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Okay so since I've just order my new wheels I've been looking for exterior parts. I want to get the Mtech front bumper, which is easy to track down. However, I'm having trouble with finding a hood with the power dome and vents. I know that voriestiener makes a CF hood, but Im not a fan of carbon fiber. Ive seen other "mtech" style hood with the power dome but it doesnt have the vents on the sides of the dome. They don't seem to make one, well at least one I can find. And I know the OEM M3 hood is too long for my car.. So can anyone lend a hand?

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Okay so since I've just order my new wheels I've been looking for exterior parts. I want to get the Mtech front bumper, which is easy to track down. However, I'm having trouble with finding a hood with the power dome and vents. I know that voriestiener makes a CF hood, but Im not a fan of carbon fiber. Ive seen other "mtech" style hood with the power dome but it doesnt have the vents on the sides of the dome. They don't seem to make one, well at least one I can find. And I know the OEM M3 hood is too long for my car.. So can anyone lend a hand?

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You're in the wrong forum.
in general? or as in I shouldnt have posted under > 3 Series / 4 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) ?
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Okay so since I've just order my new wheels I've been looking for exterior parts. I want to get the Mtech front bumper, which is easy to track down. However, I'm having trouble with finding a hood with the power dome and vents. I know that voriestiener makes a CF hood, but Im not a fan of carbon fiber. Ive seen other "mtech" style hood with the power dome but it doesnt have the vents on the sides of the dome. They don't seem to make one, well at least one I can find. And I know the OEM M3 hood is too long for my car.. So can anyone lend a hand?

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Well TheyCallMeNun, it's "poseur" and there you are.

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Well TheyCallMeNun, it's "poseur" and there you are.

But are you spending where it counts? PSS & LSD an excellent start; much improved drive....


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in general? or as in I shouldnt have posted under > 3 Series / 4 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) ?
I would try e90post, most of them are young and seem to have an endless source of income to spend on cosmetics. I've personally never seen an M style hood for the non-M model, the dimensions are different entirely.
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I would try e90post, most of them are young and seem to have an endless source of income to spend on cosmetics. I've personally never seen an M style hood for the non-M model, the dimensions are different entirely.
lol I guess I fit part of that bill. I've seen e90post, Wasn't much of a fan. Ill look around over there but I defiantly won't be signing up. Thanks


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lol I guess I fit part of that bill. I've seen e90post, Wasn't much of a fan. Ill look around over there but I defiantly won't be signing up. Thanks


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You may need more modifications if you want the real aluminum hood; I'm betting some of the tuners know who's making the hoods that have the same look. FWIW, the passenger M3 vent is faux, the other is part of the intake, so if you find a hood with real vents, watch out for water.
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just learned something new......didn't know the m3 hood was different besides the looks, thought they were compatible with all e92 models.
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just learned something new......didn't know the m3 hood was different besides the looks, thought they were compatible with all e92 models.
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Nun, why not go with the carbon fiber but paint it to look like metal of frp (fiberglass)? There are a couple different styles and (underneath) finishes to choose from. Is it a price issue or do you just not like cf?
FWIW, I like the looks of the M3 hood and would give you a thumbs up. But then I grew up with moon hub caps and fender flames so who am I to judge?
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haha thank you, and yeah I'm not a fan of CF because of price and duribility. The durability is the deal breaker for me.. spend 2K just to have a rock crack it 6 inches. :thumbdown:
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After hanging out here for a few years, I've come to a relevant conclusion: if you're on this forum, you've got basic transportation needs covered and you've decided it's worth it to spend more money than necessary on a car. Honestly, nobody in the U.S. needs performance beyond going back and forth to work and picking up groceries, right? So the extra money boils down to enjoying life more. For some people, that's the feeling of driving a well engineered machine. For some, it's the feeling of acceleration or swooping through the turns. For others, it's having people notice you as you drive by thinking "awesome!" And of course, it's possible to combine those pleasures. Anybody in a true M3, gets all of these bonuses, even if they're not interested in one or the other.

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haha thank you, and yeah I'm not a fan of CF because of price and duribility. The durability is the deal breaker for me.. spend 2K just to have a rock crack it 6 inches. :thumbdown:
The "dome" does make the hood look nice, but I would leave the vents contrasting, I've seen them painted, doesn't make the nostrils stand out.
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The "dome" does make the hood look nice, but I would leave the vents contrasting, I've seen them painted, doesn't make the nostrils stand out.
EXACTLY! I think that hood is extremely attractive, especially acompanied by the Mtech bumper. Kurgan is that yours.. If so I'm extremely jealous!
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EXACTLY! I think that hood is extremely attractive, especially acompanied by the Mtech bumper. Kurgan is that yours.. If so I'm extremely jealous!
It's the only hood photo I have close up after a polish in my garage. I think I have a frontal shot as well, after I installed the Hoen H8s in yellow.
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I have to say that hood looks great! I can see why people love the look of the M3.
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kind of regret not getting an m3(love the looks of it). I just got my 335i about 3 weeks ago, but I would of had to pay almost 2x as much for an m3, and I don't think an m3 is 2x of a car than the 335i
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kind of regret not getting an m3(love the looks of it). I just got my 335i about 3 weeks ago, but I would of had to pay almost 2x as much for an m3, and I don't think an m3 is 2x of a car than the 335i
It is without doubt 2x the car. You'd have to drive it on a track to really understand. I drove the v10 M5 and the v8 M3 in Germany on the BMW test track/ skid pad in Frankfurt. And I have to say I truly enjoined the M3 more. It's a complete package in my opinion. Its one of those cars that keeps you smiling every time you look at it. When you drive it your face cant even grin that big. Not to say that I don't enjoy my I6 twin turbo, but how I long for the sound and feel of the V8..

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It is without doubt 2x the car. You'd have to drive it on a track to really understand. I drove the v10 M5 and the v8 M3 in Germany on the BMW test track/ skid pad in Frankfurt. And I have to say I truly enjoined the M3 more. It's a complete package in my opinion. Its one of those cars that keeps you smiling every time you look at it. When you drive it your face cant even grin that big. Not to say that I don't enjoy my I6 twin turbo, but how I long for the sound and feel of the V8..

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It is without doubt 2x the car. You'd have to drive it on a track to really understand. I drove the v10 M5 and the v8 M3 in Germany on the BMW test track/ skid pad in Frankfurt. And I have to say I truly enjoined the M3 more. It's a complete package in my opinion. Its one of those cars that keeps you smiling every time you look at it. When you drive it your face cant even grin that big. Not to say that I don't enjoy my I6 twin turbo, but how I long for the sound and feel of the V8..

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To me, I don't believe it is 2x better than a 335i at all. I do agree is it better but not 2x better, because if I felt it was I would of definitely gotten the M3 instead of the 335i since my budget was plenty enough to get an M3. I've driven my friends E92 M3 and own a E46 M3 in the past. I don't track or plan to track at all so that is irrelevant. I just want a "decently" quick car and the 335i does that and with the simple chip mod it well be much faster than a stock m3(in the 1/4 mile at least) I will be using the left over money toward my dream car....The all mighty Nissan GTR
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