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      04-16-2011, 09:42 PM   #67
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Lol don't get me started on iCarbon! I had my name down for an M3 style hood in the official group buy like everyone else... they stretched things out for months and months, assured me on many occasions I would not miss out. Then the last time I hear from them is almost 2 months ago saying they've sold out, without any apologies! They said maybe I can try and buy one from DTM at full price. They haven't replied to any of my emails since then, they've made it pretty clear their solution to the problem is to ignore me until I go away. I'm really disappointed with how they handle their situations so I can understand why they have such a bad reputation. I think their parts are hit and miss too but this wasn't stopping me from buying their hood, I already have their diffuser, lip and mirrors. End Vent!

If there is a carbon fiber solution for these vents I am definitely interested. I'd like to see a couple side by side comparisons photos of stock vs the cut too.
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      04-16-2011, 10:15 PM   #68
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.....I'd like to see a couple side by side comparisons photos of stock vs the cut too.
some shitty iphone pics but here is a before and after
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      04-16-2011, 10:48 PM   #69
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      04-16-2011, 11:19 PM   #70
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Lol don't get me started on iCarbon! I had my name down for an M3 style hood in the official group buy like everyone else... they stretched things out for months and months, assured me on many occasions I would not miss out. Then the last time I hear from them is almost 2 months ago saying they've sold out, without any apologies! They said maybe I can try and buy one from DTM at full price. They haven't replied to any of my emails since then, they've made it pretty clear their solution to the problem is to ignore me until I go away. I'm really disappointed with how they handle their situations so I can understand why they have such a bad reputation. I think their parts are hit and miss too but this wasn't stopping me from buying their hood, I already have their diffuser, lip and mirrors. End Vent!

If there is a carbon fiber solution for these vents I am definitely interested. I'd like to see a couple side by side comparisons photos of stock vs the cut too.

they don't answer anyone's emails anymore.
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      04-17-2011, 02:57 PM   #71
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they don't answer anyone's emails anymore.
I know it seems I'm more of the exception rather than the rule but I don't think I ever waited more than 2 days for a response from them.
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      04-17-2011, 06:24 PM   #72
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      04-18-2011, 06:37 AM   #73
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I did this mod at the weekend. It took all of 5 mins.. Really pleased with the look
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      04-18-2011, 07:49 AM   #74
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... it really makes this thing look sporty...
Oh yes, because everyone knows the 135i looks humdrum and homely.
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      05-02-2011, 02:37 PM   #75
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I'm curious, do you think the horizontal piece helps route air to the oil cooler? While I love the look with it cut out, could it possibly be more than just a design element?
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      05-02-2011, 03:40 PM   #76
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I did this mod at the weekend. It took all of 5 mins.. Really pleased with the look
Can someone put up a DIY...i know this is probably pretty simple..just dremmel out the middle, but so would writing a quick DIY.
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      05-03-2011, 01:49 AM   #77
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Can someone put up a DIY...i know this is probably pretty simple..just dremmel out the middle, but so would writing a quick DIY.
Put some electrical tape on the paintwork near the plastic you are cutting.

Take a hacksaw blade out of the frame and wrap a cloth around the end you are going to hold.

Gently saw through each end, keeping the blade flat to the plastic surround.

With a "fine" file, gently smooth any roughness left by the hacksaw blade.

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      06-03-2011, 02:11 PM   #78
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yeah I think molded CF is gonna be how it goes. We will see if I have enough resources to do it. If not I might contact one of the bigger companies... just not iCarbon.
Something like the E90's M3 would look nice.. its like ours but not split into 2 halves. Don't need it in CF or have 2 options..
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      06-03-2011, 03:47 PM   #79
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Something like the E90's M3 would look nice.. its like ours but not split into 2 halves. Don't need it in CF or have 2 options..
i looked into it with the company I'm working for now... the R&D on it is crazy expensive, probably not worth what you could potentially make back on selling um. if it was a few grand, sure give it a shot... we're talking $10-15k to get a proper mold made and fully mocked up. Then you gotta invest in making the stuff with supplies, then if you sell um, what would people pay? $199 max? probably not enough of a market. You sell 100 of um and you made $20k but it cost you $20k to do in the 1st place.
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      06-03-2011, 05:29 PM   #80
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i looked into it with the company I'm working for now... the R&D on it is crazy expensive, probably not worth what you could potentially make back on selling um. if it was a few grand, sure give it a shot... we're talking $10-15k to get a proper mold made and fully mocked up. Then you gotta invest in making the stuff with supplies, then if you sell um, what would people pay? $199 max? probably not enough of a market. You sell 100 of um and you made $20k but it cost you $20k to do in the 1st place.
Damn that isn't worth it based on numbers.. ya we have companies that do molds here and I asked them once about the eye lids before and they quoted a crazy price too.
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      06-06-2011, 08:02 AM   #81
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im going to do this a little later to my AW 135. it looks awesome on the black and grey so im curious to see how it will look on white.
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      06-07-2011, 04:20 PM   #82
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Has anyone done this mod on a red 135i ? Curious to see how it will look. How bout any one wrapping that piece in Cf after the mid bar is cut out?
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      06-07-2011, 04:27 PM   #83
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Has anyone done this mod on a red 135i ? Curious to see how it will look. How bout any one wrapping that piece in Cf after the mid bar is cut out?
It will look great on red, you just gotta try it out.
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      06-07-2011, 04:38 PM   #84
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It will look great on red, you just gotta try it out.
I guess I'll be trying out this week. Hack saw or dremil ?
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      06-07-2011, 04:38 PM   #85
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      02-02-2012, 05:26 PM   #86
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Did mine this past weekend. One benefit is that its now a lot easier to clean back in there. Hit it with some Vinylex and it looks great. Sorry for the camera phone pictures.
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      02-02-2012, 06:59 PM   #87
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