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      03-28-2010, 02:19 PM   #1
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My new Vorsteiner GTS3 Hood

** EDIT: lots of questions about the wheels.. look here for all the info you need: **
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346407




Thanks to Cal @ JLEVI SW for getting me this hood. From order to ship it only took like 4 business days, Cali to Mass.. That's the fastest I've ever received a part that I ordered from this forum. The hood arrived perfectly boxed and in perfect shape.

I had it fitted and installed at a local body shop.. sansossio Autobody in Natick, MA.. Phil Sansossio jr. did all of the work. and I think he did a great job. IMHO, he got the hood fitting pretty much as good as OEM.

anyways, photoshoot time! (15 pictures)

1. Certified Authentic Vorsteiner.


2. I chose to have the whole hood painted white in sticking with the mostly whited out theme I have going on with the kidney grill, m3 side markers and non carbon roof..


3. I still wanted to somehow show off the carbon in a subtle way so Phil decided to put a sticker on, paint over it and then lift it carefully before the clearcoat. He did a perfect job with this! and I know he only got one chance with it.. One wrong move and he would have had to paint the whole thing white.


4. Car looks more aggressive with this hood. I likey!!


5. Phil said fitting the stock vents was the hardest part.. they didn't want to fit on and had to be slightly grinded down.. He also had to glue on the rubber pieces underneath the hood below the vents.


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7. really straight lines on both sides.


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13. since I was messin' with photoshop, I experimented and gave this one an Iraqi desert look and feel


14. Some people asked for photos of my custom CF centerpiece.. here ya go:


15. radar control unit mounted in ash tray



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      03-28-2010, 02:32 PM   #4
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very nice, where the hell did you get that center console in CF?????
did vorsteiner give you half off for leaving the name on the hood?
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very nice, where the hell did you get that center console in CF?????
did vorsteiner give you half off for leaving the name on the hood?
Someone wrapped the center console in carbon fiber for me

Did BMW give you half off for having it's name all over the car?
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Car looks great leemik!

Really like the combination of Ericsson trunk with VRS hood, I'm considering the same setup myself
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very nice car
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like that you painted the whole hood. looks more oem that way, awesome!!!!
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did the center console come out like you wanted and did it fit back with no problem??

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Someone wrapped the center console in carbon fiber for me

Did BMW give you half off for having it's name all over the car?
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Love it! Really like the Vorsteiner in CF w/ clearcoat over it idea.
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      03-28-2010, 03:21 PM   #12
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did the center console come out like you wanted and did it fit back with no problem??
It fit back with no problems..

It did not come out exactly the way I wanted.. You can't tell from the pictures but he needed to wet sand it down some more to smooth out the hills and valleys in some parts of the piece. The problem is with the clearcoat which doesn't really come out in photographs..

Like I told you in a PM it would probably be acceptable to most people but I'm a little bit OCD..
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oh ok your the one. i thought the person i talked to had a black M3. it really look good in the pics.
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oh ok your the one. i thought the person i talked to had a black M3. it really look good in the pics.
Ok i did find a photo that outlines the issue I have with the work on the CF wrapping.. see what i mean by wrinkles in the clearcoat now (to the right of the dct knob)? you can only see it in the right light though

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yeah i see it. are you going to replace the silver trims with CF??
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damn... looks hot.. can't believe i haven't seeen u around yet.
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yeah i see it. are you going to replace the silver trims with CF??
nope.. i kinda like the brushed aluminum trim.. it breaks up the monotony of the black on black dash... plus it now matches the wheels..

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damn... looks hot.. can't believe i haven't seeen u around yet.
I've seen you many times.. on foot lol .. next time if i see you on foot I'll try and get your attention.

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