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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 01-08-2013, 10:14 AM   #61
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The sketching is getting finalized as small details are ironed out. This clip here, this vent at this angle, this support to be this tall... small things that will tailor our hood to be different and better than the others.

Looking good Kris !
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:11 PM   #62
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I guess I speak alone on this one, not so sure that I like the vents in the hood. In my opinion they just make the hood look like something out of a Fast and Furious movie. I know they came with the GTR hood, but I just can't find a way to love them. LOVE the more aggressive power dome! I haven't disagreed with any of your designs yet, so I guess I'll just have to see the final product. Thanks for getting forum opinions!
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:50 PM   #63
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:55 PM   #64
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Version 2 is nice. Version 1 dosent appeal much.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:46 PM   #65
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The HPF Carbon Fiber Hood is now enroute. It'll be hitting the CNC machine for a mold very soon. First stage in creating that mold is what is showcased in this video. It's still a bit far till we see the final product, but progress is definitely being made.

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Old 03-19-2013, 08:05 PM   #66
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Design looks awesome, and unless you work in composites I don't think people realize the money required to produce a 100% CF product.

I work in composite aerospace tooling, the mold, quality material, and proper layup procedure to create a quality product is not cheap. Most would **** if they knew how much core alone costs haha.

Good luck, in for the finished product.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:09 AM   #67
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I think its a nice improvement over the GTR hood, for those that have to have the vents. Personally I for my self, I would like one with out the vents, and where the power bulge is just slightly more pronounced over OEM. Nothing outlandish, just subtle.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:23 AM   #68
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I think its a nice improvement over the GTR hood, for those that have to have the vents. Personally I for my self, I would like one with out the vents, and where the power bulge is just slightly more pronounced over OEM. Nothing outlandish, just subtle.
I'm with ViperZ. I would prefer no vents just a bulge.

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Old 03-23-2013, 12:14 PM   #69
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i like it.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:57 PM   #70
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Made in the USA =)

"Made in the USA" finally a company keeping US dollars in the states good job!



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Let me correct your statement. The Vorsteiner E46 M3 double carbon fiber hood was over $1600 msrp and it is no longer sold. http://www.simply13.com/products-pag...ted-race-hood/
The Asuka hood was a single layer carbon fiber hood for $1300 and it is also no longer sold.

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The HPF hood is $1995 and:

#1) Made in the USA
#2) No fiberglass fillers. These hoods are 100% carbon fiber with a "core" center for added strength and lighter weight.
#3) Top AND BOTTOM layers of the hood are 100% carbon fiber. Not fiberglass.
#4) Designed as a DIAB sandwich core using the same method that Koenigsegg uses to build their cars. This is done for added strength and reduced weight.
#4) Comes with a UV Marine Clear Coat built in, not primered or painted to cover up defects.
#5) Has OEM quality fitment.
#6) Includes a 12 month limited warranty from Advanced Composite Systems. This warranty covers surfaced defects such as crazing of the topcoat, fading and disoloration of the topcoat, and chipping or checking not associated with damaged related to acts of God, misuse, abuse, negligence, road damage or installation damage. Nor does it warrant against damage associated with shipping.

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Old 03-27-2013, 01:38 PM   #71
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The HPF Carbon Fiber Hood is now enroute. It'll be hitting the CNC machine for a mold very soon. First stage in creating that mold is what is showcased in this video. It's still a bit far till we see the final product, but progress is definitely being made.

Im working on a hood myself; anyhow, I like it, but its too similar to others out there. Why dont you make it a cowl in the rear of the hood and cover the stock grill? also, use just one pair of grills... one on each side.
Just my 2 cents.
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:27 PM   #72
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:04 PM   #73
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Damn, that actually looks awesome.
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Hood looks very good guys and the price is fair given the quality of the product. Looking forward to seeing the final product.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:30 PM   #75
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thats a very nice design.
chris, if you guys run out of design capacity, there's plenty of budding designers on this forum! lol

i'd say the purpose of the vents is added cooling, something that a high HP motor requires. hence it is a functional piece.

just hope you still have some available in 5 yrs time when I plan to do my S85 transplant..
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:29 AM   #76
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Could you do variations of your design? Say, one with just the inner vents?
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