Yikes, alot of CF hating going on.
I'd not go for CF myself either unless you were really building a car for some AutoX or tracking. If you are 'topping off' a heavily modified car, it's a great way to lower weight. That should be your only real reason for 'needing' it. If you want a cf look on the hood well, I guess that's another valid reason. It's your car do as you like.
PLEASE paint it, would be my only suggestion. I agree with the folks saying it looks out of place, but I'd not say don't get it for that reason.. Just paint it, you'll have a 'sleeper' hood..
Actually since you have a black car, it wouldn't look too bad, black is the only color I'd put CF on and NOT immediately paint it the body color. It will still stick out somewhat. You'll get more folks wanting to sprint to the next red light with you if you put it on, I think..
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