Hello chaps, I thought it was about time I put up a thread on here as I havenít been on the forum much of late as been pretty damn busy with work and holidays away.
I bought this car about 7 months ago. Itís a 1994 M3 3.0 and was quite seriously fettled with when it was new.
I wont bore you with all of it but the brief spec is:
ACS Type 2 wheels
ACS Short shifter
ACS Front Brace
ACS Light weight rear wing
ACS Window hugger
ACS Rear Bumper
Recaro Race Seats
It goes stops and handles incredibly well but is a little bit raw for road use. Intentions are to get into track days with it living quite close to Bedford Autodrome.
This is how it looked when I first got it
All in all it was quite a straight car and has worn it's 160k quite well apart from the proverbial rusty arches all round.
Got it booked into my paint guy and stripped it down ready for paint
All painted up
A few weeks ago I had it put on the rollers to see what it was putting out.
The score was 277bhp and speaking to the rolling road guy he said it was in desperate need of a remap as it wasn't using any of the benefits of the cams.
The graph print outs
So when time allows it will go to Evolve for some remapping.
Just before the rolling road I fitted a Simota Gruppe M which I'm not convinced makes the claimed 12bhp but it does quicken trottle response and sounds delicious!
The ACS rear bumper I thought was pretty chav so had to go. Swapped that over today for an original M3 item from an Evo I'm breaking and also the back lights- I love the look of the ambers on a black car up front but can't stand the rear lights. The red engine cover has also gone and made way to a black one.
As the sun was shining I took the car out for a few pics today.
Over all I'm very happy with it. A couple of changes for the future are cage it. Re trim the Recaros with leather and alcantara. Change the Falken 452's as they can keep up with the suspension being so well set up and I think are fairly rubbish, ARP rod bolts and then a re map.
I have put this up against 2 Evo's I have had in recently and it is a damn site quicker. I think this must be down to the fact its been on quite a diet.
Any way I hope you enjoy. It's not everyones cup of tea I know.