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R44 M3 Touring goes on a USA TOUR!



YOOO, hi there all. It’s Rhys right here – Founder & Director of R44. I assumed I’d shortly bounce on Zach’s profile to share our newest construct on my new G81 M3 Touring.

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The automotive has some very particular upgrades and can be touring (no pun supposed) the USA over the following few months. BMW didn’t give the US a Touring so we thought we’d make up for it! We shipped the automotive through sea, it truly landed in New York in June and was saved till mid July, earlier than being transported right down to Miami to kick begin the construct within the sunshine state.

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Myself, Dylan (R44’s content material creator) and Jake (Our vinyl & PPF specialist) flew from London Heathrow to MIA 8 hours after exhibiting on the nice goodwood pageant of pace.

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We took supply of the automotive at Vossen’s insane alloy wheel manufacturing unit in Miami, FL. Completed in Brooklyn Gray, the spec was fairly primary on the skin with no OEM carbon upgrades – the proper base for a present automotive construct. On the within, we’ve gone for a black on black leather-based/alcantara upholstery, in addition to the will need to have carbon buckets.

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One factor was for positive, the G81 needed to change coloration, which is why we flew Jake out to make sure we might preserve my private high quality requirements and the timeframe. The subsequent morning, we headed to an organization we had by no means met earlier than but it surely was beneficial to us, Slammered owned by Danny. The place we hijacked his workshop for the following 4 days to execute an enormous transformation.

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It was time to start out wrapping, however not with out stripping the automotive first to verify we wrapped all seen areas – the doorways and shuts needed to be excellent! With Inozetek vinyl wanting a lot like paint, we wish to go above and past with the wrap – hitting all of the most interesting particulars. For the colour, we selected Inozetek’s Khaki Inexperienced. With the touring physique type, we thought a brilliant coloration would not actually go well with the persona of the G81. For us, Khaki Inexperienced was excellent! The vinyl itself was very thick – typical of Inozetek. It’s extremely tough to work with however, when executed proper, the end is unbelievable. I would like so as to add, we have been working in temperatures unknown to individuals from the UK, the workshop at occasions was hitting 100F.

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It is a first for me. I made a decision to place the automotive on baggage. Right here at R44, we have been following the coilover route for years now and thought it was time for a change. We went for an Airlift 3P full-air experience administration system for that hella flush fitment, in addition to some swaggy FLO tanks.

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That is the place the group at Slammered got here in with their large quantity of expertise, they used 3 totally different air-ride kits to construct a novel suspension meeting that works excellent for the G81 M3. The G81 weighs over 400lbs greater than the G80.

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The legends, Kyle & Diego from Vossen, stunned us with a set of gorgeous S21-02 solid alloy wheels with a gloss clear end. These wheels are completely gorgeous & blew me away as I fully left the wheel selection and end to the Vossen group.

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A vital to each construct is exterior carbon fibre. So from the MHC pre-preg catalog, I selected a really related styling bundle that I’ve on my G80 M3, together with the OG merchandise listed beneath.

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Up entrance –

SP1 Splitter… joke I forgot to order one in every of these on the MHC order so I reached out to my group chats. One in every of my good buddies Alan @m4thestreets from NYC was in Miami on vacation. He was one of many first to order the SP1 from R44 Efficiency in 2021. He’s lined 40k miles over 2+ years!! So it wasn’t as recent as I might have preferred however an actual story to share.

The automotive can be working a brand new SP2 splitter for Mpact

Anyhow, up entrance..

MHC Twin enjoyable entrance ducts to match the design on the SP1.

MHC GT entrance grille

Down the facet

MHC Carbon mirrors

MHC Facet badges

MHC SK1 Facet skirts

On the rear

MHC SS1 corners to match up properly with the SP1/SK1

MHC DF1 LED diffuser

MHC higher diffuser encompass trim

All completed in tremendous excessive gloss lacquer

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For these within the updated mod record, verify right here…(…44-performance)

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We now get on the street and head north for half 2 which incorporates an enormous record of {hardware} to realize that 800hp purpose!

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Half 2 of the construct can be out very quickly. Regulate our socials and YouTube channel to observe alongside.

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See the M3 Touring at:

Mpact New Jersey – Sat nineteenth August

Bimmer Invasion LA – Sunday third September

SEMA Present – Oct thirty first – Nov third

In addition to weekly automobiles & coffees and smaller meets throughout the states.


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