BMW M3 Forum
BMW M3 Forum BMW M3 Gallery BMW M3 Reviews BMW M3 Social Groups BMW M3 Chat M3Forum Sponsors >>
Loading


Mobile M3forum
Go Back   BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X) > BMW M3 Discussions > E46 M3 (2001-2006)
Tire Rack Buy Winter Tires Now!
Not a member? Register Now!
Register Gallery All Albums Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Calendar FAQ

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.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Sat, Feb-18-2012, 07:31:55 PM   #31
e popa
Registered User
 
e popa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 601
Reputation: 0 e popa has disabled reputation
Location: De





Default Re: Whats the best available e46 m3 csl trunk?

its all about the install, you can have a oem csl and put it on wrong and make it look bad , you have to adust everthing to get it close.
__________________
Topaz 323ci,silver ML320,AW M3,lifted dodge 1500
Jump to top e popa is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Register now and remove these ads
Old Mon, Nov-19-2012, 09:44:20 PM   #32
Hockeyguy02
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 19
Reputation: 0 Hockeyguy02 is on a distinguished road
Location: Vancity

Canada




Default Re: Whats the best available e46 m3 csl trunk?

How About the mod bargains bootlid ? Where does that fit in.
Jump to top Hockeyguy02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mon, Nov-19-2012, 11:22:54 PM   #33
Obioban
Moderator
 
Obioban's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 36,588
In the garage:
Reputation: 54 Obioban has a spectacular aura about
Location: SE PA

United States




Default Re: Whats the best available e46 m3 csl trunk?

IMO, scorza, though they're not making them anymore.

Mostly because it's the lightest
(And strongest)

I just bought one last week to replace my vorsteiner, entirely because of the weight.

... OEM is heavier than either.
__________________

Current Cars: 2005 IR/IR M3, 2001 LMB/blk M5, 03 530i, 04 M3 wagon, and some boring stuff
Past cars: 04 M3, 96 M3, S50B32 e36 M3 CM race car

Last edited by Obioban; Tue, Nov-20-2012 at 12:39:01 AM.
Jump to top Obioban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Tue, Nov-20-2012, 12:29:23 AM   #34
username11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 2,003
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 username11 is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: Whats the best available e46 m3 csl trunk?

OEM or nothing. Everything else is terrible conceptually and most in execution.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dafoe
Bro, I am Senior Systems Engineer for Bershire Hathaway and have been for the past 14 years.... You want pics of me and Warren Buffet? I got em... I am not in Marketing bro.
Jump to top username11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Tue, Nov-20-2012, 12:33:51 AM   #35
zannis
FREGATE AEGEAN HELLENIC NAVY
 
zannis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Age: 37
Posts: 575
Reputation: 0 zannis is on a distinguished road
Location: Bayside,NY

Greece




Default Re: Whats the best available e46 m3 csl trunk?

Oem-vorsteiner-status gruppe tuning!!!
__________________
BMW 04 330CI SOLD
BMW 06 SMG M3 SOLD
BMW 03.5 6-SPEED M3 CURRENT DD
Jump to top zannis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Tue, Nov-20-2012, 02:45:54 AM   #36
adrianma
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 541
Reputation: 0 adrianma is on a distinguished road

Hong Kong




Default Re: Whats the best available e46 m3 csl trunk?

i went for OEM and it fits perfectly.. ran <1500USD.

if you go for a cheap replica, pay the extra dollar to go to a good bodyshop to the boot properly primed and sanded down to make it look even... OEM finish is perfect with minimal prep work from my bodyshop.

weight wise the OEM one is made of moulded plastic and will be heavier compared to CF or those kevlar structures that other companies make.. i think its about 10+kgs. its still about 1/4 lighter than the original - this is from a rough guesstimate.
Jump to top adrianma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Tue, Nov-20-2012, 02:47:46 AM   #37
adrianma
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 541
Reputation: 0 adrianma is on a distinguished road

Hong Kong




Default Re: Whats the best available e46 m3 csl trunk?

also regarding weight the rear of the car is never hard to lose weight (battery trunk muffler etc) and its hard to get the cross weights to balance afterwards which is what you want when you track or race your car. this is why i don't think its a big worry about losing every bit of weight from the rear, its more of the front or the center that should be more of the focus as its pretty hard to lose it there.
Jump to top adrianma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Tue, Nov-20-2012, 01:52:01 PM   #38
Obioban
Moderator
 
Obioban's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 36,588
In the garage:
Reputation: 54 Obioban has a spectacular aura about
Location: SE PA

United States




Default Re: Whats the best available e46 m3 csl trunk?

Quote:
Originally Posted by adrianma View Post
also regarding weight the rear of the car is never hard to lose weight (battery trunk muffler etc) and its hard to get the cross weights to balance afterwards which is what you want when you track or race your car. this is why i don't think its a big worry about losing every bit of weight from the rear, its more of the front or the center that should be more of the focus as its pretty hard to lose it there.
People love to justify not losing weight on every part of the car... but at the end of the day, the ONLY way to make the car light is to focus on losing weight off of every aspect of the car. The trunk also has a reasonably high COG.

And, lighter > front rear balanced on track/race. Not to mention there's only one CSL trunk sold strong enough to support a real rear wing, which is what you really want on a race car.
__________________

Current Cars: 2005 IR/IR M3, 2001 LMB/blk M5, 03 530i, 04 M3 wagon, and some boring stuff
Past cars: 04 M3, 96 M3, S50B32 e36 M3 CM race car

Last edited by Obioban; Tue, Nov-20-2012 at 01:57:37 PM.
Jump to top Obioban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Tue, Nov-20-2012, 01:53:51 PM   #39
SouthTexasE46
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 520
Reputation: 0 SouthTexasE46 is on a distinguished road
Location: Houston

United States




Default Re: Whats the best available e46 m3 csl trunk?

When y'all say the truck doesn't have a handle, how do you open it? I want to get one of these eventually but we use our trunk a lot.
Jump to top SouthTexasE46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Tue, Nov-20-2012, 01:56:53 PM   #40
JerseyShoreM3
E . ` ' / . F
 
JerseyShoreM3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,935
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 JerseyShoreM3 is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: Whats the best available e46 m3 csl trunk?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SouthTexasE46 View Post
When y'all say the truck doesn't have a handle, how do you open it? I want to get one of these eventually but we use our trunk a lot.
The key.
Jump to top JerseyShoreM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
csl, e46, trunk

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1999-2006 BMW COUPE M3 CSL V-csl Trunk lid replica and Bumper replica e46 awm3tiagm3 Parts for Sale/Wanted 56 Tue, May-31-2011 02:04:12 AM
FS: E46 Coupe CSL Trunk - $250 TPowerdinNY Northeast 24 Tue, Feb-17-2009 02:09:16 PM
FS: CSL TRUNK for e46 m3 coupe bmw m3 s50 Parts for Sale/Wanted 42 Sat, Feb-09-2008 09:39:28 AM
WTB^^^ E46 M3 CSL TRUNK SPOILER or just the TRUNK cyberxbmw Parts for Sale/Wanted 0 Tue, Aug-14-2007 04:55:27 AM
M3 e46 cabrio with CSL trunk Tiago E46 M3 (2001-2006) 7 Tue, Jul-20-2004 07:51:45 PM



All times are GMT. The time now is 11:54:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
M3Forum.com and M3forum.net is in no way sponsored, endorsed or affiliated by or with BMW NA / BMW AG or any of it's subsidiaries or vendors.
BMW and M3 (E90 M3 | E92 M3 | E93 M3 | E46 M3 | E36 M3 | E30 M3) are registered trademarks of BMW AG.
M3Forum Terms of Service
Copyright 1999-2017 M3Forum.com
Discussing Whats the best available e46 m3 csl trunk? in the E46 M3 (2001-2006) Forum - 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. at BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)