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      04-01-2010, 04:33 AM   #23
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You know... I have driven alot at high speeds in my 135i on the Autobahn. I never have noticed any hood wiggle or lift. Then again, I am not looking at the hood at those speeds either! I don't think BMW would have built the car unsafely.
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      04-01-2010, 08:49 AM   #24
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You know... I have driven alot at high speeds in my 135i on the Autobahn. I never have noticed any hood wiggle or lift. Then again, I am not looking at the hood at those speeds either! I don't think BMW would have built the car unsafely.
Might be one reason they electronically limit the speed. Not that it would go much faster than 155 MPH without a tune.
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      04-01-2010, 08:58 AM   #25
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are pins necessary for a DD? I know i wont be going 150mph lol.
I wouldnt worry about it.
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      04-03-2010, 10:02 AM   #26
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Pins are necessary on many carbon fiber hoods at high speeds. Lighter hoods (cf) require less force to lift. Hood pins help prevent your hood lifting up and smashing your windshield/blinding you of whats ahead/potentially causing an accident.

Im no expert, but if I remember correctly carbon fiber is layered. Not positive, but pins may also prevent layer separation. ( if that is in fact an issue).
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      04-03-2010, 04:27 PM   #27
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Pins are necessary on many carbon fiber hoods at high speeds. Lighter hoods (cf) require less force to lift. Hood pins help prevent your hood lifting up and smashing your windshield/blinding you of whats ahead/potentially causing an accident.

Im no expert, but if I remember correctly carbon fiber is layered. Not positive, but pins may also prevent layer separation. ( if that is in fact an issue).
Separation wouldnt be an issue on a high qualiy CF piece like the Vorsteiner hood.
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      04-03-2010, 06:35 PM   #28
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Pics painted later today. Will not do pins ( regular driving never above 5 mph of speed limit ). On track will tape any openings around the hood, should prevent lift).
Also, trunk #2 getting painted.... That will hold big APR wing just like Berk technology car).
Paint should not cost that much... You should talk to your body shop......
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      04-03-2010, 08:26 PM   #29
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      04-03-2010, 08:31 PM   #30
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Nice... Why didnt you leave the vent CF?
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      04-03-2010, 08:36 PM   #31
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#1 That looks like itd be just as secure as the stock hood

#2 Is yours dbl or single carbon fiber? Im thinking bout single for mine specially if im lookin to paint it.

#3 Ever any problems with water getting shit wet under the hood? I dont think the vents are over anything that could be harmed

#4 How difficult was the install/uninstall? Does it fit perfectly right off the bat?


I woulda kept the vents CF color
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      04-03-2010, 08:37 PM   #32
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Nice... Why didnt you leave the vent CF?
Going for the stealthy look... normally run on OEM wheels too ( square set-up, 265s all the way around )
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      04-03-2010, 10:22 PM   #33
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I agree about the vents being left CF but true winner nonetheless
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      04-03-2010, 10:27 PM   #34
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Going for the stealthy look... normally run on OEM wheels too ( square set-up, 265s all the way around )
Dont get me wrong... it looks BADASS right now! I figure its nice to have some contrast, but nevertheless, LOOKS HOT MOFO!
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      04-04-2010, 12:13 AM   #35
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Niiiiice...mine is in the shop now...pics coming REAL soon! Making me jealous cause yours is on already.
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      04-04-2010, 12:32 AM   #36
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Niiiiice...mine is in the shop now...pics coming REAL soon! Making me jealous cause yours is on already.
Whats your price quote for painting that sucker?
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      04-04-2010, 12:56 AM   #37
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The quote was between 650-800....Have not hashed it all out completely yet due to my....err...unique idea
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      04-05-2010, 07:45 AM   #38
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Looks good!
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      04-05-2010, 08:24 PM   #39
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not digging the vents, but nice brakes! nice looking car overall.

I think I would rather go with a hood that looks similar to the cowl in the e92 m3s.
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      04-05-2010, 09:38 PM   #40
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Hmmk, well like i said ive never seen pictures of anyone else with this hood with pins or ever heard of the need for them to keep the hood down during high speed..just doesnt seem to be an apparent issue..the air the travels thru the kidneys goes straight thru the tunnel to the filter
Most people know that CF hoods need pins. I hope they know, or maybe they should read first, mod later


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not digging the vents either...
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I think the vents should have been left exposed, but since they weren't, I think switching back to clear sidemarkers would flow a lot better.
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Most people know that CF hoods need pins. I hope they know, or maybe they should read first, mod later


Badass car OP!!!
O well..i guess alll those ppl out there with this and other CF hoods on this car WITHOUT pins are just screwed eh?

Oh thats right, most of us normal drivers dont drive over 150mph every day
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not digging the vents, but nice brakes! nice looking car overall.

I think I would rather go with a hood that looks similar to the cowl in the e92 m3s.

I just noticed those....a not inexpensive upgrade...StopTec makes some VERY good braking systems...
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