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      03-24-2011, 11:46 AM   #1
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Beyond OEM: Chris’ ESS VT1 E90 M3

Chris, the owner of this near-perfect E90 M3 had a very specific plan. To create his ideal vision of an M3, Chris knew that he did not want to deviate too far from BMW M’s original plan. Chris’ appreciation of BMW’s work is exactly what allowed him to create such a balanced M3.

Chris used a combination of factory optional parts and key modifications to create his vision. We supplied Chris with a Challenge front lip and BMW ZCP rear spoiler and painted both pieces to match the car for a subtle appearance. Chris also added a Brembo 380mm GT kit to give his M3 the stopping power it needs for track use, and an Eisenmann Sport exhaust for a perfect “factory-plus” tone.

This month, Chris took the plunge and added the final piece to finish his M3. Chris shipped his car to IND for an ESS VT1 install, and having driven the car I can say that there is no better combination. The perfect, smooth power delivery of the VT1 kit combined with the mellow tone of Eisenmann’s Sport exhaust truly makes for a car that could have been built right at BMW’s factory. From the driver’s seat, stack gauges are the only tell-tale sign that the car has been modified.

Chris, I am so excited for you to have the car back in your hands, and for you to enjoy your creation- one of the most well balanced modified M3s we’ve seen!

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      03-24-2011, 11:49 AM   #2
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I'll be honest with you. I usually don't like the Challenge front lip design. But on this car? Oh my....
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      03-24-2011, 11:58 AM   #3
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That's amazing, typically don't like chrome grilles but it fits.
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      03-24-2011, 12:05 PM   #4
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Looks Very Nice! How do you guys get the eis sport to fit like that?
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      03-24-2011, 12:11 PM   #5
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very understated appearance. I like the car
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      03-24-2011, 12:17 PM   #6
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Nice work.

Does the car now have two oil temp gauges, one in the inst cluster and one in the ash tray location?
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      03-24-2011, 12:19 PM   #7
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Wow painted challenge lip looks sick!!
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      03-24-2011, 12:19 PM   #8
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Very nice I like, is this CBS car?
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      03-24-2011, 12:23 PM   #9
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oh my .... gorgeous!!!
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      03-24-2011, 01:05 PM   #10
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painted Challenge lip looks good!!

does he have any suspension mods or is that all stock ZCP?
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      03-24-2011, 01:10 PM   #11
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      03-24-2011, 01:11 PM   #12
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Nice work.

Does the car now have two oil temp gauges, one in the inst cluster and one in the ash tray location?
The second oil temp gauge is a new toy we've come up with. Thread coming soon.
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      03-24-2011, 01:25 PM   #13
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welcome to the boosted club! enjoy the power, and drive safe. Ilia you guys did it again. wish I could do my project all over again with you guys
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      03-24-2011, 01:47 PM   #14
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Beautiful ride.
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clean factory look. my favorite e90 ^
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      03-24-2011, 03:20 PM   #17
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What an understated MONSTER! Beautiful work.
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Very nice!
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      03-24-2011, 04:55 PM   #19
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Looks great! And are those Pilot Super Sports that I spy?

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How do you guys get the eis sport to fit like that?
I would like to know this as well. Looks perfect and the tips don't seem to stick out as far as they normally do on the E90...
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      03-24-2011, 05:00 PM   #20
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wow awesome, also amazing photos
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I saw this car at IND today. Super clean and sounded awesome!
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      03-24-2011, 05:21 PM   #22
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Looking good guys. Nice and clean. I'm a fan of the painted lip
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