Seibon Carbon Fiber
Let's face it, carbon fiber body panels aren't cheap. When you buy expensive components made of carbon fiber you're making an investment in your car. And just like a financial investment you want to make sure you're making the right one. But with so many carbon fiber vendors in the marketplace, how do you know which carbon fiber parts to buy? Which ones are the best? A good place to start is to look for a company that's run by and for enthusiasts. These are people who have the same passion for cars as you do, and likely won't make something for you that they wouldn't put on their own cars. Look for a company that's open about and proud of the way they manufacture their products; one that details why their parts are better. Look for a company whose parts are in demand by knowledgeable people like racing teams. When 1st place is on the line, racers aren't going to use 2nd best. Finally, look for a company that's committed to quality and customer satisfaction. According to our customers' reviews, SEIBON is the company you're seeking.
SEIBON was founded in 2003 by automotive aficionados who realized that there was a demand for top quality, durable carbon fiber components among other like-minded enthusiasts. These devotees then set out to build the best carbon fiber products in the industry. Today, SEIBON makes carbon fiber products using the best raw materials and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques. Their products are stylish and functional, as appropriate for concours shows as they are for grueling racing events. SEIBON stays on the cutting edge of the sport with their in-house design team, which continually introduces proprietary designs for a wide and growing variety of sport compact applications. Every SEIBON carbon fiber component is rigorously inspected for quality and fitment, and all clear coated products carry a 6-month warranty.
- SEIBONŽ - Carbon Body Kit Starting at: $120.00 $120.00
- SEIBONŽ - Carbon Hood Starting at: $248.00 $248.00
- SEIBONŽ - Carbon Trunk Lid Starting at: $255.00 $255.00
- SEIBONŽ - Carbon Fenders Starting at: $187.00 $187.00
- SEIBONŽ - Carbon Doors Starting at: $612.00 $612.00
- SEIBONŽ - Carbon Rear Spoiler Starting at: $216.00 $216.00
- SEIBONŽ - Bumper Starting at: $136.00 $136.00
- SEIBONŽ - Carbon Fiber Lip Starting at: $276.00 $276.00
- SEIBONŽ - Carbon Fiber Side Skirts Starting at: $578.00 $578.00
- SEIBONŽ - Carbon Fiber Hood Scoop Starting at: $272.00 $272.00
- SEIBONŽ - Type-FC Carbon Kevlar Bucket Racing Seat Starting at: $697.00 $697.00
- SEIBONŽ - Carbon Fiber Light Surround Starting at: $187.00 $187.00
- SEIBONŽ - Carbon Fiber Grille Starting at: $221.00 $221.00
- SEIBONŽ - Carbon Fiber Roof Cover Starting at: $600.00 $600.00
- SEIBONŽ - Carbon Fiber Cooling Plate Starting at: $221.00 $221.00
- SEIBONŽ - Carbon Fiber Mirror Covers Starting at: $425.00 $425.00
- SEIBONŽ - Carbon Fiber Engine Cover Starting at: $306.00 $306.00
- SEIBONŽ - Carbon Fiber Eyebrows Starting at: $78.00 $78.00
To construct the best carbon fiber body panels, SEIBON starts with deluxe French or US-made carbon fiber. This is the highest grade carbon fiber raw material available, the same type used in aviation, satellites and rockets. For a consistent weave pattern without broken lines and patterns, SEIBON uses 1-piece carbon sheet, as opposed to multiple sheets put together. Fiberglass is used to construct the support skeleton, but unlike inferior carbon fiber products, the carbon fiber sheet is not just wrapped around the skeleton but built into the mold instead. This prevents splitting and breakage. SEIBON uses a special mix of high-tech resin that yields excellent transparency, and the production process allows an exceptional carbon/resin ratio, for high product stiffness and extra strength. To complete the process, all SEIBON "wet" carbon fiber components are given a clear coat finish that doesn't chip or flake. Unlike the duller look of a gel-coat finish, a clear coat finish is shiny and durable. The resulting panel is one that you'll be proud to install on your car, and one that will be about 50% lighter than the original component.
When you're racing and need to pare every ounce of weight, SEIBON also carries "dry" carbon fiber panels that are as much as 70% lighter than the originals. Dry carbon fiber is best for the race track because you get the most strength and save the most weight. The weaves and quality of dry panels are more consistent, but dry carbon fiber is usually more expensive. The dry construction process involves pre-impregnating the carbon fiber with resin, which is why this type of carbon fiber is also called "pre-preg" carbon fiber. This method enables precise control of the amount of resin in the carbon fiber. Only enough resin is used as is necessary to form the part, which is why it can be made so light. Finally, the carbon fiber is molded and cured to produce the component. The end result is a strong, durable, attractive panel that will look great on your car and weigh up to 70% less than the original panel.
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One indicator of a product's effectiveness is the number of racers that use it. Sure, there are sponsorship deals, but in general a racing driver isn't going to use an inferior product that will cost him a victory. SEIBON carbon fiber components are the 1st choice of racing drivers in drifting, road racing, rallying and endurance racing. Lighter is better in almost all forms of racing. Weight is the great equalizer, allowing a less powerful but lighter car to compete with and maybe beat a more powerful but heavier car. But strength and safety can't be sacrificed just to save weight, and lightweight replacements must be able to function just as well as heavier original parts under racing conditions. This is particularly true for Rally cars, which probably take more of a beating than cars in any other type of motorsport. For Rally cars and every other kind of racer, SEIBON body panels shed the unnecessary weight but still provide the needed strength and durability.
SEIBON carbon fiber components are in demand by well-informed enthusiasts the world over. Besides racing, SEIBON carbon fiber is the favorite of those who drape their cars in carbon fiber strictly for its visual effect. SEIBON carbon fiber components are tough on the race track and shine under the bright lights of Main Street. Whether you're at the race track or a car show, SEIBON panels reveal the craftsmanship of their experienced production team and their commitment to quality. SEIBON products have been featured on television, in the movies, at racing events, on magazine covers and at national and regional auto shows. Not content to rest on their accomplishments, the people at SEIBON are committed to listening to their customers and using the latest technology to meet the demands of the market place. SEIBON has a passion and pride that is evident in every carbon fiber product they produce.
| Posted by John B. | (Clarenville, NF)
The item is high-quality, but my problem is there is no installation instructions with it. I called Seibon and was told no installation instructions come with these items. For the price you pay, I feel there should be something.
| Posted by Robert A. | (Painesville, OH)
The spoiler is a nice piece and it gets positive comments all the time. There are a few small issues though. The clear on the spoiler arrived with slight scratches and areas where it looks as though the clear coat isn't quite completely polished. Also, the mounting studs were about 3/8" too long. If I would have noticed before mounting, I would have trimmed them. The spoiler came with no instructions, hardware, or double-backed mounting tape. I had to spend an extra $15 for two rolls of 3M automotive tape and I reused the nuts from the original spoiler. Overall a beautiful, lightweight piece, but for the price, I would have expected more attention to detail.
| Posted by Dakota H. | (Elko, NV)
From the second I unwrapped it, this spoiler looked bad a** and the second it was on the car was instant wow. I purchased the trunk to go along with this, and had Seibon driill the mounting holes, as well no issues went on like it was from Subaru themselves.
| Posted by Dakota H. | (Elko, NV)
Product is great, went on with ease and looks freaking awesome, no alignment issues what so ever and I had Seibon drill the holes for the STI spoiler. As well looks great and no complaints, wish I could say the same about my CF hood.
It seems look a good product, the only problem is the screws are zinc, so I bought stainless steal. I also bought some rubber gasket material to put between the car and the spoiler for a water seal.
| Posted by Xavier F C. | (San Clemente, CA)
The beauty is unparalleled. Excellent quality and finish. I have had other Seibon products before and they were wonderful, lastly for a great deal of time with care and maintenance.
Overall, I feel the product is super cool. The only thing I didn't like were most of the bolts were cheesy. The mount bolts were okay, but didn't come with nuts or washers. I spent about $16.00 replacing the other bolts and nuts with stainless steel bolts and lock nuts which won't rust. I highly recommend doing this.
| Posted by Emily C. | (Winnie, TX)
I really love my new hood, I have gotten lots if compliments on it. The shipping didn't take long what so ever, and the installation was pretty easy. The only thing we didn't install was the pins, I just couldn't drill holes in it, it's to pretty.
14 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars