2015 BMW 435i

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2015 BMW 435i

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May
21
GRM+ | May 21, 2024
Improving our BMW 435i's durability by upgrading the charge pipes

Not all upgrades have to improve performance. Some, as is the case with our 435i and its charge pipes, improve durability both on and off the track.

May
14
GRM+ | May 14, 2024
How to upgrade suspension without compromising comfort

For our BMW 435i project, we really wanted to build a dual-duty car–and to mean it this time–so we're prepping it for the Sport class in the SCCA Time Trials …

Apr
17
GRM+ | Apr 17, 2024
Cheap insurance: Why our BMW received a crank seal guard

Some upgrades make a car faster. Some, as is the case for our BMW 435i, prevent potential problems.

Apr
09
Apr 9, 2024
How to go fast in the rain? A little local knowledge can help.

How did our BMW 435i perform in the rain? Time to check the data.

Apr
05
GRM+ | Apr 5, 2024
Is the engine in our BMW 435i healthy? What oil analysis can tell us

To get a baseline of our BMW 435i's engine's health, we not only changed all the fluids but also sent oil samples out to Blackstone Labs for analysis.

Mar
13
GRM+ | Mar 13, 2024
Can our BMW 435i run with the GR Corolla or Civic Type R?

To ensure our BMW 435i is competitive in its SCCA Time Trials class, we compare its track data against the data from another key competitor in the class.

Mar
09
Mar 9, 2024
Live Thread: BMW 435i takes on SCCA Time Trials National Tour

We're taking our BMW 435i project car to its first big event: SCCA Time Trials National Tour at Virginia International Raceway. Follow this thread for live updates.

Mar
06
Mar 6, 2024
Live Thread: Prepping our 435i for SCCA Time Trials with BimmerWorld

Follow this thread for live updates as we prepare our 2015 BMW 435i project car for its first SCCA Time Trials National Tour event at Virginia International Raceway.

Mar
05
GRM+ | Mar 5, 2024
What it took to give our 435i an alignment before SCCA Time Trials

Before our BMW 435i's first big event, we first needed to make sure everything was pointing in the right direction by giving the car an alignment.

Feb
26
Feb 26, 2024
Treating our BMW 435i to its first taste of fresh fluids

Before we drove our new-to-us BMW 435i any further, we put it up on the lift and replaced its engine oil, transmission fluid and differential lubricant.

Feb
16
GRM+ | Feb 16, 2024
Surprise: Our BMW 435i broke a belt during its first track day

Not even two laps in, our BMW 435i project car broke a serpentine belt. What caused it? How will we prevent it from happening again? Read on.

Jan
30
Jan 30, 2024
Why did we pick an out-of-warranty BMW as our next project car?

Although some might see an out-of-warranty BMW as a siren song, we see it as our next great track car.

Jan
06
Jan 6, 2024
Live Thread: We’re picking up our new 2015 BMW 435i project car

Meet our latest project car, a 2015 BMW 435i.

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