Getting it Together How to install an AC Schnitzer body kit.
The ACS aerodynamic kit painted and ready to go. We have since installed 3M's X-Treme Vehicle Coating to the protect the BMW's handsome face.
The ACS aerodynamic kit painted and ready to go. We have since installed 3M's X-Treme Vehi
The entire ACS aero kit is installed with the same type adhesive the factory uses.
George uses a suction cup to position the front airdam.
Although it's unusual to paint a body kit without first test-installing it, the ACS gear is very good. It literally snaps in place.
Although it's unusual to paint a body kit without first test-installing it, the ACS gear i
The rear muffler removed and awaiting the ACS replacement cans. We drove the car a few miles sans exhaust and reveled in the sound of an uncorked, German V8. With the ACS exhaust the tonality is surprisingly sporty.
The rear muffler removed and awaiting the ACS replacement cans. We drove the car a few mil
The ACS spring compared to the stock spring. The rates are very close, although the car now sits nearly an inch lower.
The ACS spring compared to the stock spring. The rates are very close, although the car no
Pinstriping gone mad. There's no way the aerodynamics are going to move now. In 20 hours the adhesive had cured and we were out the door.
Pinstriping gone mad. There's no way the aerodynamics are going to move now. In 20 hours t
The Haus of Claus
The automotive aftermarket industry has historically had a certain danger to it. People selling go-fast parts of dubious origin, "shop owners" working from single cell phones, parts that are paid for but never arrive. If the term "buyer beware" needed a poster child, this was it. Personally, if I'm going to spend a significant amount of cash, I want to be coddled, pampered even. If I have a problem, I want it rectified, like now. And I want the money exchanged in a place I know is going to be there tomorrow. That said, it was no wonder I found myself at CEC.
The CEC showroom broke ground some seven years ago. Strategically positioned on the edges of L.A. and Beverly Hills, it's something of a health spa for cars. You drive in, have a little work done, and leave the same day. CEC crew members are well versed in the products they carry and most work can be done in house.
Don't be misled into thinking this is a rich-guy-only club. Prices are actually reasonable given the quality and exclusivity. Moreover, CEC's solid connection with its European suppliers means what you want is in stock, right now.
I was once asked to describe what the typical european car reader wants from his car. It was an easy question to answer, as I am the demographic. I want my car to be unique, singular, understated, capable, powerful, and, most importantly, fun to drive.
I found all that at CEC.