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I quite like the hartage front hood, and I was wondering if anyone knows any company that makes E39 front hoods like these.
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Originally posted by tfung:
I quite like the hartage front hood, and I was wondering if anyone knows any company that makes E39 front hoods like these.
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Terence

I have read that hartge produced this hood for the m5 in the first place. I to am interested in this hood or something of carbon fiber. I am going to locate a local hartge dealer and see what i can find out.
 

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I TOO AM INTERESTED IN THIS HOOD AND READ THAT IT WAS PRODUCED WITH THE M5 IN MIND. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A CARON FIBER HOOD/BODY PANELS AND AM GOING TO LOCATE A HARTGE DEALER TO SEE WHAT I CAN FIND OUT. WHO IS THE BIGGEST HARTGE SUPPLIER IN THE US?
 

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That's a smart thing to do! After changing the hood to carbon fiber, the car should have almost a 50:50 weight distribution. Right now the weight distribution is 60 front : 40 rear.
 

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but how does carbon fiber compare to steel in terms of safety? I would think it,s not as strong and the the frontal area will not withstand an impact as well as the stock hood. What are you thoughts?
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