Monthly Archives: March 2014

  1. Space Gray ESS VT2-625 E92 M3

    Having been to our facility before, this 2008 Space Gray M3 has already been equipped with many of the essential modifications. Featuring an Arkym carbon fiber front lip spoiler, an iND painted cosmetic package, a set of ultra-deep concave Forgestar F14 wheels, the KW sleeve-over kit, a Challenge Sport x-Pipe and an Eisemnann Race exhaust system, this E92 was definitely headed in the right direction. Up until last week, though, this M3 was missing THE modification that every M3 owner really wants: a supercharger! For this particular M3 we installed the ESS VT2-625 intercooled supercharger system, which produces 6.5PSI of boost and thrusts the S65 motor to the next level of performance. On our dyno, this M3 saw substantial gains of 181 HP and 78 LB-FT TQ at the wheels, for a total of 527HP and 346 LB-FT TQ. Complimenting the new supercharger system, we also installed the popular Awron DGA gauge, which displays a wide array of real-time data ranging from boost pressure to g-forces to lap times.

    Before we installed the supercharger system, we took the motor apart to inspect and replace the rod bearings. Upon removal, we found something very interesting. It turns out that one of the rod bearings was installed with some of the plastic wrap still attached to the underside! This small piece of plastic was enough to create a high spot on the bearing and create uneven wear. We replaced the old rod bearings with a set of superior WPC surface treated ones and a set of ARP rod bolts.

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  2. Renntech Tuned E63 AMG on our Dyno & Scales

    This unassuming E63 AMG recently impressed us while strapped to our Dynojet. While it might look stock on the outside, this luxury sedan is actually a monster. Equipped with the Renntech Intermediate ECU tune,  BMC performance air filters and RADO catless downpipes, this beastly twin-turbo V8 managed to put down a staggering 630 HP and 735 LB-FT TQ at the wheels! We've actually had the opportunity to race this particular car in our supercharged M3 at last years Shift S3ctor event... we lost. After the dyno session, we put this E63 on our scales and recorded a weight of  4241 LBS and a nearly 50/50 weight distribution. From our own experiences, we know first hand that this car is not meant to be toyed with.

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  3. Alpine White E30 M3

    One of our long time customers handed us the keys to his latest project car yesterday. We have big plans for this 1988 Alpine White E30 M3 including wheels, suspension, engine work, interior work and possibly even a new paint job. We'll keep you updated as the build progresses, but for now take a look at this iconic M3 in it's "before" state.

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  4. 15 High Resolution BMW S65 V8 Wallpapers

    Now that BMW has ended production on the E9X M3 and moved on to the F8X platform, the high-revving S65 V8 has been relegated to the past. For those of you who are, like us, eternal fans of this legendary motor, you'll probably love these official BMW photos. Enjoy.

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  5. Downforce USA Diffuser Installed on Frozen Blue M3

    The latest carbon fiber to be installed on everyone's favorite Frozen Blue Edition M3 is the Downforce USA 3-Piece Rear Diffuser. The large main diffuser piece features an aggressive design that extends deep under the car and wraps around the mufflers. Two matching carbon fiber rear side skirts complete the motorsport inspired look and further improve the car's aerodynamics. What's next for this unique E92? Stay tuned and you might just see the Downforce USA carbon fiber side skirts installed as well.

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  6. Ohlins Coilovers Installed on Moonstone Metallic M3

    You might recognize this unique Moonstone Metallic M3 from a previous blog post, in which we increased its power output by installing an Akrapovic exhaust, pulleys, intake and a tune. This time around, our primary focus was upgrading the suspension. After ditching the 19" competition wheels for a set of forged 18" BBS FI wheels wrapped in Hankook RS3s, this M3 owner pulled the trigger on a set of Ohlins Road & Track DFV coilovers. Featuring their Dual Flow Valve technology, the Ohlins Road & Track coilover system offers superior road handling without sacrificing daily comfort. Allowing for further adjustments, so we could dial-in some performance alignment settings, we mated the new coilovers to a set of Ground Control adjustable camber plates. In a rare decision, the owner of this E92 requested that the new ride height be set to almost the same ride height as it was stock. This allows for increased suspension travel, as well as an easier car to navigate over bumps and driveways.

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  7. Alpine White M235i on our Dyno

    On Friday we had the opportunity to strap this brand new M235i to the Dynojet! The results were pretty much what we were expecting, with the N55 recording a baseline run of 307whp and 322wtq STD. Check out the dyno video below to watch this F22 give it everything it's got. Like most other BMWs, this aggressively styled coupe happens to look fantastic in Alpine White. We're excited to start modding these and finding out what they're really capable of!

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  8. BBS FI Club

    Today we randomly had three E9X M3s all equipped with BBS FI wheels in our shop. Pretty rare occurance!

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  9. Singapore Gray Vorsteiner M5

    This striking example of a Singapore Gray M5 features a set of 21" VSE-003 forged wheels, a carbon fiber front lip spoiler and a carbon fiber rear diffuser from Vorsteiner. H&R Sport Lowering Springs provide a 1.0" drop in the front and a 0.6" drop in the rear, giving this F10 it's low and wide stance. An iND Painted Cosmetic Package and a Remus Exhaust System give the finishing touches to this road dominating M5. Enjoy.

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  10. Alpine White Arkym M6 Gran Coupe

    Yesterday we had the opportunity of building this stunning Alpine White Gran Coupe. This M6 is the very first to have the all new Arkym carbon fiber exterior line-up installed. Featuring the carbon fiber front lip spoiler, carbon fiber side skirts, carbon fiber rear diffuser and carbon fiber trunk spoiler, Arkym has successfully created an aggressive and elegant exterior for BMW's flagship model. Even more carbon fiber is supplied via the OEM roof, a BMW M Performance center diffuser and the Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust System's carbon fiber tips. For a low and wide stance this Gran Coupe is equipped with a set of H&R Sport Lowering Springs and some super aggressive 21" BC Forged wheels, which feature a unique concave/convex face. Sit back and enjoy taking a good look at this beautiful M6.

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