July 29, 2014

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SD Stunner: Phoenix Yellow E46 BMW M3 on Matte Black Forgestar F14 Wheels

Phoenix Yellow is one of the most polarizing colors for the E46 BMW M3. Among enthusiasts it’s a favorite, among other folks, it’s not their favorite, to put it nicely. Though the color does have a hint of green which doesn’t show up well in these photos, the Phoenix Yellow E46 M3 is definitely an eye-catcher – […]

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July 28, 2014

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Breathe Freely: E63 Gets More HP with aFe Power BMW 650i Cold Air Intake

It seems with BMW vehicles in particular, fitting a high performance Intake makes a big difference in the performance of your Bimmer’s engine. A performance intake, especially a properly engineered, “tuned” intake that is designed to actually suck in a cool air charge, will have a slightly different effect on your BMW’s performance – for […]

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July 24, 2014

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Quick Snap: E92 BMW 335i In Rare Atlantic Blue Stuns on New Forgestar Wheels

We’ve  seen a lot of E92 BMW 335i coupes come through the shop, but I can say with certainty we don’t see many in the more exotic colors available, like this example of the rather stunning Atlantic Blue. The owner of this particular E92 335i is a middle-aged guy – and this 335i is a car […]

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July 21, 2014

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All About Intercoolers: Consistency Is Everything

When looking to upgrade the power potential of your turbocharged or supercharged vehicle, one of the items that’s included in your “Stage II” and “Stage III” packages is a larger Intercooler. With a larger intercooler, yes, you CAN make more horsepower, and simply by virtue of it having a better design, can make more power […]

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July 21, 2014

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2015 BMW M4 [F82] S55 Upgrades In Development at aFe Power

  The all-new F82 BMW M4 coupe promises  to be a fantastic M-car-  early reviews are in already quite good, early reports tell us that the new S55 Twin Turbo Six is one of the best engines to ever wear the ///M badge, a rip-snorting beast of a motor. Of course, as with any car, […]

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July 18, 2014

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Quick Snap: Subaru BRZ Gets ST Coilovers & Enkei RPF1 Wheels

This morning we had the pleasure of giving this gorgeous blue Subaru BRZ an all new look – courtesy of a new set of wheels for BRZ (5x100mm) and a drop in ride height to match courtesy of a brand new set of coilovers. Check out how we give this GT86 the stance it deserves. […]

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July 18, 2014

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Incredible BMW F82 M4 European Delivery Photos from Acute Performance’s Michael H

We’re not really jealous people, but every once and a while, someone has the opportunity to do something so incredible that you can’t help but be envious. Our Friend Michael Hsu of Acute Performance is overseas right now, driving the absolutely incredible Gotthard Pass in Switzerland, taking European Delivery of his brand new 2015 F82 […]

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July 17, 2014

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Wrong Tires For The Season? All-Season Vs Summer Tires

All Season Tire. The name right there is misleading – it sounds like an “All Season” would be the best choice for all four seasons, right? But you’d be wrong. And then you have “Summer” tires. It’s to be expected that a summer tire, when the weather is warm and dry, would have the best […]

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July 17, 2014

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Get Diffused: What is a Diffuser and what does it do?

Over the past few years, car design has evolved significantly with more focus on aerodynamics, airflow is more important than ever. With the advancements  in aerodynamic design, aero elements that originated in Racing have found their way onto today’s street cars. Today’s BMWs feature factory rear diffuser panels that can easily be swapped or replaced, […]

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July 15, 2014

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Quick Snap: Audi A5 [B8] Gets A New Look

This B8 Audi A5 rolled through the shop a while back and it looked so good we just had to share these photos with you guys. A new set of headlights can really change the look of your car, and a set of new European Headlights for Audi A5 are a fantastic way to start.  The […]

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July 10, 2014

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Our Strange Addiction: Married to Car Modding

“Babe, if you let me get this now I promise you can get your part next time!” Most couples don’t have to flip a coin to see whose car gets to get the next mod. When you have two car mod addicts in the family the playful fights are usually fueled by his wheels versus […]

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July 9, 2014

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Luis F10 BMW 535i Looks & Sounds MEAN with Remus Exhaust & Black Forgestars

Luis F10 BMW 535i is a build much after my own heart. Luis wanted to maintain a “stock-like” look with a few subtle tweaks without going all fast-and-the-furious or full-tilt SEMA show-car. The Modification Experts like to call this the “OEM Plus” look – like factory, only better. The way it should’ve been factory. We’ll […]

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July 9, 2014

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Obey the Law: Alex’s 335i

Today’s automotive culture seems to be heading in two directions, simple and clean or crazy and obscure. Alex Lawson has gone with a simple and clean look for his BMW E92 335i, and boy does it look good. Alex has owned his E92 for some years now, and over time has modded it tastefully. He […]

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July 8, 2014

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Tech: The Simple Fix For Harsh Shifts In The Focus ST & Fiesta ST

So you bought a Ford ST vehicle – congratulations. Maybe you’ve owned it for a year, maybe you just bought it. But you sure noticed that your Focus ST struggles with wheel hop and harsh shifts, and the bounciness between gears. Ever shifted quickly only to be rewarded with a sharp jolt? These problems are […]

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July 2, 2014

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10 Easy Tips for a Great Install Experience

So, you have purchased your parts and they are finally here. Now it’s time to get them installed into your car. You’re excited and want to get your mods put on and start enjoying them right away. Whenever you get your parts installed we want you to have a great install experience and offer some […]

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