The CarbonTrix Carbon Fiber Grill replaces the factory grill with chrome trim. This is a Road Race original design and features a deep inset grill for an aggressive look that will transform the look of your Lancer. This grill is available in a beautiful carbon fiber finish that is ready to be installed. We also offer it in fiberglass which can be installed raw or painted to match your car. Use factory hardware to install the grill for a quick and easy installation. Road Race offers paint services, so feel free to give us a call. 562-906-0080
What is Carbon Fiber ?
Carbon fiber is a super strong material that's also extremely lightweight. Engineers and designers love it because it's five times as strong as steel, two times as stiff, yet weighs about two-thirds less. Carbon fiber is basically very thin strands of carbon -- even thinner than human hair. The strands can be twisted together, like yarn. The yarns can be woven together, like cloth. To make carbon fiber take on a permanent shape, it can be laid over a mold, then coated with a stiff resin or plastic
The properties of carbon fibers, such as high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion, make them very popular in aerospace, civil engineering, military, and motorsports, along with other competition sports. However, they are relatively expensive when compared to similar fibers, such as glass fibers or plastic fibers.
Carbon fibers are usually combined with other materials to form a composite. When combined with a plastic resin and wound or molded it forms carbon fiber reinforced plastic (often referred to as carbon fiber) which has a very high strength-to-weight ratio, and is extremely rigid although somewhat brittle. However, carbon fibers are also composed with other materials, such as with graphite to form carbon-carbon composites, which have a very high heat tolerance.