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      04-29-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Slek CF Hood & Other Goodies

I installed my SleK double-sided CF hood today with some help from my friend. I just need to get a Roundel, install that and get my AeroCatch fasteners installed.

The stock hood shocks are too strong for this 16lbs hood. For those who have installed this hood (or similar weighing CF hoods); what hood shocks do I need to get?



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      04-29-2012, 06:10 PM   #2
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Very nice mate. Anymore pics of your hood from different angles etc? Any plans to put in some hood pins?

I read in another thread that someone used the M3 hood shocks for their CF hood.
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Very nice. I am planning to get vent hood when they available to replace my seibon GTR vent hood. Also i like the performance steering wheel. I have a V2 waiting for install but i kinda like the V1 better since it's leather & alcantara.
I like the BBK, i never had one with silver caliper but it does look sharp.
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      04-29-2012, 06:26 PM   #4
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[quote=Sk8fe;11858768]I installed my SleK double-sided CF hood today with some help from my friend. I just need to get a Roundel, install that and get my AeroCatch fasteners installed.
[quote] The stock hood shocks are too strong for this 16lbs hood.


i keep the same shocks
or maybe, just use one.

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      04-29-2012, 06:29 PM   #5
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pictures

yes a few pictures would be nice.
specially the gap between the hood abd the fender.
From the front of the fender toward the winshield.

thanks
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      04-29-2012, 06:45 PM   #6
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Stock shocks are too strong. Stock hood weights ~40lbs I thought I read somewhere here on the forum. My double-sided SleK CF hood only weighs 16lbs. I tried only one shock and still too strong IMO and I didn't like the lateral stress it put on the hood when trying to close.

I thought TEIN used to make hood shocks for aftermarket CF hoods. I'll have to search online, but if anyone who has installed a CF hood on to their 1 and can recommends other hood shock options, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
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The StopTech Trophy Sports BBK calipers are anodized that color (not powder coated silver; you can get the "regular" StopTech BBK in several different colors including silver).
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      04-29-2012, 06:58 PM   #8
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Nice, loving the BBK. As someone else has said try to see if you can get the M3 hood shocks.
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As requested (took best pics I could in my garage using my iPhone). Please note, I am not a photographer by any stretch of the imagination nor a mechanic by trade, so there still may be some minor hood adjustments required for uniform fitment front-to-back, side-to-side. When I have the AeroCatch fasteners (hood pins) professionally installed I will have them perform the final uniform fitment before cutting the hood to install the AeroCatch assemblies.

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Right Fender fitment


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Nice, loving the BBK. As someone else has said try to see if you can get the M3 hood shocks.
Do you mean stock OEM M3 hood shocks? Is the stock M3 hood *that* much lighter than the stock 135 hood (like only 20lbs?)
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Oh and thanks for all the props -- I appreciate that. Still a work in progress...

Next on the punch list is an LSD and power.
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Do you mean stock OEM M3 hood shocks? Is the stock M3 hood *that* much lighter than the stock 135 hood (like only 20lbs?)
I believe the M3 hood is made out of Aluminum so it is about 22pounds while ours isn't and is in the 40+ pound range. So yup OEM m3 hood shocks.
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Can u just not use the shock at all?
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Can u just not use the shock at all?
Lol, how would you then lift the hood? Ask a friend to help you each time? Wouldn't work out well. Also they help with fitment on the other end as well.
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Lol, how would you then lift the hood? Ask a friend to help you each time? Wouldn't work out well. Also they help with fitment on the other end as well.
Haha i rarely open the hood so i didnt bother to put it back. Beside i lost 1 of the clip
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I believe the M3 hood is made out of Aluminum so it is about 22pounds while ours isn't and is in the 40+ pound range. So yup OEM m3 hood shocks.
Thanks! Just to be explicitly clear, you are referring to E92 M3 OEM hood shocks -- correct? Don't hate, I just want to make sure I order the right ones...
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Thanks! Just to be explicitly clear, you are referring to E92 M3 OEM hood shocks -- correct? Don't hate, I just want to make sure I order the right ones...
Yeah, I think all M3 hood shocks should be the same such as the E90/E92. Maybe give Harold a call/email just to confirm.
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Other angles. Next round of pics will be once the Roundel gets delivered and installed.



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Yeah, I think all M3 hood shocks should be the same such as the E90/E92. Maybe give Harold a call/email just to confirm.
Not to confuse the topic but I believe the E92 ZCP hood has "M3" stamped inside the hood. I don't recall seeing the same stamp on the E90 but I could be wrong. You could always check the part numbers on realoem.com to see if the shocks have the same part number.
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My stocks brakes?!!! They're smoked, burnt, fried and spent! Ha! just kidding...


Stock ceramic brake pistons OR what was left of them


StopTech Trophy Sports BBK is AWESOME! HIGHLY recommended if you have the budget. I used to go through brake pads like they were sticks of butter. Now with this setup CarboTech entry-level XP8 (track) pads are *more* than enough and I use significantly less pad material because I only have to touch the brakes.
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My stocks brakes?!!! They're smoked, burnt, fried and spent! Ha! just kidding...


Stock ceramic brake pistons OR what was left of them


StopTech Trophy Sports BBK is AWESOME! HIGHLY recommended if you have the budget. I used to go through brake pads like they were sticks of butter. Now with this setup CarboTech entry-level XP8 (track) pads are *more* than enough and I use significantly less pad material because I only have to touch the brakes.
Haha I am too slow for track anyway but I do like bling
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Can u just not use the shock at all?
Maybe you could use a broom stick...........lol
The hood looks good.
on my 135, the gap is very good on the front.
However the gap increasse as it goes toward the winshield.


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