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Old 05-21-2007, 08:15 PM   #1
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New Vorsteiner CF Vented Hood

One of the many things I've gone back and forth on (yes in addition to the P-car) is which hood to get. I ordered the regular Vorsteiner Race hood, then cancelled it because so many people (out west especially) have it - I think it still looks great though. I then ordered the new one. Other than the Official "Vorsteiner M3", I'll have the seond one which is in the process of completion.

I think it's real subtle - the underside will remain exposed carbon fiber (2X2). I called today to see if they had pictures of it yet and was told I can see those on the one that was at Bimmerfest. I've sort of known what it looks like just from pshopping the inner vents out of the original, but here's the real thing. Pretty cool and different. Can't wait!

Also, here's somewhat of a comparison of the two (poor part by me to draw contrast I know). The cabrio pictured is non other than the one on Vorsteiner's website of Brad's (Evosport) M3 (below).







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Old 05-21-2007, 08:54 PM   #2
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:58 PM   #4
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i like the way luis did it. one thing to keep in mind is that the new "facelifted" vorsteiner hood has lines which go to the middle of the windsheild (not the ends like on the m3 hood).

If you have the cash, I would buy the gtr hood and then have them shave the vents on the inner side of the hood lines
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i like the way luis did it. one thing to keep in mind is that the new "facelifted" vorsteiner hood has lines which go to the middle of the windsheild (not the ends like on the m3 hood).

If you have the cash, I would buy the gtr hood and then have them shave the vents on the inner side of the hood lines
Right - but I have an M3 and it's the GTR Hood without the inner vents - like Luis'. You're correct about the "facelifted" non-M hood - I don't like that one as much. I think the lines coming in at an angle from the corners looks right. On the other hand the "facelifted" is great for custom.
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As I have told you before, I am torn.

But less people have the new hood.....
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As I have told you before, I am torn.

But less people have the new hood.....
Yeah, like the only other one is the AW M3 Vorsteiner car and then me (for now). I really do like the GTR Hood (yours) but just wanted to separate myself from the pack and have something unique - even if it's only for a while. As it is, I think I'm the only one (M3) so far with my specific Vorsteiner package (combo of wheels, BBK, bodyparts, interior, etc.). This will be one other item. I'm still not 100% because it's not as agressive - but I bought it and am anxious as heck to get it on my car. The underside will be especially sick since it'll match all the carbon fiber perfectly - custom 2X2!

I'm also having shipped to me the new rear V-CSL console to match the regular one - also custom 2X2.
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Thanks Bro. Hey I might have a business deal in Miami - If so how 'bout a few beers with some of the fellas!?! A few rounds on me. Eh, you can drink no?
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wow that white M3 looks hard. i love the way those rims go with that car
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Nice Gerard! I've been looking for an alternative as well. I too like what Luis did to his hood. I might go his route.
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Don't think you can wrong with either :pimp: Old one I'd say is more for the "aggressive" look, while the newer one is more "cleaner" IMO.
Good luck, I know its gonna look hot on your ride!
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Thanks Bro. Hey I might have a business deal in Miami - If so how 'bout a few beers with some of the fellas!?! A few rounds on me. Eh, you can drink no?
Finally 21...lol You really gotta let me know so i can plan to have an M3 convertible pick you up from airport.. ....Georgie with the white m3 vert.....fellow vert thug will be coming down here jun 1st...
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Nice Gerard! I've been looking for an alternative as well. I too like what Luis did to his hood. I might go his route.
I really dig it. It's "subtle" but really stands out. I needed the CF for the underside of my hood for the engine bay (have it all match). This hood is vastly improved over all those in the past - redesign of mount points, etc. Good time to order - they're completing mine and it'll ship later this week. It'll look great on yours and compliment the rest of your body parts.

BTW - I've got to get an El Diablo - I really dig the clip of yours and think it'll compliment my CSL headers/cats/X-pipe. That is one sick sounding exhaust!
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Finally 21...lol You really gotta let me know so i can plan to have an M3 convertible pick you up from airport.. ....Georgie with the white m3 vert.....fellow vert thug will be coming down here jun 1st...
Actually - I'm thinking of staying at South Beach - I love that place - PARTY! It'll be really cool 'cause the wifey won't be around - hehe. I'll let you know. I'm in the conference call mode and will be setting up a meeting in the hopefully near future.
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i like this hood a lot. i remember asking peter at vorsteiner if they made this hood, and they only had the facelifted version. i guess they finally are listening to customer demand.
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