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      09-02-2011, 03:32 PM   #1
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Challenge OEM style E92/E93 M3 Carbon Hood

While searching for places to shed weight on the M3, most start with the obvious panels made of steel. When the factory gives you composite or aluminum panels already as a starting point the quest to shave the pounds of a performance car can become more difficult. As usual, Challenge is here to re-write the book on composites for the M3 using only the best in materials and manufacturing techniques to offer some of the lightest weight and well made body panels available.

The lightweight BWM M3 aluminum hood is a great part from the factory that no doubt saves tons of weight compared to its mainstream steel 3 series counterparts. Because aluminum is very soft, it requires a full backbone structure to support it so it doesnít dent or deform easily. When using carbon fiber, Challenge is able to rework the factory underside skeleton as well as use a foam hex cell core in the panelís inner construction to produce a lightweight yet rigid structure. This formula yields a strong yet light hood with a 40% weight savings thatís as home on the street as it is on the road circuit.

OEM Aluminum hood: 22.8 lbs.
Challenge OEM style Carbon Hood: 13.6 lbs






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      09-02-2011, 03:36 PM   #2
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Very tastefully done, keeping respect to the M3 design.
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      09-02-2011, 04:45 PM   #3
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Looks good guys!
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      09-02-2011, 05:02 PM   #4
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love it
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Looks very nice. Very respectable weight loss.
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      09-02-2011, 05:15 PM   #6
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Looks amazing!! Can't wait to recive and install
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      09-02-2011, 05:32 PM   #7
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Nice! That weave looks amazing!
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      09-02-2011, 06:45 PM   #8
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lookin good!

is this for the E92M3 or E90M3? i believe the hoods are slightly different, is this correct?
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      09-02-2011, 07:33 PM   #9
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Does it need hood latches?
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      09-03-2011, 01:17 AM   #10
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Amazing!!
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      09-03-2011, 02:29 AM   #11
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very nice!
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      09-03-2011, 04:14 AM   #12
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Any for E90 LCI, no love for E90 LCI
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lookin good!

is this for the E92M3 or E90M3? i believe the hoods are slightly different, is this correct?
Title says E92/93, they might still be working on the other one??
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      09-03-2011, 03:39 PM   #14
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I don't see why the hood would be different from e90 to e92. If the front bumpers are the same the hood should be as well
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Love the underside this and the boot would be awesome
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I don't see why the hood would be different from e90 to e92. If the front bumpers are the same the hood should be as well

The hoods are different between the E90 and E92/93.

I believe the noticeable difference in design is near the windshield.
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How much is the bonnet??
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      09-03-2011, 11:34 PM   #18
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Is it safe in accidents as cf splinters and doesn't crumple to protect the driver, heaven forbid it ever happens but in life there are always surprises.
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      09-05-2011, 02:14 PM   #19
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Any more pics of this installed after paint?!?!?! Craving Moar. Moaaarrrrr!
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Title says E92/93, they might still be working on the other one??
hope so... since Varis VRS is lagging on making E90M stuff
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      09-06-2011, 01:17 AM   #21
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whatever happened to just making a vented CF hood since making a oem styled one wasnt really necessary since the hood is already pretty light?

althought there is a difference, idk how many people would buy a $1000 hood to save 9lbs
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Are hood pins recommended with this type of hood?
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