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static
08-12-2006, 10:23 AM
in preparation for installing my new FG sunroof plug (Thanks Rudy) i removed my stock sunroof and all the sht (like rails, crank...) assossiated with it. I hear that sunroof is 15lb and other crap is about 5lb in total.
Anyway, loosing this 20lb made significant difference in keeping my car flatter in corners at speed, me = happy!

I recommend this mod (FG plug) for anyone serious about handling

BTW, i am pretty sure it's possible to modify the plug with brakets and use it with the stock sunroof function (i e just like stock but lighter)

Alex

T.Dot_E30
08-12-2006, 10:30 AM
You should have done some test with a G-tech or something to measure g-forces and get a better idea of what it actually did.

I doubt it did much, 10% is real, 90% is probably in your head.

the turtle2
08-12-2006, 10:59 AM
Where do you get the fiberglass plug?

static
08-12-2006, 12:01 PM
Trev: i was skeptical too thinking that it's just 20lb. But was myself surprised i could actually feel it. These 20lb are at the worst possible place - think of it as a lever. There must be a reason why they use CF on the M6 roof (or so i hear) it's not like the car itself is anywhere light, yet they still do it.

turtle: from Rudy Glarner: $150 is a great deal.

Gleb
08-12-2006, 03:32 PM
Hey Alex, I want to do the same thing with my s/roof, can we meet somewhere, so that I can take a look.

static
08-12-2006, 05:28 PM
i am not done yet ;) i was talking about a ride with NO roof. But it's in the works

Alex

Gamite
08-12-2006, 05:28 PM
well 15lbs on the top of the car makes more of a difference than 15lbs from the bottom. however, I dunno how much of a difference it'll make.

Axxe
08-13-2006, 01:17 PM
Hahahaha. This keeps getting better and better.

T.Dot_E30
08-13-2006, 02:21 PM
Hey Alex do you have pics of your car yet?

I haven't seen it lowered yet..........its been lowered right?

static
08-13-2006, 02:29 PM
Hey Alex do you have pics of your car yet?

I haven't seen it lowered yet..........its been lowered right?

of course! H&R + koni, low enough to scrape exhaust on bumps ;)
i realize you probably still got the old image of my car with stock suspension, bottlecaps, S50 powered with rusted out exhaust

.. those were the days :)


pics will be later

T.Dot_E30
08-13-2006, 02:52 PM
of course! H&R + koni, low enough to scrape exhaust on bumps ;)
i realize you probably still got the old image of my car with stock suspension, bottlecaps, S50 powered with rusted out exhaust

.. those were the days :)


pics will be later


Are you coming to the e30 meet?

static
08-13-2006, 03:33 PM
most certainly!

Mystikal
08-14-2006, 11:04 AM
Hahahaha. This keeps getting better and better.

lol...

I love Canadian Heeter.

Axxe
08-14-2006, 11:15 AM
lol...

I love Canadian Heeter.


Hey GI. <3 you long time :D

bmw2ner
08-14-2006, 10:26 PM
I really really want a functional CF sunroof, if anyone knows where I can get one let me know

Gleb
08-14-2006, 10:35 PM
^^^ Try www.bmwm3shop.de