_Coming home.

It took us a while, though we found out why blonde’s like BMW’s. Because they can spell it. The reason we don’t take our girlfriend on long drives in our Beemer is double. One, we don’t own a BMW. And two, we don’t have a girlfriend. At least, that’s what we tell our wife… 

A foreign affair. Admittedly, that’s not our best intro, but at least we stick to the brand. Greg lives in California and drives a BMW M4. It’s incredible how much information you can discover in just one sentence. We already know that his car choice doesn’t suck, that he probably never has to spell his first name and that he has a tan 10 months per year. And to say that it all started with an affair with a Japanese. That’s right, Greg’s first motor vehicle was a Honda CRX. A curved shoe box that was in instant hit, especially as a VTEC in celestial blue. 

Home at last. Let’s go back to the mineral grey M4, and its suspension and chassis modification. At first Greg didn’t know a thing about suspension, chemical formulas and how long it takes to bake a chicken. We don’t have a clue about his knowledge of baking birds and his skills to fabricate chemical weapons at the current moment, but he sure has learned a few things about suspension. Originally Greg had EDC from the factory upgraded dampers. He added a set of H&R springs for esthetics. He took the car to Thunder Hill for the first time as a driver in his own car. Though quickly realized there was room for improvement as someone in a Cayman passed him on the outside of the turn. After a few more ‘mistakes’, he finally arrived at his final destination: KW town. A KW Clubsport 3-way adjustable suspension allowed Greg to shave of some extra time of his lap times. Welcome home Greg.

Brief exterior history. Originally the car started with M performance aero which was a very nice stopping point for a while. Though Greg moved into more track time and less show car events which inspired him to change the car exterior to focus on function keeping esthetics in mind. He tried an aero Kit from Revozport which was much more aggressive than M performance and later moved to APR Performance which was on the extreme side with lots of verifiable wind tunnel data to support the goal of maximum down force. He kept the canards from Revozport and the M performance side skirts as they worked well with the rest of the aero. Recently he moved on to BMW Motorsport parts from the Factory Race car as they became available. They are well made and legitimate improvements to the function of the cars performance on track. 

Engine:

  • Power mods
  • Dinan stage 2 
  • Eventuri carbon intakes
  • ER charge pipes
  • Gt4 OEM BMW Motorsport exhaust

Transmission:

  • Chassis: Includes wheel sizes and widths and tire sizes, suspension, brakes etc. 
  • Wheels: BBS FIRs 19×10.5 rear et 36 and 19 x 9.5 et 28
  • Tires: 285/35/19 rear 275/30/20 Front Michelin PSS   
  • Suspension: KW Clubsport 3-way adjustable coilovers 

Exterior:

  • GTS Hood
  • APR carbon side skirts 
  • Apr etc-300 67’’ wing 
  • GT4 Front Bumper with shaved euro reflector deletes, lip, brake cooling ducts
  • RKP Canards
  • Vorsteiner rear diffuser
  • IND Carbon grills and gills
  • IND reflector shaved fronts 
  • M Performance carbon mirror caps 
  • IND tow hook cap front and rear
  • MS tow strap front and rear
  • IND painted engine cover

Interior: 

  • Fall-Line racing bolt in cage
  • Fall-Line racing cage close out
  • Schroth racing 4-point 
  • Fall Line Racing detachable race wheel
  • GTS center console 
  • Dinan Pedals 
  • GTS Carbon door cards front and rear 
  • IND custom leather rapped bolsters in black OE M leather
  • Recaro sportster CS heated leather seats
  • Aim Solo DL  
  • Fall Line racing split collar rings for the harness
  • Fall Line racing cage mount fire extinguisher 
  • Safe Craft fire extinguisher 
  • IND no yellow visors

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Suspension tech info: Similar to different KW Competition racing shocks, the KW Clubsport 3-way coilover kit allows to fine-tune the compression damping separately in low-speed and high-speed ranges. The KW Clubsport 3-way kit differ from conventional Coilover suspension kits with their 3-way adjustable shocks, partially hard-coated components made of aircraft aluminum alloys as well as special brass alloys, which guarantee excellent durability and maintenance free. On top of that, the alloy tube also ensured low surface friction in the working cylinder and reduce breakaway torque. Whoever regularly participates at trackdays with his street-legal BMW M4, should definitely choose a KW Clubsport 3-way Coilover suspension kit. Accordingly, the spring rates are also designed stiffer and the top mounts feature unibal bearings. The entire setup of the Clubsport 3-way is optimized for semi-slick sport tires and fast lap times.

// KW Clubsport 3-way Coilover suspension kit

  • TVCLH-A (Twin Valve Compression Low Highspeed-Adjustable) and TVR-A (Twin Valve Rebound-Adjustable) Technology
  • Indpendently adjustable damping technology for rebound and compression stage
  • 16 precise clicks available for individual settings in rebound
  • 14 precise clicks adjustable high speed compression stage valve settings
  • 6 precise clicks adjustable low speed compression stage valve settings
  • Made of stainless steel
  • Linear springs
  • Stepless and approved lowering range (BMW M4 Typ F82) 15 – 40 mm on both axles

For more information: https://www.kwsuspensions.net/products/coilovers/clubsport#clubsport-3way

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