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      05-07-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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VIS M3 Style Hood for 335 Request

Can someone provide decent photos of VIS's M3 style hood for the non m cars. I'm looking for the best m3 replica hood and this seems to be it. The **********s one looks like crap.
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      05-07-2012, 04:22 PM   #2
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i had the VIS and got rid of it for the **********s vented one.
the Weave on the VIS was really bad. a bunch of bends and in the sun was too embarrassing to keep on the car.
also on the m3 power dome, sitting in the drivers seat i could see imperfections.
like dips and stuff that almost looked like dents.
if you are going to paint then this is a non issue.
fitment was fine (reasing reveiws of their stuff that was what i was most worried about)
also the vents are not functional
i thought they were since there was screws in the bottom, but when i undid them all, it actually dropped the whole vent louvers, i guess this makes it easy to paint the hood without painting the vents

the carbon is darker on the **********s one.
also the vents are functional on this one.
fitment where it meets the front bumper isnt as good as the VIS.(see last pic)
Also, the **********s one i believe is lighter (they say to get the M3 hood struts as the OEM 335 are too strong for the lighter hood, but i chose to just use 1 OEM. The VIS would only stay up for a couple seconds, while the 1 strut holds the **********s one up forever)
BTW **********s one is made by Carbon8.
Also, VIS came with the pivot point mounted on the hood for the strut, while the **********s one required to remove it from your stock hood (but of course mine was stubborn and i had to go buy the $7 part from the stealership)

neither of them were/are perfect.

attached are pics of both
unfortunately i didnt take many of the VIS.
do i miss the aggressiveness of the VIS? YES
did i feel a bit embarrassed of the weave and dips? YES

Am i perfectly happy now? NO
if i were to do it again what would i do? get the duke dynamics LCI style vented hood


If you have any more questions let me know, id be happy to help
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just realized you never said vented hood.......but i would assume quality and weave are the same.
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      05-07-2012, 04:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback. I would paint the hood except for the vents so the weave really wouldn't be an issue. I want a hood with the "power bulge" so the **********s hood is out since their bulge looks like garbage.
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      05-07-2012, 06:31 PM   #5
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wow that fits like junk. just keep the hood OEM.
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      05-07-2012, 07:02 PM   #6
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vis m3 style hood for e90

I got one and the fitment is spot o, and all oem hood parts transfer no problem.
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My bad just realized it's for a e92. Not a e90.
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I got one and the fitment is spot o, and all oem hood parts transfer no problem.
That looks great, do you have any more pics?
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That looks great, do you have any more pics?
Here is mine, fitment is perfect but my friend has the same one and it fits like shit lol. So fitment is a hit or a miss with VIS.
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Here is mine, fitment is perfect but my friend has the same one and it fits like shit lol. So fitment is a hit or a miss with VIS.
Looks good, do you have any more pics from different angles or from in the car of the bulge?
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I got one and the fitment is spot o, and all oem hood parts transfer no problem.
where did you buy this hood?
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Here is mine, fitment is perfect but my friend has the same one and it fits like shit lol. So fitment is a hit or a miss with VIS.
Nice hood!

I too, am in the market of searching for aftermarket CF M3 hood.
Can you please post more pics of yours? It looks really nice.
Where did you get these?
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get carbon 8 looks better
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where did you buy this hood?
From octanemotorsports.
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why is ********** showing up for the name of the hoood? not a supporting vendor or something weird?
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why is ********** showing up for the name of the hoood? not a supporting vendor or something weird?
You got it
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What happens in a crash when you replace a steel hood for a carbon one?
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