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Agree. Hence, the CF hood, the lighter calipers and rotors, lighter headers, and...the CF bumper carriers.

Also, one can add some weight to the rear in the form of stereo equipment! Much more useful than the brick of a battery that comes standard on the Beast!
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Ok, a number of you have reached out and indicated firm interest in a group buy from CA for the CF bumper carriers, roof panel, and front fenders. I have asked CA to get back to me with group pricing for each and will pass it on once I receive it.
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My understanding (a decidedly uncorroborated one) is that the roof panel is actually rather easy to replace as it slides into a kind of rail system. But I'm going to inquire of the CA guys, who apparently have done a lot of these installations, as to the level of difficulty and the risks. Thanks. I am virtually certain to do this mod, but I, too, do not want to have even a small "twist" in the chassis of my Beast!
i had my sunroof removed and replaced wiyh a factory steel replacement hit it took some doing however bmw sold iy to us and it works perfect all crossmembers and roof panel came in kit. thanks for all the great info. craig
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AHHHHHH!!! I hate this thread!!!!!
I finally convinced myself it was "stupid" to dream of making a lighter M5!!! Now ya'll gonna make me spend money I DON'T HAVE

JK, love the post, I never knew there were this many options out there for our E39s! I guess I'll have to wait until I can pick up another job, until then, I'll have to shave off more weight from my 158lb body...

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Ok, a number of you have reached out and indicated firm interest in a group buy from CA for the CF bumper carriers, roof panel, and front fenders. I have asked CA to get back to me with group pricing for each and will pass it on once I receive it.
I contacted CA myself two weeks ago (before I joined here!), and they told me $2900 for a replacement carbon fiber roof - sunroof.

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I contacted CA myself two weeks ago (before I joined here!), and they told me $2900 for a replacement carbon fiber roof - sunroof.
I was quoted a number in Euros, so I don't know what it pans out to be in dollars, but it was more than $2900. In any event, I'm still waiting to hear back on GB pricing!
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i had my sunroof removed and replaced wiyh a factory steel replacement hit it took some doing however bmw sold iy to us and it works perfect all crossmembers and roof panel came in kit. thanks for all the great info. craig
Was this on an E39 M5? How much did the installation run?
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Was this on an E39 M5? How much did the installation run?
no this is a 06 e60 i do not know i had the car completely gutted and roll bar lexan windows everything done at one time so i do not have the seperate cost. look at my profile album it shows what has been done the car weighs 3600 lbs with gas no driver. i still have stock battery, and stock front windshield and rear window. the only carbon fiber i did was front hood.
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