moonstone metallic

  1. Mantis Detail - Wash and Detailing Services

    As we move in to spring and summer also approaches, so do the car shows and events! If you like to show your car then your car certainly can’t be dirty! If car shows aren’t your fancy then maybe you just like a sparkling coat of paint! Washing your car or taking your car to a car wash can be a hassle, especially if you don’t have time. Well have no fear, because Mantis Detail is here to help.

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  2. A Moonstone

    It goes easy to say that the F80 M3 has body lines that show a smooth flowing, sporty, and rigid on the edge kind of look. Worn in many colors, the F80 M3 is a beauty in all options. However, there is no paint color that brings out every fine definition like Moonstone Metallic. The M3 is truly a sleek and timeless look that just becomes further refined and more attractive than ever with the special paint.

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  3. We Make a Moonstone M6 Roar

    This beautiful Moonstone Metallic M6 swung by our shop for a new exhaust and some improved exterior cosmetics. Wanting something that would really bring the S63Tu twin turbo V8 to life the owner of this Gran Coupe opted for the Eisenmann race exhaust system, which is hand made in Germany using 100% stainless steel. Further up the exhaust system, we swapped out the restrictive OEM downpipes with a set of AMS stainless steel catless downpipes. The new downpipes will allow for more power, quicker turbo spooling and all around better responsiveness. Like nearly every other BMW that we see here, this F06 lost its chrome pieces in trade of some sleeker gloss black ones, and had its front and rear reflectors replaced with color matched ones. An M Performance carbon fiber trunk spoiler added the finishing touch to this loud and aggressive M6. Check out the video below to hear it roar! Enjoy.

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  4. KW Adjustable Sleeve Over Kit Installed on M6 Gran Coupe

    We've had this Moonstone Metallic F06 M6 in our shop quite a few times, but up until its most recent visit we've only performed cosmetic exterior modifications. This time around we finally had the opportunity to lower this beast by installing the KW adjustable lowering spring sleeve-over kit. This lowering kit is perfect for owners that want to keep BMW's EDC functionality, yet also want to dial in their preferred ride height. Unlike a set of coiolvers, KW's sleeve-over kit doesn't replace the OEM shocks - which is why it's substantially less expensive than a full coilover system. Now that this Gran Coupe has been brought closer to the ground, it looks and drives better than it ever has.

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  5. Moonstone Metallic Gran Coupe Gets Some More Carbon Fiber

    After having its stock chrome pieces swapped with iND painted replacements, this Moonstone Metallic M6 Gran Coupe returned to us for some carbon fiber. In the rear we installed the BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Trunk Spoiler, which really gave this F06 a sleek profile. We also installed iND's carbon fiber mirror caps for some additional contrast. These two subtle modifications actually do quite a bit to improve the aggressive style and high quality look of this beautiful M6.

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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. 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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  8. Moonstone Metallic E92 M3

    So far we've seen both an F10 M5 and F06 M6 in Moonstone Metallic, but this is the first E92 M3 that we've seen in this finish. Actually, to our knowledge, this is the only Moonstone M3 in the United States. Along with its unique paint finish, this E92 features some uniquely integrated exterior components. In the front, the BMW Performance splitters have been molded with an RKP carbon fiber CRT lip, then the entire assembly has been painted for a seamless installation. In the rear a BMW Performance carbon fiber trunk spoiler has received the same treatment, giving this car an OEM, yet one of a kind appearance.

    Before we installed any of the performance modifications we first performed a baseline dyno session, in which this M3 put down a healthy 352whp. Afterwards, we proceeded by installing an Akrapovic Evolution titanium exhaust, an AFE air filter, Macht Schnell underdrive pulleys and an ESS ECU tune. We then strapped the car down for a second dyno session; this time around the car recorded 377whp - a 25whp gain! Helping to slow down this M3 are a set of European market Brembo GT brakes finished in a motorsport inspired color scheme. Inside, the unique white stitched interior has been improved with the installation of a BMW Performance Alcantara steering wheel. A set of our H8 LED angel eyes were installed to get rid of the stock yellow rings, giving the finishing touches to this beautiful M3.

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  9. Moonstone Metallic F06 M6 Loses Its Chrome

    This stunning M6 Gran Coupe came to us to get rid of its chrome exterior pieces. Already featuring a set of gloss black competition wheels, the owner of this Moonstone Metallic / Platinum F06 wanted to give the car a more coherent and aggressive style. Expertly painted by IND in Chicago, we replaced the stock kidney grilles, side marker gills and trunk badge with their gloss black counterparts. The changes might be too subtle for some people to notice, but for the BMW enthusiast, they really do make all the difference in the world. Take a couple minutes to marvel at this prime example of BMW's flagship ///M car. Enjoy.

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  10. Moonstone Metallic F10 M5 LCI

    Recently, BMW introduced some minor updates to the M5. Today we had this beautiful Moonstone Metallic F10 with Silverstone II interior drop by our shop, so we thought we would share some photos with you. Enjoy.

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