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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Fri, Oct-03-2014, 11:03:47 PM   #31
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Look great. If they were 1x1, I wouldn't be able to tell they're not OEM
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Old Sat, Oct-04-2014, 01:58:01 AM   #32
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Wow, the fit on those is spot on huh?

Looks great so far!
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I would first like to say sorry for the slow reponses as i have been extremely busy with work this past week.

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looks and fits great. did you weight the stock panels to see how much lighter these are?
In total I might have lost 15-20 pounds. That is counting door handles, airbags, and rear speakers.

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interested to know how sturdy you feel the door is with all their carbon brackets, etc. does it feel solid when you pull the door shut? do you think it was constructed well and will stand the test of time?

Edit: is the side pocket smaller than with the leather? it appears narrower.. maybe it's just the angle?

really into these door cards.... just hope they make a rear version with the speaker cutout.
Everything feels very solid. The door handles can take a strong pull. Carbon fibers strength is tensile, so closing the doors should be when it is strongest. As far as the side pocket, it appears to still be the same size as the leather door panels but I would be hesitant putting much of anything in it other than a road map in fear I would scratch the clear.

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WOW! those came out amazing!!!! so do you have to remove the existing leather portion of the door card to install these or do just go over them?
As Brian N said its as easy as removing the leather and bolting these in. to remount the door panels there is a few extra steps. You have to place the brackets and drill the holes to mount the brackets.

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Look great. If they were 1x1, I wouldn't be able to tell they're not OEM
I almost went 1x1 but couldn't help myself. My evolve roof that is currently sitting in my garage is 1x1 but decided to cross the weave line for my interior.


I am happy to report that I took my panels on their maiden voyage last night, drove 3 hours to VIR for the NASA HPDE. There wasn't any extra road noise during the drive. I was a little surprised by this and you are removing a later of foam and leather and replacing it with a hard surface. I cannot be more happy with this purchase and would recommend it to anyone that is thinking about it. I will post finished pictures of the completed interior later today.
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Any updated pictures?
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Old Mon, Dec-01-2014, 06:31:10 PM   #35
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Any updated pictures?
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Planning on going nuts with the interior one day. This is definitely in my wish list. How much are they going for?
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WOW! These look great.
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WOW! I don't know how I missed this thread!

Awesome review and thank you so much for the great support. The photos look great and your interior looks stellar!

I REALLY like the 2x2 weave for the interior since it gives a visual sense of direction in the path that your eye follows.

After the current Karbonius CF Airbox Group Buy is fulfilled, we will be taking more orders for CF Door Panels!
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Hey guys sorry this has taken so long to update with the final product. Word has been keeping me everyday till after dark, and never had a opportune chance to take photos until today. The only things i have left to do to my interior is the roll bar and CSL center console. Alex and word on the center console? (discounts on repeat buisness maybe)





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