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      09-19-2017, 03:21 PM   #1
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Spencer aka @ThatPhotographer | 2011 Interlagos/6-Speed E90 Build

I figured I would make a thread of just the build of this car because it's starting to come together .

My name is Spencer Berke and I'm a 25 year old YouTuber/Photographer/Social Media Marketer in Orange County, CA. I was born in Michigan, grew up in San Diego, CA and I live in Orange County. I used to work for Lamborghini full time doing photography and social media/sales. I now have my own marketing business and two other online businesses known as Devoted Society and SBPrints. I make a lot of videos on my life, cars I've shot, advice, business and fun stuff.

FLICKR ALL PHOTOS - https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerberke

Instagram - www.instagram.com/thatphotographer
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Website - www.spencerberkemarketing.com

This E90 was a dream of mine since I owned my E30 when I was 17 years old. I always wanted a matching V8 M3 when I could financially do it. Here's my E30 that I built up from almost the ground with some friends with a Stoker M20.



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2011 E90 4-door
Interlagos Blau (Midnight Blue)
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All black Interior (no inserts, just all black leather)
Carbon fiber interior
Navigation, heated power seats, parking sensors
Carbon fiber interior package
Sunroof delete slicktop roof

Exhaust #1 - Gintani Race Exhaust coated in matte black from an E92
Exhaust #2 - QTP cutouts welded to stock exhaust by BODEN AUTOHAUS
Exhaust #3 - IPE F1 with Primary Cats with Valvetronic Cutouts (W/Remote)

20x9.5F - 20x10R Forgestar F14 wheels
Michelin Supersports
Front - 275/30/20
Rear 295/30/20
EIBACH race springs
Revinora front lip
Black kidney grilles

Watch me take delivery of the car here -


One of my exhaust videos (IPE F1) -


Going to VF Engineering -


DYNO runs at VF -


Photos the day I took delivery.











Vanity plate on and shot in Corona Del Mar, CA.









Put on a Gintani Exhaust at SSR Performance. I think it was made for an E92 Coupe. The tips really poked out a lot.





Painted the wheels black.



















I wasn't really a big fan of the Gintani exhaust because the size and it was setting off car alarms every morning when I would go work out at sunrise, so I sold that setup and bought QTP cut outs to have installed on the stock exhaust.



I wrapped the headlights in yellow for awhile. I really liked the french look.



I then had a deal with a company called Haus Of Wraps to wrap my car in something crazy unique. We ended up doing a color called "matte cranberry'. I called it frozen cranberry because people would ask me who Matt was.













The goal was to be different. Something that nobody else would really do. I liked the color for awhile, but it just wasn't what I LOVED. I was thankful for the wrap. We unwrapped it, or I did, lol. Back to blue for awhile.



I drove the car for about 30,000 miles. I bought it with around 50k, it's at 80k now. I am about to do Rod Bearings and a few other plans. I took the car to VF Engineering to see Gary to have it tuned with HEX Tuning Software. We have more plans soon



You can see the videos above at the top of this post on the results.
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      09-19-2017, 03:36 PM   #2
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Somewhere in there, I had a sponsorship with IPE and they hooked it up with an IPE F1 exhaust (Full setup) I didn't run the test pipes. I have primary cats still. Made a video while back when I was wrapped still, you can see at the top of this post the video. I think it's at 1.3 million views already? Super stoked on that.

After awhile, teamed up with a company called WindowTintzVip and they wanted to wrap my car/tint it. I decided to go with a Lamborghini Orange. It looks like a 4 door lime rock which I love. Here's my reaction to picking up the car and some photos.











We also added a carbon fiber high kick rear spoiler (Thanks to E90Mario for the hook up).

I was sponsored by APEX WHEELS and they sent me a new set of the FL series in 18x10 for the track. We are working on doing some stuff at AutoClub Speedway and Buttonwillow soon. I love my Forgestars but they are 20 inch wheels. They do rub a bit, but these Apex Wheels don't rub at all. A lot of people don't like the look because of the size downgrade, but the car drives a LOT better and I can push it harder.







I signed with Michelin USA after they had me come out for a week at Monterey to test their new tires and to do some filming for them as an influencer. When I got back home they had sent me a set of their new P4S tires that grip really hard in the wet and dry. Here's how the car turned out. I only run these on track days now.













I just put my Forgestars back on last week. Apex sent me over a pair of spacers for the track wheels as well to make the tires sit flush all around. I'm currently waiting to do rod bearings and then I can push the car with confidence. I just replaced the rear tires too with brand new Supersports. It goes into SSR soon and I'll make a video on cost/what I have to do/rod bearing video.
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Latest update - September 2017

Car is back on Forgestars. Car is heading to SSR Performance for Rod Bearings soon and to VF Engineering for supercharger kit.

Future PLANS
  • Rod Bearings
  • VF Supercharger
  • Roll Cage/Rear Roll Bar
  • Harnesses
  • CAE Shifter
  • New Exhaust Tips
  • New Vanity Plate
  • Re-Wrap Front Lip
  • Re-Tint Windows
  • Re-Spray Wheels Gloss Black
  • Orange Painted Calipers
  • New Headlights



If anybody would like to ever do a photo-shoot or you'd like to do any kind of build/sponsor on the car, feel free to email me SpencerBerke@Gmail.com. Happy to do some collaborations and talk about what I do. Hope you liked this build so far! Can't wait to get more power and some other work done to it. Excited to see what else I can do with this build. It's been a dream come true.

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      09-19-2017, 06:15 PM   #4
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Really liked the beefy look of the Apexs!
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I feel like I just read an ad mixed in with promoting sponsorships.....

Car looks good though in the orange!
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      09-19-2017, 08:12 PM   #6
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I watched a few YouTube videos a couple months ago, good stuff!
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Car looks great Spencer! Appreciate the support

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      09-20-2017, 12:45 AM   #8
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Really liked the beefy look of the Apexs!
Yeah, they're a nice grippy setup. Thanks!

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I feel like I just read an ad mixed in with promoting sponsorships.....

Car looks good though in the orange!
Well, just listing all the companies I've done work with. Thanks!

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I watched a few YouTube videos a couple months ago, good stuff!
Much appreciated!

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Car looks great Spencer! Appreciate the support

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Of course, thank you guys for the love! Can't wait to get a set of ARC8's for daily as well.
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Of course, thank you guys for the love! Can't wait to get a set of ARC8's for daily as well.
No problem! A set of 19" Satin Black ARC-8's would look amazing as a daily setup

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      09-20-2017, 05:19 AM   #10
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hey spencer, i watch your videos from time to time. i'm local to you, let me know if you ever want to meet up and see what solid subframe/diff bushings feel like.
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I follow you on IG and YouTube! Some good content! Living the dream out there in Cali! Keep it up! Excited to see what else is in store for the e90!
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Oh so you that guy on youtube with the delivery of that M3! Hahaha, Congrats.
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Lovin your youtube channel and build progress!
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No problem! A set of 19" Satin Black ARC-8's would look amazing as a daily setup

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Haha, yes!! Soon. I want to get a nice beefy setup with the ARC8's.

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hey spencer, i watch your videos from time to time. i'm local to you, let me know if you ever want to meet up and see what solid subframe/diff bushings feel like.
Oh hey man, thank you. What part of OC? Feel free to DM me @ThatPhotographer. I'm super down to do a shoot or a video. I am working on a new IPE video review that I filmed today. I found some nice spots to shoot at.

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I follow you on IG and YouTube! Some good content! Living the dream out there in Cali! Keep it up! Excited to see what else is in store for the e90!
Oh thank you! Yeah, I'm from Michigan so living in SoCal is a dream big time! Thanks for the kind words. I have a lot planned for the BMW .

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Oh so you that guy on youtube with the delivery of that M3! Hahaha, Congrats.
Haha, yo! Thank you. It's a dream come true!

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Lovin your youtube channel and build progress!
Thanks a ton! I can't wait to see what else the car turns into.
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To be honest I love the blue with silver F14's best.

But the orange and silver is still killer. I'm not a YouTube subscriber of anything but I am a fan of your videos when I see them pop up. Particularly the day you picked it up. Been wanting an M3 for almost a decade now and imagine I'll feel the exact same way when my time finally comes.
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To be honest I love the blue with silver F14's best.

But the orange and silver is still killer. I'm not a YouTube subscriber of anything but I am a fan of your videos when I see them pop up. Particularly the day you picked it up. Been wanting an M3 for almost a decade now and imagine I'll feel the exact same way when my time finally comes.
Hell yeah man! Everybody has different taste. I personally bought the car because I loved the blue, but I hear you. I like both styles. I work with a lotta companies so it's fun to change it up from time to time. Glad my videos can have an impact. I like making videos especially if people actually enjoy them, lol.

Best of luck with the M3 search.
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I just finished up a video yesterday of me doing a review on the IPE Exhaust. Finally got around to it after posting on the forums and making me want to make more content. Also shot the car with some updated stuff.

New rear tires on the F14's and I took off literally all the stickers. Camera setup was just my Vlogging camera Canon 80D with a 10-18 Lens and a Polarizer.

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Updated photos with no stickers on the car and new rear tires.









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      09-26-2017, 02:19 AM   #19
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So much better with no stickers
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Good to see you on here Spencer :-)
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