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  1. Supercharged M3 gets an Akra and StopTech BBK

    The first time this 2013 Silverstone II E92 M3 came to us, it went straight for the supercharger treatment. With the exception of a set of Work Emotion CR Ultimate wheels, this M3 maintained a mostly stock, sleeper appearance with an ESS VT2-625 supercharger lurking under the hood. As time passed though, the persistent mod-bog bit more and more. During this M3's most recent visit we had the opportunity to fit it with a black StopTech big brake kit and a 100% titanium Akrapovic slip-on exhaust. The new additions give this E92 an aggressive tone, reduce weight and dramatically increase its stopping ability without ruining its subtle, sleeper appearance too much.

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  2. Mineral White M3 Convertible on Work Wheels

    A new set of wheels can instantly transform the look of a car. This otherwise stock Mineral White E93 M3 came to our shop equipped with only painted reflectors and a Dinan exhaust system. We replaced the stock wheels with a set of GT Silver finished Work Emotion CR Ultimates wrapped in some fresh Michelin PSS rubber. Even with the stock suspension, these wheels do an excellent job of filling the fender wells and giving this convertible a custom look with with their aggressive offsets and deep concave faces.

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  3. 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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  4. Work Emotion CR Ultimate Wheels on our Project M3

    The latest offering for BMW by the renowned Japanese manufacturer Work are these new Emotion CR Ultimate Wheels. Featuring low-pressure cast construction combined with Work's flowforing technology, the CR Ultimate is both strong and lightweight while costing less than a forged wheel. Take a look at this ultra-concave set-up in GT Silver on our supercharged E92 M3.

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  5. Melbourne Red E92 M3 with Work Emotion CR Ultimate Wheels

    WORK's latest offering to the BMW market are these new 19" Emotion CR Ultimate wheels. Featuring WORK Flowforming Technology (WFT) the barrel thickness is reduced, thus reducing the weight of the wheel without compromising the strength of the rim barrel. The CR Ultimate is a good choice for motorsports racing use and/or general street use. The elegant split 5-spoke design emphasizes the the ultra deep concave face, giving this M3 a wide and aggressive stance.

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  6. Silverstone M3 gets an ESS Supercharger & Work Wheels

    Fresh in the US from EU delivery, M3Post member bubu's 2013 Silverstone M3 wasted no time getting its new ESS VT2-625 Supercharger installed underneath its hood. A longtime customer of ours, bubu is no stranger to the supercharging world. His previous M3 (6MT) was originally equipped with ESS's VT1-535 supercharger, also producing very strong numbers. With the thirst for more power and switching over to DCT, we are presented with the following build in very short time.

    Wheels were a special item. Having a strong relation with Work Wheels, we fitted their newest offering: Emotion CR Ultimate in GT Silver finish. Wheels are 19x9.5 ET25 up front with 19x10.5 ET22 in the rear with Work centercaps, wrapped in Yokohama 265/30/19 & 295/30/19 tires making an overall package that doesn't beg for attention, but instead commands respect.

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  7. 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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  8. Z4M on AST Coilovers & M3 Fitment Work Wheels

    Our project Z4M is a dual purpose car: it's both a daily driver and a weekend warrior. Lowered on a set of AST 4200 Monotube Coilovers, which are comprised of the AST struts, Swift springs and Vorshlag camber plates, this E86 is stiff enough for the track but usable for the streets. For even better handling, we installed some lightweight M3 fitment (18"x9.5" +25mm front, 18"x10.5" +22mm rear) Work Emotion 11R-FT Wheels wrapped with Falken Azenis RT-615K tires (265/35/18 front, 275/35/18 rear). To keep the driver from sliding around during hard cornering, the stock seats have been replaced with a pair of cloth Recaro Pole Position seats mounted on Macht Schnell Competition Liteweight Floor Mounts. With the handling of the car dialed in it was finally time to add some power; stay tuned to see this car get a dose of forced induction!

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  9. Work Emotion 11R-FT Wheels on Alpine White M3

    We had the opportunity to mount these Work Emotion 11R-FT wheels on our Alpine White M3, so of course a quick photo shoot was in order. The first thing that we all noticed about this wheel was it's flawless matte silver finish. Not only is this finish very unique, but it does an excellent job of accenting all of the precision angles and bends of this wheel. The matte finish is soft and smooth to the touch and diffuses light differently from every angle. The sharp raised lettering along the rim only adds to the overall level of detail and craftsmanship found through out the wheel.

    Although these wheels are only 18" in diameter, the combination of the tall Hankook RS-3 tires, the low offset fitments and aggressive widths create a stunning look . As an added bonus, our AP Racing big brake kit had no problems fitting behind this 18" set-up, making this set-up a perfect choice for track days.

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