Let’s face it – if you haven’t heard the new F8X BMW M3/M4 twins’ factory exhaust, you’re one lucky son of a batch of cookies.
To put it plainly, the stock exhaust on BMW’s latest M & M combo sounds absolutely horrific! Some have likened the sound to that of a weed whacker – not exactly what new customers would expect to hear coming from a car that carries such a legendary lineage.
Naturally, this didn’t sit well with us. So, we decided to do what we do best – engineer a top quality performance exhaust system that not only looks and sounds great, but adds a good amount of power as well. Continue Reading
A few weeks ago, we had a customer contact us regarding his E60 BMW M5. He expressed to us that he had been contemplating whether or not to bite the bullet and replace the V-10 S85’s bearings after seeing and hearing of the horrible aftermath that can ensue should they fail. With 114K miles on the M5’s odometer, we strongly urged him to bring “El Guapo” in before he saw the same catastrophic failure other unfortunate //M-powered cars have previously experienced. Learn More
Bavarian Barn Find?
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There is a reason we use one year as a significant measurement of time. A great many things can happen over the course of a single rotation around our sun. Journeys are began and completed. We as individuals grow older and wiser. Taylor Swift blows through dozens of relationships and corresponding hit singles.
A year can be used as an assessment of progress. For Ira Schacter and his S65-powered ’33 hot rod project, progress was certainly evident. In fact, it has been over a year since the idea first made the leap from dream to reality – a reality that included some trials and obstacles that Ira could not have possibly predicted at its onset. Despite this, Ira is having the time of his life. Learn More
Another year has passed and it’s hard to not be just a little sentimental. 2014 has been a fruitful year filled with great accomplishments. Instead of listing every single thing we have achieved, we decided to save you the boredom of reading an endless essay of accomplishments and instead we’ll list our top 3. We will also be saving our biggest and most exciting accomplishment for last. So fasten your seat belts because we are about to speed through a year at Active Autowerke. Continue Reading
When painting a masterpiece, every individual brush stroke requires total concentration. Each stroke has a purpose and meaning, and is orchestrated precisely, culminating in an end result that is nothing short of extraordinary. In all facets of our business, we take similar considerations into mind. Sales, distribution, and service are all detailed brush strokes in the masterpiece that is Active Autowerke.
We’re feeling very Olympic today…
Here we are.
It’s been quite a journey, and we can’t lie; it’s been a tough one. Project Euro M3 began as more of a dream than anything: Build a fully functioning – comfortable – 500+ horsepower ultimate driving machine. The platform for the ambitious build was arguably one of the most coveted iterations of the legendary marque, the European market E36 M3. Our mission was simple…add a bunch of extra air.
Both in the engine bay, AND the cabin.
Do We Even Lift?
Stopping The Madness
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Being able to take a moment to just stop…stop rushing through our daily lives; stop worrying about our finances; stop fooling ourselves into thinking reality television is worth watching…is a convenience many of us fail to take advantage of.
However, it’s important to take that moment when we can. Sometimes, it’s the only way for us to get going again.
Being able to stop on command is also important on the street or racetrack. While we all love to play with power, the ability to reign it in is an essential, yet often overlooked, aspect. When it comes to our Project EURO M3, we expected it to lay stripes on the blacktop not only while accelerating, but decelerating as well. In this installment, we’ll let you in on some of the details behind our braking and suspension set up. Learn More