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      04-10-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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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.
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, 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.





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      04-10-2012, 10:35 PM   #2
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My man Akash came to VAC in Feb 2012 for some custom paint work. He had to have Monte Carlo blue so we painted his Active manifold and Stoptech calipers. Added some sick ///M logos to the calipers as well.







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      04-10-2012, 10:43 PM   #3
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Awesome guys. VAC def knows what they are doing! I always see positive reviews about you guys.

Also love to see family owned business thriving.
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      04-10-2012, 11:08 PM   #4
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very nice shop did not know you guys were that big!
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      04-11-2012, 01:49 PM   #5
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Thanks guys - it's pretty crazy around here!



We just built this track day car for a client. Other than Fabspeed exhaust and Active tune its stock. I will create a thread for this one soon
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      04-12-2012, 08:04 PM   #6
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Mike,

When my warranty expires in 2 years, I will be knocking at your door for that VF supercharger. Please remember this post.
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      04-12-2012, 08:18 PM   #7
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We don't care 'bout no warranty ;-) Cool thanks for the kind words!

Some S65 heat:
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      04-12-2012, 09:27 PM   #8
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Impressive shop and work guys!
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      04-13-2012, 12:17 PM   #9
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Nice post thanks for sharing.
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      08-06-2012, 03:10 PM   #10
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Ive been slipping on the forums - doh. A few recent snaps.

Oh, a few E9Xs are in for diffs, pics soon.

NASA GTS3 car in for VAC billet dry sump kit, differential and some other odds/ends.


PDK Cayman race car in for some stuff


World Challenge E92 M3 in for some tuning, suspension work, diff work etc.


Our favorite e92 M3 track day car in for tuning and other improvements. E90 328i race car in for tuning, setup and other items.


Evosport 'built' supercharged E46 M3 in for a ton of clean up work and troubleshooting. Cool vintage 2002 sporting authentic AC Schnitzner flares in for head and other work.




Beautiful z4m in for troubleshooting and maintenance:


Charles making it happen at Summit:


Hill climb widebody E30 sporting S54:


2 of my fav cars, E90 M3 and 335D (sporting our tuning module)


Killer 6MT E91 in for wheels and carbon interior trim wrap:


S50B32 EURO powered authentic LTW in for a ton of maintenance and setup work.


Dozens of torque plates being cranked out:





Hundreds of floor mount adapters being cranked out:


Beautiful E30 M3 in for more improvements: (see this at Bimmerfest!)


Crazy aggressive fitment - in for alignment and other small bits


Minty tii in for body work:


Killer E46 M3 in for our CSL style airbox and tune. Our Schrick cams were installed by TKX prior to arriving at VAC. This car SCREAMS!


Thats it for now...sheesh!
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How much power did that E46 M3 with the CSL Replica Airbox and Schrick Cams put down?
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      08-06-2012, 03:31 PM   #12
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Over 380bhp ;-)
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Over 380bhp ;-)
Oh wow, that is a big power!

What was the whp before/after and on which dyno?

Thanks for sharing!
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That's all I have
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Wow! That's one serious portfolio. I don't know of any other vendor on here with a longer and successful history. Great work, I need to see this place one day.
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Thanks man

Forgeline GA1R Monoblock for our E92M3. 19x10F 19x11R. 305/30/19.


VF Manifold before:


VF Manifold after:


Race fuel and meth IN STOCK:


'Roll bar' for HPF E46M3 that killed it's subframe. That wont happen again (progress pic)
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I snapped these pics before we assembled a VAC 4.4 stroker





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I snapped these pics before we assembled a VAC 4.4 stroker
Any idea of what kind of power it will make?
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Any idea of what kind of power it will make?
+1 and what is the cost of such a build.
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Over $150k in BMW specific pistons in stock all the time



S65 Dry sump kit.



We put the old girl on Fabspeed's DynoJet a few weeks ago. VF620, no meth, full Fabspeed exhaust, 100s of track hours, 100s of drag strip passes - not bad.




S50B32 with mega rare OEM carbon airbox in for VAC tune:



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My god, it's been a while! Wish I had more time to post here

Some cool E9X related hardcore parts stats - since my last post we have built/sold:
16 Quaife ATB equipped diffs
6 OS Giken equipped diffs
7 sets of N54 pistons
7 sets of N54 rods
10 sets of N54 coated bearings (rods and mains)
3 VF Engineering S65 SC kits
2 triple carbon S65 racing clutch kits
3 sets of S65 pistons
4 S65 BILLET dry sump kits
2 S65 4.4 stroker cranks
1 S65 3.5 stroker crank (saaaaayyyy whaaaaat?)
2 sets of S65 cams
2 dog ring gearboxes for S65 ;-)

Up this week, 335i JRZ RS Pro suspension install:


335D JRZ RS1, M3 conversion and Quaife ATB install:


Up this weekend, 335is DCT Quaife ATB install ;-)


We got a FARO arm:


It's getting crazy around here!!

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