Keeping it simple.
For anyone whose ever modded a vehicle, whether it be conservative or aggressive, a plan (or an idea) is usually sought out before continuing with a build. For Gary & Cort of Urban Expressions Wheel & Tire (South) and their 1999 model BMW E36 M3, the plan was straight forward; keep it simple.
Without a doubt, the main focus of this E36 M3 is found right where the boys from Urban Expressions specialize in, the wheels and tires. Sitting proper on 18×9.5 (front) and 18×11 (rear) custom painted Nagano Silver faced AC Schnitzer Rennsport Type 1s wrapped in Yokohoma S.Drives, the aggressive set up achieved by Gary & Cort is sure to break necks. Ultimately giving this E36 M3 a mean stance are the HSD Coilovers and UUC adjustable rear control arms.
While the wheel and suspension set up attract all the attention on this E36 M3, we can’t help but to admire the cleanliness of the interior, the well maintained chassis, and the close attention to detail found on the car as well. The exterior of this Bimmer sports it’s original M3 aero, OEM French Style headlights and foglamps, and a Motion Motorsports GT adjustable front splitter. The interior stays true to the M3 brand as Gary & Cort have re-upholstered the seats to maintain the OEM feel that any BMW enthusiast can appreciate.
On the performance side of things, Gary & Cort look to Active Autowerke with a full custom exhaust set up and a cold air intake. With plans for an Active Autowerke supercharger in the near future, the Urban X South E36 M3 is on the right track to being very unassuming, all the while staying maintaining it’s simply clean characteristic.
Keeping it simple can definitely go a long way and the boys of Urban Expressions Wheel & Tire South have done so with their simple, clean and mean BMW E36 M3. Whether going in a conservative route or an aggressive one, starting with a plan or an idea for a build can definitely prove for a positive outcome. If you’re looking to start with wheels & tires, don’t hestiate to give Gary & Cort a call for a consulation. 😉
Active Autowerke Exhaust (full from headers-front/track)
Active Autowerke CAI
Motion Motorsports GT Adjustable front splitter with aluminum underpanel
French style headlights
OEM French style foglights
Racing Dynamics front strut bar
UUC Rear adjustable control arms
Re-upholstered Dove grey Vader Front Seats
AC Schnitzer Rennsport Type 1 – Face custom painted nagano silver
-Front: 18×9.5 Rear:18×11.0
More pictures of Urban X’s BMW E36 M3 can be found on our flickr page here: Urban X BMW E36 M3