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|05-23-2013, 08:35 PM||#1|
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VAC Motorsports - Philadelphia, PA | Your 1 Stop Shop for BMW Performance (updates!)
Hey guys, since VAC is new to Fanatics, I wanted to post up some info so you all know who we are and what we do. We have a lot of interesting things going on here so I wanted to share as well. Now, it may not all be e46 related...but it is all BMW Daily/weekly/monthly? expect some updates!
I joined VAC ~2yrs ago but have been in the performance aftermarket since 2002 - most recently as a national sales manager for a $70m performance parts company. I stepped out of the corporate scene and back into a shop where I am surrounded by subject matter experts and innovators. Much better!
My daily is below, 05 6MT Silver Gray slicktop with cloth. I bought it with a Dinan exhaust and Tein springs. Springs will be going soon and I may be adding a VAC CSL box, Fabspeed headers and other bits. Status Gruppe Scorza/CSL boot will go on shortly too.
I really look forward to working with the Post community. If you have any questions please email/call/PM/IM at any time.
Established: Family owned since 1984
Location: 2501 Snyder Ave, Philadelphia PA (we have been in South Phila. since inception)
Facility: 15,000 sq-ft under roof between all buildings
Employees: 24. In house dealer level techs, engineers, machinists, race mechanics, fabricators etc.
Hours: 9-6 EST Monday-Friday
Shop BMWs: VF Supercharged E92 M3, 135i, E46 M3 race car, E46 race car, E46 M3 street car, E36 M3 race car, E30 race car, 2002 race car.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/vacmotorsports (daily updates - this is the best place to see what we are doing!!)
***PLEASE NOTE: ALL WORK IS DONE IN HOUSE***
Performance Center Street performance, full race prep, dyno tuning etc. We have been authorized dealers for all of the brands below and many more for years.
Basic bolt-ons: intake, exhaust, suspension, brakes, wheels etc. AFE, Akrapovic, Fabspeed, Eisenmann, Stromung, Supersprint, Brembo, StopTech, Performance Friction, Hawk, Pagid, KW, Eibach, H&R, TC Klein, Ground Control, JRZ, Moton, Nitron, BBS, APEX, Fikse, SSR et.
Supercharger and turbo kit installs: We are an authorized dealer for VF, Active, ESS, Evolve and Harrop. We have installed dozens of these kits and worked on even more that were installed elsewhere)
Dyno Tuning: factory BMW ECUs, MoTeC, KMS, Vipec, AEM, Miller. We tune on a 2WD Dynapack and a Mustang 500 AWD.
Fabrication: bars, cages, exhaust systems etc. In house certified welders.
Race alignments / corner balancing: John Bean laser aligner
Tire mounting / balancing: Corghi Artiglio Master, Hunter balancer
Engine and Manufacturing Machine Shop Complete engine builds, cylinder head development, differential service, CNC manufacturing.
All work is done in house in our machine shop. Our shop foreman has 40+ years experience.
Engines: We build everything from solid street engines to all out race engines. 4, 6, 8, 10 cylinders, naturally aspirated, supercharged, turbocharged - no worries.
Cylinder heads: We do a lot of cylinder head work. Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage X - all done in house by a dedicated machinist.
Differential service: Race or street, we have a solution. Quaife, Wavetrac, OS Giken, Carbonetic, Titan, VAC etc. Attn: 135i/335i guys we may be the only performance shop who does the complete job (separating the ring gear from carrier and prepping for the LSD) on our our in house CNC machines. Detail thread coming soon!
Equipment: HAAS & Hurco CNC mills, Romi and Doosan CNC lathes, Laser, RMC boring mill, Serdi valve machine, automated grinder, crankshaft balancer, flow bench, Ansu fuel injector system, Mastercam CAD/CAM Software
Built in House: The following parts are built on our 5 CNC machines: wheel spacers, race seat install kits, adj. cam gears, vanos elimination kits, drive by wire elimination kit, oil pump upgrade kit, oil pan baffles, flywheels, billet oil filter housings, S54 billet dry sump pans and many more.
Parts Department 1000s of parts IN STOCK - OEM BMW parts to sequential gearboxes. We have an incredible inventory of everything engine and hardcore performance related.
General: CP, Carillo, Arrow Precision, ARP, Schrick, Cometic, Quaife, Brembo, Hawk, Pagid, Tilton, KW, Eibach, TC Klein, H&R, Racetech, TRS, BBS, APEX, AIM, Akrapovic, Fabspeed, Quaife, Wavetrac and many more.
VAC Built: Wheel spacers, race seat install kits, adj. cam gears, vanos elimination kits, drive by wire elimination kit, oil pump upgrade kit, oil pan baffles, flywheels, billet oil filter housings, S54 billet dry sump pans and many more.
Race Fuel: We are VP and Sunoco race fuel dealers with drums in stock. 100, 104, 109 etc.
Motorsports Track-side support, 3 in house race cars available for DEs, club races etc. We offer rentals to well qualified drivers. Three well prepared cars are available for SCCA, NASA and club racing.
Full Service Body and Paint Shop Collision repair, proper restoration, custom body work etc.
Repair: Ding, fender bender or serious collision - we can fix it properly the first time.
Restoration: 2002, 3.0 CS, Alpina B9, E30 M3 - we have done them. We have also worked on pre-war Bentleys and other rare cars.
Custom: From fender rolling to wide body conversions, we have options. Color changes too!
Service Center Service, maintenance, repair with all dealer level tools.
Inspection I, Inspection II, preventative maintenance, state inspections, all repair and scheduled service. We provide factory level service with personal boutique care.
Last edited by Mike@VAC; 05-23-2013 at 08:39 PM. Reason: Auto-save 1369359558
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|05-23-2013, 08:52 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Everywhere USA
My Ride: 02 330ci w/ 3 Pedals
A very solid wright-up.
Mods: Header, CAI, Shark, Koni Sport Struts, Special Lowering Springs, Rob43 9 Way Shocks, 3.38 Diff, 75 Shot Of N20
E46 M3's are just tasty snacks i eat for lunch.
|05-24-2013, 05:32 PM||#7|
Join Date: Dec 2011
My Ride: 2007 335i m-sport
Re: VAC Motorsports - Philadelphia, PA | Your 1 Stop Shop for BMW Performance (update
How much does just a swap run? No fully built?
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|05-25-2013, 12:25 AM||#9|
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: QUEENS, NY
My Ride: Bagged Stang, 330CI
I've been wanting to come down there as well. I have a seating issue that I would like to get sorted out.
I didn't realize that you do just about everything else performance and appearance wise. That's good to know.
...is rocking a new look!
Special thanks to Mr. AWD for the new sig...
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