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  1. Vorsteiner Lip & Diffuser Installed on Alpine White F80

    In its final visit to our shop before SEMA, this Alpine White F80 project finished up with some exterior carbon fiber. Wanting to match the OEM 1x1 carbon fiber roof panel, this M3 sedan opted to get Vorsteiner's new lip and diffuser installed. Both pieces feature exceptional design and styling; you can tell every curve and detail were purposefully created to flow with the car's aggressive lines. Especially against the Alpine White paint, the carbon fiber really pops! We're pretty sure this car is turning a lot of heads at SEMA right now, so take a look below and enjoy!

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  2. Wheels, Brakes & Exhaust for an Alpine White F80

    With SEMA just around the corner, this Alpine White F80 came to us for some last minute modifications. Having previously installed the KW HAS lowering spring kit, it was time for us to install some new wheels and brakes. For maximum stopping power and fade-free performance at the track, this F80 opted for a Brembo GT big brake kit; 6-piston calipers in front, 4-piston calipers in the rear and massive 380mm j-hook rotors all around. Next, we mounted up a set of 19" black chrome Forgestar F14 wheels. Their iconic super deep concave spokes really give a car a wide stance and they do a great job of showing off the yellow Brembos. Last but not least, we cut out the stock exhaust's rear section and replaced it with the Arqray stainless steel system, which features beautiful torched titanium tips. Combined with the low ride height and gloss black trim, the new wheels, brakes and exhaust make this one seriously mean looking sedan. Enjoy!

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  3. EAS Project Z4M Update

    Our project Z4M got its latest round of mods just in time for Bimmerfest this year. Following its recent 525hp ESS supercharger installation, we installed a black StopTech big brake kit in the front and rear, satin black 19" Rays 57 Motorsport wheels and APR Performance's newest carbon fiber front wind splitter. This E86 M car is really coming together; very few other BMWs that we've had the opportunity of driving provide a similar level of feedback, handling and fun all in one package. While this Z4M is built primarily with weekend trackdays in mind, it's so fun to drive that it commutes to the eas office everyday. Enjoy.

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  4. New ESS VT2-525 Supercharger for Z4M

    The VT2-525 supercharger system is the latest kit released by ESS for the E85/6 Z4M platforms. With a 162whp and 80 ft-lb TQ gain after installation, this kit certainly isn't for the faint of heart! The ESS VT2-525 differs from it's VT1-445 predecessor with it's Air/Air intercooler system, keeping intake charge temperatures nice and cool. This is especially helpful for extended 20+ minute sessions. An upgraded Setrab oil cooler replaced the OEM unit with heavy duty brackets to keep everything in place as if it were offered by factory.

    Big injectors are included, the fueling alone is rated up to 475whp. With a jump in boost from 5psi to 7psi, the S54 transforms into a beast after installation. A huge air/air intercooler fits cleanly behind the factory bumper cover - giving a tease of what's underneath the hood. Rotomolded intake tract rivals the factory pieces. Heavy duty hardware shows the kit is extremely well engineered. New billet crank and water pump pulleys are included.

    ESS knocked it out of the park wit this kit. Those in the SoCal area, feel free to drop by and see the Z4M in person.

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  5. Mag Blue TE37SLs on our Z4M

    The most recent addition to our Alpine White E86 Z4M project car are these Magnesium Blue Volk TE37SL wheels wrapped in Hankook RS3 tires. While this car is fully prepped for the race track, it also serves as a very fun daily driver. Take a look below and you'll see why we love driving this particular BMW.

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  6. Arqray Titanium Exhaust Installed on our Z4M

    Our project Z4M is a track machine featuring a list of modifications such as a VF supercharger, Work wheels, AST coilovers, Recaro racing seats and an APR carbon fiber wing. With all of these mods, it was finally time to replace the stock exhaust. Our choice was to install the full titanium exhaust made by Japanese manufacturer Arqray. The new sound is loud and aggressive, which perfectly matches the theme of the car. As an added benefit the titanium mufflers and x-pipe weigh exactly half as much as the OEM system, saving 30lbs!

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