Carbon Fiber CLK W208 Engine Undertray

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  1. lil_b

    lil_b New Member

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    Hi Gents, I´m new to this forum.
    I work in small company in Slovakia called PRAGA Cars, in a short: we make race cars made from carbon fiber. (google for more info) - no ads intended.
    I´m owner of CLK 230K W208 with plenty of mods.
    Now here comes the deal:
    I´ve made carbon fibre undertray which weights only 2,9KG, instead of original steel one 12,5KG.
    Circa 7 KG difference, over 75% lighter :rock:
    It´s very stiff and rigid part, it´s "sandwich" technology, mounting points and impact area has extra layers of material.
    attached you can see the pictures.
    I´ve used the part from my car as template so it´s 100% compatibility.
    I´d like to offer this to you via this forum or ebay later.
    Before I do so, I´d like to ask you if the shape of the part is the same among the CLK 200 ..... 55AMG or not ?
    and if you would be interested into such an upgrade for your car ?
    Please understand that it´s not product of a company, but it´s my private project.
    Let me know your thoughts. Thanks.
     

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    lil_b

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    two more pics
     

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  3. AMGeed

    AMGeed MB Club Veteran

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    That is a smart looking piece of kit. Kind of wasted under the car but I'm sure you'll have some interest. Good luck.
     
  4. PobodY

    PobodY Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Are you going to make them for other models; W209 for example?
     
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  6. jotter22

    jotter22 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Look's well made but why an under tray could you not have made an engine cover so all could see it?

    Tony.
     
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    lil_b New Member

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    because it´s very effective way to reduce weight at front end.
    + I think the shape of under tray for CLK 200, 230, 320, 430 is similar and one mould could be used = so the production would be effective. :bannana:
    clk 200, 230 does not use plastic engine cover, just 320, 430, 55 and each is different shape. But again, if we find at least 5 people here asking for the same item, I don´t see an problem making it. (but that would another topic I guess)
    None of you guys want´s to reduce the weight at front end? :dk:
     
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    jotter22 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I dont think a 7kg weight saving is why people would buy this its all about the looks IMHO.

    Tony.
     
  9. whitenemesis

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    Does the 208 really have a steel under-tray? Which other models do?

    Both my 203 and 219 have fibre reinforced plastic under-trays.
     
  10. markmifsud

    markmifsud Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    As Peter, my 208 has plastic undertrays.
     
  11. W20855amg

    W20855amg New Member

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    Hi
    you could do a w208 55 amg front splitter ,front bumper tow bar eye and boot rear spoiler all in carbon
    And a perfomace air intake these will sell well
     

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