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      04-06-2016, 05:18 PM   #1
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Cool Carbon fiber sunroof blankoff panel

S2R Tuning now has carbon fiber blankoff panels in stock for the e9x. It's not listed on their site yet but I just ordered one. Pictures provided yesterday:

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Looks pretty nice! Way better than some of the rivet on panels I've seen, which are basically just a generic sheet of CF (probably backed with a bunch of fiberglass) that you then drill holes into the roof to install.

Funny thing is from a ways away, you probably wouldn't even be able to tell it's a delete panel.
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I suppose it's the cheaper alternative to IND's CF roof. No new liner required!
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Any idea of weight compared with the glass?

The finish looks very good. Much better than many.
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Any idea of weight compared with the glass?

The finish looks very good. Much better than many.
Alex said it's three pounds.
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I suppose it's the cheaper alternative to IND's CF roof. No new liner required!
That and I couldn't get a CF roof delivered in a year of waiting Pretty sure they really don't exist. Since we're putting in a welded roll bar the headliner can't be reinstalled. When I got the quote for installing a CR roof the non-sunroof headliner was just a few bucks shy of a grand. wtf?
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Looks pretty nice! Way better than some of the rivet on panels I've seen, which are basically just a generic sheet of CF (probably backed with a bunch of fiberglass) that you then drill holes into the roof to install.

Funny thing is from a ways away, you probably wouldn't even be able to tell it's a delete panel.
Definitely looks way better than I thought it would, just bolts in to the same location as the sunroof cassette, and gets sealed around the top with RTV or something.

Pretty sure you're right about not being able to tell it's a delete panel, will probably look nearly identical to the glass it replaces.
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That and I couldn't get a CF roof delivered in a year of waiting Pretty sure they really don't exist. Since we're putting in a welded roll bar the headliner can't be reinstalled. When I got the quote for installing a CR roof the non-sunroof headliner was just a few bucks shy of a grand. wtf?
I'm pretty sure IND's panel exists. Some members have them on their E90s. It doesn't have a rollbar from what I was told, it has a crossmember for rigidity of the panel itself and you'd have to source a non-sunroof headliner.
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I'm pretty sure IND's panel exists. Some members have them on their E90s. It doesn't have a rollbar from what I was told, it has a crossmember for rigidity of the panel itself and you'd have to source a non-sunroof headliner.
My guess is they couldn't get enough potential orders to justify making another lot of them. I know it exists and I know in detail now how the bodywork is modified to use it from what the dealership body shop stated in their detailed quote. They have to take out the crossstruts associated with the sunroof and then weld in the correct ones for a non-sunroof car. Four grand including the cost of front and rear glass as they usually break so it was a worst case estimate. Surely can be done for less though.
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I'm pretty sure IND's panel exists. Some members have them on their E90s. It doesn't have a rollbar from what I was told, it has a crossmember for rigidity of the panel itself and you'd have to source a non-sunroof headliner.
My guess is they couldn't get enough potential orders to justify making another lot of them. I know it exists and I know in detail now how the bodywork is modified to use it from what the dealership body shop stated in their detailed quote. They have to take out the crossstruts associated with the sunroof and then weld in the correct ones for a non-sunroof car. Four grand including the cost of front and rear glass as they usually break so it was a worst case estimate. Surely can be done for less though.
I'd definitely like to do it if I can retire the car for track duty and then not worry about NVH lol
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I'd definitely like to do it if I can retire the car for track duty and then not worry about NVH lol
Yeah, it'd be cool alright but I'm thinking $400 beats $4000+$1500 at this point. I asked the shop to get a quote from their composite vendor locally and it came back at about $4200 for a blankoff panel and a bit over twice that for a carbon fiber roof. But this includes the mold development and it's an aerospace contractor so ya know it's gonna be stoopid pricey...yikes.
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That looks sooo purdy.
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If I could get something like this for my panoramic wagon roof I'd probably save quite a bit of weight.
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I'd definitely like to do it if I can retire the car for track duty and then not worry about NVH lol
Yeah, it'd be cool alright but I'm thinking $400 beats $4000+$1500 at this point. I asked the shop to get a quote from their composite vendor locally and it came back at about $4200 for a blankoff panel and a bit over twice that for a carbon fiber roof. But this includes the mold development and it's an aerospace contractor so ya know it's gonna be stoopid pricey...yikes.
LOL! Space age materials!
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If I could get something like this for my panoramic wagon roof I'd probably save quite a bit of weight.
What he said

The E91 Pano roof weighs 60# with cartridge according to RealOEM. That's big, and raises the CG signficantly.

But darn, I love the view through that roof. It's special.
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I think it would be rather pointless to go to that extreme on an E91. They are so heavy anyway, it's not like 60lbs is going to make that much of a difference.
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I need to fix my linerless sliding sunroof sunshade but have no idea how to do it...
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I think it would be rather pointless to go to that extreme on an E91. They are so heavy anyway, it's not like 60lbs is going to make that much of a difference.

The weight difference is about 450 pounds. Dropping 60 pounds from the roof would go a long way. I wouldn't mind a carbon fiber rear hatch, either.
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Nice find justpete ! Mind if I ask how it mounts? I've seen lots of sunroof panel deletes and none of them looked like that with loose fabric around the edges.
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Nice find justpete ! Mind if I ask how it mounts? I've seen lots of sunroof panel deletes and none of them looked like that with loose fabric around the edges.
Thanks! Pretty sure it bolts right up to the cassette mounting points, that's what the material around the edge is, a mounting flange of sorts. Should have pictures of the install any time now and will post them in the headers and mounts thread. And btw, this is on their site now for $399.99
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