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Old 09-11-17, 04:55 PM
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I've been browsing ebay for some carbon fiber parts and I ran across these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/06-13-Lexus-...RYfuA7&vxp=mtr
My first question is, would this fit the IS-F ? Does the IS-F use the same trunk as the 250 and 350? Also with the price so low I can't imagine the quality being that great either. Has anyone ever heard of this maker?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/06-13-Lexus-...tZSbtC&vxp=mtr
VIS is more well known but my biggest problem is that I'm upgrading to carbon fiber for the weight savings first and foremost and I have no idea how much weight these save. Any insight would be appreciated!
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I've been browsing ebay for some carbon fiber parts and I ran across these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/06-13-Lexus-IS-AF-1-Aero-Function-Carbon-Fiber-Body-Kit-Trunk-Hatch-108538-/152400761114?fits=Make%3ALexus&hash=item237bcb111a:g:4GcAAOSwImRYfuA7&vxp=mtr
My first question is, would this fit the IS-F ? Does the IS-F use the same trunk as the 250 and 350? Also with the price so low I can't imagine the quality being that great either. Has anyone ever heard of this maker?
I can tell you the IS-F/250/350 trunks are all the same, so yes, it would fit. I can't comment on the manufacturer or the quality though.
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Carbon fiber can be made lighter than other materials, but is it? Depends on how thick it is, and what else is used.
I can't tell you how much weight saved, but did you notice the description of the cheaper product: "which contains woven strands of carbon fibre"?
It's not made from carbon fiber, it contains carbon fiber.
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That is a very good point, they try and get you with the wording. I guess when you say it "contains" carbon fiber it could have 1 strand and it sure contains it alright. So that AF-1 is just pure junk then. That's not surprising considering it's less expensive than OEM.
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I purchased a CF spoiler from VIS. I emailed them directly based on an ebay listing I saw & dealt directly through them - maybe you should try this. They can probably answer your questions with more precision. I get a lot of compliments on my spoiler. When having PDR done a few weeks back, the guy doing the job told me it's the "best CF he's ever seen." So I'm a fan of VIS.
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And it may be 90% carbon fiber, and they make the disclaimer for legal reasons. It may be very good, and it also explains the lower price.
Having spoken to many (non Lexus) who bought ABS, CF, FG body parts, the cheap ones frequently require huge labor to fit properly, re-locate mounting holes, etc.
Anything your body guy says is good is an up-vote.
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The design looks like the replica of OutcastGarage one. Fitment of that one is 9/10.
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