of making these parts. We are making these parts. This isn't a "If there is enough interest" type of thing. We have already invested a signifcant amount of time and money in this venture. Have no fear, cool lightweight Saab parts are on the horizon.

So now it's up to you, the Saab gear heads. Let me hear your input and questions.


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Models will originally be for the NG900 and OG 9-3s. We will expand as demand warrants.

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Old 08-08-2008, 08:28 AM   #2
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What models are you making stuff for?
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ng900's and 9-3's as a guess
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What models are you making stuff for?
+1.

I'd like to see some classic 900 action: hood, spark plug cover, convertible hardtop, that sort of thing.
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Maybe it would help to know what you guys have already thought of so suggestions could be made as to what you haven't thought of? ( Or I could just be digging for details about what you guys are making because I think this is awesome. I'm going to start saving now. )
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My question is, what are you going to do differently, or better than what Kevin Yankton has done for years before he quit?

I know the frustrations he had working with this material and the costs involved.

So I am interested to know the game plan.

Are you going to exceed his quality?

At the very least his quality of parts need to be met or exceeded.
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I understand that drew in Houston picked up some of Yanktons molds too, he is working with him.
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Fuse Box Cover, Engine Cover, Viggen Wing, Front Fenders and most importantly HOOD and REAR HATCH!!! I want those and I know several other people that do as well.
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My question is, what are you going to do differently, or better than what Kevin Yankton has done for years before he quit?

I know the frustrations he had working with this material and the costs involved.

So I am interested to know the game plan.

Are you going to exceed his quality?

At the very least his quality of parts need to be met or exceeded.
what a critic? stop humping kevins leg.... and be open to new ideas....
yes it is a nice comparison, but these guys havenít even released anything, just let them do it and see how it comes out before you start raging on them.
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what a critic? stop humping kevins leg.... and be open to new ideas....
yes it is a nice comparison, but these guys havenít even released anything, just let them do it and see how it comes out before you start raging on them.
No leghumping. Just chill out.

I just know that KY closed up shop for a reason. Often he had to throw away a couple hundred dollars in materials when something came out of the mold with an imperfection.

You often wind up barely breaking even.

KY was not perfect, I have parts from him and there is room for improvement.
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I'll take a CF viggen. Trade straight across for my blue one.
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im chill yo.. im just syaing. stop being negative. I want to see this thing work especially since I never even had a chance to get any og KY stuff.

just cuz KY didnt do it right doesnt mean these guys cant. It's been what 6 years? Im sure things in the industry have changed.
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im chill yo.. im just syaing. stop being negative. I want to see this thing work especially since I never even had a chance to get any og KY stuff.

just cuz KY didnt do it right doesnt mean these guys cant. It's been what 6 years? Im sure things in the industry have changed.
the only thing thats changed is the cost of cf and kevlar since the government bought it all.



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