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      02-06-2010, 10:47 PM   #1
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E92 to M3 Conversion HP Autowerks Way!

Just got back from a visit to HP Autowerks in Santa Barbara and I have a few treats to share. First, I want to give a thumbs up to all the guys over at HP Autowerks. Peter did all the work on my car, and it is a top notch install. Peter you ROCK! And Harold, thanks for all your insight and help during the time I was contemplating making this purchase. Second, all those good things you have heard about doing this conversion is true!! This car has transformed its self into a totally different animal. If you are thinking about doing the conversion, give these guys a call. And if you live near the west coast, head over to Santa Barbara for a totally awesome install. HP Autowerks will take care of you.

Here is a list of things that were installed.

BMW E9X to M3 Suspension conversion kit w/Rear Sub-frame Bushings
Parts included in the kit:

Front Tension Rods
Wishbones w/ Correct Vertical Headlight Aim Adjuster Rod
Rear Guide Rods
Rear Upper Control Arms W/ Correct ABS Wire Brackets
Rear Sub-frame Bushings
Front and Rear Anti Roll Bar and Mounting Hardware

BMW OEM M3 Strut Tower Brace kit
BMW OEM M3 Rear Lower Camber Link Conversion Kit
HP Autowerks BMW Adjustable Swaybar Endlinks
Hotchkis E90/E92 Sport Under Chassis Brace

TCKR Smart Design D/A Coilover System
w/Swift Springs (Rate 400F / 800R), & Thrust Bearings

Vorshlag E82/E90/E92/E93 Non-M Camber Plates



















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      02-06-2010, 10:55 PM   #2
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good stuff! ty for the photos
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      02-06-2010, 11:09 PM   #3
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man.. a setup like that must be $$$$. I'm jealous
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      02-06-2010, 11:26 PM   #4
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hows is the ride overall compared to stock?
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      02-07-2010, 03:35 AM   #5
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congrats! awesome setup!
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      02-07-2010, 08:49 AM   #6
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very nice!
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You can't go wrong with Harold and HP

I'm about half way there (no rear sub-frame bushings or rear conversion). I find the $ to replace the sub-frame bushings to be prohibitive. As a result I had to go #400/600.

What did you pay to get the bushings done? Also, you running an LSD?
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oh my, that's my whole year's worth of IRA contribution right there . Congrats, I'm so jealous!!!
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You can't go wrong with Harold and HP

I'm about half way there (no rear sub-frame bushings or rear conversion). I find the $ to replace the sub-frame bushings to be prohibitive. As a result I had to go #400/600.

What did you pay to get the bushings done? Also, you running an LSD?
Yes on the LSD. Got it from HP.

This is what I am running right now.

Modifications Performed:

EvoTech Custom DME Flash
Injen Dual Cone Cold Air Performance Intake w/ AMSOIL Filters
Race Precision Intercooler (RPi)
STETT Performance Charge Pipe w/ Tial Blow Off Valve
AR Design 76.2mm Ceramic Coated Racing Downpipes
Supersprint 60mm Exhaust (Connecting Pipes; X-Pipes; Mufflers)
Quaife Automatic Torque Biasing (ATB) differential
Brembo Big Brake Kit (355mm Front; 345mm Rear)

335i to M3 Suspension Conversion Kit
Front Strut Tower Brace
Front Tension Rods
Front Wishbones w/ Correct Vertical Headlight Aim Adjuster Rod
Rear Guide Rods
Rear Upper Control Arms w/ Correct ABS Wire Brackets
Rear Lower Camber Links
Rear Toe Links
Rear Sub-Frame Bushings
Front and Rear Anti Roll Bars
Adjustable Front Swaybar End Links
Hotchkis Rear Sport Under Chassis Brace
Vorshlag Front Sport Camber Plates

TC Kline Smart Design D/A Coilover System
w/Swift Springs (Rate 400F / 800R), & Thrust Bearings
19 Enkreuz 3 Piece H8R Wheels (Brushed, Chrome Lip, SS Fasteners)
19 x 8.5 - Front (Falken 452 Tires 235/35)
19 x 10 - Rear (Falken 452 Tires 265/30)
OEM Aero Front Lip Molded into Bumper
OEM M-Tech Rear Bumper
Vorsteiner Carbon Fiber VRS Aero Boot Lid w/Exposed Tail
M3 Tri-Stitched Steering Wheel w/ DCT Paddles
Black Kidney & Black Lower Grills


I have another surprise in the next couple of weeks ....
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Unbelievable setup! I ultimately want to do most of the same to my car and plan to source through HP. Install is still up in the air.

Do they have an alignment rack as well? If not, is there a shop nearby to handle, and dial in the camber plates? I don't want to have to drive back down to LA with everything out of whack, so proximity to a quality alignment shop that understands high performance settings is the key to who does the work.
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Unbelievable setup! I ultimately want to do most of the same to my car and plan to source through HP. Install is still up in the air.

Do they have an alignment rack as well? If not, is there a shop nearby to handle, and dial in the camber plates? I don't want to have to drive back down to LA with everything out of whack, so proximity to a quality alignment shop that understands high performance settings is the key to who does the work.
HP has a place just around the corner that does the alignment. The place specializes in race setups. They dialed it in perfectly!
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I will be doing some of this soon (swift/AST), and was wondering how your 400/800 spring rate drives on the street, and on track. Some feedback would be appreciated.

I was thinking of going with 350/700. Thanks
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HP has a place just around the corner that does the alignment. The place specializes in race setups. They dialed it in perfectly!
Excellent. I'm looking forward to touring their facility at the upcoming open house next month.
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Good God! You have a performance monster.

Some magazine out there should grab a hold of your car and do an article on the performance potential of the 335.

It must drive amazingly
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I will be doing some of this soon (swift/AST), and was wondering how your 400/800 spring rate drives on the street, and on track. Some feedback would be appreciated.

I was thinking of going with 350/700. Thanks
I've got the AST/Swift combo at 400/600. Very good manners on the road and can be dialed in for track. Would have gone 400/800 but Harold suggests new rear subframe bushings for that, otherwise too much slop in the back to handle it.
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How much does the track width differ after the conversion?

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I've got the AST/Swift combo at 400/600. Very good manners on the road and can be dialed in for track. Would have gone 400/800 but Harold suggests new rear subframe bushings for that, otherwise too much slop in the back to handle it.
Thanks! I think I have decided that I will be doing the rear bushings, which will cost me an arm and a leg I know, so now I am looking at either 350/700 or 400/800, but would like to know if 400/800 might be too stiff for the everyday driving part.
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Rips,
Just a curious question, I enjoy what you're doing, but why didn't you buy a M3 that has most of all these components?
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^ Probably cause it still costs less then an M3, and some people enjoy modding.

But anyway..

threadstarter,
How much did all that run you for parts?
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congrats mate, you got the whole artillery

Waiting for a review
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Sweet setup. Any chance you could PM me what the final bill was for your suspension setup?
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