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      02-03-2011, 12:57 PM   #23
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Is that bumper new?
GTS3 Front Bumper for the M3.

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      02-03-2011, 01:01 PM   #24
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holy...! i would totally stare at this car even if there were a lambo or ferrari next to it!
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      02-03-2011, 01:01 PM   #25
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      02-03-2011, 01:01 PM   #26
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OH ok, didnt realize the lip wasnt on lol... DUHHHHHHH...

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      02-03-2011, 01:05 PM   #27
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wow, great stuff!
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      02-03-2011, 01:10 PM   #28
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Really Cool! Thanks for Sharing!
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      02-03-2011, 01:15 PM   #29
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definitely makes the prices of some of those parts feel a little less like BMW tax and a little more like fair prices!
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      02-03-2011, 03:55 PM   #30
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WOW impressive... love that hood Someday i will get that.....
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      02-03-2011, 04:02 PM   #31
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One thing I dont understand of vorsteiners crap is, they claim that its autoclaved but they have fiberglass molds. PLASTIC MOLDS WILL NOT SURVIVE IN A AUTOCLAVE OVEN so this thread proves it. Also, this thread proves that VORSTEINER USES FIBERGLASS TO DILUTE THERE PRODUCTS. Look at the close up of the Porchse wing. You will see the transparent fiberglass behind this 4 digit priced wing. I honestly have had experience with there parts and after seeing what its made out of. I did ask for a refund for there faulty advertisement of materials used, but they declined.......... VORSTEINER's PARTS ARE GARBAGE.......and here is there link to prove it. POST #16 http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8788676
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      02-03-2011, 04:59 PM   #32
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Thanks for this great write-up!!
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Amazing pics and thanks so much for sharing. That wheel is sooooo sexy.

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      02-03-2011, 05:24 PM   #34
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I guess im not the only one feel the same way... Like i have been telling everyone, they are just way over price and by looking at the photos they look crap... Example look at that rear diffuser... Seriously??? Shit looks like crap.. After seeing several vors product and to be honest 95% that i have seen there product just sucks... PLEASE Vors step up to the plate and take ur mold dump it and redo your process seriously and ur customer service just fawkin blows.. sorry just saying...


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One thing I dont understand of vorsteiners crap is, they claim that its autoclaved but they have fiberglass molds. PLASTIC MOLDS WILL NOT SURVIVE IN A AUTOCLAVE OVEN so this thread proves it. Also, this thread proves that VORSTEINER USES FIBERGLASS TO DILUTE THERE PRODUCTS. Look at the close up of the Porchse wing. You will see the transparent fiberglass behind this 4 digit priced wing. I honestly have had experience with there parts and after seeing what its made out of. I did ask for a refund for there faulty advertisement of materials used, but they declined.......... VORSTEINER's PARTS ARE GARBAGE.......and here is there link to prove it. POST #16 http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8788676
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Very cool stuff, its awesome to see true craftsmanship and cutting edge design.
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very nice now i know vorsteiner is worth the price . . .. . open house??
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      02-04-2011, 01:39 AM   #39
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Great quality

I would like to see more off e46 parts from them
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My experience with pre-preg was that only the process is insanely easy to control and handle, but the direction and weave quality, now there's your real challenge. I love seeing a quality product and outcome and that they as leader have developed a system that works for them regarding fusing the cf parts together, precisely, to form more unique and complicated structures!

Pre-preg cf weave is your ordinary cf weave embedded with small thermoplastic fibres, so that when they are heated up and the mold pressurized, the melt is pressed in to the fibres. The goal is to reach 100%, or as close to, 'wetting' of the fibres.
The cf will obtain no strength without wetting from the resin. So correct process parameters, which varies from material thickness and type and pressure and time is parameters that needs investigation. No easy task nailing these proporties, as Vorsteiner def knows!

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Ah~ Vorsteiner, make CF hood for E89!! PLZ!!
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      02-04-2011, 11:26 AM   #43
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      02-04-2011, 01:46 PM   #44
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My experience with pre-preg was that only the process is insanely easy to control and handle, but the direction and weave quality, now there's your real challenge. I love seeing a quality product and outcome and that they as leader have developed a system that works for them regarding fusing the cf parts together, precisely, to form more unique and complicated structures!

Pre-preg cf weave is your ordinary cf weave embedded with small thermoplastic fibres, so that when they are heated up and the mold pressurized, the melt is pressed in to the fibres. The goal is to reach 100%, or as close to, 'wetting' of the fibres.
The cf will obtain no strength without wetting from the resin. So correct process parameters, which varies from material thickness and type and pressure and time is parameters that needs investigation. No easy task nailing these proporties, as Vorsteiner def knows!

Great report and picture material!
You hit the nail on the head! Thanks for helping to clarify

When I was there I watched the employees painstakingly placing the carbon fiber in to the vents of that X6M hood, and I was surprised. My initial question was "isn't the vacuum bag going to suck it closer to the mould?" - but then I learned how incredibly difficult it is to make the weave look right in general, much less over such complicated angles and curves.

Really amazing stuff. I used to sometimes wish that we were on the manufacturing side of the business instead of the retail side because it's cool to see things come to life, and I enjoy designing parts and stuff.... but after my tour of Vorsteiner, I'm really really glad we get to talk about the quality instead of controlling it, haha!
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