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      12-03-2012, 04:29 PM   #23
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It's a carbon fiber spring. I've been wanting to get a my hands on set of Hyperco's for about a year, but there are too many unanswered durability questions for me to accept the possible figure per corner price of admission.
Yup!

Race teams have long embraced the philosophy of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", so the adaption of these springs have been slow, I think.

One potential issue for cars that use struts (like ours) is that the carbon springs have a larger OD vs traditional springs, and this could potentially reduce tire/strut clearance.
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Wow crazy stuff. I didn't know carbon fiber could be compressed like that without it snapping.
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hmmm...wonder if that Scroth E9x harness can be adapted to F30...I'm gone assume probably not so I don't get my hopes up
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Yea, i was looking at those hypercoil springs last year. theyre on the order of 90-120$/CF ring. It adds up to quite a bit all around if you were to set your car up for it..
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hmmm...wonder if that Scroth E9x harness can be adapted to F30...I'm gone assume probably not so I don't get my hopes up
Even if it fits (i.e. it clicks into the seat belt receptacle), Schroth does not recommend it. The reason is that each harness is individually designed and crash tested, and sometimes even the smallest difference could be life and death in a crash

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Yea, i was looking at those hypercoil springs last year. theyre on the order of 90-120$/CF ring. It adds up to quite a bit all around if you were to set your car up for it..
The carbon springs - at the current design and price point - only make sense for a race team which needs a wide range of spring rates. It is designed to be modular like Legos so that you can have all kinds of spring rates with the same kit.
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Even if it fits (i.e. it clicks into the seat belt receptacle), Schroth does not recommend it. The reason is that each harness is individually designed and crash tested, and sometimes even the smallest difference could be life and death in a crash
Yeah I know thats why it takes them so long to release these. I can only imagine how much time & investment is involved for the testing of these kits on each model vehicle. If the current trend follows I'm sure they will have the F30 kit available...in 6-7 years
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