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      02-16-2017, 01:58 AM   #1
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Carbon Fibre Roof for the BMW 1M

Hi Folks!

I know that some members here replaced your roof to carbon fibre. Would you guys care to share some information and details with regards to which brand you guys went for, how the process of installing went? I am seriously considering it!!


so far, seems like only Revozport has one
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      02-16-2017, 06:31 AM   #2
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I have a Geoff Steel Racing one, pretty much similar to the RevoZport, but made here in the UK. Fitment is perfect - lots of labour involved in replacing the roof, both windscreens need to be removed, all interior headlining/a/b/c pillars, old roof cut/spot welds out.

New roof is then bonded in, similar to windscreen bonding.
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I have a Geoff Steel Racing one, pretty much similar to the RevoZport, but made here in the UK. Fitment is perfect - lots of labour involved in replacing the roof, both windscreens need to be removed, all interior headlining/a/b/c pillars, old roof cut/spot welds out.

New roof is then bonded in, similar to windscreen bonding.


Thanks for the reply! well it looks beautiful. can you point me to the right direction so that i can buy it?

it is not a bolt option?
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      02-17-2017, 12:33 PM   #4
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No one else????
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I have thought about it although the thought of cutting my 1M up to do this just makes my head hurt.
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I run a revozport carbon roof. Fitment is perfect and weave looks oem in 1x1 gloss. As tinsta mentioned, it is quite a bit of labor to swap a roof. In the USA is about $2500 labor. Sheds around 13lbs (1m don't have sunroof so they don't shed nearly as much as a 135i) but looks amazing.

If anyone needs revozport, pm me and I can connect you guys to take advantage of my friends and family discount
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I run a revozport carbon roof. Fitment is perfect and weave looks oem in 1x1 gloss. As tinsta mentioned, it is quite a bit of labor to swap a roof. In the USA is about $2500 labor. Sheds around 13lbs (1m don't have sunroof so they don't shed nearly as much as a 135i) but looks amazing.

If anyone needs revozport, pm me and I can connect you guys to take advantage of my friends and family discount




nice!
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      02-24-2017, 11:34 PM   #8
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Giggity

I've got one. (Thx to Ilikebmxbikes) It's going on along with some 1M quarters very soon...
Had to dumb down the pic a lot to get it to upload. It's pretty gorgeous in person tho.
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      03-13-2017, 04:32 AM   #9
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I've got one. (Thx to Ilikebmxbikes) It's going on along with some 1M quarters very soon...
Had to dumb down the pic a lot to get it to upload. It's pretty gorgeous in person tho.



post some photos after installation!! Also, if it's possible care to share some tips or advice you encountered during installation?
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      09-25-2017, 02:19 AM   #10
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Hi guys! Any one else have any tips and installation notes etc? Anyone on the RPK one as well?


I would like to know as much as possible about fitting a carbon roof
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Its not too difficult for a body shop to do, headliner etc all needs to come out, front and rear windscreens need to be out, plastic trims either side need to be off, you can then start to see the edge, using a small cutter etc work your way around the edge.

New roof is bonded (similar to a windscreen), held inplace with clamps whilst is sets.

sk8fe had some pics on his build thread..clicky
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Its not too difficult for a body shop to do, headliner etc all needs to come out, front and rear windscreens need to be out, plastic trims either side need to be off, you can then start to see the edge, using a small cutter etc work your way around the edge.

New roof is bonded (similar to a windscreen), held inplace with clamps whilst is sets.

sk8fe had some pics on his build thread..clicky

thank you! can't see pictures on this thread though..
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      10-11-2017, 04:06 AM   #13
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thank you! can't see pictures on this thread though..
The pics aren't loading here in my end either.
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      10-11-2017, 04:08 PM   #14
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It's photofcuket at its best! pics are the same as the carbon roof's available on M3's / M4's
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Hi,

I'm interested to know more about this. What difference does it make if I install a carbon fiber roof? Is it just for the looks or does it have more advantage on safety? Does it repel more heat?
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Hi,

I'm interested to know more about this. What difference does it make if I install a carbon fiber roof? Is it just for the looks or does it have more advantage on safety? Does it repel more heat?
Only three advantages:
1) lighter in a crucial spot (weight up high on a car especially bad for balance/handling)
2) good torsional/structural rigidity relative to weight
3) pleasing to the eye (for some)

One known negative is that if you are doing it for looks you need to leave it unpainted. Unpainted carbon fiber does not weather well. A google image search for 'sun bleached carbon fiber' should demonstrate this easily.

I also worry about carbon's susceptibility to side impacts. For a roof this would be something dropping on it from above. Maybe not super high risk, but if you have hail in your region you might want to factor in.
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      10-19-2017, 02:09 PM   #17
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Just to add, BMW have been putting Carbon roofs on M cars for quite awhile now, since the E46 M3 CSL, E9X M3 etc..
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