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    Thumbs up HPF FULL Carbon Fiber BMW E46 Hood

    We only build the best and our NEW HPF FULL CARBON FIBER BMW HOOD is no exception to that rule. Our extremely strong Carbon Fiber hood is being built by the same company that builds several of our NEW Carbon Fiber parts. For those who have received them, they will notice that they are EXTREMELY strong, EXTREMELY light, EXTREMELY thin, they fit PERFECT and the finish doesn't fade ever. They've been building extremely complex high quality carbon fiber parts for the aerospace industry for years and have also produced some remarkable hoods that I've seen that meet ALL the requirements listed below and then some. These parts have a much higher melting point as virtually no resin or fiberglass is used and they don't fade even in hotter climates with tons of sun.
    The following are our requirements for the HPF BMW E46 Hood.



    • 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 be fade resistant
    • It MUST be blemish free so the hood can be run without paint
    • It MUST simply bolt on without modifications



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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 02PRUV Click here to enlarge
    This is a good thing seeing Vorsteiner has stopped making an E46 hood. Get some pics up asap
    True indeed.
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    in for pics!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Beedub
    How about an option for the z4m.... Our only option is the varis unit... Amazing but expensive.
    You'd do really well with a z4m option IMO....
    Maybe some day. I'm going to do the M3 first. The development costs and tooling are very high and I want to make sure we're going to be able to get the right demand at the right price point. Otherwise it doesn't make sense to do.
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by offspring5713
    Noice!!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by brendan_select
    Wow - sounds really exciting. Cant wait to see this. Congratulations HPF!
    It's been long overdue. We now have the team in place to make high quality carbon fiber parts and you are going to be seeing a lot more of them.
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MaverickM3
    The M3 hood I have on my 325ci came directly off an M3. I didn't think there were fitment issues for the hood. All the lines matched up the way they should on mine.
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by HighBoostin330
    Only for M3 or will you make a non-M version as well? The product description above doesn't mention anything except its for E46.
    Exactly. This hood should work on the E46 318, 320, 323, 325, 325, 328, 330 and M3.
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    interesting.....cant wait to see how this looks like,, might be interested
    It will be hard to hold back on this one. Click here to enlarge
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    Need some pics...painted Imola Red of course
    Edit: A CSL styled trunk that meets those specs would be nice too
    The CSL Trunk is next. Click here to enlarge
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    Chris moving this to 3 Series -> E46 since it is a body piece.

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    Definitely need pics of this hood btw...

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    lol where re the pics?
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    in for pics, will this look like anything already out? such as the vorsteiner hood?
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    Chris, Lets see some pics. I might be interested Click here to enlarge
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    Nice!

    The E46 M3 market needs higher quality CF products. I have been talking to a couple manufacturers to see if they could build stuff too, but it seems like you are already invested in doing so. Great news!

    I wish I could join the Group Buy, but I am actually looking for something that looks 100% OE and a lot lighter. Either way, I can't wait to see what you all design!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by flipm3 Click here to enlarge
    Nice!

    The E46 M3 market needs higher quality CF products. I have been talking to a couple manufacturers to see if they could build stuff too, but it seems like you are already invested in doing so. Great news!

    I wish I could join the Group Buy, but I am actually looking for something that looks 100% OE and a lot lighter. Either way, I can't wait to see what you all design!
    You'll come around hahahaha
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by flipm3 Click here to enlarge
    Nice!

    The E46 M3 market needs higher quality CF products. I have been talking to a couple manufacturers to see if they could build stuff too, but it seems like you are already invested in doing so. Great news!

    I wish I could join the Group Buy, but I am actually looking for something that looks 100% OE and a lot lighter. Either way, I can't wait to see what you all design!
    You will like this hood and the quality will be amazing.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 0-60Motorsports Click here to enlarge
    Chris, Lets see some pics. I might be interested Click here to enlarge
    Pics are coming soon. Click here to enlarge
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by HPF Chris Click here to enlarge
    You will like this hood and the quality will be amazing.

    Chris.
    Haha, I probably will love it, but I don't think I'll have the ability to run anything aggressive. I'm trying to stick to the theme of OEM+ look. Regardless, I can't wait to see what you guys do! Maybe, just maybe, it will push me over the edge Click here to enlarge
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    Come on Chris! You killing us. Pics pics pics Click here to enlarge
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by flipm3 Click here to enlarge
    Haha, I probably will love it, but I don't think I'll have the ability to run anything aggressive. I'm trying to stick to the theme of OEM+ look. Regardless, I can't wait to see what you guys do! Maybe, just maybe, it will push me over the edge Click here to enlarge
    I think you will like this one.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 0-60Motorsports Click here to enlarge
    Come on Chris! You killing us. Pics pics pics Click here to enlarge
    Soon.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 0-60motorsports Click here to enlarge
    Excellent excellent, can't wait to see the pics.
    Thanks.
    The factory hood is being CAD scanned tomorrow and we will be meeting with the designers to discuss the direction and design next week. Click here to enlarge
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    We met with the company yesterday that is building our carbon fiber hoods. We have assembled a great team of minds to attack this project and will be bringing an amazing product to market. We are taking a "real" look at aeromdynamics of this hood and hope to improve downforce, improve flow through the engine area w/increased cooling, and reduce the pressure gradient that cause some of the aftermarket hoods to shake wildly at high speeds and want to blow off Click here to enlarge. We are also bringing forward a class "BMW" looking race design that I think will impress. It is similar to other hoods but takes everything one or two steps further. The underside will utilize carbon fiber as well so when you open your hood, it will look amazing underneath. The hood will NOT require hood pins to stay on the car. The hood will have reinforcements for the hinge and attachment areas and will not flex in those areas when opening and closing the hood. The hood will fit perfect every time and will be made here in the US.

    I may raise the retail price of this hood over $1,995 once we release it. However... I will guarantee the group buy price of $1,650 to everyone that pre-orders. I will have pictures up next week so stay tuned.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by HPF Chris Click here to enlarge
    We met with the company yesterday that is building our carbon fiber hoods. We have assembled a great team of minds to attack this project and will be bringing an amazing product to market. We are taking a "real" look at aeromdynamics of this hood and hope to improve downforce, improve flow through the engine area w/increased cooling, and reduce the pressure gradient that cause some of the aftermarket hoods to shake wildly at high speeds and want to blow off http://images.bimmerforums.com/smilies/smile.gif. We are also bringing forward a class "BMW" looking race design that I think will impress. It is similar to other hoods but takes everything one or two steps further. The underside will utilize carbon fiber as well so when you open your hood, it will look amazing underneath. The hood will NOT require hood pins to stay on the car. The hood will have reinforcements for the hinge and attachment areas and will not flex in those areas when opening and closing the hood. The hood will fit perfect every time and will be made here in the US.

    I may raise the retail price of this hood over $1,995 once we release it. However... I will guarantee the group buy price of $1,650 to everyone that pre-orders. I will have pictures up next week so stay tuned.

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    If the part is lighter weight, improves aerodynamics, and has been designed with function in mind I think nobody will mind a price increase.

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    Hpf,

    Can u make a cf hood like this for an e63 m6 coupe?

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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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    I'm digging this one:

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Yeah love this with with the mooded vents.

    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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    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'm making my final decision by 1pm tomorrow (Thursday). Here's the direction I'm leaning after evaluating everything. I'm not going to be able to please everyone on this hood so my goal is to get the highest percentage of people wanting to buy it. So keep that in mind. I want to meet all of the requirements I mentioned and provide the highest quality hood on the market. Based on the feedback I've received I think I'm "not" going to have any side vents in the hood. They don't serve any "real" aerodynamic benefit, they allow water to get into the engine bay unless you block them off which is a pain to do and negates the benefit, and manufacturers aren't putting them into high performance cars either. I like the powerdome idea but I prefer the recessed look. So I'm thinking of making the center powerdome area follow the same lines as it does on the factory M3 but recessing the center section like it is on the HPF M3 with a vent for cooling that can be closed up if necessary. I'm also considering smoothing the sharp edges on line that goes from the front corner of the windshield to the kidney grill.
    This is you last chance to help us with your feedback so please let me know what you think. Thanks.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by HPF Chris Click here to enlarge
    'm not going to be able to please everyone on this hood so my goal is to get the highest percentage of people wanting to buy it. So keep that in mind. I want to meet all of the requirements I mentioned and provide the highest quality hood on the market. Based on the feedback I've received I think I'm "not" going to have any side vents in the hood. They don't serve any "real" aerodynamic benefit, they allow water to get into the engine bay unless you block them off which is a pain to do and negates the benefit, and manufacturers aren't putting them into high performance cars either.
    You made the right decision Chris.

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