BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing
 
VF Engineering
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-29-2014, 08:30 AM   #1
BrewRifle
Captain
 
BrewRifle's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 MCB E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Austin, Texas

Posts: 651
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2011 BMW M3  [4.17]
WPC bearings and ARP Bolts - Best price

Who offers WPC treated bearings and ARP bolts for the best price as a package deal (Not Installed - that's already lined up)? I'm thinking of doing the swap given that I'm now supercharged and was trying to find the best price for a combo set.
__________________
2011 Monte Carlo Blue E92 M3 - ESS VT2-625

Last edited by BrewRifle; 08-29-2014 at 09:10 AM.
BrewRifle is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-29-2014, 09:02 AM   #2
///M Power-Belgium
Brigadier General
 
///M Power-Belgium's Avatar
 
Drives: ///M3-DCT- E92 Silverstone II
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Belgium

Posts: 3,438
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrewRifle View Post
Who offers WPC treated bearings and ARP bolts for the best price as a package deal? I'm thinking of doing the swap given that I'm now supercharged and was trying to find the best price for a combo set.
If I was in your situation,personal I would choose for "experience" and not the best deal !
And when experience has priority it's "EAS" they saw it more than ones and think they just know what they are talking about !
BTW....experience is needed on a S65 , more than the best price for f@cked up bearings by BMW !
Conclusion....
Investing for knowledge !
__________________
BPM DEV-Tune & DCT software & Servotronic & coding///Alpine HID Angeleyes///Oem.exhaust mod.[/size]
///M Power-Belgium is offline   Belgium
0
Reply With Quote
      08-29-2014, 09:07 AM   #3
slicer
Brigadier General
 
slicer's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 E92 M3
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego, CA

Posts: 3,690
iTrader: (12)

I agree with the above statement but that is not the shop I would proclaim as the most experienced. I would lean more towards a race shop that builds motors. I have never used VAC Motorsports but it seems like they know their stuff when it comes to the S65 motor.
__________________
KW Clubsport 3-way, Akrapovic Evolution, ESS Tune, StopTech Trophy, IND Euro Bumper & Black Mirror Covers, Turner Motorsports Studs/Lugs & Delrin Diff Bushings, MRF Solid Sub-Frame Bushings, RD Sport Sways, Recaro Profi-XL & Planted Seat Brackets, BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Interior Trim, BMW Edition Grills/Gills, Mode Carbon GT4 Splitter & GTS Wing, Advan TC3 (18x9.5/10.5), BBS E05 (18x10/11), G-Force Rivals (275/295)
slicer is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-29-2014, 09:10 AM   #4
BrewRifle
Captain
 
BrewRifle's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 MCB E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Austin, Texas

Posts: 651
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2011 BMW M3  [4.17]
I'm looking for the best price on the WPC bearings and ARP bolts themselves, not to get them installed.
__________________
2011 Monte Carlo Blue E92 M3 - ESS VT2-625
BrewRifle is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-30-2014, 05:28 PM   #5
pbonsalb
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 08 E90 M3, 99 E36 M3 Turbo
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Concord, NH

Posts: 1,620
iTrader: (3)

I ordered my bearings and rod bolts and oil pan gasket from FCP Euro, sent the bearings to WPC, and then installed them myself in my barn. ESC Tuning had similar pricing. It was around $425 for all the parts, plus $75 for the WPC.
pbonsalb is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-01-2014, 09:05 AM   #6
DTM Fan
Lieutenant
 
Drives: Supercharged M3
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: 704

Posts: 572
iTrader: (15)

Good question. I would also like to know.

Has VAC done other S65 rod bearing swaps?
__________________
///Active Autowerke Supercharger, Akrapovic Evo, KW V3 Coilovers, Stoptech BBK, Vorshlag Plates, Volk TE37SL, LTMW 1M Bumper, SLEK 1M Splitter, Vorsteiner Carbon Trunk, Challenge Diffuser
DTM Fan is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-03-2014, 11:09 AM   #7
swifty
Major
 
Drives: FO M3
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: canada

Posts: 1,252
iTrader: (5)

I believe VAC uses calico coating instead of WPC.
__________________
__________________
Past: '89 Cutlass, Alpine white e46 323i, Jet Black e39 530, Sapphire Black e60 530, Space Grey 2008 e92 335, Mineral White 2011 e92 335

Current: FO e92 M3
swifty is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-05-2014, 10:38 AM   #8
BrewRifle
Captain
 
BrewRifle's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 MCB E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Austin, Texas

Posts: 651
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2011 BMW M3  [4.17]
Quote:
Originally Posted by swifty View Post
I believe VAC uses calico coating instead of WPC.
I think the jury is still out on whether the VAC calico coating is superior to WPC. What about getting the VAC bearings and 'THEN' sending those off to WPC for treatment (too much)?
__________________
2011 Monte Carlo Blue E92 M3 - ESS VT2-625

Last edited by BrewRifle; 09-05-2014 at 10:50 AM.
BrewRifle is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-05-2014, 11:16 AM   #9
pbonsalb
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 08 E90 M3, 99 E36 M3 Turbo
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Concord, NH

Posts: 1,620
iTrader: (3)

Seriously?
pbonsalb is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-05-2014, 05:15 PM   #10
jimk
Captain
 
jimk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3 M/T
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: 1961 Stout Street, Suite 1823, Denver CO 80294

Posts: 721
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by pbonsalb View Post
I ordered my bearings and rod bolts and oil pan gasket from FCP Euro, sent the bearings to WPC, and then installed them myself in my barn. ESC Tuning had similar pricing. It was around $425 for all the parts, plus $75 for the WPC.
How hard was the DIY? Any words of wisdom?
__________________
jimk is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:53 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST