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Old 4th October 2011, 06:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Carbon Fibre Plenums....any reason why no one has made them for the RB?

I see them quite a bit for Euro cars (M3's one in particular) but none for the RB26?
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Old 4th October 2011, 12:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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extremeley expensive hahhahahah

and not much to gain, except a little less weight
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Old 4th October 2011, 12:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Won't seal properly and will fall apart bits of it into your engine v v v bad idea!
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Old 4th October 2011, 12:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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endless has it done ?
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Old 10th October 2011, 06:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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endless has it done ?
I think that's just a cover for the regular plenum. There are several cars that run carbon wrapped Nismo plenums but haven't seen a full carbon design...
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Old 10th October 2011, 06:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Won't seal properly and will fall apart
Not really.
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Old 10th October 2011, 06:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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no reason whatsoever why it can't be done, I had some RB26 rocker covers made out of pre-preg carbon fiber by a Ferrari F1 carbon technician, look fantastic and save a load of weight, even the baffles were made out of carbon inside, so a plenum would be no big deal. Whether people would pay over a grand for it is another question?

Straight out of the autoclave before trimming and polishing

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Old 10th October 2011, 07:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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no reason whatsoever why it can't be done, I had some RB26 rocker covers made out of pre-preg carbon fiber by a Ferrari F1 carbon technician, look fantastic and save a load of weight, even the baffles were made out of carbon inside, so a plenum would be no big deal. Whether people would pay over a grand for it is another question?

Straight out of the autoclave before trimming and polishing

now that I like!
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Old 10th October 2011, 07:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Whether people would pay over a grand for it is another question?
Add some GTR tax and make 2-3k.
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Old 17th October 2011, 06:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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that looks nice but wouldnt the plenum be under a lot more stress and pressure, i can imagine to perfect one would cost a lot in development and moulds
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