BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-06-2011, 07:45 PM   #23
jeremydgreat
Captain
jeremydgreat's Avatar
United_States
18
Rep
676
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 JB3
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Diego, CA (Carlsbad to be exact)

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon_135i View Post
Jeremy I thought you like to see this... (Courtesy of WheelSTO)

Perfect! Thank you kind sir.
__________________
135i // M-Sports Package // RR Oil Catch Can // Black Kidneys // iCarbon Hood // Alum Pedals // KW v2 Coilovers // Vorshlag Camber Plates // JB3 // Hotchkis Sway Bar // Wheel Studs. Best mod ever? Tires. 255's in front, 275's in back.
Appreciate 0
      02-06-2011, 07:48 PM   #24
jeremydgreat
Captain
jeremydgreat's Avatar
United_States
18
Rep
676
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 JB3
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Diego, CA (Carlsbad to be exact)

iTrader: (1)

I'm really on the fence about this now. I finished mounting the hood. Fitment was fine and the OEM hood latches solidly. The "hook" catch snaps in place as well. I can't help wondering if I really need to install these aero-locks.

Even with moderate track usage. I just can't imagine this thing pulling so hard that the screws in the hood rip out (that seems like the greatest point of weakness- the screws that bolt the latches to the hood.

Thoughts?
__________________
135i // M-Sports Package // RR Oil Catch Can // Black Kidneys // iCarbon Hood // Alum Pedals // KW v2 Coilovers // Vorshlag Camber Plates // JB3 // Hotchkis Sway Bar // Wheel Studs. Best mod ever? Tires. 255's in front, 275's in back.
Appreciate 0
      02-07-2011, 06:12 PM   #25
Groundpilot
Major
Groundpilot's Avatar
United_States
15
Rep
1,322
Posts

 
Drives: 135I DCT , e92 M3 DCT, Audi A6
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: long island,ny

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via ICQ to Groundpilot
I hear you. The hood looks great as is and hood pins will ruin it. But again, why risk it? If you track the car, put them on. Just my 2 cents.
__________________

David
Appreciate 0
      02-07-2011, 07:14 PM   #26
BSM 135i
Colonel
BSM 135i's Avatar
No_Country
62
Rep
2,230
Posts

 
Drives: 08' BSM E82
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Cali

iTrader: (23)

Send a message via AIM to BSM 135i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon_135i View Post
whomever it is... looks like the pin is installed backward... lol
yeah lol but it sure is damn sexy!
Appreciate 0
      02-16-2011, 02:19 PM   #27
adrean8j
Brigadier General
adrean8j's Avatar
No_Country
53
Rep
4,071
Posts

 
Drives: SGM 135I
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 135i  [5.00]
Send a message via Yahoo to adrean8j
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremydgreat View Post
I'm really on the fence about this now. I finished mounting the hood. Fitment was fine and the OEM hood latches solidly. The "hook" catch snaps in place as well. I can't help wondering if I really need to install these aero-locks.

Even with moderate track usage. I just can't imagine this thing pulling so hard that the screws in the hood rip out (that seems like the greatest point of weakness- the screws that bolt the latches to the hood.

Thoughts?
I see nobody responded to you on this Jeremy. I don't know about the ICarbon CF hood but I know my Vorsteiner hood "lifts" once I reach a certain speed (track AND highway). It was so bad that I would have other drivers flag me down and tell me that my hood was open. I would say go ahead and get them installed professionaly and call it a day
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ptack View Post
SGM was God's color and has been recalled to heaven.
Appreciate 0
      02-16-2011, 04:13 PM   #28
HondaGoneRogue
They like my Swag...
HondaGoneRogue's Avatar
55
Rep
3,567
Posts

 
Drives: 08 AW 135i
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Germany

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2008 135i  [4.33]
I think everyone knows in the back of thier mind that they need them, but it seems like they want to convince themselves otherwise. You can lead a horse to water.......
__________________

2008 AW 135i, Whats a mod?
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2011, 11:42 AM   #29
Simon_135i
Collecting dust!
Simon_135i's Avatar
29
Rep
2,002
Posts

 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2008 E82/135i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Simon_135i Send a message via MSN to Simon_135i
Quote:
Originally Posted by HondaGoneRogue View Post
I think everyone knows in the back of thier mind that they need them, but it seems like they want to convince themselves otherwise. You can lead a horse to water.......
damn you and your horse to water comment... Going to get the pins installed soon though.
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2011, 12:08 PM   #30
Garduna
Brigadier General
Garduna's Avatar
Canada
51
Rep
4,009
Posts

 
Drives: 128i Sedona Red
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by adrean8j View Post
I see nobody responded to you on this Jeremy. I don't know about the ICarbon CF hood but I know my Vorsteiner hood "lifts" once I reach a certain speed (track AND highway). It was so bad that I would have other drivers flag me down and tell me that my hood was open. I would say go ahead and get them installed professionaly and call it a day
It's messed up when other drivers are telling you ur hood is open o_O!
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2011, 01:37 PM   #31
adrean8j
Brigadier General
adrean8j's Avatar
No_Country
53
Rep
4,071
Posts

 
Drives: SGM 135I
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 135i  [5.00]
Send a message via Yahoo to adrean8j
Quote:
Originally Posted by Garduna View Post
It's messed up when other drivers are telling you ur hood is open o_O!
Quote:
Originally Posted by maxnix View Post
What is amazing is that a CF hood would flex at all. Should be stiffer than that!

There isn't "flex"...a more accurate description would be "lift" I think....when the air gets under the front of the hood it creates lift in the same way an aircraft wing does. The front hood latch only secures the center of the hood but not the areas immediately adjacent to it....this causes the hood look like it is floating without the hood pins...
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ptack View Post
SGM was God's color and has been recalled to heaven.
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2011, 10:42 PM   #32
Simon_135i
Collecting dust!
Simon_135i's Avatar
29
Rep
2,002
Posts

 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2008 E82/135i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Simon_135i Send a message via MSN to Simon_135i
Quote:
Originally Posted by adrean8j View Post
There isn't "flex"...a more accurate description would be "lift" I think....when the air gets under the front of the hood it creates lift in the same way an aircraft wing does. The front hood latch only secures the center of the hood but not the areas immediately adjacent to it....this causes the hood look like it is floating without the hood pins...

Appreciate 0
      02-21-2011, 10:51 PM   #33
HondaGoneRogue
They like my Swag...
HondaGoneRogue's Avatar
55
Rep
3,567
Posts

 
Drives: 08 AW 135i
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Germany

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2008 135i  [4.33]
Need to paint the screws
__________________

2008 AW 135i, Whats a mod?
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2011, 10:53 PM   #34
Simon_135i
Collecting dust!
Simon_135i's Avatar
29
Rep
2,002
Posts

 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2008 E82/135i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Simon_135i Send a message via MSN to Simon_135i
Quote:
Originally Posted by HondaGoneRogue View Post
Need to paint the screws
I might just touch up paint later this week...
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2011, 11:08 PM   #35
HondaGoneRogue
They like my Swag...
HondaGoneRogue's Avatar
55
Rep
3,567
Posts

 
Drives: 08 AW 135i
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Germany

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2008 135i  [4.33]
Exactly. Thats how we do it on the USAF Thunderbirds if we have to remove a panel.
__________________

2008 AW 135i, Whats a mod?
Appreciate 0
      02-26-2011, 06:02 PM   #36
Simon_135i
Collecting dust!
Simon_135i's Avatar
29
Rep
2,002
Posts

 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2008 E82/135i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Simon_135i Send a message via MSN to Simon_135i
I had some few pm's and here are the interior of the hood showing exactly where the pins are located;







Appreciate 0
      02-26-2011, 06:48 PM   #37
adrean8j
Brigadier General
adrean8j's Avatar
No_Country
53
Rep
4,071
Posts

 
Drives: SGM 135I
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 135i  [5.00]
Send a message via Yahoo to adrean8j
Are those the OEM hood struts? Or did you get an after market option? I know with my CF hood the OEM struts are to powerfully damped and would cause damage to the hood when trying to shut it...so I left them off and got a hood stand....
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ptack View Post
SGM was God's color and has been recalled to heaven.
Appreciate 0
      02-26-2011, 07:01 PM   #38
Simon_135i
Collecting dust!
Simon_135i's Avatar
29
Rep
2,002
Posts

 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2008 E82/135i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Simon_135i Send a message via MSN to Simon_135i
Quote:
Originally Posted by adrean8j View Post
Are those the OEM hood struts? Or did you get an after market option? I know with my CF hood the OEM struts are to powerfully damped and would cause damage to the hood when trying to shut it...so I left them off and got a hood stand....
Using oem hood struts not seeing any issues. I will continue to monitor closely and will remove struts if I see any damages.
Appreciate 0
      02-26-2011, 07:31 PM   #39
BSM 135i
Colonel
BSM 135i's Avatar
No_Country
62
Rep
2,230
Posts

 
Drives: 08' BSM E82
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Cali

iTrader: (23)

Send a message via AIM to BSM 135i
def need to paint the screws simon! looks good but should have left some carbon exposed, the area where the grills are would have looked really good exposed on AW. also why didn't you get the underside fully painted? looks "unfinished"
Appreciate 0
      02-26-2011, 07:40 PM   #40
Simon_135i
Collecting dust!
Simon_135i's Avatar
29
Rep
2,002
Posts

 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2008 E82/135i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Simon_135i Send a message via MSN to Simon_135i
Just swapped out to Perf Gloss grills so I am leaving the screws black for now. I was thinking about leaving parts of it CF but... it just wasn't my thing. Never thought about painting the underside of the hood since its closed anyways =)
Appreciate 0
      10-16-2011, 12:29 AM   #41
Mega Man
エアーマンが倒せない
Mega Man's Avatar
United_States
43
Rep
1,946
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 135i
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2009 135i  [0.00]
I really want to do a CF Hood as well.

Thinking about pins, they don't look THAT bad, and I'd rather have the pins (counting any aesthetic distaste, the cost, the installation), than ever have the hood fly up, blind me while driving, or cause damage to someone else (directly, or because I was blinded).

Even if the chance is very slight, it's a chance I wouldn't want to take.
Appreciate 0
      11-09-2011, 11:34 AM   #42
Simon_135i
Collecting dust!
Simon_135i's Avatar
29
Rep
2,002
Posts

 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2008 E82/135i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Simon_135i Send a message via MSN to Simon_135i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mega Man View Post
I really want to do a CF Hood as well.

Thinking about pins, they don't look THAT bad, and I'd rather have the pins (counting any aesthetic distaste, the cost, the installation), than ever have the hood fly up, blind me while driving, or cause damage to someone else (directly, or because I was blinded).

Even if the chance is very slight, it's a chance I wouldn't want to take.
Do it! lol
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2011, 01:20 AM   #43
Mega Man
エアーマンが倒せない
Mega Man's Avatar
United_States
43
Rep
1,946
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 135i
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2009 135i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon_135i View Post
Do it! lol
I DID!
Appreciate 0
      11-19-2011, 02:00 AM   #44
Simon_135i
Collecting dust!
Simon_135i's Avatar
29
Rep
2,002
Posts

 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2008 E82/135i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Simon_135i Send a message via MSN to Simon_135i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mega Man View Post
I DID!
did you...? are you sure?
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:55 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST