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    Top Mount with CF Hood?

    Does anyone with a top mount have a carbon fiber hood? I can't see this being a good idea. How much clearance is there between the turbo and the hood anyway?
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    BTDT no problems
    Because racecar.

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    Turbo blanket!!
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    I have a carbon fiber hood. It will be fine.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
    Turbo blanket!!
    +1 BLANKIE

    you should have it blanketed/shielded/gold taped anyway IMO!
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    A carbon hood doesn't really even save much of anything over the aluminum anyway.

    Looks damn cool though.

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    you need turbo blanket! and i would put a little heat defective tape on the underside of the hood to help protect it. thats what I'm doing with my CF hood whenever i get her running again
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    I am afraid that the CF would begin to yellow on the top side over time?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    A carbon hood doesn't really even save much of anything over the aluminum anyway.

    Looks damn cool though.
    Mine did ! saved about 15-25lbs

    I can hold my carbon fiber hood with one hand. My stock OEM hood I cannot.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Linracing Click here to enlarge
    Mine did ! saved about 15-20lbs
    Which hood do you have?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by klipseracer Click here to enlarge
    Which hood do you have?
    VIS M3 REP hood.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Linracing Click here to enlarge
    VIS M3 REP hood.
    Thanks. Report back if anything changes on your hood.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Linracing Click here to enlarge
    Mine did ! saved about 15-25lbs

    I can hold my carbon fiber hood with one hand. My stock OEM hood I cannot.
    he's talking about the m3 one, the M3 one is made from aluminum. the regular 3 series one is is made out of adamantium LOL
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sammy_0559 Click here to enlarge
    he's talking about the m3 one, the M3 one is made from aluminum. the regular 3 series one is is made out of adamantium LOL
    LMAO! Yeah I got both hoods ill do a weight comparison.

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    I'd like one for the 135i. But, with the 1 series there is only a single latch in the middle, so hood pins would be required. I'm worried it might be too much of a headache for the 20# weight savings.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Terry@BMS Click here to enlarge
    I'd like one for the 135i. But, with the 1 series there is only a single latch in the middle, so hood pins would be required. I'm worried it might be too much of a headache for the 20# weight savings.
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    20lbs is 20lbs. Easier to use hood pins then trying to lose 20lbs haha.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Terry@BMS Click here to enlarge
    I'd like one for the 135i. But, with the 1 series there is only a single latch in the middle, so hood pins would be required. I'm worried it might be too much of a headache for the 20# weight savings.
    does the E9x have multiple latch setup?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Flinchy Click here to enlarge
    does the E9x have multiple latch setup?

    and 20# is 20# no? Click here to enlarge
    Yeah. It's got the normal latch in middle and one on each side at the front.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    A carbon hood doesn't really even save much of anything over the aluminum anyway.

    Looks damn cool though.
    For the 335i depending on which one you get it should save at least 15lbs. Not sure if that's the same case for the M3 hood or not.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by klipseracer Click here to enlarge
    Does anyone with a top mount have a carbon fiber hood? I can't see this being a good idea. How much clearance is there between the turbo and the hood anyway?
    CF is pretty heat resistant, however, the turbine side should have a heat blanket anyway, and if you really want to, you could just put a single layer of thin heat wrap on the underside of the hood.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Linracing Click here to enlarge
    Mine did ! saved about 15-25lbs

    I can hold my carbon fiber hood with one hand. My stock OEM hood I cannot.
    If it's 25 that's certainly better than I imagined.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Linracing Click here to enlarge
    LMAO! Yeah I got both hoods ill do a weight comparison.
    This would be great to see.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    If it's 25 that's certainly better than I imagined.
    He also has the gills cutout, which helps with weight a bit.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Dirty Dog Click here to enlarge
    Yeah. It's got the normal latch in middle and one on each side at the front.
    Honestly, speaking from experience, I wouldn't trust ANY cf hood without pins. I had a CF hood on my 335i and when I was driving from phoenix to LA(150+mph for long stretches) I was literally scared as heck simply because the entire hood was rippling in the wind. It was rippling like a flash in the wind all the way back to the windshield.
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