Monthly Archives: February 2014
We've seen these sweet Matte Gray TE37s on some other M cars here before, but we really like how they look on our Space Gray E92. For some reason, the classic TE37 spoke design combined with the aggressive fitment of these wheels works incredibly well on the E9X body. The shade of paint on the wheels is nearly identical to the shade of paint of the car, but the contrast between the matte and gloss finishes makes the wheels pop! Combined with the drop provided by the KW Clubsport coilovers, this M3's low and wide stance really gives off an aggressive presence.
Part of being a vendor is extensively testing the parts we offer to the public. While most manufacturers do provide their own specifications, putting the extra effort in testing gives us an in-depth experience of each manufacturers components so we can validate claims. We then share this info with both manufacturers and public to get a better understanding and back up claims with real world results and experience.
When an invite was extended for a private track day at Famoso, we immediately jumped on the opportunity. The M3 is not the best drag platform, but holds its own pretty well. With California having a relatively dry winter, conditions were optimal to expect some pretty good times. With some traction control issues, we were eventually able to crack a couple of low 11 second runs, almost dipping into the 10s. Best Time/MPH is as follows:
Best 60ft: 1.848
Best 1/4mi: 11.004
Best MPH: 130.40MPH
You read that right,.004 seconds from entering 10-second territory! Not too shabby for a street driven vehicle, especially seeing that MPHs we were pulling.