From IOMG to SEMA : The PSI G80 SEMA Build
Nail the order spec. From the beginning, the team here at PSI were after an attractive color combination for our new G80 M3. The Isle Of Man Green paint paired with the striking Kyalami Orange interior, including those beautiful carbon fiber-backed seats and carbon fiber body trim, fit the bill perfectly. As manual transmissions are becoming increasingly rare, we insisted on including one of those, which meant foregoing the Competition Package. Not to worry - anything lost there would soon be made up with our upcoming upgrades on our journey to the SEMA Show. If you remember our F82 M4 build from 2014, you’re in for a similar treat this time around.
Get the stance right. We’ve been working with various wheel, tire and suspension combinations for quite a long time now, and we wasted no time making sure our new M3 is sitting correctly. While the car was initially ordered with a staggered setup, today it is sitting on a set of RAYS GT090 Blast Black wheels in 20x10 / 20x11 sizing. Behind these are the first set of G80-spec Moton One Way coilovers available on the market. We have been working closely with AST/Moton on their BMW suspension products, and we are seriously impressed with their ability to control compression and rebound, which means the ride is firm while cornering yet supple over bumps.
Sound matters. The M3 and M4 already have a terrific powerplant, but as with nearly all production vehicles, there is more that can be extracted. A strong first step is an exhaust that is not only significantly lighter, but dramatically increases airflow and improves the sound. Our G80 features the first Akrapovic fully titanium exhaust system with carbon/Ti Tips, installed alongside their first rear diffuser, which fills out the rear end of the car impressively.
Details are everything. There is no denying the visual impact of the new stance on our G80, but there is still more: the first Vorsteiner carbon fiber front lip and rear decklid spoiler, which will be added shortly. We also partnered with Jon Sibal to design a stunning graphic scheme to highlight the car. Plus, we can carry all of our PSI merch and swag in the rooftop cargo carrier!
Head to the SEMA Show. Look for us at the AST/ Moton Suspension Booth number 21209 during the SEMA Show!