Saweeet. Props for finding that link and sharing it with us. I've added G.R. Craft to the JDM Tuner Shops section of the forum where I've added a ton of links over the past week. I fully expect you guys to be checking them out, buying more crazy parts for your cars and then showing them off for all to see. When you stumble across a cool product please share it with the rest of us by adding a post to the appropriate thread with the hyperlink. This will make it easier for our non-Japanese literate friends to enjoy the rare trick parts not often found outside of Japan. I just don't have the time to do it for every tuner shop myself. There are a lot of cool parts out there that people haven't even starting talking about.
I can tell you from personal experience having just removed them from my wrecked LE (not the daily driver you see on here!!!) that the stock fenders are very thin and light as it is. I was quite surprised! No wonder they ding so easily! :evil:
I have NA carbon front fenders, made by Axis Power Racing, not from Japan. They were a rough fit though, and I had to do a lot of work to get them to look right. I wouldn't recommend them for a street Miata, unless you plan to modify and paint them.
I learned a lot about doing my own CF fabrication getting those fenders fixed to fit right without looking totally retarded.
The Cruise Power doors, though, are farking works of art.
How many people do you think are interested in buying carbon fiber fenders in the next 6 months but are unwilling to buy the ones from Axis Power Racing or Cruise Power? How much are people willing to spend? If the answer is 20+ people (40+ fenders total) and are willing to pay $850+ per fender I might be convinced to make some for y'all.
Do people want them for show or for race? I figure most racers will just use the e-prod fiberglass kit and most show people would just wrap their steel fenders in carbon fiber. Is the remainder of the market large enough to justify the huge expense and labor to make it worthwhile?
is it really hard to make a decent looking bolt on fender made of carbon? i can't see myself spending more than 400 a fender.... actualy i can't really see myself spending more than 300... but some @$$ hit my front left fender and didn't leave a note... so i am in the market for fenders... if i had gobs of money i would buy carbon panels for every inch of the car.... but that isn't the case.... but i am sure there is someone out there with a shop who makes carbon parts for most other cars and could prolly make a decent mold and bake a couple of fenders... i mean really... how much does it cost to make carbon fiber parts? :| :roll: :| :?
isn't there a shop in LA that makes carbon parts for everything? i remember passing the TV once and my brother was watching some import rice show on speed and they had a bit on some mexican dude who made carbon everything.... anyone see that show or heard of him? i remember his feature car was a 7th gen civic coupe.... i think what parts weren't carbon were orange? :?