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      04-10-2012, 11:18 PM   #1
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Drives: E92 M3 VF Supercharged, 135i
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA

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Thumbs up VAC Motorsports - Philadelphia, PA (shop updates!)

Hey guys, I run a journal on E90 but I want to start one here too. We have a lot of interesting things going on here so I wanted to share. Now, it may not all be e9x related...but it is all BMW Daily/weekly/monthly? expect some updates!

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.
Facebook: (daily updates - this is the best place to see what we are doing!!)


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, Advan, Volk, Weds, SSR, HRE, Forgeline etc.
Supercharger and turbo kit installs: We are an authorized dealer for VF, Active 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, Superflow 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.

We stock more BMW engine internals than anyone. This is 1 of 3 shelves loaded with piston sets.

Look at that crew...

Roger Caddell from AiM Sports teaching local BMWCCA, NASA, SCCA and PCA guys about data acquisition.

Brian Casella
Sales Representative, VAC Motorsports
Office: 215.462.4666 | Fax: 215.462.4667 EXT 13 | Email:

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