BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > General M3 Forum (E90 + E92 + E93)
 
BPM Sport
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-01-2008, 11:04 PM   #1
labelexec
Lieutenant
 
labelexec's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 Matte Black RSSport M3
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Orange County

Posts: 403
iTrader: (2)

M3 with moonroof?????

how many of you have the moonroof on your M3? what do you guys think about moonroof?
labelexec is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-01-2008, 11:08 PM   #2
ihyln
Banned
 
Drives: M3post sucks
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: M3post sucks

Posts: 3,385
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 M3  [0.00]
2002 530i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to ihyln
If you have an E90 it's almost required and it really lets you hear the engine under power. For the E92s it's personal preference and a whole other debate..
ihyln is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-01-2008, 11:15 PM   #3
lebreeze
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 m3 , 2014 991
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: windsor

Posts: 591
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 e92 m3  [0.00]
I have a coupe with a moonroof and I use it everyday. The carbon fiber is cool but I rather my moon roof. It's all personal preference
__________________
lebreeze is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      08-02-2008, 01:06 AM   #4
elcarajo
Enlisted Member
 
elcarajo's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3, 6MT JzB/FR 19s no mods
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Maine

Posts: 48
iTrader: (0)

I can't completely disagree with Laszlo, but I figured I enjoy the hell out of having a sunroof, and I very rarely need the extra thousandths of a second that shaving 20kg off the roof would give me. If mine were a dedicated track bar, I'd offset the weight savings tenfold anyway with a rollbar.

Personal preference.
elcarajo is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-02-2008, 01:09 AM   #5
JetBlack5OC
Captain
 
Drives: E60&E92
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: west

Posts: 981
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Laszlo View Post
It's SO NOT required if you have an e90 M3. I have a sunroof delete and save 37lbs and tons of rattles down the road... and the car is SO MUCH quieter inside without a sunroof. And not only do you save weight, but your chassis is much, much stiffer... and a sunroof is DEATH to any sports car.
+1

Plus if you plan on tracking the car. There is more headroom for you and your helmet.
JetBlack5OC is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-02-2008, 02:22 AM   #6
schnell325
Bored at work....
 
schnell325's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 M3,'11 335xi
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: BC

Posts: 3,722
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by lebreeze View Post
I have a coupe with a moonroof and I use it everyday. The carbon fiber is cool but I rather my moon roof. It's all personal preference
Same here.
schnell325 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      08-02-2008, 06:27 AM   #7
MTROIS
Major
 
MTROIS's Avatar
 
Drives: on the wrong side of the Ocean
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New Jersey, USA

Posts: 1,095
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Laszlo View Post
It's SO NOT required if you have an e90 M3. I have a sunroof delete and save 37lbs and tons of rattles down the road... and the car is SO MUCH quieter inside without a sunroof. And not only do you save weight, but your chassis is much, much stiffer... and a sunroof is DEATH to any sports car.
+1
__________________
2008 M3 Coupé | 1995 M3 LTW | BMW CCA Instructor
MTROIS is offline   France
0
Reply With Quote
      08-02-2008, 07:33 AM   #8
dawgdog
Colonel
 
dawgdog's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 e92 M3 dct
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Seattle, Wa.

Posts: 2,076
iTrader: (0)

I have the coupe with the CF roof and do miss the moonroof. That is not to say I regret not having it, but I do miss it. I now do a fair amount of driving with the windows down.
__________________
AW on Fox Red Extended, Alum trim, ZPP, ZTP, DCT, 19" wheels, Heated front seats, HD radio, Sat radio, I-pod & usb, Premium sound, AP racing BBK, 18 Volk Racing TE 37s, Akrapovic Evolution exhaust, AST suspension
dawgdog is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-02-2008, 08:16 AM   #9
Big Windy
Major General
 
Big Windy's Avatar
 
Drives: audi s4
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: seatac, wa

Posts: 5,118
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by dawgdog View Post
I have the coupe with the CF roof and do miss the moonroof. That is not to say I regret not having it, but I do miss it. I now do a fair amount of driving with the windows down.
i'll probably fall into this boat too (get CF and miss the sunroof). this might be lame, but i'd feel like sellout if i opted out of CF on the coupe. it is a must have for me. for the sedan i'd go with the sunroof for sure. i drive with the windows down all the time anyway, so hopefully it won't be a big difference
Big Windy is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-02-2008, 09:37 AM   #10
ihyln
Banned
 
Drives: M3post sucks
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: M3post sucks

Posts: 3,385
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 M3  [0.00]
2002 530i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to ihyln
Quote:
Originally Posted by Laszlo View Post
It's SO NOT required if you have an e90 M3. I have a sunroof delete and save 37lbs and tons of rattles down the road... and the car is SO MUCH quieter inside without a sunroof. And not only do you save weight, but your chassis is much, much stiffer... and a sunroof is DEATH to any sports car.
Sunroof is not "DEATH", seriously, stop being so melodramatic. The M3 is a GT in its simplest explanation. I don't quite understand your need for a quiet cabin considering how loud the engine/exhaust get.

Take things into perspective, you won't be tracking the car more than a few times a year anyway so the other 350 some odd days you won't get to enjoy the moonroof.

Can you please quote where the moonroof adds 37lb? I'm just curious to know where that figure came from.
ihyln is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-02-2008, 09:41 AM   #11
icemang17
Captain
 
icemang17's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 E92 M3 DCT
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Stockton CA

Posts: 644
iTrader: (0)

BMW published that the CF roof is 44lbs (if I remember correctly) lighter than the steel moonroof.....

The non sunroof cars do have more headroom....which is nice for those of us that track our M3's....
__________________
Brian
2008 E92 M3, MR, DCT, extended BB leather, loaded!
1988 Porsche 928S4, Guards red/Champagne leather
1989 Porsche 928S4 track beast!!!
icemang17 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-02-2008, 11:47 AM   #12
RandyB
Lieutenant Colonel
 
RandyB's Avatar
 
Drives: '03 330i, '09 M3 Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Texas

Posts: 1,504
iTrader: (0)

I think they eventually leak and require maintenance, all the while adding unnecessary weight in a very bad place. Plus you have to wax around them all the damn time. I have never had one myself and likely never will.
RandyB is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-02-2008, 11:50 AM   #13
ihyln
Banned
 
Drives: M3post sucks
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: M3post sucks

Posts: 3,385
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 M3  [0.00]
2002 530i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to ihyln
Quote:
Originally Posted by RandyB View Post
I think they eventually leak and require maintenance, all the while adding unnecessary weight in a very bad place. Plus you have to wax around them all the damn time. I have never had one myself and likely never will.
Leaks and maintenance? What's that? Keeping it clean? Not leaving it open in the rain? I agree that it's extra weight but leaks are quite uncommon. Don't spread FUD, though.
ihyln is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-02-2008, 12:24 PM   #14
Voltigeur
MacroRisk
 
Voltigeur's Avatar
 
Drives: M3 E92 ED'09 / 335d Sport DD
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: TX

Posts: 2,517
iTrader: (0)

I have a moonroof on my 2 5ers and love them. Frankly, one of them did get a broken arm (probably caused by having it tilted and going over some bumpy TX back roads).

No leaks and the one that hasn't been repaired is totally quiet; little bit of wind noise over 80 mph in the other.

I like my roofs and use them. If you don't use them then get the CF. I will likely opt for a 'roof when I order the E92.
__________________

Just thinking of something not so witty
///M3 E92 '09 Jerez Black | 6MT | Ext Fox Red | Tech | Prem | 19s |Heated Seats | iPod |Smartphone | Euro Deliv June 09
Sold: 540iT / 530i / 323i
Voltigeur is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      08-02-2008, 12:56 PM   #15
FifthStreetz
O! So Sour!!
 
FifthStreetz's Avatar
 
Drives: Fast e30 / Slow M3
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fort Lee, NJ

Posts: 15,448
iTrader: (22)

Garage List
2008 M3  [4.75]
Send a message via AIM to FifthStreetz
Moonroof FTL.

But it comes down to opinions, I lost to another E92 M3 because it had a moonroof and the "judges" though a moonroof was more special than CF roof.
__________________
FifthStreetz is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-02-2008, 01:34 PM   #16
pittsy
Captain
 
pittsy's Avatar
 
Drives: Jerez...E92 M3
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 860
iTrader: (0)

I think it is more personal preference, I never used the moonroof in my last car so I order this car with the CF roof, if I would have used the moonroof more then I would have order a moonroof.
__________________
08 E92 M3 Jerez Black | Bamboo | 6MT | 18s | 5% tint | No iDrive | Heated Seats | V1 hardwire | ///M Alu Pedals | Matte Black Grills | Painted Reflectors | CF Roundels | GP Thunder 8500k | Remus Race Exhaust | VMR V701 18s Matte Black
pittsy is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-02-2008, 01:43 PM   #17
The Shiekh
Second Lieutenant
 
The Shiekh's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Danville, CA

Posts: 267
iTrader: (1)

I love my moonroof, I also get claustrophobic at times haha so it helps. I love the cf roof too but I believe that is a M6 original, not m3.
__________________
-James aka The Shiekh

2008 E92 M3 6MT SSII/Silver Novillo/Sycamore
BPU+ lol
The Shiekh is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-02-2008, 02:01 PM   #18
Kadarin
Ambassador of Crunk
 
Drives: SG/blk '08 E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Jose, CA

Posts: 606
iTrader: (0)

I happen to like the moonroof, and the extra light that it lets into the car.
Kadarin is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-02-2008, 02:57 PM   #19
RandyB
Lieutenant Colonel
 
RandyB's Avatar
 
Drives: '03 330i, '09 M3 Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Texas

Posts: 1,504
iTrader: (0)

The crime here for those who don't like or want sunroofs is the rising number of vehicles that you can't get without one here in the US, anyways.

It's just extra moving parts that will require attention eventually. Get what you want and be glad it's still optional on some cars, and not mandatory.
RandyB is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-02-2008, 03:16 PM   #20
Davinhci
Colonel
 
Davinhci's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 M3 E92 & 08 E70 X5 4.8
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Austin, TX

Posts: 2,464
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2008 M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Shiekh View Post
I love my moonroof, I also get claustrophobic at times haha so it helps. I love the cf roof too but I believe that is a M6 original, not m3.
wtf, then what about the angel eyes? they not M3 original.
__________________

08 E92 AW M3 | HRE P40 19" | APE Air Filter | BMW Performance Grills | White Side Gills | CF Mirror Covers | BMW Performance Pedals | F1 Pinnacle Tint | V1 Hardwire | Dinan Performance Software | Gintani Exhaust | H&R Sports Springs | RPI Scoops | BMW CF Spoiler | Challenge Diffuser | Lux H8 V3 | LCI Tail Lights |
Davinhci is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-02-2008, 10:15 PM   #21
arr0gant
Lieutenant
 
arr0gant's Avatar
 
Drives: 1996 911 Carrera Cab
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: St. Louis

Posts: 517
iTrader: (0)

I doubt anyone will actually be able to feel a weight difference. I personaly don't see how anyone could go without a MR.
__________________

1996 911 Carrera Cabriolet

2006 Porsche Cayman S, 2004 M3 Vert, 2008 BMW M3 Sedan, 2001 911 Turbo, 2002 Porsche 911 C4S, 2004 Cadillac CTS-V, Porsche Boxster S
arr0gant is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-02-2008, 10:24 PM   #22
PLAYON
Major
 
PLAYON's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 BMW 550i
Join Date: May 2008
Location: East Coast

Posts: 1,414
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW 550i  [0.00]
2003 Audi A4  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kadarin View Post
I happen to like the moonroof, and the extra light that it lets into the car.
+1

Quote:
Originally Posted by arr0gant View Post
I doubt anyone will actually be able to feel a weight difference. I personaly don't see how anyone could go without a MR.
+1
__________________
PLAYON is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:37 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST