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Old 12-06-2011, 02:50 PM   #1
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Default New! KATECH carbon fiber rear decklid with lexan window -33lbs

Just released at the PRI show, Katech's new carbon fiber rear decklid combines good looks with massive weight savings.

-33lb weight savings
-Comes with window installed, ready to bolt on
-3 finishes available
-Retains hinges, latch, and lift support
-Includes carbon fiber longitudinal brace
-Only requires one decklid support
-Ships truck freight


Finishes:
1 Primered top and bottom, ready for prep/paint
2 Race quality carbon - carbon exposed top, carbon exposed bottom with some blackout
3 Show quality carbon - completely exposed carbon top and bottom


Made to order. Please allow 5 weeks for delivery.


Prices:
Decklid assembly with window
Primered $2999.99
Race carbon $3299.99
Show carbon $3699.99
http://store.katechengines.com/carbo...ndow-p293.aspx

Decklid only - install your own window (for professionals and ambitious do-it-yourselfers)
Primered $2299.99
Race carbon $2599.99
Show carbon $2999.99
http://store.katechengines.com/carbo...klid-p294.aspx


Here are some initial pics. I'll post more when I get home and get them from my camera.

Race carbon - no window
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Race carbon inside - no window
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Race carbon with window. Black trim around the edges will not be on production pieces (prototype shown)
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:18 PM   #2
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Very nice.
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now the corvettes are getting even more advantages

excuse me while i park my car and cry.
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The Decklid without the glass, can you have your oe glass installed onto it?
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Damn wish they had some lexan glass for the FRC Z06...
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Man thats nice
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Sheesh CF is deff not cheap.
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The Decklid without the glass, can you have your oe glass installed onto it?
Sure. The decklid is a 1:1 copy of the factory lid, so the OE glass would fit the same way.
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Wow!!! That is nice!!!

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Beautiful piece! Very, very nice work even though it is way out of my price range.

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Now I need to part my GTO out and Get a LS3 Vette. Thanks alot Katech!
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Jason, can you explain the differences between the race finish and the show quality please? What does "completely exposed" mean and same for the "blackout part"?
Could you drive the race finish on the street in nice weather or what would be needed to make that possible? Is there any protection or chemicals on the show quality compared to the race that makes it more suitable to the elements or it in merely a production quality thing? Thanks

That thing would look bad on an all black vette with CF hood and wheels!
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Jason, can you explain the differences between the race finish and the show quality please? What does "completely exposed" mean and same for the "blackout part"?
Could you drive the race finish on the street in nice weather or what would be needed to make that possible? Is there any protection or chemicals on the show quality compared to the race that makes it more suitable to the elements or it in merely a production quality thing? Thanks

That thing would look bad on an all black vette with CF hood and wheels!
The race carbon is wet layup on both sides. Since this is difficult to make look good without an autoclave, the bottom has some of the more intricate parts blacked out to hide non-uniform carbon weave pattern. The flat section has been left without the blackout so you can see the carbon pattern. The show version is full pre-preg carbon top and bottom which lays better in the corners so we leave it completely exposed. We use the terms race and show so the customer knows what to expect. There is nothing wrong with the race carbon for a race car or your average street-going car, but it is hand laid wet layup so there can be minor things which may annoy a show-quality guy such as an edge that is not perfect. If you're looking for absolute perfection then the pre-preg is the way to go. The race carbon is beautiful in my eyes but there is that 1% than may not like an extremely minor blem. That's why we offer the show perfect one. Both parts have UV blocker built into the clearcoat and can be used on a street car with no worries.

The blackout part can be seen in this image.
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I would really like to see one of these installed to see the fitment and how it would look both painted and raw Cf. I'm fairly interested in this. How much weight will I be saving from my stock set up to yours? For people to spend that cash on a hatch there not worried about 20lbs saved but more for the looks.. I attend to care about both
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I would really like to see one of these installed to see the fitment and how it would look both painted and raw Cf. I'm fairly interested in this. How much weight will I be saving from my stock set up to yours? For people to spend that cash on a hatch there not worried about 20lbs saved but more for the looks.. I attend to care about both
-33lbs on the primered and race carbon
-34lbs on the show carbon

There are a lot of pics here
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/1579669656-post180.html

The black trim around the edge is not in the production versions.
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very cool, kind of looks like a 63 split window rear
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Looks very aggressive!
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Awesome cant wait to see on car pics
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