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      05-10-2011, 03:38 PM   #1
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HP Autowerks, Inc. Introduction of our 1 Series M Coupe New photos added!

As you have probably seen by now in our other threads, we have finally taken delivery of our new 1M! As soon as I drove it off the lot, there were noticeable differences from our N55 based 135i DCT. For those that donít know, the 1M is outfitted with a N54 engine paired to a 6 speed manual transmission. I havenít fully been able to open the car up yet because for the first 1,200 miles the car is limited to 5,500 rpms, however, I havenít taken it over 4,000.

The M button makes a big difference in the car. The throttle response quickens and the whole car becomes more responsive. Also, in comparison to a manual 135i, the shifter throws are much shorter. The brakes are fantastic although we have plans to improve.

We have some big plans for this car that will improve the overall performance. There wonít be as much development in this car at first because most of the modifications that we brought to market first for the E82/E9X (M front control arms, sway bars, rear subframe bits, etc) are already on this car. Thatís why this car is such a great buy, especially with the amount of rubber we will be able to get under the fenders.

Our plans to start off with the 1M are:

*AST 4200ís w/custom SWIFT spring rates and camber plates.
*Borla Exhaust System
*GIAC Performance Engine Software
*Recaro Leather/Suede Centered Pole Positions w/matching stitching (not a
huge fan of the orange stitching but it will be continued to flow with the
rest of the interior)
*Stoptech Trophy Sport Big Brake System Front and Rear

There are a few other tricks up our sleeves but we will save those until they are closer to fruition. Subscribe to our thread to keep up to date with our build and look for us at Bimmerfest. We wonít have a booth this year but we will have both the 135i and 1M there.

Here are a few quick photos of the car.
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Wow, that looks fantastic.

I've followed both your 335i and 135i, you guys have yet to disappoint. I can't wait to see what you do with the 1M.
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cant wait to see the suspension. get started already!
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Awesome, can't wait to see this tomorrow at the shop.
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awesome! since it seems its more track oriented id like to see how much weight you can get off of it. if you could drop a couple hundred lbs w 400hp/400ftlbs it should be unstoppable!
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your sentence: the amount of rubber we will be able to get under the fenders.

what is the maximum size for the front with OEM suspension ?
Does the rear Wheels fit the front ? 19x10 et25 with the PS2 265 ?
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Thumbs up Congrats on your new 1M

Really looking forward to the build. Subscribed for more!
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Would be interested in a before & after suspension comparison, in whatever verbatim way you see fit.

Also still interested in the OEM shock part numbers. Once you're inside the wells / under the car, hope you can post. THX
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your sentence: the amount of rubber we will be able to get under the fenders.

what is the maximum size for the front with OEM suspension ?
Does the rear Wheels fit the front ? 19x10 et25 with the PS2 265 ?
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you should be able to run the rears on the front of this car all day long. i just picked up one and there is a huge amount of room under the fenders. i am going to try a square 18x10 setup
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your sentence: the amount of rubber we will be able to get under the fenders.

what is the maximum size for the front with OEM suspension ?
Does the rear Wheels fit the front ? 19x10 et25 with the PS2 265 ?
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We are certain you can fit 19x10's up front, but is it necessary, probably not.

I still don't understand why people run a squaure set up other than trying to solve a handling issue. These cars are so powerful and should have the widest possible tire on the rear of the car. There is one benefit of a square setup, you can rotate your tires and possible extend tire life.

If it's an understeering issue, spring rates, dampers, anti roll bars or alignment should be dealt with first. Not just add wider front wheels and tires and call it a day. To me, that is like saying...My car is burning oil because the oil control rings are worn out on my pinstons so let's just use a higher viscosity oil or an oil additive that increases the viscosity for the time being and deal with it later.
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Nice list of planned modifications.

I've been running AST 4200s with Vorshlag camber plates for some time on my M Coupe and will give them strong consideration when I get my 1M.

Looking forward to your updates.

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Any plans on putting this thing on a dyno soon?
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Subscribed! Looking forward to seeing the transformational changes planned. It'll be a world-class performer once completed.
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Would be interested in a before & after suspension comparison, in whatever verbatim way you see fit.

Also still interested in the OEM shock part numbers. Once you're inside the wells / under the car, hope you can post. THX
Aren't the part numbers on realoem.com? Rear dampers are different than the M3, but the fronts are the same. The 1 series M coupe is lighter and has a shorter wheel base, I am sure that is the reason for the different rear dampers.

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Probably not. At least not until the break-in is done. Maybe just before GIAC flash.
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Haven't seen any of them in person so I am going with AW FTW...so far.

Beautiful

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Aren't the part numbers on realoem.com? Rear dampers are different than the M3, but the fronts are the same.
Thx for the reminder, indeed the're on there now.

Do you by any chance have experience with the EDC control module and the drive signal of the E9x M3 EDC shocks?
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