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      02-04-2013, 02:50 AM   #1
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✪ Alekshop ⎢Building a US Spec M3 GTS

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The day BMW announced a release of the special model M3 GTS, we knew that this is the car we have to have!

After reading multiple press releases, looking at million pictures, translating technical info from German to English we gathered enough information to come up with a plan to build a US Spec M3 GTS.

Being a limited production car that was not offered in United States, we knew it will be extremely difficult to obtain the original M3 GTS parts for our project. That was a roadblock for us as we wanted to build a car that will be a sibling to M3 GTS with all the original parts that BMW designed for this Ultimate Driving Machine!

Well, recently it all changed and we were able to made a contact with a German company that provided us with most of the original GTS parts that we wanted to have.

After that contact was made, we knew that recently released limited production M3 Lime Rock Park Edition will be a perfect candidate for our project as it was "Born On The Racetrack To Live On The Street".

We are happy to share with a M3 community our ongoing build of a US Spec M3 GTS that starts now and we hope you enjoy it!

In this post we would like to introduce our candidate for the build BMW M3 Lime Rock Edition that came to us from our friends at East Bay BMW.



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More information will be posted as we unfold our project.

Update 1:

Akrapovic GT4 Exhaust System replaces the Performance BMW Exhaust.





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Thank you,
Aleks.

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      02-04-2013, 05:10 AM   #2
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Subscribed. Can't wait till you guys get this project rolling. Good choice on the lime rock candidate.
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      02-04-2013, 07:51 AM   #3
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Can't wait. Looks like the exhaust has already been pulled, and a stud kit added.
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I am intrigued!

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Can't wait. Looks like the exhaust has already been pulled, and a stud kit added.
Thanks guys!

Yes, exhaust was removed and being replaced with Akrapovic GT4 system to reduce the weight and get a bit more power.
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Can't wait to see the engine.
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Thanks guys!

Yes, exhaust was removed and being replaced with Akrapovic GT4 system to reduce the weight and get a bit more power.
Good stuff Aleks! I want a GT4!
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      02-04-2013, 10:49 AM   #10
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Can't wait to see the engine.
It's either 4.4 or 4.6
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      02-04-2013, 11:21 AM   #11
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I definitely cannot wait to see this build unfold.

These are hands down the best photos I've seen here on Bimmerpost. Composition, off camera lighting, and post-processing are at a whole other level! Well done.
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Sounds like a great project

Will you be using the GTS solid rear subframe and if so are you concerned about excessive NVH?
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Very nice pics of the car. Why did you option not to use the GTS exhaust? it has an amazing tone to it.
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Amazing pictures guys! Can't wait to see this project completed!
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Sweet. Looking forward to seeing the progress on this build.
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