Close

Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    465
    Rep Points
    337.2
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    4


    Reputation: Yes | No

    Question 135i carbon fiber vented hood

    what is the lightest vented carbon fiber hood in the market?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    117,828
    Rep Points
    31,567.5
    Mentioned
    2066 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    316


    Reputation: Yes | No
    They're all going to be very, very close to each other. You won't even save much over the BMW aluminum hood to be honest.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    33
    Rep Points
    79.9
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    0


    Reputation: Yes | No
    i don't think the hood on the 1 series is aluminum. there is a fair amount of weight saving going to a carbon fiber hood. I didn't weigh my stock hood, however, im sure ive seen the weight differences somewhere on the web... love my VIS vented hood btw...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    117,828
    Rep Points
    31,567.5
    Mentioned
    2066 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    316


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by arcticcat522 Click here to enlarge
    i don't think the hood on the 1 series is aluminum. there is a fair amount of weight saving going to a carbon fiber hood. I didn't weigh my stock hood, however, im sure ive seen the weight differences somewhere on the web... love my VIS vented hood btw...
    It's steel? Are you sure?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    33
    Rep Points
    79.9
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    0


    Reputation: Yes | No
    im not sure, but ive been told people use m3 hood struts because the ones that come with the 1 series are too stiff for the carbon fiber. It made me cringe when I put the 2 hood struts on and tried to close the hood. im not using any struts now and am fine with it. if my stock hood wasn't packed away, I would see if a magnet would stick to it....I might try and dig it out and give it a try actually.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Sanford, NC
    Posts
    239
    Rep Points
    252.0
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    3


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    It's steel? Are you sure?
    Yeah, I'm 90% sure it's steel. Mine is heavy as $#@! and took 2 guys to take it off.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    841
    Rep Points
    1,035.0
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    11


    Reputation: Yes | No
    I'm pretty sure it's steel as well, might need someone to confirm though Click here to enlarge

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    465
    Rep Points
    337.2
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    4



    1 out of 1 members liked this post. Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    They're all going to be very, very close to each other. You won't even save much over the BMW aluminum hood to be honest.
    Weights: OEM Hood: 44lbs
    SLeK Designs CSL Single Sided Carbon Hood: 21lbs
    SLeK Designs CSL Double Sided Carbon Hood: 16lb

    i didn't find any vented double sided carbon hood!
    Last edited by 135idct; 11-04-2013 at 01:00 AM.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    117,828
    Rep Points
    31,567.5
    Mentioned
    2066 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    316


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 135idct Click here to enlarge
    Weights: OEM Hood: 44lbs
    SLeK Designs CSL Single Sided Carbon Hood: 21lbs
    SLeK Designs CSL Double Sided Carbon Hood: 16lb

    i didn't find any vented double sided carbon hood!
    Well good, we got some weights.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    465
    Rep Points
    337.2
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    4



    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Well good, we got some weights.
    do u know where can i find double sided vented hood CF

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    117,828
    Rep Points
    31,567.5
    Mentioned
    2066 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    316


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 135idct Click here to enlarge
    do u know where can i find double sided vented hood CF
    Seibon?

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    97
    Rep Points
    106.9
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    2


    1 out of 1 members liked this post. Reputation: Yes | No
    i got one from seibon are u looking for one like this?Click here to enlarge
    Click here to enlarge <-- Click on pic for the build thread Full 1m bodywork on. Pure Stage 2 Turbo, helix 2step intercooler, i-carbon thermal coated downpipe, JB4 Iso tune, Seibon Gtr hood , i carbon trunk,WW meth,p, Sparta 2 piece rotors, black lines, apex ec'7s, cks coil overs

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Boston, Ma
    Posts
    972
    Rep Points
    1,247.0
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    13


    1 out of 1 members liked this post. Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by VegasJD Click here to enlarge
    i got one from seibon are u looking for one like this?Click here to enlarge
    Looks unbelievable!! definitely the best looking CF hood out there

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •