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DO YOUR PARTS FIT LIKE A FACTORY PANEL?
Factory sheet metal parts are laser cut with exact precision, and then formed in dies. This process is extremely costly, and requires massive turn over. Our parts are hand made on a much smaller scale by skilled craftsmen in our own 30,000 sqft factory. Our parts fit very similar to an OEM panel, but do require additional refinement beyond what you would get from the OEM manufacturer.
HOW STRONG ARE YOUR PARTS?
Very strong! We use proprietary techniques to produce extremely durable parts that we have tested on the street & race track for nearly 2 decades.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR CARBON FIBER
All of our carbon fiber parts are built in house and hand laid. They are lighter, and stronger than their fiberglass counterpart. Our main focus when creating these parts is a clean, consistent, weave. When laying carbon into molds that have extreme contours, the material is forced to stretch, and/or compact in to challenging areas. Because of this, you may see some inconsistencies in the weave pattern.
Our carbon fiber parts are built with high quality, clear, marine grade gel coat that is UV stabilized for optimum weathering and UV resistance. At the listed price point, we are unable to offer pre-preg/vacuum bagged parts. Because of this, you may encounter extremely small, pin point sized air pockets. These micro pockets are trapped between the carbon and clear gel coat, and not able to be felt on the exterior surface. They are very very small, and only visible when viewed at an extreme angle.
A final consideration would be the nature of the molds the parts are being built in. Many of our parts have multiple complex return flanges that require the use of a modular mold. The mold "assembly" is 2-4 individual molds that bolt together so that the finished piece can be effectively removed. Where one mold meets another, a small seam is created that is simply sanded down in a fiberglass piece. This is not possible with carbon fiber, and our solution is to "ghost" the edges. We use black gel coat to make a seamless fade effect that you can see in the first .5" to .75" of the edges of particular parts.
We hope that these details will provide the you with the correct anticipation of the parts you will receive. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions.
HOW IS THE BULGE MEASURED?
From the top dead center of the wheel well.
WHY THE LEAD TIME?
We do our best to keep our most popular products in stock. We do however have over 2000 molds, so there’s a chance that you’ll need to give us a few days to manufacture your parts.
WHAT ARE YOUR PRODUCTS MADE OF?
Fiberglass of course! We also manufacture wet and vacuum bagged carbon fiber products.
CAN YOU BUILD ME ________?
Yes, we can build nearly anything out of fiberglass. Our products span far beyond the off road industry. Contact us with your ideas.
CAN YOU MAKE _______ WIDER OR NARROWER?
The quick and easy answer is yes. The reality of making something like this happen takes a vehicle in our shop for 4+ weeks, and a significant investment.
DO YOU SHIP OUTSIDE THE US?
We currently do not ship outside the US. For international orders, we can ship to your freight forwarder within the US or will call for your freight company to pick up your order.