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    • Challenge E92/93 M3 carbon fiber style door panels

      During the construction of INDís Blue Max project car, we had the pleasure of installing Ericssonís carbon fiber front door panels. It was a treat just to see this extremely rare part in person, as there are less than a handful of sets worldwide! Unfortunately, the panels were quite difficult to install, and took over 30 hours to install with a perfect factory fit and finish! There were no provisions for mounting, no precut tabs or holes to transfer the OE trim pieces. Overall it was a very involved installation procedure that could have been fixed with some simple modifications to the design.

      Fortunately, Challenge Engineering was already working on a solution. The Challenge door panels combine unique character lines based on the OE BMW door panels. Challenge was able to communicate directly with INDís technician to learn from our experience, and used this knowledge to create a better, easier to work with door panel.

      The Challenge Engineering door panels feature complete mounting tabs, marked reliefs that allow for easy transfer of all factory hardware, and a factory-like fit and finish. These panels weigh in at 3.5lbs, which is half of the weight of the factory BMW door panels!








      This article was originally published in forum thread: Challenge E92/93 M3 carbon door panels started by Nate@IND View original post
      Comments 18 Comments
      1. Nate@IND's Avatar
        Nate@IND -
        Retail is $3995.00 for both. Also they are made in the USA.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        You're killing me Nate... but they are gorgeous.

        I have a feeling my car will end up at IND at some point.
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        sick sick sick!
      1. n54BoostOnCoke's Avatar
        n54BoostOnCoke -
        I would of get these 100% if they were $800 , $4000 you have to be out of your $#@!ing mind really it's not worth the money in my opinion but those are SICK SICK SICK no questions asked Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by n54BoostOnCoke Click here to enlarge
        I would of get these 100% if they were $800 , $4000 you have to be out of your $#@!ing mind really it's not worth the money in my opinion but those are SICK SICK SICK no questions asked Click here to enlarge
        They are still cheaper than the alternative I believe...
      1. n54BoostOnCoke's Avatar
        n54BoostOnCoke -
        I just drool when I imagine my red leather with this cf
      1. n54BoostOnCoke's Avatar
        n54BoostOnCoke -
        C'mon sticky what's so special about it that it costs 4000 ? I understand a single turbo kit that's being engineered and take long time on testing and dyno and all that stuff, but this here isn't a rocket science, even though I don't like to count some1 elses money they're probably making 3500 profit, and since no one else makes them people will buy it because these are gorgeouss
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by n54BoostOnCoke Click here to enlarge
        C'mon sticky what's so special about it that it costs 4000 ? I understand a single turbo kit that's being engineered and take long time on testing and dyno and all that stuff, but this here isn't a rocket science, even though I don't like to count some1 elses money they're probably making 3500 profit, and since no one else makes them people will buy it because these are gorgeouss
        All I'm saying is that the alternative is much more expensive., someone else does make it but it is even more money.

        I'm not against you, I want these myself. Will I spent $4k? Probably not, and I tend to spend a lot on mods. They still are beautiful though and who wouldn't want them?
      1. n54BoostOnCoke's Avatar
        n54BoostOnCoke -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        All I'm saying is that the alternative is much more expensive., someone else does make it but it is even more money.

        I'm not against you, I want these myself. Will I spent $4k? Probably not, and I tend to spend a lot on mods. They still are beautiful though and who wouldn't want them?
        True, I'm about to make a list of most wanted products for e92, make an exact copy and mass produce it in China at a good factory and rebrand it.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by n54BoostOnCoke Click here to enlarge
        True, I'm about to make a list of most wanted products for e92, make an exact copy and mass produce it in China at a good factory and rebrand it.
        I don't think there is a big market for a copy of a list of E92 products.
      1. n54BoostOnCoke's Avatar
        n54BoostOnCoke -
        Ok I'll do all bmw's and all amgs then =D
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by n54BoostOnCoke Click here to enlarge
        Ok I'll do all bmw's and all amgs then =D
        You missed the joke, your post made it seem like you were copying a "list" and mass producing that, not actual parts. I get what you meant.
      1. 50Merc's Avatar
        50Merc -
        Do it ! Click here to enlarge Even 1k per side isn't that bad. At that price point it will keep it from being to ricer.
      1. n54BoostOnCoke's Avatar
        n54BoostOnCoke -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        You missed the joke, your post made it seem like you were copying a "list" and mass producing that, not actual parts. I get what you meant.

        oh lmao slow , it was late here in ny i was falling asleepClick here to enlarge
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        So you save a total of 7lbs? For that money I'd want actual carbon fiber doors.....
      1. zamm3k's Avatar
        zamm3k -
        They're gorgeous. But the price is steep. Yes, the alternatives are more expensive, but that's because Ericssons prices are ridiculous to begin with. 1K for each side woulda been more than reasonable IMO.
      1. 5mall5nail5's Avatar
        5mall5nail5 -
        What race car runs door panels? Lame.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 5mall5nail5 Click here to enlarge
        What race car runs door panels? Lame.
        These are for street cars...