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      09-03-2009, 09:35 PM   #1
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Vorsteiner Hood

Just on Bimmian checking this thing out:

http://www.bimmian.com/82/VRH/

Anyone have it/got pics looks tight, especially painted with just the vents CF. I LIKE!!
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2k ouch! But I want one sooo bad!
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      09-04-2009, 05:29 AM   #3
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sweeet hood..
Is it just me or is the paint job a bit off ?

How much was the entire thing after paint etc??
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      09-04-2009, 07:38 AM   #5
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Could be the HDR photos we do but it's spot on. Our bodyshop removes the gas cap to make sure it matches

Pricing depends on the material you go with- single sided CF or double sided CF. Check out our site for pricing, for the paint, that depends on your local shop.
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      09-04-2009, 07:57 AM   #6
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that hood looks full decent i'm full keen to get one double sided carbon fibre. i'm keen to see one on alpine white first, top painted alpine white to match.
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      09-04-2009, 08:10 AM   #7
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That's good because one of our first production hoods is going to an AW 135
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      09-04-2009, 05:56 PM   #8
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Honestly, you guys did an awesome job. I don't think I could have imagined a better looking more aggressive aftermarket hood. Keeping the hood in carbon fibre is a bit too ricer for my tastes but painting it the same as the rest of the car and keeping the vents cf looks sweet! I can't wait to see some pics on Alpine White....
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      09-05-2009, 01:38 PM   #9
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Nice looking job...I like the vented look and was toying with the idea of going this route sometime in the future. It would have to be functional for me to consider it, though. I could not find a schematic showing the size and location of the vents. The Vorsteiner site describes a similar hood for the e90/92 as having an opening at the front of the dropped area, and at the side vents. Looking at my 135 and comparing to the photos, I am puzzled: With the hood popped open just enough to see inside and measuring along the hood crease, I get a measurement of about 14" from the rear of the hood to the seal over the rear compartment. I looks like the side vents are over the sealed off area. What possible function could they have there besides appearance? It seems they would have to be located more forward, with the front of the vent at about the position of the center slot in order to vent hot engine compartment air. Am I missing something here?
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Nice looking job...I like the vented look and was toying with the idea of going this route sometime in the future. It would have to be functional for me to consider it, though. I could not find a schematic showing the size and location of the vents. The Vorsteiner site describes a similar hood for the e90/92 as having an opening at the front of the dropped area, and at the side vents. Looking at my 135 and comparing to the photos, I am puzzled: With the hood popped open just enough to see inside and measuring along the hood crease, I get a measurement of about 14" from the rear of the hood to the seal over the rear compartment. I looks like the side vents are over the sealed off area. What possible function could they have there besides appearance? It seems they would have to be located more forward, with the front of the vent at about the position of the center slot in order to vent hot engine compartment air. Am I missing something here?
The vents are 100% functional and serve as ventilation points for the engine. The way the hood was designed is we took a picture of a customer's car that was driven in the snow fairly hard. We noticed the snow melted across the center and on both sides- clearly areas where the engine heats up and vents. These allow for heat to pass through and reduce heat soak.
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      09-06-2009, 07:20 AM   #11
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Pretty technical stuff there lol.
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Pretty technical stuff there lol.

LOL....yeah but sometimes something simple like that explains easier than a technical discussion...at least to the layman.
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BTW has anyone EXCEPT for JLeviSW received their hood yet? Or shipping confirmation?
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BTW has anyone EXCEPT for JLeviSW received their hood yet? Or shipping confirmation?
First hood (besides mine) shipped out last week, more going out next week
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      09-09-2009, 11:20 PM   #16
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Our hood will be on next week (wk of Sept 14) in time for our track event...will have many pics of the custom paint job being done w the CF vents.
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Check the link in my signature. Shows pictures of my vorsteiner hood I received last week. Its not painted but I put it on the car like that for now.
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Man oh man...the wait is killing me....LOL....looks top-notch.
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keen to see pics in alpine white
Me too.
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      09-18-2009, 08:34 PM   #22
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Vorsteiner.com has pictures of a not dissimilar hood on a white 3 Series.
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