View Full Version : New Member: 1M Guy

02-02-2012, 03:52 PM
Hello, I'm Steve, great to be here!

The skinny on me:

Got banged up in the army and had to retire early in 2010 (career in Recon, Infantry, Armor, & Organizational Development)
Recent transplants from Austin, TX now living in Rockville, MD
Wife is a Cancer Research Scientist at the National Cancer Institute
I currently work as a Mgt Consultant, Government Contractor, and own a Snap Fitness Franchise in Linthicum, MD,.. and don't sleep



Custom COBB tune
cp-e upgraded front mount intercooler
cp-e charge pipe w Tial blow off valve
cp-e dual cone air intake
cp-e catless down pipes
cp-e full-race exhaust
Alcohol Injection Systems trunk mounted meth-injection system
Custom engine and fuel management tune
RevoZport carbon fiber vented hood
RevoZport carbon fiber 2-piece adjustable front splitter w integrated brake cooling ducts
RevoZport carbon fiber side skirts
RevoZport carbon fiber trunk
RevoZport carbon fiber trunk spoiler
RevoZport carbon fiber roof spoiler
RevoZport carbon fiber GT race wing (and NO I don't drive around with it on!!!)
RevoZport carbon fiber rear racing diffuser
RevoZport carbon fiber interior door panels
AeroCatch racing hood latches
IND blacked out side markers
Piper Motorsport custom roll-cage and rear seat delete
Moton Club Sport double adjustable remote reservoir coilover suspension
AST race springs
Turner Motorsport coilover mounts
Vorshlag camber plates
Forgeline GA3R 3-piece forged racing wheels
Turner Motorsport 15mm spacers
Turner Motorsport front and rear tow hooks
Toyo R888 racing tires 18x12 / 18x11
Performance Friction Z-Rated big brake kit w stainless lines
Performance Friction RH665 racing brake fluid
Sparco Pro2000 racing seats and mounts
Sparco 6-point racing harnesses
Ultimate Pedals custom racing pedals
The Shop custom powder coating and body work
Helix Films vinyl wrap
SkinzWraps vinyl install and custom logos


Got lucky on allotment of a 1M last year, received my car June 2011
Always dreamed of having a totally tricked out street/track car
Got one sponsor who wanted to show the car at SEMA, then it snow balled into an enormous, and crazy-expensive project
The car did show at a booth at SEMA, was really neat...
Meanwhile, wife is mad at all the money I spent on mods, car STILL being tuned, still a dozen punchlist items to do (and pay for) before it can be driven, still owe one sponsor money and am trying to sell all the OEM parts to pay him; haven't driven the car since I dropped it off with sponsors immediately after purchase (apparently I only bought it to make payments on, annoy OEM purists, and look at it in the form of online pics)

But, none-the-less, I still love BMW and hold out hope that despite my stupid modding obsession, I will eventually have a car I can actually drive, race, and enjoy! Oh and I look forward to meeting and making friends with fellow car and speed obsessed Beemer-heads.


1996 328ti
02-02-2012, 04:49 PM
I think Neil is going to be your New Best Friend. :)

02-02-2012, 06:56 PM
Welcome Steve! Very nice ride

02-02-2012, 09:02 PM
Thanks guys!

02-03-2012, 08:37 AM
We will be waiting for you as soon as you get it running:


02-03-2012, 09:37 AM
We will be waiting for you as soon as you get it running:

www.nccautocross.com (http://www.nccautocross.com)

:cool: Look forward to Auto-X this spring!

02-05-2012, 09:05 AM
Nice M! I live in Rockville, as I was reading through the laundry list of mods, I was beginning to wonder why I have not seen your car around. When will you have it back on the road? In time for Bimmerfest?

1996 328ti
02-05-2012, 12:05 PM
Nice M! I live in Rockville, as I was reading through the laundry list of mods, I was beginning to wonder why I have not seen your car around. When will you have it back on the road? In time for Bimmerfest?
That car has Bimmerfest written all over it. :)
Be nice to have it parked next to the NCC tent.

02-05-2012, 05:42 PM
Looks to me like that car should be on the track rather than sitting still at a a car show.

Real M3
02-06-2012, 12:23 PM

I concur, that ought to do very well on the Shenandoah in Aprill!


1996 328ti
02-06-2012, 01:17 PM
So who wants to sit in the right seat?
>Alcohol Injection Systems trunk mounted meth-injection system

02-08-2012, 04:24 PM
Just spoke to Sander at cp-e, they're getting close on the custom COBB tune! Next immediate items on the punch-list:
- BimmerWorld occupancy sensor/airbag/seatbelt chime defeat (available to the public soon)
- Send rear Forgeline wheels back to move centers out 12mm - I didn't allow for the BBK when I ordered them (powdercoated oem wheels black last month to run on the street)
- Back to Piper Motorsport to cut and install rear CF interior panels, reinforce front splitter, and modify rear CF under-panel to fit over cp-e race exhaust
- Install new RevoZport CF hood and trunk and have them rewrapped (I had the first prototypes, didn't fit just right)
- Later, cut off OEM roof and install RevoZport CF replacement roof...yikes

02-19-2012, 09:46 AM
Welcome and congrats on the car! It looks awesome. I hope to see it in person one day.

I'm a big fan of COBB. I had their original Stage 1 reflash on my 2003 WRX before the Accessport even existed. Later I had the first generation Accessport with a Stage 2.5 ProTune and various other bolt-ons that they make. I even visited their facility in Salt Lake once and met the owners. They are a great group of guys and they make some great products.

02-22-2012, 09:07 AM
Thanks man, yeah I'm stoked that cp-e is working with COBB on the tune. Last update, still having issues, something about a MAF ceiling. All I know is I can't wait to drive it! Hope to see you at a CCA event soon.