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GROUP BUY- Carbon Fiber Engine Cover

If you have been looking for the right Carbon Fiber Engine Cover for your Alfa Romeo 4C than you have come to the right place!

We now offer this Carbon Fiber Engine Cover in two styles, Black Carbon with Alfa Romeo 4C's Emblem in Red Carbon Fiber or complete Black Carbon Fiber with no emblem.





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I think I need to slow down. HAHA I just ordered nearly $10K in rims, $4500 in coil overs, a new radio, and some carbon fiber parts from you. I've been eyeballing this for quite some time. Guess, I need to pull the trigger. How difficult is it to swap over the stock parts needed to make this work?
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Pistol Pete, these are easy to install. There are a bunch of us running them. They look good on the outside, but I have found (and a few others) that the pins that are glued to the CF are less than secure. I have at least one busted pin and one missing one from the shipping.

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Pistol Pete, these are easy to install. There are a bunch of us running them. They look good on the outside, but I have found (and a few others) that the pins that are glued to the CF are less than secure. I have at least one busted pin and one missing one from the shipping.

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I remember reading something about issues with these which is why I haven't ordered one yet. I guess this was the issue I read about. Does it make it flimsy or loose when it's installed?
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I remember reading something about issues with these which is why I haven't ordered one yet. I guess this was the issue I read about. Does it make it flimsy or loose when it's installed?
The pins only serve two purposes. The first is to hold the thermal blankets on the cover. The second is to hold the metal part to the plastic (or CF in this case). There is over 20 of those pins used. I don't find the fabric to be an issue (aka not floppy), but I recently broke one of the pins holding the metal at the end, so it is loose now. I broke it removing the cover one track day.

It is not a major issue at this point, but I kind of wish I would have spent my $900 bucks on brakes, suspension or other bits.

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I've had mine on for almost a year now with no problems apart from the production issues of incorrect pin length in a couple of places. Gotta say, looking through the rear window at the carbon cover is much more rewarding than viewing the slab of black plastic of the original. One happy little Vegemite here.
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Has anyone with one of these had any experience (positive or negative) with removal and replacement during dealer service?

Also, any real-life pics?

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I've had mine on for almost a year now with no problems apart from the production issues of incorrect pin length in a couple of places. Gotta say, looking through the rear window at the carbon cover is much more rewarding than viewing the slab of black plastic of the original. One happy little Vegemite here.
Awesome, this is what I want to hear. I ended up ordering it so hopefully no issues.
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Has anyone with one of these had any experience (positive or negative) with removal and replacement during dealer service?

Also, any real-life pics?
Rosie has her first annual service next Tuesday, April 4. I intend removing her carbon engine cover before taking her in. There's no way I'd trust the workshop with that cover.
When I take her out on her next run I'll take a couple of photographs of her engine cover. She has an amazing engine but with looks only a mother could love.
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Has anyone with one of these had any experience (positive or negative) with removal and replacement during dealer service?

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I remove mine prior to any Service. I much rather me gently lifting the CF cover off the 4 suction pegs rather than my tech (nothing against him).


If you are not careful, once the mount is lifted off the mounting peg, you can slam the top of the CF on the boot lid.... (ask me how I know)
Also, once you dislodge two mounts (typically the 2 front ones first), if not careful, the metal grill part of the cover, whether CF cover or OEM plastic cover can scuff your beautiful biletted oil cap.... (ask me how I know)
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