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Sakhir M3 Gets a Set of Downpipes and Some Carbon

(Thursday, Oct 8 2015, 09:57PM)

Coming to us in its stock form, this Sakhir Orange M3 got quite the list of modifications installed during its visit. First on the list was swapping out the OEM downpipes for a set of Zima Motorsports downpipes. Featuring a catless design and a black ceramic thermal coat, the free-flowing Zima downpipes extract additional power and torque from the S55 and decrease turbo lag. Next we added some carbon fiber pieces to make a more aggressive exterior, including the RKP front lip, 3D Design side skirts, IND kidney grilles, M Performance mirrors, an M Performance diffuser and an M Performance spoiler. Inside, we installed the M Performance steering wheel, DCT shift knob, DCT console trim and handbrake to give this F80 a true motorsport look and feel. IND color-matched front reflectors gave the finishing touches to this clean and sporty sedan. Enjoy!

This brand new Alpine White M4 swung by for a new exhaust system. Wanting something nice, this F82 owner opted for the Akrapovic slip-on titanium exhaust system. Featuring full titanium construction, carbon fiber tips and OEM valve control functionality, the Akrapovic slip-on is beautiful, lightweight and exotic sounding. To go along with the tips, we also installed the matching Akrapovic carbon fiber rear diffuser. An IND gloss black painted M4 trunk badge gave the subtle finishing touch for this M4's first visit. Enjoy!

The latest addition to our Austin Yellow M4 are these beautiful new Midnight Frost finish wheels. Manufactured by Klassen, these CS05T wheels feature fully forged aluminum construction to keep their strength up and their weight down. Klassen prides themselves on their meticulous attention to detail, and it really shows. The concave CS05T face has extensive machining work throughout, creating an aggressive and original design. Check out how they look mounted up on our F82. Enjoy!

Black Sapphire M3 Gets Tuned by ESS

(Thursday, Oct 8 2015, 09:57PM)

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

(Thursday, Oct 8 2015, 09:57PM)

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

(Thursday, Oct 8 2015, 09:57PM)

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

(Thursday, Oct 8 2015, 09:57PM)

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

(Thursday, Oct 8 2015, 09:57PM)

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

(Thursday, Oct 8 2015, 09:57PM)

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!

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