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Every year we participate in the European Car Magazine Tuner GP with one of our project BMWs. Having previously competed with a supercharged E92 M3 and a supercharged E86 Z4M, this was the first year we showed up with a turbo car. With our M4 putting down 559hp and 605ft-lbs tq at the wheels, we made some changes prior to the event to help this beast handle the race track.
While lowering springs are perfect for the street, the track demands a bit more. We opted for a set of KW Clubsport 2-way adjustable coilovers, which enabled us to dial-in the optimal settings for the highly technical Streets of Willow Raceway. We then installed a front/rear Brembo GT big brake kit for better stopping power and fade-free performance. Like many of our track-going customers, we installed a set of strong and lightweight 18" Apex EC-7 wheels wrapped in the event required Continental Extreme Contact DW tires.
Just like every other year we've competed, we drove our M4 to and from the event to prove that it's a double duty street/track weapon. Our driver, Jordan Yost of Yost Autosport, piloted the F82 and put down some awesome lap times. To get all the details you'll have to wait for the European Car Tuner GP issue to hit newsstands sometime early next year, but for now you can check out these exclusive photos and video from the event. Enjoy!
This Yas Marina Blue M4 swung by our shop last night for some BMW M Performance parts. Like our own car, we installed the carbon fiber front splitters, ABS lower splitter and ABS side skirts to achieve an OEM+ exterior. Matching gloss black kidney grilles and side markers added the finishing touches to the exterior, while a personalization coding session unlocked several functional features for a superior driving experience. We really love how the dark M Performance pieces look against the Yas Marina Blue paint! Enjoy.
Almost every M owner that comes through our shop seems to agree on one thing: their car needs a drop. Such is the case with this Alpine White M4, which opted for the popular KW HAS adjustable lowering spring kit. With the ride height dialed-in we then installed a few more popular goodies, including gloss black kidney grilles, iND painted reflectors and a pair of BMC high performance air filters. Sometimes, like is the case for this F82, a car needs only a few small tweaks to be considered perfect by its owner. Enjoy.
Vorsteiner recently released their new Flow Forged wheel line-up and we installed one of the very first sets on this Nissan GT-R. Available in four different styles, Vorsteiner's new Flow Forged wheels are on average 25% lighter, yet substantially stronger than traditional cast construction wheels. Featuring the new Carbon Graphite finish, this set of 20" V-FF 103 wheels are 12" wide in the rear to accommodate the massive 335/30 tires. Take a quick look at how these sharp and aggressive wheels compliment this Black GT-R.
Many of our customers have precise plans as to how they will modify their M car prior to its delivery. Such is the case with this Yas Marina Blue M4. In love with everything but the exhaust, the owner of this F82 came by to have us replace the OEM system with something better: the Akrapovic Evolution titanium exhaust system. Beautifully crafted from titanium and carbon fiber, this full exhaust saves weight, looks fantastic and instantly brings the S55 to life with its aggressive sound. Even though the rest of the car has been kept stock, this first-rate exhaust system will be more than enough to turn some heads. Enjoy.
This Titanium Silver 645Ci came to our facility for a brake upgrade. Having already been lowered on H&R coilovers and fitted with a set of 20" VMR V710 wheels, it was finally time to ditch the OEM brakes. Opting for a set of red StopTechs, we installed the 6-piston system in the front and the 4-piston system in the rear with slotted rotors all around. Not only will this new BBK offer dramatically better stopping power, but it looks absolutely fantastic on this sporty E63. Enjoy.
This elegant M3 sedan is modified where it counts. Replacing the stock wheels are a set of Style 513M wheels from an F80 M3, which weigh only 19lbs for the fronts and 21lbs for the rears. Behind the 18" wheels are AP Racing big brakes mounted up to a set of KW V3 coilovers for optimal braking and handling performance. Inside, an M Performance Alcantara steering wheel and Pedal Haus aluminum pedals provide both a sportier look and feel every time the car is driven. The body has been kept simple, with just a Challenge carbon fiber race trunk, iND painted reflectors and BMW gloss black kidney grilles adorning the exterior. Enjoy.
Having previously worked on his E90 M3 and F06 M6, this devoted M enthusiast returned to our facility with his newly acquired E30 M3. Like most cars that are approaching 30 years old, this 1987 Alpine White M3 was in need of some maintenance and restoration, but we weren't going to stop there. During the time E30 spent with us, we attacked every corner of the car to create a clean, high performance daily driver.
The first order of business for this M3 was improving the S14 motor. A VAC 2.5L stroker kit, carbon fiber intake system, custom stainless steel exhaust and a custom tune gave this naturally aspirated 4-cylinder some additional power. Next we focused on the suspension, where we installed a new set of coilovers, camber plates, polyurethane bushings and front/rear anti roll bars. Hidden behind the gold HRE 501 Vintage Series 3-piece wheels, a front Brembo big brake kit, rear cross-drilled rotors and stainless steel brake lines provide massive braking performance improvements.
The complete interior along with a pair Recaro Speed seats were stripped and re-upholstered in a beautiful brown leather/suede combo by Top Stitch. A new dash cluster, steering wheel, shift knob, short shift kit and an Awron DGA vent gauge give this E30 the tactile sensation of a brand new car. For the exterior, we installed a carbon fiber front splitter, a carbon fiber rear wing, new HID headlights, matte black kidney grilles and various new trim pieces add the finishing touches to this first generation M3.
While it may not be nearly as fast or high-tech as the other M cars in this owner's collection, this is the M3 that started it all. We're usually working on brand new BMWs day in, day out, so its actually a treat for us to dive into one of these legends. Take a moment to look over these photos and enjoy!
This beautiful 428i Gran Coupe has been equipped with nearly the complete M Performance catalog. Featuring the carbon fiber front lip spoiler, carbon fiber mirror caps, ABS rear diffuser, stainless exhaust system, pedals, interior trim and shift lever, this Black Sapphire F36 is certainly dressed to impress. For its next round modifications it dropped by our facility for a few items. First on the list, we installed a pair of iND painted reflectors to eliminate the ugly orange reflectors and complete the blackout look. Next we installed some Macht Schnell wheel spacers, 15mm in front, 12mm in rear, to push the wheels out to the edges of the fenders for that aggressive look. This won't be the last time we'll be seeing this Gran Coupe; there are plans for a dropped the suspension somewhere in the near future. Enjoy!