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    Door entry guards Carbon, illuminated or NOT?

    Anyone know hows the illuminated logo works?

    Any electric needed?

    Is it reliable?

    I am wondering if water go inside or if the lighting doesn't work.

    I want to add the cabon guards but not sure illuminated or not?

    Re: Door entry guards Carbon, illuminated or NOT?

    It uses an electroluminated fluorescent light that lights up underneath. I know for a fact that it continues to work even when there's water inside. I couldn't tell you if its reliable but I've seen other cars with the same thing after years of usage and it continues to function. It looks REALLY cool when opening the car up at night.

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    Since you asked: I love the carbon but think the illumination would be silly UNLESS you operated in a car culture or nightclub scene where the bling factor is highly prized.

    For me getting my car valeted to the places I go, people would see the illumination and think I was nuts. Like nice quality BUT rhinestone-studded stuff: it's all-of-a-sudden over the top because of the rhinestones.

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    It's all personal preference. If you're going to get CF, then you might as well spring a little extra for the illumination.

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    atomic80 said:
    It's all personal preference. If you're going to get CF, then you might as well spring a little extra for the illumination.



    Yeah, you're right, no problem: get what you want.

    It's like what I learned in Anthropology back in college. "Every gesture is a message," Claude Levi Strauss I think. Anyway how you dress, the choices you make, the things you do, all send out more or less specific messages to other members of the subculture you're in.

    Where I'm "from" it's enough to own the Porsche ("Yes, we see you drive a Porsche, those are nice cars, yawn...") and over the top to make it known it's a Porsche (Geez, what compells you to have to _advertise_ it's a Porsche?).

    Not a big sin to have illuminated door sills, just a red herring. Who needs that? However, eventually all your red herrings add up and you become something of a character; not what I want.

    Just funny how people in diferent social cliques react... .

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    I would for sure get the illuminated one, because those are damn cool and you are doing this for yourself and not for anyone else. That has nothing to do with posing, this is enjoying your car and have fun with the small things in life!

    L@rs

    Re: Door entry guards Carbon, illuminated or NOT?

    They are pretty cool... and you see it everytime you get in your car...

    Re: Door entry guards Carbon, illuminated or NOT?

    "Every gesture is a message, some more cheesey than others." - Claude Levi Strauss

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    I like them. Ordering for my C4S cab. Ain't nothing wrong with bling.

    Re: Door entry guards Carbon, illuminated or NOT?

    I like them all. It is all personal taste.

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    I will get the illuminated guards!

    I have heard that the illuminated material is same as the one in those Rolex watches, any thoughts?

    Re: Door entry guards Carbon, illuminated or NOT?

    Not exactly. Those Rolex watches is not electrically powered like the ones used in Porsches.

    Re: Door entry guards Carbon, illuminated or NOT?

    That used electric?

    When the doors are closed, the light turn off?

    And the lighting is white or blue?

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    997GT2 said:
    That used electric?

    When the doors are closed, the light turn off?

    And the lighting is white or blue?



    I'm pretty sure they are bluish:

    Re: Door entry guards Carbon, illuminated or NOT?

    Though official photography makes them look white:

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    This picture is a pretty accurate representation of what the "turbo" looks like.



    And yes, it comes on when you open the door and goes off when closed.

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    Are we ever REALLY sure that they go out when the doors are closed?

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    Dan L said:
    Are we ever REALLY sure that they go out when the doors are closed?



    Pretty sure... I can see it from the inside.

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    atomic80 said:
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    Dan L said:
    Are we ever REALLY sure that they go out when the doors are closed?



    Pretty sure... I can see it from the inside.



    Too bad this can't be said about the fridge's light.

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    Ferdie said:
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    atomic80 said:
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    Dan L said:
    Are we ever REALLY sure that they go out when the doors are closed?



    Pretty sure... I can see it from the inside.



    Too bad this can't be said about the fridge's light.



    Heh heh....put a camcorder in there and find out!

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    Ferdie said:


    Too bad this can't be said about the fridge's light.



    When this question _really_ starts to bother me (since the anwser is paradox) I just rip the power cord out of the wall!


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    atomic80 said:
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    Ferdie said:
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    atomic80 said:
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    Dan L said:
    Are we ever REALLY sure that they go out when the doors are closed?



    Pretty sure... I can see it from the inside.



    Too bad this can't be said about the fridge's light.



    Heh heh....put a camcorder in there and find out!



    But since the camcorder also runs on electricity, couldn't it and the refrigerator be scheming together? It could happen!

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    atomic80 said:
    This picture is a pretty accurate representation of what the "turbo" looks like.

    [image]

    http://jasontang.virtuality.org/albums/997accessories/lighted_turbo.sized.jpg[/image]

    And yes, it comes on when you open the door and goes off when closed.



    nice,

    that's real steel or plastic?

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    It's stainless steel.

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    atomic80 said:
    It's stainless steel.



    i see, i dont understand why the carbon guards are so much more expensive than the stainless steel.

    carbon vs steel, sometimes i think the steel looks more special than the carbon guards.

    Re: Door entry guards Carbon, illuminated or NOT?

    I guess making CF is a much more involved process.

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    "Too bad this can't be said about the fridge's light. "

    Ha!

    I had a refrigerator in college which I paid $25 for (worth every cent). I noticed that the light stayed on even when the door was closed; this gives you an idea how tight the door seal was. Since the door frame was also cracked where the light switch would have been pressed in, I simply unscrewed the light bulb. All the food in the fridge froze that night; it turns out the thermostat was also busted and the light switch had been deliberately disabled by some creative thinker to stabilize the temp.

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    997GT2 said:
    ...i see, i dont understand why the carbon guards are so much more expensive than the stainless steel.



    Cabron parts are hand-made. What happens: they have a mould, on which they stack pieces of dry CF-fabric. For structural parts, this has to be done very precisely. For aesthetic parts like doorsills, this is a minor issue. Then they impregnate it with resin and seal it off, putting it under vacuuum. Then it goes into the autoclave to stay there a certain time at high temperature and pressure. When it gets out, the parts have to be trimmed etc. It is a highly manual work, whilst with metal, I think they just put a sheet metal under a press, which cuts and folds it into shape. Polishing and it is ready.
    -Joost-

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    Joost said:
    Quote:
    997GT2 said:
    ...i see, i dont understand why the carbon guards are so much more expensive than the stainless steel.



    Cabron parts are hand-made. What happens: they have a mould, on which they stack pieces of dry CF-fabric. For structural parts, this has to be done very precisely. For aesthetic parts like doorsills, this is a minor issue. Then they impregnate it with resin and seal it off, putting it under vacuuum. Then it goes into the autoclave to stay there a certain time at high temperature and pressure. When it gets out, the parts have to be trimmed etc. It is a highly manual work, whilst with metal, I think they just put a sheet metal under a press, which cuts and folds it into shape. Polishing and it is ready.
    -Joost-



    Thanks

    That makes me feel better, because I gonna add some carbon stuffs in my car.

    Re: Door entry guards Carbon, illuminated or NOT?

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    Joost said:
    When it gets out, the parts have to be trimmed etc.



    This includes giving them a nice shot of clearcoat (or something extremely shine-y like that). Looooots of work.

    It's funny because with the stamped SS they don't even bother to de-burr the edges (the ones I ordered came with sharp nasty edges).

     
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