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Old 06-05-2011, 09:23 PM   #21
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Its VIS
Very surprised , Im not to fond of "VIS" quality , But urs looks great.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:29 PM   #22
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I honestly love carbon fiber hoods. They look amazing on any color.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:38 PM   #23
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I see your profile doesn't say you have an M3. IMO those are they only cars with enough performance to justify the vented hood


Seriously? The OEM M3 "merits" a vented hood but the non-m doesn't?



**Neither of them need it**

OP, car looks good
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:59 PM   #24
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Seriously? The OEM M3 "merits" a vented hood but the non-m doesn't?



**Neither of them need it**

OP, car looks good


my same thoughts, ANY daily e46 cant take performance advantage of those vents, the only exception would be if you have the M5 engine, which has dual intakes.
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:11 PM   #25
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Seriously? The OEM M3 "merits" a vented hood but the non-m doesn't?
Oh, was I being asked a question? No it doesn't merit a vented hood. Why, were you thinking about buying one to match your muffler delete?

I love it when cars look like this and get beaten at the lights by minivans. Either way, its a matter of opinion and I don't like it. Btw OP, fix your kidney grill.
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:29 PM   #26
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my same thoughts, ANY daily e46 can take performance advantage of those vents, the only exception would be if you have the M5 engine, which has dual intakes.
so.. the m5 engine would actually take the most advantage.
you know what, hood delete is actually the best performance mod in that case I have to agree though.. i'll bet its all show & no go.
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:38 PM   #27
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Looks like a plus size car bra
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:50 PM   #28
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:15 AM   #29
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Looks very nice! What colour code is your car? A08 silbergrau metallic? Also curios about what you charge for these? Sedan fitment? Cheers
Looks like stauhlblau(steel blue)
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Oh, was I being asked a question? No it doesn't merit a vented hood. Why, were you thinking about buying one to match your muffler delete?

I love it when cars look like this and get beaten at the lights by minivans. Either way, its a matter of opinion and I don't like it. Btw OP, fix your kidney grill.
Dude, get off your period. The vented hood is not an intention of performance. It is for looks and to add aggressiveness to the vehicle. In which it accomplishes that just fine.

post a picture of your bmw, probably beat up and stock with a bunch of stickers that you think add 5hp each!
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:33 AM   #31
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Fitment looks good, now it needs either paint or a carbon fiber chassis to match now.
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:37 AM   #32
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Been there done that....Euro Spec. They can be tough to fit. Funny thing is, my black grills fit better on the carbon fiber hood than the OEM. Follow it up with a matching CF trunk or it looks out of place. Hood and trunk can be a bastard to fit. The key hole in the CSL trunk was the worst. My personal experience.
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:40 AM   #33
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Personally never been a fan of carbon fiber hoods. I'd paint it back to the original color if I got one.
Unless they are vented...no reason to buy one. And if you get one...it can be painted. Most are just fiberglass with a CF layer....unless you look at the high dollar VSTR.
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These hoods are the cheesiest mods ever, sorry OP. Less is more, but nice fitment
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These hoods are the cheesiest mods ever, sorry OP. Less is more, but nice fitment
And a murdered out black on black car is not...never been done before. To each their own.

EDIT...I assume you have angel eyes also.....
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Oh, was I being asked a question? No it doesn't merit a vented hood. Why, were you thinking about buying one to match your muffler delete?

I love it when cars look like this and get beaten at the lights by minivans. Either way, its a matter of opinion and I don't like it. Btw OP, fix your kidney grill.
Four things:

1. I already have a vented hood.
2. My car doesn't "need it" whatsoever.
3. It's hard to "lose at a race" when you don't race your car. I don't care to go fast, don't want speeding tickets, and could have bought a modded Rustang instead of my Rover and had a faster car than most E46s (regardless of how they are modded).
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:24 AM   #37
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Oh, was I being asked a question? No it doesn't merit a vented hood. Why, were you thinking about buying one to match your muffler delete?

I love it when cars look like this and get beaten at the lights by minivans. Either way, its a matter of opinion and I don't like it. Btw OP, fix your kidney grill.
lol ac_2007 get real bro and show us your car. beaten by minivans? hahaha! wow!
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And a murdered out black on black car is not...never been done before. To each their own.

EDIT...I assume you have angel eyes also.....
Carcus, c'mon bud you can't be serious. Do you go into all threads that ask for an opinion (which are similar to yours) and bash the people who differ? That's like waiting in the bushes at a poll booth.... LOL!

And yes, I hate the murdered out look too. I just like black rims (no smoked tails, heads, or dark tint). Know the term first bud

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Old 06-06-2011, 12:24 PM   #39
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Dude, get off your period. The vented hood is not an intention of performance. It is for looks and to add aggressiveness to the vehicle. In which it accomplishes that just fine.

post a picture of your bmw, probably beat up and stock with a bunch of stickers that you think add 5hp each!
I personally don't like the looks, plain and simple. There are many other nicely done up cars on this forum. You are wayy too concerned with what I think.

Some of the most active and knowledgeable forum members own stock/nearly stock BMWs, so hop off. You sound like the type who wants to "throw on dem 19s, slam that btch, and add a roof spoiler for el33t status"

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Four things:

1. I already have a vented hood.
2. My car doesn't "need it" whatsoever.
3. It's hard to "lose at a race" when you don't race your car. I don't care to go fast, don't want speeding tickets, and could have bought a modded Rustang instead of my Rover and had a faster car than most E46s (regardless of how they are modded).
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See, I knew it. Ofcourse you'd get all pissy.. why? Because you own the hood, probably spent a lot of money on it, and I don't agree with you.

You should have learned from your muffler delete thread that not everyone on here is going to like the things you do to your car. But just as importantly, its your car. Do w/e you want to it.

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lol ac_2007 get real bro and show us your car. beaten by minivans? hahaha! wow!
This one time at band camp.. a buddy of mine who owns a GSR Integra was beaten by a Venture van. Bro, I am real bro. I know you think carbon fiber hood is beeessst bro, bestt. I just don't like it bro. Take it easy brosef, sounds like you need a brocation.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:41 PM   #40
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See, I knew it. Ofcourse you'd get all pissy.. why? Because you own the hood, probably spent a lot of money on it, and I don't agree with you.

You should have learned from your muffler delete thread that not everyone on here is going to like the things you do to your car. But just as importantly, its your car. Do w/e you want to it.
1. Where did I get pissy? I mocked myself and my car for being underpowered, I stated that I liked the way it looked, and I even posted up what should clearly be a mock at me being upset (does anyone take tropic thunder seriously )

2. I don't have the same hood as the OP. Similar style? Sure. But a very different hood. As for "paying a lot for it", I've got one word for ya : sponsorship.

3. Muffler delete is of what relevance? You've brought it up twice now..

4. As for "everyone isn't going to like my car", that is, OF COURSE, true. It's also very true that I've done the car in a fashion I like and did NOT follow the "typical mod path". Hell, I had CSLs when they first came out and switched them out because they became too common and I wanted a more unique wheel. Did the same by going with the Vorsteiner lip, SRS rear, GTR skirts, and the muffler delete... all good examples of "going different routes". Sure the muffler delete is common now, but check out the threads on the topic pre-dating me doing it.. there aren't many. Oh, and prior to doing it, I had the Hamann DTM exhaust... can you get much more unique?

And there is a HUUUUUUGE difference between disagreement, clarifying erroneous talking points, and "being pissy". I honestly don't really care if you don't like what I did to the car...

Shall I post up another sarcastic video or cat-holding-lightsaber-image only to have you take it seriously?
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