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Another tastefully done black= M3 graces the eas blog! This time, it's a Black Sapphire F80 M3 rolling on a quality set of Volk Racing TE37 Ultras. These TE37 Ultras are specifically the M-Spec version finished in Diamond Dark Gunmetal. It's really tough to go wrong with TE37s as these proven wheels look good on almost everything. The perfectly-dialed in ride height was provided by KW Variant 3 (V3) Coilovers. To complete the look of the car, a BMW M Performance Carbon Fiber Front Lip Spoiler is up front and a 3D Design Carbon Fiber Type 2 Rear Diffuser is on the rear. Overall, a very tastefully done build with top-quality parts!
A black car on black wheels is a staple in the enthusiast world. A black-on-black build shows nearly as much aggression as it does restraint. That's the feeling we got from this clean Individual Frozen Black F80 M3. The owner of this mean black bruiser opted to get a high quality forged wheel and ultimately chose the BBS FI-R finished in Satin Black, perfectly complementing the Frozen Black body finish. The skeletonized spoke design not only looks cool but also keep these forged wheels even lighter. This car already had carbon fiber front splitters, sideskirts, rear diffuser and trunk spoiler. The addition of the FI-Rs truly complete this car.
KW Coilovers are the go-to suspension upgrade for many of our customers who are upgrading either from stock or basic lowering springs. With proven motorsport pedigree, it's hard to go wrong with nay of KW's quality offerings. Their Version 3 (V3) Coilovers are an especilaly popular option due to features such as independently adjustable damping technology - rebound and compression damping.
The separate and independently adjustable rebound- and compression damping allows for an individual suspension setup for different uses and preferences. The unique patented system with its two-stage valves allows a rebound damping adjustment (comfort) and a compression adjustment (driving dynamics) in the low-speed range while the high-speed range which controls the driving safety, is fixed.
As far it is vehicle-specifically possible, the rebound damping is adjusted by a spindle at the end of the piston rod. Mainly, the traction phase (rebound) controls car body vibrations and also influences handling and comfort in the low-speed damping range. By using the traction phase adjustment, the vehicle can be adapted to the requirements of the driver. Moreover the driving behavior can be regulated from comfortably rolling to sporty and tense with improved road holding characteristics.
The compression phase adjustment is carried out at the lower end of the shock absorber via our patented multi-purpose valve. The large number of pre-set parameters of this valve allows for a wide range of adjustment for individual use. The unique low-speed compression adjustment significantly distinguishes this technology from any other. In this compression range, the driving behavior of the vehicle is drastically influenced. An increase of the damping power supports the vehicle already during compression and therefore avoids rolling and pitching. The directional stability is significantly improved.
Other features include:
- "inox-line" stainless steel technology
- Individual height adjustment
- German TUV-tested adjustment parameters
- High-quality components for long life
- Comprehensive documentation for ease of use
- Infinitely adjustable rebound damping
- 14- level adjustable compression damping
- Unique, independently functioning damping power adjustment
20'' Titan7 T-S5s are now available! These wheels were a long time coming, more than a few F90 M5 requested a Titan7 option for their super sedan. Exclusive to the F90 M5 specification (20x10 ET22 & 20x11 ET30) is the new Wicked Black finish. The glossy finish of these forged wheels sure contrast nicely with the matte black wrap that this M5 Competition is rocking. While these wheels fill the fenders of the F90 rather well, some lowering in the front will make it look even nicer...
It's not an uncommon occurrence for customers to come into our shop to get front lips and splitters replaced. Especially if they drive a lowered car. Just one unfortunate moment of carelessness can be enough to say good-bye to a carbon fiber front lip! Front lips from Lightweight are a popular solution for those who go through front lips like they go through brake pads and tires. Despite their name, Lightweight front lips are sturdy, heavy-duty units made of a durable material. These lips are nearly unbreakable, making them pair very well with lowered cars. The lip itself has a clean, non-busy styling and helps optimize the aerodynamic balance of the vehicle it is installed on.
Posted: August 19, 2019
The M3 has always been a do-it-all car. M3 drivers utilize their car in a variety of ways--As a daily driver, weekend car, track car, and sometimes even as a rally car. In stock form, the F80 M3 excels at all 3 of those roles but with a couple of key upgrades, it can play those roles even better. This F80 M3 received 19'' Titan7 T-S5s, a very strong, forged and lightweight option. Along with the shiny new T-S5s, we also installed a set of Moton 2-Way Coilovers.
Posted: August 07, 2019
The F90 M5 is an big bruiser with understated styling that's inviting towards aftermarket parts. Even with the eye-catching Marina Bay Blue, this M5's owner decided it needed some tasteful cosmetic touches. It's a good thing there's a variety of options available from BMW themselves, IND and Autotecknic!
This Fire Orange regular came back for some more! Keeping in line with the OEM M Performance theme, the owner opted for additional factory upgrades--namely the M Performance exhaust system and the 763M wheels. These were certainly good choices as they made this orange beast look and sound even more mean. The black finish of the 763Ms goes well with the various carbon trim front to back and top to bottom on this car. The M Performance exhaust not only sounds great but also offers great weight savings, as the stock ZCP exhaust is still relatively heavy! All in all, this car is shaping up to be one of the best builds we've worked on. We can't wait to see what else is in store!
Ever since the E46 M3 CSL, carbon fiber roof panels have been available on the M3 and ultimately have helped defined the M3 and M4. Carbon fiber roofs help keep the center of gravity lower, improving handling, all while making cars look plain cooler. For M2 drivers who desire an off-the-shelf option, RKP Composites offers a high quality option. This M2 was our latest customer to purchase RKP's Carbon Fiber Roof Panel. The carbon roof really tied up this build as it already had Brembo GT Brakes and BBS FI-Rs installed. This Long Beach Blue beast is sure to inspire other M2 owners while parked at a weekend show or while hot-lapping around Buttonwillow.