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      10-25-2011, 08:53 PM   #8378
cooler2442
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Yup if every single piece of that car is CF then they would have had to make a mold prototype and mold first. Prototype I would estimate would be anywhere from 300-2k depending on the piece since they would just need the OEM one and modify it if they wanted it bigger or smaller then each mold would around 3-5k.

Learned that from the CF company in Long Beach that is making all the 1M parts right now. They said they had a race team interested in CF doors, but they would have to provide the doors then pay about 8k on top of that to make a mold and the first 2 doors.

And yeah Sean, no real engine differences on the 1M and 2008-2010 135i/335i. People originally speculated that it had bigger turbo's but then people ran the part #'s and they ended up being the same. Terry said all they did was up the boost really to make more HP like they do with the 35is. So it has a wide body, LSD, m3 suspension and some other various aerodynamic tweaks but nothing else engine wise except maybe a stronger clutch / tranny(not 100% sure tho).


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