I remember Tom a few years back, before his E46 time with a black 328is - not nearly what his current car is like. His new (current) project, a modest little 323ci came in with boxes of stuff - rims, brakes, clutch/flywheel to name a few. We finished the work, but shortly returned for a Teknik S/C kit bought used as the previous owner of the kit decided for a better platform to start on. The kit unfortunately barely satisfied Tom and his quest for power, so it was then decided - a complete E46 M3 drivetrain swap, complimented with an HPF stage 2 kit. Not only did we go this route, but added the titanium exhaust system, and VRS Brembo BBK (E46 M3 fitment). In the end, not only will this car's appearance drop your jaw...but could possibly break your neck as he will easily fly by with the new power he has at his disposal.
Here are some pics while it was in the shop, some nice HD pics will come soon...maybe Fab can get in there too to make a nice photo/video shoot!
Massive front brakes:
HPF's beautifully designed manifold:
Some wiring going on here:
Exhaust front section:
On top of it all, I would like to thank Tom for giving us the opportunity to work on his car - he is a very picky individual who has specific needs, and people to help him with that - Thank you for choosing Bimmersport Automotive. Though we endured a lot of stressful times, we are more than ecstatic to offer our support as you clearly have given us yours.
Also to the HPF team for their help and support, a stand up company and great to work with. Lutz Performance also you seem like a great contribution to the forum, and thanks for the support as well - as you clearly understand some situations (and also which companies to work with as well from your sig). I may stop by, as I am going to see the guys at AA real soon.
Hopefully this thread doesn't into a shop war thread, if you have nothing positive to say please don't post.
Don't worry guys, I have some sick pics comming soon with a D300S when tom comes back next week so he can post those up...we just didn't have a good opportunity for the photo op yet (paging Fabio)