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      03-07-2012, 03:41 PM   #45
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I like the idea of just mesh at the side crease only along the uncurved aspect.
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      03-07-2012, 04:32 PM   #46
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Too much time and money on your hands!!
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      03-07-2012, 05:12 PM   #47
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I like the idea of just mesh at the side crease only along the uncurved aspect.
Thats the idea, Ill get around to it when I am done with the other mods I want done.


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And? Seems like a good problem to have to me.
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      06-15-2012, 08:58 PM   #48
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I thought about that but would people be interested in that? Even if the piece existed I dont see many people taking a plasma cutter or nibbler to their fender.

FYI T, yesterday I spent the day cleaning out carbon buildup on a you know what. What a chore, wow
intake or exhaust?
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      06-15-2012, 09:58 PM   #49
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Carbon buildup?

Please say it ain't so
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      06-16-2012, 02:10 AM   #50
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Carbon buildup?

Please say it ain't so
DONT WORRY it was on an RS4 not on the M LOL
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      06-16-2012, 02:55 AM   #51
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I was about to say, not that shit again, phew
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      11-02-2012, 03:34 PM   #52
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Was reported earlier that it was initially the purpose of the ///M division to leave these side vents effectively open. However, development apparently struggled with getting the alignment/rigidity right with opened vents. As time for development was tight (and additional crash tests likely would be required, I assume), the plan was shelved. Missed chance, but time was of the essence. Would have been nice though. Anyway, good luck with your project.

"Was at M studio this week as part of my ED and got to talk for to a lead engineer for quite a while; He clarified that these front fender areas that now suggest the vents, originally where meant to have real functional vents. They'd be even bigger then the ~2cm they are now. (Thus cutting them open in the shape they are now would apparently not provide much aerodynamic benefit i.e. release significant wheel well air pressure). However they couldn't get the fender sheet stamping molds accurate enough within the allotted time/budget. Particularly the two fenders sides exactly mirroring each other in shape proved too hard to achieve with functional vents. Pity, but I do respect that they either do it right or not at all."
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Further to my earlier post, this is a render of what BMW M had in mind for the 1M, but was abandoned in the end because of tight time-constraints. Too bad it did not come to fruition. And the carbon roof: no time and sufficient budget for crash tests. Yeah, there was potential for an even more impressive car than the final version we know, c.q. drive.

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      06-01-2013, 02:30 PM   #53
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Did anyone ever end up cutting that damn fender already? c'mon! It would look amazeballz
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      08-08-2014, 09:02 AM   #54
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Reviving a old thread. Anyone ever do this? Thinking out doing this down the road to my 1M clone build. Front and Rear vents.
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      08-10-2014, 02:36 PM   #55
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I had vinyl (flat black to match read bumper vent) installed and it looks great.
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      08-12-2014, 05:51 AM   #56
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I had vinyl (flat black to match read bumper vent) installed and it looks great.
Any pics? Thx.
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      08-12-2014, 06:55 AM   #57
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Any pics? Thx.
Can be purchased

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      08-13-2014, 01:32 PM   #58
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I never got around to this (yet) been tied up with other projects.
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      08-13-2014, 01:56 PM   #59
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Someone should buy a second set and chop them- ~$500 in parts
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      08-13-2014, 01:59 PM   #60
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EDIT- actually cutting the vent may not work. In the render, notice the placement of the side marker- it is at the top of the vent- where rear 1m, it is 3-4 inches lower. You would have to cut around the vent mounting points. It could look janky if not done correctly
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      08-20-2014, 06:39 PM   #61
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Side vent taping

Sorry for the delay in posting. Body shop made templates, then taped. Has held up like a champ. Matches rear vent in bumper perfectly. Flat Black.Name:  photo 1.JPG
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      08-20-2014, 06:41 PM   #62
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Black taping would be really nice on White also.
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      08-21-2014, 08:41 AM   #63
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      09-11-2014, 06:46 AM   #64
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Black taping would be really nice on White also.
i'm happy with it


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      09-21-2014, 11:20 AM   #65
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i'm happy with it


Looks super on the white! Wow, pops nicely.
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      11-04-2014, 09:11 PM   #66
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Doing some more thinking on this subject. Driver side wont be a problem. Getting around the windshield fluid container on the passenger side is going to be tricky.

Heres how its done on the new M4:
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