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  1. 428i on Volk TE37SL Wheels

    This Black Sapphire 428i has it all: looks, speed and handling. The sleek coupe kept its exterior modifications to a minimum, consisting of a front lip, a rear diffuser, gloss black kidney grilles and some painted reflectors. The most noticeable change to the overall look of the car would have to be the Volk Racing TE37SL wheels. Not only do they provide a distinctive style for this BMW, their forged construction makes these wheels renowned for their strength and their incredibly low weight.

    And since being light weight is one of the 428i's strengths, this F32 had a pair of Recaro Pole Position racing seats installed to shed a few more pounds.The new seats will come in handy because the suspension has been upgraded to a BC Racing coilover set-up, which allow for a lower center of gravity and firmer spring rates.

    Under the hood, the 4-cylinder turbo motor has a few upgrades of its own. A JB4 tune, an Evolution Racewerks downpipe and an AFE intake all work together to unleash this 428i's potential. All in all, this car is undoubtedly a blast to drive, it looks great and it will probably give some 335is a run for their money. Take a look.

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  2. M4 Convertible Gets a Full Akra Set-Up & More

    When this M4 came to our shop for its appointment, it was bone stock with exception to the trunk mounted Aeromotion carbon fiber wing. Once it was on our lift we proceeded to install a full Akrapovic exhaust set-up, which included the Evolution titanium system along with the stainless steel catless downpipes. K&N performance air filters and a JB4 tuner were then installed under the hood to maximize this convertible's power output. Next we installed an RKP carbon fiber rear diffuser, which compliments the Akrapovic carbon fiber exhaust tips nicely, along with the M Performance carbon fiber front splitters & lip. You might notice that this F83 retains its chrome trim and orange reflectors; that's because the owner was explicitly focused on maximizing the car's power and aerodynamics instead of its exterior cosmetics. While this M4 convertible probably won't appeal to the more conservative BMW enthusiast, there's certainly no denying that it must be a blast to drive around Southern California. Enjoy.

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  3. Sleeper 335i Gets APEX ARC-8 Wheels

    This clean Alpine White 335i came to our facility for a set of new wheels. Wanting an option that was both strong and lightweight, the owner of this E90 decided on the popular 18" APEX ARC-8s. Featuring classic CSL styling and a beautiful hyper silver finish, these flow formed ARC-8 wheels were the perfect choice for this sedan. You wouldn't think so just by looking at it, but this subtle E90 is actually putting down 438hp & 471ft-lbs tq at the wheels; those numbers are actually higher than the F8X M3s & M4s! Because of this we mounted up some sticky Michelin PSS tires, which are the very same ones you'll find on a new F8X. With its long list of unseen modifications and a new set lightweight wheels, this sleeper sedan is ready to run on the street or track. Enjoy!

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  4. Alpine White 1M gets Brembo Brakes

    This Alpine White baby M car returned for some big boy brakes. Having previously been here for exhaust, coilovers, wheels and exterior mods, it was finally time to add the finishing touch to this built E82. Opting for a set of red Brembo GT brakes with 380mm Type 3 rotors, this 1M not only looks amazing, but it will probably pull your face off under hard braking. Enjoy!

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  5. Stealthy 335i Sedan Sleeper

    The owner of this triple black 335i wanted to extract additional power from his N54, but also wanted to maintain its stealthy appearance. To do this, we first installed the popular Burger Motorsport JB4 tuner in conjunction with a set of thermal coated Macht Schnell catless downpipes; together, they add substantial horsepower and decrease turbo lag. Concerned about heat build-up, we then installed the larger Evolution Racewerks intercooler and the twin oil cooler upgrade, both of which were black anodized for additional cooling and a hidden appearance. Having already been fitted with a set of Performance Friction brakes, this Black Sapphire E90 is more than ready to handle its new power. Enjoy.

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  6. From Mild to Wild: Mineral White F80 M3

    This Mineral White M3 made the 400+ mile drive all the way from Sacramento to our shop to get some dyno time and modifications. Looking for both more power and sound from his S55, this owner had us install the full Eisenmann exhaust system along with the Eisenmann catless downpipes. Featuring a black ceramic thermal coat the full Eisenmann exhaust looks super menacing under the car, especially when paired with the aggressive Vorsteiner carbon fiber diffuser. It also happens to be insanely loud, as you'll clearly be able to hear in the two videos below. Once we were finished with the exhaust and diffuser, we then installed the popular Burger Motorsports JB4 tuner for an insant boost in power. The dyno results speak for themselves, resulting in 456hp & 467ft-lb tq at the wheels; an increase of 55hp and 66ft-lbs tq! Along with its new sound and power, this F80 features a set of Vorsteiner 3-piece forged wheels, H&R sport lowering springs and a full iND painted cosmetic package, making this one of the meanest F80s that we've worked on. Enjoy!

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  7. JB4 & Downpipes Installed on Yas Marina Blue M4

    After taking care the wheels, suspension and cosmetics, this Yas Marina Blue M4 returned to get some additional horsepower. Just like our Austin Yellow M4, we plugged the Burger Motorsports JB4 tuner into this S55 to instantly boost the twin turbos' performance. To help this F82 make even more power we also swapped out the OEM downpipes with Evolution Racewerks' competition series catless downpipes, which are far less restrictive and allow for quicker spool times. While we didn't have a chance to strap this particular F82 to our Dynojet, we know from previous F8X dyno sessions that this M4 should be putting down somewhere around 520+ whp and 540+ wtq! Misson accomplished.

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  8. 1M gets Ohlins Coilovers and BBS FI Wheels

    This Alpine White 1M Coupe is certainly no stranger to our shop; the last time it was here we installed a full Akrapovic titanium exhaust system. This time we focused on the suspension, wheels and engine. First on this E82's list was installing the Ohlins DFV Road & Track coilovers, which lowered the car to a more aggressive ride height, improved the handling performance and maintained an acceptable level of daily driver comfort. Next we mounted up a set of 19" BBS FI wheels, which are almost certainly the most coveted wheels among the BMW community, along with an MRG titanium racing stud conversion kit. Under the hood, we swapped out the OEM intercooler with a much larger Forge Motorsport one and installed an Evolution Racewerks diverter valve charge pipe, both of which will work to improve the twin turbos' power delivery. Along with the carbon fiber Akra tips, this 1M's exterior is also adorned with a BMW Performance spoiler, Vorsteiner diffuser, Lightweight Performance front lip and an iND Painted cosmetic package. On the inside, a BMW Performance electronic steering wheel brings the whole car together. Enjoy.

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  9. Highly Modified Black 335i Sedan

    Featuring a rather lenghty list of performance modifications, this 2008 335i packs a real punch. Under the hood this N54 is equipped with pretty much all the bolt-ons, including twin oil coolers, a large intercooler, stage 2 ECU tune, blow-off valve, charge pipe, dual cone intake, catless downpipes, a full exhaust system and more. Don't go thinking that this 335i is only good in a straight line, the entire suspension has had a major overhaul as well, including a full OEM M3 suspension component swap paired with a set of KW V2 coilovers. Hidden below, a limited slip differential further improves this car's handling. A carbon fiber CSL style trunk and finned diffuser give some modern styling to the rear while a custom made F12 650i bumper helps feed additional air into the oil coolers while giving the car a more aggressive front end. The car is completed with a set of 19" diamond black BBS LM wheels for a clean and classic look. Enjoy.

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  10. EAS Project E82 135i

    One of the most fun to drive project cars that we've ever built was this 2008 E82 135i. With its short wheel base, stiffened suspension, sticky tires, race seats and tons of power (432hp & 453 lb-ft at the wheels), this N54 powered 1-series was a monster on the road!

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