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Old Wed, Jan-17-2018, 11:26:44 PM   #31
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What epoxy will you use ?
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Good luck with the project Hassan!

Just trying to fully understand your project, are you planning cutting the stock airbox in half, forming the cut opening to fit a CSL filter then adding a CSL style mouth onto the factory/modified half airbox?

Because that's something I've had in the back of my mind for a distant project. I'd be very keen to see the result of your work!
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I actually have an extra airbox and a roll of cf planned on doing it during holiday period but didn't have time to do it. I'll see how you do it compared to how I plan on doing it. I was gonna use foam shape it up and make mold off of it.
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Sub'd for this one. Good luck on your journey
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What price point are you offering these at and will you be offering a group buy discount? :p
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Good luck with the project Hassan!

Just trying to fully understand your project, are you planning cutting the stock airbox in half, forming the cut opening to fit a CSL filter then adding a CSL style mouth onto the factory/modified half airbox?

Because that's something I've had in the back of my mind for a distant project. I'd be very keen to see the result of your work!
Thanks brother! And yep, that's it basically. Although looking. at the filter itself, its a very specific shape, I might have to remake the lower part of it as well to match the filter's shape. I could've used the porsche filter that gsr uses, but that bmw logo on the csl filter is sexy lol,that and larger fitration area might promote more flow. So if I have to lay up more cf it might be worth it
The snorkel would also be a nice challenge, but not too difficult i would say. This stuff definitely takes time though

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Epoxy resin with slow hardner. Takes 24 to 48 hours to cure at ambient temp. There are many name brands online. Easy composites seems like a popular choice, though I won't be using it for this iteration at least.
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I actually have an extra airbox and a roll of cf planned on doing it during holiday period but didn't have time to do it. I'll see how you do it compared to how I plan on doing it. I was gonna use foam shape it up and make mold off of it.
Yep, sounds about right.
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Thanks brother! And yep, that's it basically. Although looking. at the filter itself, its a very specific shape, I might have to remake the lower part of it as well to match the filter's shape. I could've used the porsche filter that gsr uses, but that bmw logo on the csl filter is sexy lol,that and larger fitration area might promote more flow. So if I have to lay up more cf it might be worth it
The snorkel would also be a nice challenge, but not too difficult i would say. This stuff definitely takes time though



Epoxy resin with slow hardner. Takes 24 to 48 hours to cure at ambient temp. There are many name brands online. Easy composites seems like a popular choice, though I won't be using it for this iteration at least.

Yep, sounds about right.


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Make sure the glass transition temp is high enough like 80C + so it doesn't go soft/pliable

Most epoxies you see are not good with heat and those that are require post heat treatment
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I have to ask - how is this worth your time? I understand DIYing certain things, but this does not seem like a project that is worth DIYing unless your profession is making CF parts. Either shipping to Lebanon is double or triple the price of the CSL intakes currently on the market or I am missing something else. Not to mention that the materials that are used to make carbon fiber parts are hazardous and the proper equipment, autoclave etc., is expensive. Also, it takes a good amount of material and cost to make revisions if the first one is not useable. Without the proper equipment and facility, I would not attempt making CF parts. I can't see how it is worth it when there are a few aftermarket airboxes, not including used ones, under 2k.
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Thanks brother! And yep, that's it basically. Although looking. at the filter itself, its a very specific shape, I might have to remake the lower part of it as well to match the filter's shape. I could've used the porsche filter that gsr uses, but that bmw logo on the csl filter is sexy lol,that and larger fitration area might promote more flow. So if I have to lay up more cf it might be worth it
The snorkel would also be a nice challenge, but not too difficult i would say. This stuff definitely takes time though
I wont deny I'd be the same. I'm sure you'll find a way around it, if not it's good to have a plan B.

I'm staying tuned for more. Can't wait to check it out!
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I have to ask - how is this worth your time? I understand DIYing certain things, but this does not seem like a project that is worth DIYing unless your profession is making CF parts. Either shipping to Lebanon is double or triple the price of the CSL intakes currently on the market or I am missing something else. Not to mention that the materials that are used to make carbon fiber parts are hazardous and the proper equipment, autoclave etc., is expensive. Also, it takes a good amount of material and cost to make revisions if the first one is not useable. Without the proper equipment and facility, I would not attempt making CF parts. I can't see how it is worth it when there are a few aftermarket airboxes, not including used ones, under 2k.
That's like asking someone how's it worth their time to go swimming when there are nice boats that they can use..
I like making stuff.. it's my pass time.. not doing it to save money,nor would shipping be an issue.. in fact there are a few boxes that I can get for under 1k to my door,but that's not really the point, even though i'm not " L0ADED" myself
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