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      01-15-2014, 04:14 PM   #1
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Full CARBON FIBER ROOF for X5M? anyone

Anyone interested on doing full carbon fiber roof on X5M (deleting the glass roof)... PM me...

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Would love to see it. Post some pics if anyone bites.
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      01-16-2014, 08:36 AM   #3
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Would love to see it. Post some pics if anyone bites.
We need a few guys willing to do it.
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      01-16-2014, 11:59 AM   #4
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Rob who would be doing the CF work?
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How will that affect structural integrity, especially in a roll-over type accident?
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      01-16-2014, 12:31 PM   #6
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Rob who would be doing the CF work?
IND- will be doing the roof for me.
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How will that affect structural integrity, especially in a roll-over type accident?
Based on what I read and seen it will not affect it.
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If you get the x5M to roll over all I can say is wow!!! The plus side is you wouldn't be covered in glass either!

With all that glass and the motors I'm sure that would shed some top heavy weight. However, if IND is doing it and based on the cost of the roof itself that will be the decision maker for a lot of us.

Removing the roof on an E90 M3 and putting CF roof on is one thing. Doing it for an X5M is an awesome thought and i am sure if love it. Just will come down to what it would cost
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If you get the x5M to roll over all I can say is wow!!! The plus side is you wouldn't be covered in glass either!

With all that glass and the motors I'm sure that would shed some top heavy weight. However, if IND is doing it and based on the cost of the roof itself that will be the decision maker for a lot of us.

Removing the roof on an E90 M3 and putting CF roof on is one thing. Doing it for an X5M is an awesome thought and i am sure if love it. Just will come down to what it would cost
It won't cost much if we can get a few guys to go for it and yes it would shed alot weight top weight.
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You crazy Rob!
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You crazy Rob!
Thanks.... I just need a few more crazy guys like me....
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      01-16-2014, 07:10 PM   #12
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If you get the x5M to roll over all I can say is wow!!! The plus side is you wouldn't be covered in glass either!

With all that glass and the motors I'm sure that would shed some top heavy weight. However, if IND is doing it and based on the cost of the roof itself that will be the decision maker for a lot of us.

Removing the roof on an E90 M3 and putting CF roof on is one thing. Doing it for an X5M is an awesome thought and i am sure if love it. Just will come down to what it would cost
Oh I can assure you, she CAN roll over! Lol
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      01-16-2014, 10:26 PM   #14
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Here are some shots from my accident and side by side with the replacement...
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Here are some shots from my accident and side by side with the replacement...
Is it "your" accident or "her" accident?
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      01-17-2014, 12:15 AM   #16
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Is it "your" accident or "her" accident?


Hers for sure.
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      01-17-2014, 12:29 AM   #17
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Poor girl didn't stand a chance. This is what happens at 65MPH when a taxi cab pit maneuvers you, sliding onto the shoulder, into a ditch and bouncing off the sound wall on the freeway. Bastard never even stopped.
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I would for sure be interested. Seeing the carbon roof work pics from IND, oh yeah. Thats the real deal !
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      01-17-2014, 04:11 PM   #19
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I would love to do this, but the pano roof is one of my favorite features of the car
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      01-17-2014, 04:27 PM   #20
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Poor girl didn't stand a chance. This is what happens at 65MPH when a taxi cab pit maneuvers you, sliding onto the shoulder, into a ditch and bouncing off the sound wall on the freeway. Bastard never even stopped.
Great pic! Still amazed by that outcome & beyond awesome you didn't get injured in any way. That FUCKER will get his one way or another!
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      01-17-2014, 04:59 PM   #21
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I too would love to see one, but use the pano roof all the time, so would not do it to my car.
It's one thing doing this mod on an E46M3, but one the X5 it's a different story.
And then you need to find a headliner.
I believe all X5's in the US came with the pano roof as standard so finding a matching headliner may be an issue...
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      01-17-2014, 05:27 PM   #22
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I too would love to see one, but use the pano roof all the time, so would not do it to my car.
It's one thing doing this mod on an E46M3, but one the X5 it's a different story.
And then you need to find a headliner.
I believe all X5's in the US came with the pano roof as standard so finding a matching headliner may be an issue...
The inside would change also FYI. They would fix the headliner, you wouldnt know that you had a pano roof.
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