Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/20/00 8:59 p.m.
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Our newest project car, a 1988 BMW M3 is coming along in a blur of activity. Since our last update early this summer, when we first bought the car, a lot has been done. In fact, our M3 is now pretty much finished, and made its public debut in early October at BMW CCA's Oktoberfest (http://www.bmwcca.org) in Greenville, S.C. Once we got our surging problem fixed, (adjustment of the flapper door in the airflow meter), we began to hot rod our little M3.

The first modification was the installation of a Turner Motorsports performance chip. While we have honestly always doubted the claims made by most chip manufacturers, the Turner Motorsports chip (http://www.turnermotorsport.com) is amazing. On an early M3, it is like adding two more cylinders! Next we installed a Kirban cold air intake, Turner Motorsports cam gear and Supersprint exhaust.

Next, we installed new Boge TurboGas struts and shocks, Diversified Cryogenics rotors (http://www.frozenrotors.com) and a Sachs clutch. An Autosolutions quick shift kit finishes off this round of modifications.

The Body Werks of Holly Hill, Fla., has done an expert job of repairing the bumpers, rear quarter panel and hood before matching all the paint.

The car is now thoroughly enjoyable to drive and looks great. We are very pleased with our modifications so far and will bring you the full report and dyno numbers soon in Grassroots Motorsports magazine.

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