Monthly Archives: December 2013

  1. Dakar Yellow M3 Sedan on Volk TE37 Wheels

    As far as M3s go, Dakar Yellow sedans are exceedingly rare. This E90 features a set of matte titanium gray 18" Volk TE37 wheels and is lowered on Ohlins coilovers. The combination of these ultra lightweight wheels mated to the high-end dual flow valve suspension gives this M3 both sharper handling and looks. BMW's carbon fiber Performance spoiler sits neatly on the trunk while the Challenge carbon fiber roof panel replaces the OEM sunroof. With its clean modifications, unique color and four door body style, this M3 is sure to get looks everywhere it goes.

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  2. H&R Coilovers Installed on F30 335i

    For anyone seeking a sportier stance and sharper handling from their BMW, the perfect solution is a set of coilovers. We had the opportunity to install a set of H&R coilvoers and 20" Euro Mag EM10 wheels on this Alpine White 335i. The combination of the lower ride height and the wider wheels instantly gives this F30 an aggressive look without much effort. IND painted kidney grilles and front reflectors further accentuate the aggresssive style.

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  3. Mode Carbon Lip Installed on Mineral White M3

    This Mineral White M3 aims to keep things clean and simple; maintaining the stock wheels, stock suspension and stock engine, this E92 primarily features cosmetic modifications. We had the opportunity to bring this M3 to the next level by installing Mode Carbon's V1 GTS front lip spoiler. Constructed of 1x1 weave carbon fiber and a mirror finish clear coat, this stylish and functional piece perfectly compliments the OEM carbon fiber roof. The rear spoiler and exhaust, both by BMW Performance, dress the rear end of the car for an even sportier look and sound. The finishing touches are provided by IND's painted cosmetic package, which eliminates the chrome trim for a sleek exterior.

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  4. European Car Tuner GP 2013 Article

    The European Car Tuner GP magazine is out on newstands now! Back in Septemper, we competed in the annual event with our ESS supercharged Z4M driven by Jordan Yost. The competition was tough, but we were able to snag 1st place in both the RWD track and dragstrip events. We've posted the complete article below so you can get every last detail. For even more information and photos of our Z4M during this competition, head over to European Car's website for short spotlight article. Enjoy!

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  5. CF5V Wheels Installed on F30 335i

    The CF5V is the latest addition to Forgestar's popular rotarty forged wheel series. Featuring a sophistocated split-spoke design and a concave face, this gunmetal wheel set gives this Alpine White F30 335i a much more aggressive style. As is true with all Forgestar wheels, this set was custom made to order to ensure a perfect fit for each individual car. To go along with the new set of wheels, this 335i is riding on a set of H&R sport lowering springs, which lower the car by 1.3" in the front and 0.7" in the rear.

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  6. Space Gray E60 M5 Gets Springs & Spacers

    The E60 M5 was, and still is, a masterpiece, but there are some minor tweaks that can be done to really help make the car perfect. The owner of this rare 6-speed manual Space Gray M5 wanted to dial-in the stance of his car, so he came to us for a solution. First, in order to get rid of the OEM wheel gap, we installed a set of H&R sport lowering springs, which dropped the car 1.2" in the front and 0.75" in the rear. Next, we addressed the issue of the OEM wheel offests, which simply don't do the wide fender flares justice. By installing a set of Macht Schnell wheel spacers in the front and rear, we were able to push the wheels out to their proper place. The combination of these two subtle modifications makes a huge difference, giving the M5 the low and wide sporty stance that it truly deserves.

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  7. F80 M3 & F82 M4 Photos, Videos & Specs

    BMW has finally officially released the new F80 M3 & F82 M4! We're really liking what we see, and can't wait for the day when we get to start modifying these! Click on any image below to download the high-resolution desktop wallpaper version. Enjoy!

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  8. VT2-625 Supercharged Fire Orange M3

    Already equipped with an Arkym body kit and a Fire Orange vinyl wrap, this E92 came to us for some power. With its 6.5PSI of boost and high capacity intercooler system, the ESS VT2-625 is the most popular supercharger that we install on M3s. In combination with the catless Macht Schnell Bypass Track Pipes and an Eisenmann Race muffler, we saw an increase of 190whp and 90wtq after we installed the supercharger. An Awron Kompressor 1 DGA gauge monitors the boost pressure as well as other vital measurements. To acheive its sporty stance the car is lowered on KW V3 coilovers and fitted with a set of 18" Volk TE37SL Black Edition Wheels, which measure 9.5" in the front and 10.5" in the rear. With its 530whp supercharged motor, aggressive orange & black body and its wide, lightweight wheels, this M3 is ready to show off on the street or track.

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  9. Akrapovic Exhaust Installed on Alpine White 1M

    As one of the rarer BMWs made in recent years, it's a nice treat when we get to modify a 1M. This particualr Alpine White example came to us for a full exhaust system and some dyno testing. The Akrapovic Evolution exhaust system is made entirely of lightweight titanium (with carbon fiber tips), and features an optional wireless exhaust valve for on-the-fly sound adjustments. Combined with Akrapovic's stainless steel catless downpipes, the whole exhaust saves over 25lbs and gives the N54 powerplant new life. In stock form, this 1M recorded 322whp and 349wtq; with the new exhaust set-up, it recorded 343whp and 365wtq. A stock 1M is by all means and awesome car, but when this one left our shop it was lighter, louder and faster.

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  10. A Clean Monte Carlo Blue F10 M5

    Painted in beautiful Monte Carlo Blue, this 2013 M5 is dialed in for a clean OEM+ style. The first order of business for this F10 was to eliminate all the chrome from the exterior; matte black OEM wheels along with IND's gloss black painted kidney grilles & side marker gills did the trick. Surrounded by Challenge's carbon fiber diffuser, the Eisenmann race exhaust system features large 102mm black tips and brings a whole new level of sound to this twin turbo V8 beast. For a lower and wider stance, we installed a set of H&R sport lowering springs in conjunction Macht Schnell wheel spacers. BMW's Performance carbon fiber rear spoiler, complete with a Monte Carlo Blue pinstripe, gives the finishing touches on this car.

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