Monthly Archives: June 2013

  1. Valencia Orange E82 1M on HRE P43S Wheels

    Here's one of the first examples that shows the potential of the new 1M Coupe. With only a few visual modifications, this 1M has been transformed into a more serious and an even more aggressive sports car.

    As is always the case, the HRE Performance wheels fit brilliantly, pushed right out to the edge of the wide fenders. The KW V3 coil overs have dialed out all of the excess wheel gap while stiffening up the ride for a more spirited driving style. IND did a custom, color-matched paint job on the kidney grills and fender gills, helping to create a more streamlined (and less chromed!) appearance.

    We think this newest addition to the M family is one of the coolest cars around and we're excited to see what sort of modified 1Ms come though our doors. What do you think?

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  2. Jerez Black E92 M3 on VMR V701 Wheels

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  3. Silverstone E60 M5 with HRE 560R Wheels

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  4. Steel Gray E46 M3 on VMR VB3 Wheels

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  5. Project Alpine White E92 M3

    Since our project M3's primary intentions will be track duty, safety is #1 concern. Race seats and a harness bar are up next on the agenda.

    Recaro Pole Position seats were chosen for this build. Black cloth will match the speedcloth interior on the door panels, breathe easily and will last for years both on and off the track. 3-point belts will be retained for the street, a set of Schroth harnesses will be utilized at its upcoming track event next month.

    On the hardware end, Macht Schnell had everything covered to allow a fully bolt-in installation for the Recaros, as if it were originally offered by BMW themselves. There is zero flexing - you are locked within the seat during spirited runs.

    With seating taken care of, we called upon VS Motorsports in Chicago to fabricate a harness bar for us in 4130 Chromemoly steel. Weighing in at a hefty 80lbs, this is built for strength, with sharp looks following after. The harness bar is very well built and allows minimal gap between the factory headliner and main hoop.

    Next up on the list are Gauges. The M3 comes very little equipped in terms of monitoring vitals. Going to a boosted setup, three gauges come to mind:

    - Air/Fuel
    - Boost
    - DCT Fluid Temperature

    There is very little space to mount gauges in the E9X chassis, we will be using the Macht Schnell Ashtray Gauge Panel for this build. Housing (3) 52mm gauges, we will always be able to keep engine vitals at a moment's glance, without being too obtrusive to the interior.

    Stack is a long time respected manufacturer of data logging equipment, well known for their Data Acquisition Systems

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  6. Mineral White E92 M3 on Volk TE37 SL Wheels

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  7. Black E46 M3 with Magnesium Blue Volk CE28 Wheels

    The owner of this M3 has a bit of a hard time making his mind up. In the past month alone this car has been through three different sets of wheels! We're hoping that he sticks with these Magnesium Blue Volk CE28Ns for at least a month or two! The highly aggressive stance and unique color combo really makes this M3 pop.

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