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HPF Kris 11-02-2012 04:52 PM

The HPF Hood Was Born
Yes... Yes.... Yes! The HPF hood is now on full throttle. We met up w/ the guys at Advance Composite Systems today to talk about how we are now ready to go full speed on getting this hood manufactured. A great meeting with the guys and are very excited to see the progress of the HPF Hood. Definitely stay tuned!


808elise 11-03-2012 05:57 PM

So that colored one is the style you guys decided to go with?

Beamer Creamer 11-03-2012 06:16 PM

Looks pretty good but i would also like to see a painted ram air hood. Not the typical center mount but a twin ram with only the drivers functional

mkodama 11-03-2012 06:23 PM

Looks non-functional and reminds me of a modded Honda.

NorthJersey 3er 11-03-2012 07:45 PM

Looks aggressive, the one thing that people like myself love about the E46 M is the bulge in the hood. Don't know how the community will react if that is lost with this. I'd like to see one before I judge it.

taylor192 11-04-2012 01:11 AM

Aka an invader hood. I really like the looks of the invader hood, and if done well could match the bulge of the M3 hood judging by the drawings.

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JaayT 11-04-2012 06:42 AM

Looks similar to my Asuka Design hood

808elise 11-04-2012 10:00 PM

God forbid u get caught in rain looks like a mess in engine compartment. I am waiting a design that exhausts more with out making a mess.

M3LIKECHIPS 11-05-2012 05:28 AM

Asuka will never be one-upped. Its the best example of an aftermarket hood, period.

E46_330i_Stud 11-05-2012 06:23 AM


Originally Posted by mkodama (Post 14868697)
Looks non-functional and reminds me of a modded Honda.

This. Wtf.

choxor 11-05-2012 08:13 AM

Neato. I'd never buy it.

SledgeHammer! 11-05-2012 01:00 PM

Looks tacky from the drawings. Might be nicer IRL, but going off the drawings... pass...

HPF Kris 11-05-2012 05:39 PM

Meeting up with Advanced Composite Systems yesterday, we had a pleasure to watch the master Art Director Kris draw the version of the hood we wanted from scratch. All he needed was a description, a pencil, and a blank sheet of paper.

This might not be the final version as well. The hood will be tweaked here and there... but just know, this was how it all started.

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M3LIKECHIPS 11-05-2012 07:17 PM

IMO, a fancy video showing 0 to no progress on a hood design that nobody (on any forum for that matter) is digging doesnt help sell a product that nobody is interested in.

Beamer Creamer 11-05-2012 07:19 PM

Dont be so mean thats nice doodling. Try again with powerbuldge cowl induction type invader fins

Beamer Creamer 11-06-2012 09:20 AM

I think nothing new in the world of hoods was done here. Try diff variations of changing of the kidneys!!:eek: i know lots wont like it and im probably one of them but im sure there is a way to tweek with them and make a new design. It has been alottt of years. Im sure i'll get hate for this but if chris can draw that fast he should go on wild side then slowly tone it back till mixes with rest of body or make a full kit

HPF Kris 11-26-2012 01:53 PM

Creating the perfect hood can be very time consuming. We are striving to create a design that would appeal to the masses. We do listen to your feedback, comment, and input. We are creating this hood for YOU.

So version 2 of our hood design took some of those inputs. Let us know what you think. What would you want to see? What would you change? Give us your input and we'll listen. We are definitely eager to have this rolling in production.


808elise 11-26-2012 02:07 PM

Well it looks a lot like a vorsteiner product minus fins and a larger bulge. I like the larger more e92 style bulge but I want exhausting to come out the back of it and somehow tie into the windshield gutter so it does not leak a ton of water into the engine bay. If someone would develop a hood that can exhaust without the mess it would sell. I do like that bulge though.

0-60motorsports 11-26-2012 02:37 PM

Looks fantastic

scca_ziptie 11-26-2012 02:38 PM

I like the larger M bump for sure on this one.

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