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Here you'll get full behind the scenes access to what happens in our shop on a daily basis. You’ll see supercharger installations, wheel swaps, dyno videos, photo shoots, event coverage and more! Click on any photo to download the high resolution version. Take a look around and enjoy!

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Black Sapphire M3 Gets Tuned by ESS

(Friday, Jul 31 2015, 01:02AM)

The F8X is fast, but there is always room for extra power; this Black Sapphire M3 dropped by our shop wanting that extra power. For an instant gain of 50-60 hp and 50-60 ft-lbs tq at the wheels, we installed the ESS E-Tronic Tuner under the hood. The E-tronic is a sophisticated multi-channel controller that has RPM and MAF integration. This allows for full control of boost at all RPM ranges and proper AFR calibrations without the need to splice into any factory wiring. While it was on the lift, we also installed the BMW  M Performance carbon fiber front splitters with the matte black lip spoiler. Combined with a rear diffuser, a set of spacers, ///M colored kidney grilles and painted reflectors, this sedan not only looks awesome but its ready for some speed. Enjoy.

Springs & Spacers for a Blacked Out M235i

(Friday, Jul 31 2015, 01:02AM)

With it's short wheel base and aggressive body lines, the M235i is a car that just begs for a better stance. We helped out this Black Sapphire F22 by installing the H&R sport lowering springs, which lowered the car by an inch in both the front and rear, as well as a set of Macht Schnell spacers. Together, these two basic modifications made this 2-series look and drive like a proper sports car. Black wheels, black mirrors, black reflectors and black kidney grilles created its stealth jet exterior. The Coral Red interior has been decorated with a collection of M Performance carbon fiber and Alcantara pieces for a high-end look and feel. Enjoy.

Gruppe M Carbon Fiber Intake Installed on a 1M

(Friday, Jul 31 2015, 01:02AM)

This Alpine White 1M is certainly no stranger to our shop. Over the last year and a half, we've seen this E82 start from scratch and end up as the highly modified car you see today. In its most recent visit, we had the opportunity to install the beautiful Gruppe M ram air intake system. Manufactured in Japan using 100% 1x1 weave carbon fiber, the Gruppe M intake is designed to capture the maximum amount of air while keeping temperatures down. The new airbox houses a large high-flow K&N air filter that further increase flow efficiency and captures contaminants. The whole intake system also looks stunning once installed, giving the finishing touch (for now) to this great example of a 1M. Enjoy!

HAS & Spacers for an Alpine White F80

(Friday, Jul 31 2015, 01:02AM)

Low and wide: two attributes that every BMW owner is after. This Alpine White F80 was no exception. Rather than lowering their M3 on a fixed set of lowering springs, this owner had us install the KW HAS kit, which enables independent ride height adjustments. With the low side of things taken care of, we moved onto making the car a bit wider. To do this we installed Macht Schnell wheel spacers, 15mm in front and 12mm rear, to push the stock wheels out to the edges of the sedan's flared fenders. Together, these two simple modifications instantly gave this M3 the proper sporty stance that it deserved. Enjoy.

We Make a Moonstone M6 Roar

(Friday, Jul 31 2015, 01:02AM)

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.

Jet Black E91 328i Gets Supercharged

(Friday, Jul 31 2015, 01:02AM)

Don't be fooled by the wagon body and roof rack, because at its core this 328i is a true driver's car. Equipped with a 6 speed manual transmission, ST coilovers, APEX wheels and a custom catless exhaust system, this Jet Black E91 came to us in a search for more power. In its naturally aspirated form this car put down 229hp and 211ft-lbs tq at the wheels during its first dyno session. To bump those numbers up, we installed the just released ESS N52 supercharger system. Once everything was bolted-on and the ECU was flashed we strapped it down to our dyno for a second time, where it recorded 288hp and 247ft-lbs tq! That's a 25% increase in power to the wheels. To put those numbers in perspective, we've seen E46 M3s put down nearly identical figures on the very same dyno; in fact when our technician test drove it, he commented that it felt almost exactly like an E46 M3. With its new-found sleeper power, sporty looks and undeniable utility, this is probably one of the coolest BMWs we've worked on. Enjoy!

Unsatisfied with the sound of the stock exhaust system, this M4 owner swung by our facility to swap it out with something better. The new Remus sport exhaust system was the top choice for this F82, as it features both intoxicating sound and fantastic looks all at a very reasonable price point. Constructed using matte finished stainless steel, laser cut brackets and high quality hardware, the craftsmanship of the Remus really surprised us. With four different tip styles offered, this Alpine White coupe went with the carbon fiber option, which go along with the M Performance carbon fiber diffuser, spoiler and front splitters. With the new system installed this M4 not only got the exhaust note it was after, but it also gained some menacing looks as well. Enjoy!

Yas Marina Blue F80 M3 Gets The Essentials

(Friday, Jul 31 2015, 01:02AM)

For its first round of modifications this M3 swung by our shop for the essentials. The first order of business was eliminating the sunken-in wheel look by installing a set of Macht Schnell wheel spacers; 15mm in the front and 12mm in the rear. Next, this F80 received the M Performance carbon fiber splitters to add some aggression to the front bumper. We then eliminated all the OEM chrome trim by replacing it with a set of M Performance gloss black kidney grilles and the matching M Performance gloss black side makers. A pair of IND painted reflectors got rid of the ugly orange ones, giving the finishing touch to this Yas Marina Blue sedan. Enjoy.

M Performance Silverstone F80 M3

(Friday, Jul 31 2015, 01:02AM)

When we first had this Silverstone F80 at our shop, we installed the M Performance carbon fiber mirror caps and the carbon fiber trunk spoiler. Today it returned for a few more of BMW's M Performance items. First on the list was was installing the lightweight M Performance titanium exhaust system, which weighed in at just  under 45lbs on our scale. Next we surrounded the beautiful carbon fiber and laser etched titanium exhaust tips with the matching M Performance carbon fiber diffuser.  Finally, we put the finishing touches on this M3 with the M Performance gloss black kidney grilles and side markers. The end result is a gorgeous and aggressive 6MT sedan that still maintains it's 100% OEM status. Enjoy!

M4 Convertible Gets a Full Akra Set-Up & More

(Friday, Jul 31 2015, 01:02AM)

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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