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Old 07-12-2012, 12:48 PM   #41
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Yes on the weave options.

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Excellent, thanks again Chris.
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In for pics. Will consider parting with my Asuka hood if this one is right.
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:27 PM   #43
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Excellent, thanks again Chris.
You are welcome. I can't wait to get this product done and get it on both of our race cars as well as out to all of you.

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Old 07-12-2012, 03:28 PM   #44
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In for pics. Will consider parting with my Asuka hood if this one is right.
Sounds good Mr. Jack... Once we confirm on a design and most people on the forums like it then I will start taking deposits.

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will this be made for the E46 sedan as well. not many well fitting options out there other then the M3 bulge with vents
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:18 AM   #46
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:57 AM   #47
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will this be made for the E46 sedan as well. not many well fitting options out there other then the M3 bulge with vents
The first hood will be just for the coupe.

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Old 07-13-2012, 10:58 AM   #48
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Sounds good. Pics coming soon.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:57 PM   #49
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I'm not sure when we will do the Sedan. I'll keep you posted on that.

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I will be interested when you do come up with ones for facelift sedans. Not sure when that will happen, but if it does, I will be looking very seriously at your product if it is available
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Update: We will have hood designs for review next Monday/Tuesday.
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That's great.
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What happen to those pictures?
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:27 PM   #53
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We met with the company that is designing and building our carbon fiber hoods earlier this week. They brought a lot of great ideas. The drawings below are their conceptual ideas before they take it to CAD. I'd like to hear your freeback on these concepts below and the hood designs as I want to maximize the overall market for our hoods.

My Requirements
  • It MUST be AGRESSIVE!!
  • It MUST work for most E46's.
  • It MUST have strong internal webbing to support the attachment points to the rear hinges so the hood doesn't flex when you open and close it
  • It MUST have a super strong hood latch so that no hood pins are needed
  • It MUST have venting on both sides
  • It MUST be fade resistant
  • It MUST be blemish free so the hood can be run without paint
  • It MUST simply bolt on without modifications
  • Vents should be less wide but more of them
  • Vents should be in a location that doesn't affect the electronics
  • Hood should seal to the rubber strip at the top of the hood that seals in the electronics.
  • HPF Should be embossed on the underside of the hood in a clean manner that is noticeable if you look but doesn't stand out

Their Ideas
  • The aftermarket hoods on the market are simply a copy of the factory hood and can be better designed using the full capabilities of composites and re-designing the hood from scratch.
  • With the center section lowered and the webbing removed like it is on some aftermarket hoods, the torsional reinforcement is gone. This causes the fluttering of the hood in the back.
  • Torsion beams on the underside of the hood must tie the rear hinge points to the front hinge points. These designs are shown in the pictures below.
  • Core material should be designed into the hood to provide these torsion beams. This core material is extremely lightweight and provides extreme rigity.
  • Some hood designs below also add a structural reinforcement on top of the hood (the lip running from side to side) as well to make it extremely strong and also provide downforce.
  • Molded in vents should be produced in such a way that they are sharp and clear cut. Other aftermarket hoods have vents that have slow radiused curves into the vents which makes them look not as aggressive.
  • The sides of the hood should retain the original 4 rubber bump stops that allow the hood to lock in snugly against the body of the car.
  • The underside of the hood should be as amazing to look at as the top side. You can see separation between the top and bottom parts of the hood on many of these aftermarket hoods out there and as a result the hoods are not as strong. When the hood is designed as one composite piece you get an extremely strong hood that is very lightweight.














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Is there a clearance issue? Does a non bulged hood not fit on an m3? Is the bulge for looks or clearance?
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:52 PM   #55
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Pics 1, 2 & 8 look awesome but I think there should be two versions, one with the Center intake and one without but both with side vents.
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Kudos for coming up with a new product. The last hood looks good IMO with out the modification of the oem m3 dome. Are the following desgins final?
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Chris, it sounds like you have given this SERIOUS thought and I see why the price is set where it is. I would pay this. I think the value would be very good.

These hoods are spectacular in looks and design! They really stand out from anything that has ever been marketed up to now.

I am liking the longer shaped vents such as drawing #1. It helps give the car a less squat look. I like #3 and #6 too. I am not a big fan of any SS mesh even tough its practical. It kills the aggressive look.

You may end up offering 2 versions at least. I cant say I hate any of them except when SS mesh is involved.

But, you know, its really hard to tell with out seeing it ON the car. Can you get the artist to show these mounted on a coupe(and a convertible)? The length of the louvers give stlying cues that really need to be seen as part of a whole car so it can be put in context.

Will there be an option to purchase rain vent guards/covers for long periods of standing outside in the rainy season?
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Replicate vorsteiner design imo.
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First one looks great and unique.... I would buy it..
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