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      09-11-2015, 09:58 PM   #1
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E90 Carbon Fiber Roof

Not an M3 but I'm sure you E90 M3 guys can appreciate a real carbon fiber roof.

Big changes for 2015. Since I've been tracking my car I've got hooked on the track bug. With that, some function and form mods in the works.

Carbon Fiber roof from IND Distribution. Saves about 50 lbs from the highest point of the car. Probably won't shave lap times but a lighter car handles better, brakes better, accelerates faster, and gets better MPG.


[IMG]E90 ING Dist Carbon Fiber Roof (2) by seanpuffy21, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20150911_155813_resized by seanpuffy21, on Flickr[/IMG]

Custom vented hood in progress. I've been dealing with some heating issues, even with the Mishimoto Radiator so I figure let's vent the hood. I could've bought a carbon fiber vented hood but I don't like the way they look and that would have been too easy.


E90 LCI Vented Hood (2) by seanpuffy21, on Flickr


Build in progress and will be updated accordingly...
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      09-11-2015, 10:47 PM   #2
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that saved you 5.6mpg right there
nice choice of modification
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      09-12-2015, 01:46 AM   #3
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Looking good Sean. Can't wait to see it in person when its done.
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      09-12-2015, 02:23 AM   #4
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awesome
who's doing the labor for the hood?
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      09-12-2015, 12:20 PM   #5
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Do you still have a full interior?
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      09-12-2015, 12:58 PM   #6
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LOVE it!!!
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      09-12-2015, 01:43 PM   #7
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The carbon roof looks great. Can't wait to see the finished product. I'm curious how much custom hood would cost vs some of the carbon fiber aftermarket ones with built-in vents.
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Pretty sure I saw this on Instagram yesterday. Looks great! Can't wait to see it done

How is removing the roof? I figured it would take a lot of cutting but that looks like bolt holes to me
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      09-14-2015, 07:54 PM   #9
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that saved you 5.6mpg right there
nice choice of modification
more like neg 5.6mpg with a heavier foot

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Looking good Sean. Can't wait to see it in person when its done.


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awesome
who's doing the labor for the hood?
ST Modified in Fremont

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Do you still have a full interior?
yes I still have the full interior.. just decided to take out the seats to give us more room to work and prevent the seats from getting damaged

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LOVE it!!!


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The carbon roof looks great. Can't wait to see the finished product. I'm curious how much custom hood would cost vs some of the carbon fiber aftermarket ones with built-in vents.
I think it's a wash especially if you get a full carbon fiber hood and pay for shipping ($200-$250). For a custom one off hood you get it exactly the way you want it and no one else will have a clone.

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Pretty sure I saw this on Instagram yesterday. Looks great! Can't wait to see it done



How is removing the roof? I figured it would take a lot of cutting but that looks like bolt holes to me
The OEM roof is spot welded and held on with glue. You have to remove the front windshield and back glass. Drill out spot welds with special drill bit and chisel off glue.

I'll have update pics soon.
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      09-15-2015, 09:50 PM   #10
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WOW!

That's just an Awesome thing you have going on there
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      09-15-2015, 11:20 PM   #11
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WOW!

That's just an Awesome thing you have going on there


metal roof removed:
[IMG]20150915_101410 by Sean T, on Flickr[/IMG]

new cross bow center beam added:
[IMG]20150915_142335 by Sean T, on Flickr[/IMG]

carbon fiber roof test fit... fits like a glove
[IMG]20150915_111553-1 by Sean T, on Flickr[/IMG]

glue applied:
[IMG]20150915_150310 by Sean T, on Flickr[/IMG]

roof clamped on and factory side bolts reinstalled:
[IMG]20150915_163527 by Sean T, on Flickr[/IMG]

glass and roof liner will be reinstalled tomorrow. stay tuned for updates
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      09-16-2015, 02:08 PM   #12
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hoping to do CF roof sometime in the future. nice build
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      09-16-2015, 03:01 PM   #13
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I live in the Fremont area and would love to see this mod in person when it's done. Looks great so far!
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hoping to do CF roof sometime in the future. nice build
I love function and form mods. I definitely recommend it. You can check it out sometime since you're local.

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I live in the Fremont area and would love to see this mod in person when it's done. Looks great so far!
The roof is pretty much done and the car is put back together. I'm getting the rail and shark fin painted and that will be installed soon. You can check it out as early as tomorrow or Friday.
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Windshield, back glass, and interior reinstalled. Roof side rails and shark fin is currently being painted but the roof is basically done.

We're still working on the hood and that's just primer on it so I can drive it temporarily. I really like how subtle it looks. You can't really tell it's there unless you're standing near the side/back of the car.

[IMG]20150916_152804-1 by Sean T, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]20150916_152705-1 by Sean T, on Flickr[/IMG]

more pics to come...
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      09-16-2015, 11:40 PM   #16
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Great Mod and your car looks nice!
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I figured it would take a lot of cutting but that looks like bolt holes to me
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      09-17-2015, 12:20 PM   #18
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wow looks good. What shop is doing all the work if you don't mind sharing?
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      09-24-2015, 11:47 PM   #19
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I figured it would take a lot of cutting but that looks like bolt holes to me
Pretty much drill out spot welds and chisel away glue. Not much cutting.

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wow looks good. What shop is doing all the work if you don't mind sharing?
Thanks! ST Modified in Fremont.
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It's look is awesome and cool.
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      10-02-2015, 07:16 AM   #21
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Looks insane! A must on an E90 IMO. Do you mind sharing what the labor costs roughly were? I would be interested in doing this if I get a E90. Thanks.

Again, looks absolutely awesome!
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that hood came out great.
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