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      03-02-2018, 10:10 PM   #23
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ditching steel for aluminum without significant geometry change is a wash in terms of weight saving. Al is 3 times lighter yet 3 time weaker stiffness.

CF sheet is much weaker for bending stiffness comparing to steel, not recommended.

For appearance, sure.
We did not use aluminum sheet, thus the structural mass is different from the OEM's thin metal sheet and we can say that the 6061 T6 aluminum braces are stronger.

You are correct only if we have made the braces with the exact same shape and structural mass out of aluminum. However, you are looking at a product milled from a full 6061 T6 billet aluminum, which is completely different.

Forged carbon fiber is more ideal, but the investment and product costs will be much higher, I don't think people will want to pay $1000 for these in forged carbon fiber...
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Really nice!

I like the milled out sections but not the lines of the cutter tool.
I think the bolts should be black anodized
I really dislike the raised weld around the middle bolt, I think that should be milled off.

How does the front section fit into the corner pieces?
Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated.

We went with lines of the cutter tool to make it more aggressive and a bit futuristic.

I use the OEM bolts since the threads are long enough and I am able to torque the bolts to the ideal 25 NM.

The front section is tightened to the corner pieces by bolts and again torqued to 25 NM.
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We have the prototype (one side), but learned from the spy pics that the M2 CS might come with the M3/M4 mirrors.... so we are waiting for the official launch of the M2 CS in April to determine if we should continue with the project. It's a huge investment and there's no point if BMW can offer them (although pricy) in the future as direct replacement.
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We did not use aluminum sheet, thus the structural mass is different from the OEM's thin metal sheet and we can say that the 6061 T6 aluminum braces are stronger.

You are correct only if we have made the braces with the exact same shape and structural mass out of aluminum. However, you are looking at a product milled from a full 6061 T6 billet aluminum, which is completely different.

Forged carbon fiber is more ideal, but the investment and product costs will be much higher, I don't think people will want to pay $1000 for these in forged carbon fiber...
Well, the M Performance strut brace in the M235iR is like $4k.
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Well, the M Performance strut brace in the M235iR is like $4k.
I am pretty sure there will be few people willing to pay more than $1k for forged carbon ones, but if I can't get enough quantities, I'll lose a lot of money making the molds... It'd be different if I get a confirmed order of 100 sets or more
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I am pretty sure there will be few people willing to pay more than $1k for forged carbon ones, but if I can't get enough quantities, I'll lose a lot of money making the molds... It'd be different if I get a confirmed order of 100 sets or more
Any word on production? (I already have the Acexxon reflector replacements!)
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Hadnít seen the HPR tower brace before. Can you give us some information on that?
The logo actually says "HPP". This post also mentions the HPP strut (with two photos):
https://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1437555

Can't find a single thing online about HPP.
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Yes most likely. We will be sending them off to iND Distribution fairly soon.
Cool! Any word on production status?
(I already have the Acexxon reflector replacements.)
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Well, the M Performance strut brace in the M235iR is like $4k.
Is there a pic example of this?
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I cant seem to find these anywhere online, is there a link to all this stuff Im very interested!!
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