I’ve been itching to replace the 25-year-old coilovers on the M3 with something modern and… not blown. My friends at H&R built a complete custom setup for the M3, and I wanted to take the opportunity to put together the ultimate how-to for assembly and disassembly.
The process is the same for any classic BMW.
The new H&R coilovers include camber plates, adjustable dampers, and aluminum RSMs, just to name a few details. The installation was as easy as could be, too.
We’ve decided to move forward with disassembly, this time with the front end. There’s a ton of components that lie hiding underneath the car’s hood, and almost all of it can be permanently remove.
The AC system makes up a majority of what needs to be removed, along with heating components. There’s a heavy brass radiator that we’ve removed too. All in, we’re talking about just shy of 100lbs of weight removed, although some will have to go back in.
2020 was one wild ride by any conceivable measure, and we’re thankful that 2021 is finally upon us. Not wanting to let all of 2020 go to waste, though, we ended the year with a special event. We partnered with our friends at H&R Springs to give away our would-be SEMA car in the wake of the cancelled event. With a trio of StanceWorks Art Prints available to help aid in the process, we set out to give one lucky entrant a brand new BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe…
Baselines and benchmarks are often monotonous if not boring… but before tearing the Ferrari 308 GTBi apart, I wanted to know what I’m working with, and I wanted it in numbers. I strapped the 308 to the dynamometer to find out how much horsepower it makes, and threw it on the scales to find out what it weighs. Surprise: it turns out it’s a chunky son of a gun.
2020 has been one hell of a year, no matter who you are or where you’re from. We figured, why not end it with something special? You read the title right: we’ve partnered with H&R Springs to give away a brand-new 2021 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe, along with $5,000 in cash. If that doesn’t pique your interest, we’re not sure what will.