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      04-06-2010, 10:34 AM   #45
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      04-06-2010, 12:10 PM   #46
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I just noticed those....a not inexpensive upgrade...StopTec makes some VERY good braking systems...
StopTech brake kits are a non-expensive upgrade? Less-expensive is the right expression perhaps.
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StopTech brake kits are a non-expensive upgrade? Less-expensive is the right expression perhaps.
From personal experience I think they are a better bang / buck than Brembos, hence the choice.

The reasoning behind all one color is to keep the functionality without yelling "hey look at me"

Actually the darker side mrskers look better in real life as the windows are tinted pretty dark ( not my choice but previous owner had them tinted and I did not want to have them redone).

Sorry some don't "dig" the vents... but when you need to get the heat out of the engine bay they really do the trick... An the CF hood in general really does not weigh THAT much below stock, hence teh idea to go functional vents over hood mup from M3...

With regards to pins, that really applies more to non-vented hoods ( due to venturi effect etc.. in lift / push from pressure differentials due to laminar flow / lack thereof over the hood itself, which at normal everyday speeds I would not worry about anyways...) I will modify that latch anyways to something more solid, and probably will use tape around the hood where necessary if I decide to go faster than 70MPH ( not that I would ever do that, no siree, not me... ).
I do believe in general they are a good idea, but for my application, I will hold off for now ( the whole stealth look gets given away if pins are bulging through the hood...).
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StopTech brake kits are a non-expensive upgrade? Less-expensive is the right expression perhaps.
Bill....reading comprehension is our friend LOL....I wrote "non-inexpensive"
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^ I can see your argument, but its more than just laminar flow that lifts hoods. Its the air that gets in between the hood and the headlights, it breaks the seal and the force of air backing up in the engine bay slowly lifts the hood because at high speeds (over 100) the hood simply cannot evacuate enough air to maintain equilibrium.
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Ok..is the latch on this hood the same as the latch on the stock hood??? Cuz the stock latch is perfectly secure if not moreso than other cars ive seen, not to mention the fact that it has two dampers, one on each side, not just one.

I must still be confused as to how these pins hold the hood down at speeds over 100mph..I thought these were just to help lift hoods that dont have latches...
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Ok..is the latch on this hood the same as the latch on the stock hood??? Cuz the stock latch is perfectly secure if not moreso than other cars ive seen, not to mention the fact that it has two dampers, one on each side, not just one.

I must still be confused as to how these pins hold the hood down at speeds over 100mph..I thought these were just to help lift hoods that dont have latches...
The latch itself is secure...but there is only one latch dead center on the hood. The hood lifts at the corners by the headlights, the pins go there...look at the brracing 135i for more details.

lets get back on topic.
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^ I can see your argument, but its more than just laminar flow that lifts hoods. Its the air that gets in between the hood and the headlights, it breaks the seal and the force of air backing up in the engine bay slowly lifts the hood because at high speeds (over 100) the hood simply cannot evacuate enough air to maintain equilibrium.
Precisely where the tape "would" go if I "were" to go over the posted speed limit by more than 5 MPH... which I never would, because that would be bad, very very bad... especially on a track or some event like that, which everyone who knows me knows I would never do, no siree..., not me.....

I just don't want to spoil the look with pins.....
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Precisely where the tape "would" go if I "were" to go over the posted speed limit by more than 5 MPH... which I never would, because that would be bad, very very bad... especially on a track or some event like that, which everyone who knows me knows I would never do, no siree..., not me.....

I just don't want to spoil the look with pins.....
Ohh trust me. I plan on a Vorsteiner hood myself, and I dont plan on pins, even with my HPDEs, im a tape whore and a known cone killer anyway .

And I agree...exceding the already generous 55mph here in NY would never be a good idea.
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Bill....reading comprehension is our friend LOL....I wrote "non-inexpensive"
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