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      10-04-2011, 10:58 AM   #1
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Thumbs up VAC Motorsports - Philadelphia, PA | Your 1 Stop Shop for BMW Performance (updates!)

Hey guys, since VAC is new to the forums, I wanted to post up some info so you all know who we are and what we do. We have a lot of interesting things going on here so I wanted to share as well. Now, it may not all be e9x related...but it is all BMW Daily/weekly/monthly? expect some updates!

I joined VAC a few months ago but have been in the performance aftermarket since 2002 - most recently as a national sales manager for a $70m performance parts company. I stepped out of the corporate scene and back into a shop where I am surrounded by subject matter experts and innovators. Much better!

I really look forward to working with the Post community. If you have any questions please email/call/PM/IM at any time.

Established: Family owned since 1984
Location: 2501 Snyder Ave, Philadelphia PA (we have been in South Phila. since inception)
Facility: 15,000 sq-ft under roof between all buildings
Employees: 24. In house dealer level techs, engineers, machinists, race mechanics, fabricators etc.
Hours: 9-6 EST Monday-Friday
Shop BMWs: VF Supercharged E92 M3, 135i, E46 M3 race car, E46 race car, E46 M3 street car, E36 M3 race car, E30 race car, 2002 race car.
Website: www.vacmotorsports.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/vacmotorsports (daily updates - this is the best place to see what we are doing!!)


***PLEASE NOTE: ALL WORK IS DONE IN HOUSE***


Performance Center Street performance, full race prep, dyno tuning etc. We have been authorized dealers for all of the brands below and many more for years.



Basic bolt-ons: intake, exhaust, suspension, brakes, wheels etc. AFE, Akrapovic, Fabspeed, Eisenmann, Stromung, Supersprint, Brembo, StopTech, Performance Friction, Hawk, Pagid, KW, Eibach, H&R, TC Klein, Ground Control, JRZ, Moton, Nitron, BBS, APEX, Fikse, SSR et.
Supercharger and turbo kit installs: We are an authorized dealer for VF, Active, ESS and Horsepowerfreaks. We have installed dozens of these kits and worked on even more that were installed elsewhere)
Dyno Tuning: factory BMW ECUs, MoTeC, KMS, Vipec, AEM, Miller. We tune on a 2WD Dynapack and a Mustang 500 AWD.
Fabrication: bars, cages, exhaust systems etc. In house certified welders.
Race alignments / corner balancing: John Bean laser aligner
Tire mounting / balancing: Corghi Artiglio Master, Hunter balancer


Engine and Manufacturing Machine Shop Complete engine builds, cylinder head development, differential service, CNC manufacturing.
All work is done in house in our machine shop. Our shop foreman has 40+ years experience.



Engines: We build everything from solid street engines to all out race engines. 4, 6, 8, 10 cylinders, naturally aspirated, supercharged, turbocharged - no worries.
Cylinder heads: We do a lot of cylinder head work. Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage X - all done in house by a dedicated machinist.
Differential service: Race or street, we have a solution. Quaife, Wavetrac, OS Giken, Carbonetic, Titan, VAC etc. Attn: 135i/335i guys we may be the only performance shop who does the complete job (separating the ring gear from carrier and prepping for the LSD) on our our in house CNC machines. Detail thread coming soon!
Equipment: HAAS & Hurco CNC mills, Romi and Doosan CNC lathes, Laser, RMC boring mill, Serdi valve machine, automated grinder, crankshaft balancer, flow bench, Ansu fuel injector system, Mastercam CAD/CAM Software
Built in House: The following parts are built on our 5 CNC machines: wheel spacers, race seat install kits, adj. cam gears, vanos elimination kits, drive by wire elimination kit, oil pump upgrade kit, oil pan baffles, flywheels, billet oil filter housings, S54 billet dry sump pans and many more.


Parts Department 1000s of parts IN STOCK - OEM BMW parts to sequential gearboxes. We have an incredible inventory of everything engine and hardcore performance related.



General: CP, Carillo, Arrow Precision, ARP, Schrick, Cometic, Quaife, Brembo, Hawk, Pagid, Tilton, KW, Eibach, TC Klein, H&R, Racetech, TRS, BBS, APEX, AIM, Akrapovic, Fabspeed, Quaife, Wavetrac and many more.
VAC Built: Wheel spacers, race seat install kits, adj. cam gears, vanos elimination kits, drive by wire elimination kit, oil pump upgrade kit, oil pan baffles, flywheels, billet oil filter housings, S54 billet dry sump pans and many more.
Race Fuel: We are VP and Sunoco race fuel dealers with drums in stock. 100, 104, 109 etc.


Motorsports Track-side support, 3 in house race cars available for DEs, club races etc. We offer rentals to well qualified drivers. Three well prepared cars are available for SCCA, NASA and club racing.




Full Service Body and Paint Shop Collision repair, proper restoration, custom body work etc.
Repair: Ding, fender bender or serious collision - we can fix it properly the first time.
Restoration: 2002, 3.0 CS, Alpina B9, E30 M3 - we have done them. We have also worked on pre-war Bentleys and other rare cars.
Custom: From fender rolling to wide body conversions, we have options. Color changes too!

Service Center Service, maintenance, repair with all dealer level tools.
Inspection I, Inspection II, preventative maintenance, state inspections, all repair and scheduled service. We provide factory level service with personal boutique care.





















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E36 race car - revved about 1500rpm too high. Total loss may be the best way to describe it. Ouch!







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E92 M3 in for fully painted 6 point cage w/ xbars, dash bar etc.






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WOW

Look at all those wires!!

Taking everything out of the car = good weight reduction though.
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Welcome to the board!

I'm running a 2006 330i (e90) and really would like to add some major HP.
I have the Dinan CAI, throttle body and exhaust. There isn't much else I can do to the engine.

Have you guys ever done an engine build on the e90 N52?
I'd really like to get about 350hp out of my engine.
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You guys did great work on the m5 installing coilovers and exhaust. The sales department never got back to me about ordering some lm's so i had to go elsewhere ):
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nice to see some more options!!!!! Welcome guys!
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VAC is the real deal...I live around the corner and Mike was nice to show me around. The shop is top notch and these guys know what they are doing. Welcome aboard VAC!!
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VAC is the real deal...I live around the corner and Mike was nice to show me around. The shop is top notch and these guys know what they are doing. Welcome aboard VAC!!
if Ali says so, then it must be true!
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Sloppy: thanks!

BBS: PM sent. Ugh.

AW: Funny you ask Ironically, we just developed a set of N52 pistons and rods for an international race customer. Here are the stock bits They have a 300whp goal with a all out race car on race fuel - the engines are very challenging. Please email sales@vacmotorsports.com for more info. I will make sure Chris responds to all of your questions - he is the engine guru.



N54 bits. Does that early piston look forged to you?


Ali: Thanks man!
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Hey, you guys were well represented at Watkins Glen During the Stan Parker Memorial Race!!
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Hey VAC...perhaps soon a small meetup/cruise with the Philly/South Jersey people. Show them the shop etc and we can get dinner...cruise Kelly drive. boom! lol
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Thanks guys.

Sky - yes it was a good weekend overall! 1st race for our Silver Bullet II....that car is a MONSTER!



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glad to see you on the forum! remember me? i have the tiag e90 with the black 162's, i bought spacers and a few other random bits a few months ago.
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That sounds soooo good.
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sweet guys, how bout some forged internals for the n55... i think we might need them with the turbo upgrades... actually, how bout a turbo upgrade/forged internals package?
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N55 internals - no prob. LMK when you are ready There are a few folks working on turbo upgrades....not sure we need to spend time on that.

Ali - lets do it. I have an idea, should have more tomorrow.

Brandon:

Joe: You know it. I sent you an email after the Stock...not sure if you saw it.

brk: Thanks man. Hope to post more cool stuff.

This turbo E36 came in for: Full body/paint/suspension/brakes/wheels/aero/interior. It's easily one of my favorite cars ever. Proper photo shoot is coming soon. We built out the rear arches a few inches....looks awesome.

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N55 internals - no prob. LMK when you are ready There are a few folks working on turbo upgrades....not sure we need to spend time on that.
Mike, i dont mean to call you out on whose working on the turbo upgrade, but its only cuz I dont know who is officially working on it. Do you have any more info on this? My guess is that i'd upgrade the turbo first, then when shit breaks is when i'll upgrade internals
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