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      08-06-2013, 02:11 PM   #1
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So I met some guy yesterday that specializes in custom carbon fiber parts. We talked for a while and hr said he might be interested in producing something in somewhat large numbers not just one part. So I told hin I'd get him some ideas on what forum members want. So here we go
1. Would you guys prefer a carbon fiber replacement piece, or a real carbon fiber overlay you can stick on?
2. This guy does it by quality of molds so if it was group buy we would need to do it by groups of 10 or 25
3. What parts would you guys be interested in? (I personally would want an engine cover, mirror cover, interior trim CF covers, carbon fiber roof overlay)

So now just throw me some ideas and questions

We will need some one to supply the 1st piece to make the master mold first, don't worry you'll get it back.

so heres a list of some of the suggested items, we need at least 8-10 people for a starting mold, if we get more he will make a mold that can be used to make more than 10 units.

If you're interested and/or can provide a part PM me

1. E90/E92 CF mirror covers
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2.M3 style real CF roof overlay E90
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3.M3 style real CF roof overlay E92
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4. Arkym lip for M-sport front bumper

5..M sport quad diffuser
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6. Interior trim E90
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7.interior trim E92





GUYS PLEASE PM WHAT PART YOU'RE INTERESTED IN SO I DONT HAVE TO SEARCH THROUGH THE POST AND SAY FOR WHICH E9X, AND IF YOU'RE NOT ON THE LIST YET JUST PM AND I'LL ADD YOU ONCE WE GET ENOUGH REQUEST I'LL TO GET A QUOTE
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      08-06-2013, 02:25 PM   #2
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Arkym front lip for M-Sport front bumpers, currently sell for upwards of $450 for REPLICAS. Mirror covers would be great too. Better quality fitment ones.
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      08-06-2013, 02:56 PM   #3
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Arkym front lip for M-Sport front bumpers, currently sell for upwards of $450 for REPLICAS. Mirror covers would be great too. Better quality fitment ones.
The thing with his guy is that he's not a sculptor, so he would need something to make a mold from to make the carbon fiber replicas from, same goes for the mirrors so so one would need to drop off their mirrors for a few days, are you interested in the group buy?
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The thing with his guy is that he's not a sculptor, so he would need something to make a mold from to make the carbon fiber replicas from, same goes for the mirrors so so one would need to drop off their mirrors for a few days, are you interested in the group buy?
I would for this.

How about rear diffusers, interior trim, or even window trim (that may be too much)?

I'm interested in either replacement or overlay. But, I'm just curious of the price ranges for both.
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      08-06-2013, 03:27 PM   #5
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So would you be willing to drop off your parts to get a master mold made, and price depends on how many people, for example the cheapest option would be a 10-use mold at X dollars so if only 4 people buy it X + material and labor gets split up into 4 but if its 10 people X gets split into 10, the guy also does molds that last for more uses
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This would be awesome for a BMW performance or duke dynamics quad diffuser replica piece.
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      08-06-2013, 03:49 PM   #7
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This would be awesome for a BMW performance or duke dynamics quad diffuser replica piece.
I have a 328 so dont count me in but if some one can supply the part to make he master mold from i can make the connection
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      08-06-2013, 03:52 PM   #8
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Arkym front lip for M-Sport front bumpers, currently sell for upwards of $450 for REPLICAS. Mirror covers would be great too. Better quality fitment ones.
+1,000!

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This would be awesome for a BMW performance or duke dynamics quad diffuser replica piece.
+1,000!

I have a 335iS, so I would possibly be willing to make a mold off of my diffuser... only if it wasn't to get damaged in the process.

I would like to see some examples of this "CF guy's" work quality first tho...
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      08-06-2013, 03:54 PM   #9
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I havent seen any of his work since i just met him yesterday but I'll shoot you a PM with his # if you have questions
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      08-06-2013, 04:22 PM   #10
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The thing with his guy is that he's not a sculptor, so he would need something to make a mold from to make the carbon fiber replicas from, same goes for the mirrors so so one would need to drop off their mirrors for a few days, are you interested in the group buy?
YES! Definitely interested. I wouldn't want him to waste his time w/ making molds of REPLICAS though..def need the real Arkym lip that I doubt anyone will want to let go of for a couple weeks while this guy works with it lol. I can offer him my rear OEM M-sport 335i diffuser however..I replaced mine w/ a CF insert on my M-Sport rear bumper
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      08-06-2013, 04:30 PM   #11
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That sounds good, we just gotta get enough people to back up certain parts so we can get it started
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I'm in NorCal. I can't really send any parts.
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Engine cover, I bought one but the mounting holes dont match, so I can give him my oem cover to mold.
There is so much I want, PM me. It might be best we meet up so I can show you what I want lol. Or I would have to send you pictures.
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mmmmmmmm.... I'd love to have my interior CF.
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How about a real diffuser that adds downforce for the track?
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      08-06-2013, 11:11 PM   #16
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E90 335i M-Sport quad.

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      08-06-2013, 11:15 PM   #17
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E90 335i M-Sport quad.

hahaha thats a few people so far, we still need a few more and a donor for the part(you'll get it back) and i dont really know much about diffusers so is it for 2 tips or 4 tips whats the difference in names between the 2?
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What about those carbon fiber picss that go under the side skirts?
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      08-07-2013, 06:40 PM   #19
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Interior trim. I haven't been able to find a reasonably priced set yet. And I wouldn't mind if it was just an overlay since it's just interior pieces for looks. The weave has to be spot on though.
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Interior tim would be amazing, also im down for a quad difuser or maybe the flat style front lip
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