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  1. Lime Rock Park Performance

    Simplicity and rarity are two things this E92 has down.

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  2. ESS Powered M3

    At the time of its release, BMW purists were more or less opposed to the new M3. Arguments surrounded the fact that the V8 would make the car too heavy. Producing around 350 horsepower to the wheels, the M3 was a more than capable car for the about 1580kg (3483 lbs) curb weight, comparing to the current coupe, (F82 M4) which has a curb weight of about 1497kg (3300 lbs). The F82 has about 425 horsepower however. Lucky for the owner of this M3, we fitted it was an ESS VT2-625 Supercharger system. The VT2-625 adds quite a significant amount of horsepower, rising the roughly 350whp to about 530whp on this car, making a nearly 50% horsepower increase at about 7 PSI.

    Having a device to display information like boost or oil pressure or various temperatures is essential when having a supercharger in your car. The Awron DGA Guage is the all in one display that does just that. This 20-in-1 gauge is the perfect option for track enthusiasts, supercharged cars or for those just wanting to add some flair and functionality to the M3's interior!

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  3. Laguna Seca Blue E92 M3 Build

    This Laguna Seca Blue M3 drove to us all the way from Northern California to get some major modifications. First items on the list for this E92 were the ESS VT2-625 intercooled supercharger system and the Macht Schnell race x-pipe, which rocketed this S65's power output from 347whp/259qtq to a beastly 535whp/359wtq! To slow down from the newly attainable speeds, we installed a StopTech big brake kit behind the 18" Volk Racing TE37SL wheels; 6-piston calipers in the front, 4-piston calipers in the rear. The Mode Carbon GT4 carbon fiber front lip spoiler, Vorsteiner carbon fiber trunk lid and a carbon fiber rear diffuser not only give this E92 an aggressive look, but they'll help add a bit of aerodynamic stability as well. Inside, we swapped the rear seats for a bolt-in roll cage, installed some gauges and a set of Pedal Haus aluminum pedals. Be sure to check out the full list of modifications below to get a complete idea of what this car is capable of on the street. Enjoy!

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  4. LeMans Blue M3 Gets a Few Performance Upgrades

    This stock LeMans Blue M3 finally came to our shop to get some modifications. The first order of business for this E92 was extracting a bit more power out of the S65 V8. To do this, we installed a set of Macht Schnell performance underdrive pulleys in conjunction with a Macht Schnell catless race x-pipe. Even with the stock mufflers, the Macht Schnell x-pipe really gives an aggressive sound; check out the video below to hear it for yourself. We then focused on the suspension, where we swapped out the stock springs with a set of Swift Spec-R lowering springs, and installed two sets of Macht Schnell wheel spacers. Last but not least, we installed BMW's Edition black chrome kidney grilles and fender gilles, which really tied the whole car together. Enjoy.

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  5. The Works for a Frozen White M3 Sedan

    Most of our customers modify their cars in multiple stages, having us install one or two parts during each visit. Others, like the owner of this Frozen White wrapped E90 M3, want everything done in one fell swoop. So many components of this 2008 M3 have been replaced or upgraded that it's essentially a brand new car. It really did get the works.

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  6. Challenge Sport X-Pipe Install & Dyno

    For those wanting to keep their M3 naturally aspirated, there are 3 popular bolt-on modifications that help squeeze the most power out of the S65 V8. Usually the first order of business is allowing the motor breathe easier with the Macht Schnell Stage 2 Intake Charge Kit. This kit replaces the small paper filter with a much larger oiled cotton gauze filter, replaces the accordion style charge pipe with a larger, smoother version, and adds a pair of intake scoops behind the grills that force air directly into the air box. Next on the list would be the Macht Schnell Performance Underdrive Pulleys, which instantly reduces the parasitic drag on the motor. Finally, replacing the restrictive section of the OEM exhaust called the x-pipe with a more free flowing one, such as theChallenge Sport x-pipe, squeezes out the last bit of power. As you can see from the dyno below, these three modifications successfully gave this M3 a healthy bump of 32hp and 18tq at the wheels! A tune would easily push this M3 into the 400whp club.

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