To own a performance vehicle is to truly express yourself. There are so many different marques available that finding THE ONE can prove quite challenging. Once you have made your choice though, a lifetime of tweaking and enhancement are yours to bring your vehicle closer to what you consider is its peak. Part of the beauty of ownership as a car enthusiast is that you always have some small adjustments you can make, something to add on or perhaps take off depending on how you are feeling.
This article is mainly for the BMW people, although if you own a Mini or Mercedes you might also be interested. To be fair, what we are going to be discussed can be applied to any performance car so y’all might want to read on.
The subject today is a company called Dinan. Have you heard of them? If not, then are you sure you own a BMW? (It might have changed overnight into a Pontiac or heaven forbid, a Ford Pinto.) Perhaps you should go and check quickly? So Dinan is a performance tuning company for BMW specifically and like we often discuss on Foreign Affairs Motorsport follow the three main categories of performance enhancement:
Engine and Exhaust
From rebuilt turbos for your E82 to chip and software solutions (called Dinantronics) for your E30, Dinan has you covered when it comes to ramping up your BMW’s power and torque stats. If you are starting out with a clean slate – look at improving airflow with a custom filter kit from Dinan for your model.
At Foreign Affairs Motorsport our ASE certified team will advise you what is best for your performance application. Internal combustion engines are like giant air pumps, so the more air you can move, the better the performance. By that, I mean that the exhaust also needs to be modified. BMW has to meet economic and environmental constraints when designing its exhaust systems, but let’s face it, if you’re in for a penny, you will be in for a pound. At Foreign Affairs we do a lot of different custom exhaust systems from manufacturers like Akrapovic but Dinan also has some sweet kits at equally sweet prices. Once you’ve done the airflow, you can progress to chip tuning, modified turbochargers, intercoolers, and throttle bodies.
We never tire of reminding our clients that with great power comes great oversteer, so be sure that your suspension and steering are capable of keeping up when you unleash the beast. Dinan supply and we fit custom coil-overs for your model as well as heavier bushings, control arms and rods. Using high-quality materials, they are able to save weight while improving performance.
Wheels and Brakes
Just can’t stop making changes? We’ve got just the thing for you!
Dinan by Brembo custom calipers and rotors. These puppies feature six-piston monoblock aluminum calipers and slotted or drilled disks. The calipers are also available in either red or black with the Dinan and Brembo logos displayed. If you’re upgrading the brakes, it’s a good idea to look at the wheels also, since some custom brake kits are larger then the stock rims. At Foreign Affairs Motorwerks we have a range of different rim types, from Carbon Revolution to the elegant weight-saving offers from Dinan. Made from Aerospace-grade 6061-T6 forged aluminum these wheels are both stylish and street-ready.
There is no limit to what you can do with your BMW to express your personal performance desires. All we do at Foreign Affairs Motorwerks is to make your dream our reality. Since we are an approved Dinan fitment center, all Dinan products we fit are covered by their extensive warranty for your peace of mind.