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    Lightweight bonnet?

    Is there such a thing for the Mk4 astra? I can't believe the weight of the current one. Surley there are gains to be had from a lightweight bonnet however minimal?

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    i think i remember that the bonnet is heavy for a reason.

    in an event of a crash the bonnet absorbs majority of the force so i#m told so a lightwieght one would just make it weaker.

    But not entirely sure on that
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    carbon fibre: just as strong, but very light.

    Or aluminium, not as strong but very lightweight.
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    Cut a big hole in it?

    Carbon fibre is pretty much the next best thing

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    is also very expensive!
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    cut the bracing from underneath the standard if you dont want to spend silly money, you will be suprised how much that stuff weighs on its own

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottyp1989 View Post
    cut the bracing from underneath the standard if you dont want to spend silly money, you will be suprised how much that stuff weighs on its own
    not the best idea, im having vents put into mine, and im cutting through the bracing, and ie got to put it back in, because if not, the bonnet will most likely ripple/ bend under its own weight.

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    there are carbon firbe bonnets available for the astra altho i cant remember where i was them but if you desperately want to know i mite be able to find out

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    Thanks for the replies, no I'm not too keen to venture down the C.F. route as I can imagine that is very expensive. I'm just shocked at the weight of the current bonnet. Ally would be a consideration, i'll see what I can find.

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    My brother has an ally bonnet on his eunos roadster,it sticks out like a sore thumb as the paint doesn't look right on the alu!

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