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FEATURED RIDE OF THE WEEK
2002 Honda S2000
driven by Michael McEnroe
LAST ACTIVE IN: Florida
DRIVER BIO: “Just a guy working on his toy a little at a time.”
VEHICLE BIO: “Purchased the car with bodywork already done. I am making a few changes to it. I have a second engine block in my shed that I have begun a complete engine build from the bottom up. This will be a turbo build. My goal is in the 600hp range.”
BUILD STATUS: In progress
ENGINE TYPE: F20c
TRANSMISSION TYPE: 6-speed manual
UPGRADES: Battle Aero duck bill, Cosmis XT-006R wheels, Buddyclub taillights, Shine ASM style front bumper with carbon fiber lip, Aem V2 standalone ECU, CG widebody kit, Skunk2 headers, and BC coil overs.
We spotted this gorgeous widebody S2K working its way up the trending feed and had to give it a shoutout. We are big fans of its Circuit Garage widebody kit, Shine bumper, and Battle Aero duckbill. They combine to give this car wide hips and an amazing stance that looks aggressive from every angle. The car may look complete, but Michael has some big plans for it in the works. So make sure you give him a follow to stay up to date on the progression of his build!
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FEATURED BUILD OF THE WEEK
1995 BMW E36 M3
owned by TheoUC
LAST ACTIVE IN: Florida
DRIVER BIO: “Fitment & performance junkie with aspirations of achieving some good builds and collecting some of the best cars to drive.
I trust in God with everything I do and spread positivity and good vibes everywhere I go.
Entrepreneur and goal oriented.”
VEHICLE BIO: “My parents bought and restored the car first and then the car was passed down from them to my brother and then from my brother to me. I’ve been continuing the restoration and have high hopes of completing this build. My plans are to build it to be my daily driver and modify it to enhance the performance engagement and visual appeal. At the moment I’m doing the routine maintenance and refreshing the car inside out since I am passed the 100K miles mark. I’ve replaced a ton of worn out parts so far, plan to replace more and upgrade where I can while doing so. After that then maybe I’ll grab a turbo, widebody kit and some rims or simply enjoy how it is once I reach that point.”
BUILD STATUS: In progress
ENGINE TYPE: S50 3.0L
SUPRA TRANSMISSION: Manual
COLOR: Cosmos black
UPGRADES: Bosch knock sensor, Contitech drive & A/C belt, Mishimoto intake boot, cat back exhaust delete, Truhart coil overs & camber kit, Powerflex purple LCABs, Car quest alternator, Meyle front lower control arms, Ina tensioners & pulley, front & rear suspension reinforcement mounts, Spectre air filter & intake piping, Febi guibo flex disc & center support bearing, Bosch oxygen sensor, and drilled rotors.
The BMW E36 is the perfect platform for a build. It isn’t littered with complex electronics that desensitize many of the later models. Under the hood you will find an S50 engine which is practically bulletproof. But It does have BMW’s common VANOS issues that plague many of the double-VANOS S50 engines around the 130K mile marker. Overall, the car’s driving experience is pure and direct. It may not be the fastest car on the road, but it is one of the best-handling and makes for the ultimate backroad warrior.
We chose Theo’s E36 build because of how he is approaching the process. When beginning a build, especially with a high mileage car, it is important to make sure you are starting off with a solid platform before jumping into non-essential upgrades. This includes doing preventative maintenance and replacing the car’s wear items. It is also a good idea to do a bit of research online to see if there are common issues that other enthusiasts are finding with their vehicles. Such as the E36 strut towers, which are common to cracking. What could be a costly repair in the future is easily prevented by the reinforcement mounts that Theo installed in his M3. What we can learn from Theo is that it is always smarter to upgrade what is needed first before moving onto what is wanted. This will ultimately save you tons of stress and money in the long run. Make sure you drop Theo a like and follow via the link below to stay updated on the progression of his M3’s build.
FEATURED GALLERY OF THE WEEK
2012 Audi TT
owned by Shan_richey Shannon
LAST ACTIVE IN: Ohio
DRIVER BIO: “Foreign car enthusiast. I like domestics too though.”
CLUBS (Click to view): Canton car crew
VEHICLE BIO: “Has about 211hp. Mostly stock except for a few changes here and there. It’s a Quattro, so it’s AWD; it’s great in the snow and hugs corners like no other. Very reliable and a very fun car to drive!”
COLOR: Gray metallic
ENGINE TYPE: 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder TFSI
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed S-tronic
0 – 60 MPH: 5.3 sec
Sometimes stock can be a very good look, and Shannon’s car is a perfect example of that. The Audi TT has soft, sleek lines that sculpt a very attractive sports car. This gallery does the TT justice, so make sure to drop Shannon a like via the link below.
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MOTORCRUSH TIP OF THE WEEK
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