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Best Modified BMWs of 2021

Every BMW enthusiast knows that a BMW really is the ultimate driving machine. They provide a fantastic balance of comfort, handling, and power that few other manufacturers can replicate. Their cars are also the perfect platform for upgrading and building a winning competition car, which is why so many BMWs have been and continue to be modified. This list features some of the best modified BMWs of 2021, models which continue to increase in popularity and performance.
January 25, 2022 by The Condor
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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas for BMW Enthusiasts

With the holiday season upon us, are you looking for the perfect gift for the BMW owners, drivers, and enthusiast in your life?
Condor Speed Shop is your one-stop location for all things BMW: anything related to the Ultimate Driving Machine, chances are you can find it here!
We often talk to folks like you who want to surprise their friend or loved one with something meaningful related to their BMW. Sometimes they come in looking for a specific car part, but this isn’t usually the best idea.
December 21, 2021 by The Condor
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Condor Speed Shop’s Top 10 BMW Performance Parts Combos

BMW cars are engineered from the factory to be the ultimate driving machine. They combine the perfect level of comfort and performance that has earned an enthusiast's following like no other.  While BMWs are amazing machines, they will eventually need components replaced for two main reasons. One reason is that parts wear out over time and need to be replaced, and the other is replacing a stock component with one that provides a performance upgrade.
December 16, 2021 by The Condor
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Top Performance BMWs of the 90s

BMW has had many memorable performance models over the decades, and the 90s are no different. BMW really hit its stride coming into the 90s on the track and street, with many of the most legendary cars in its history being produced during this era. Listed below are some of the top performance BMW cars of this time period, did your favorite model make the cut?
November 16, 2021 by The Condor
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A Guide to the Best BMW Performance Parts Brands

BMWs have been one of the most popular cars for decades and have built a reputation as being equally at home on the track and the street. Due to this dual use, many aftermarket parts suppliers have been making performance parts for these cars, and many of these brands have been developing items specifically for older BMWs. Below are some of the best brands when it comes to aftermarket performance BMW parts, they have been track-tested, and Condor Speed Shop approved!
November 04, 2021 by The Condor
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Top Performance BMWs of the ‘80s

The 1980s produced some of the most incredible performance cars the world has ever seen, and BMW has several that top the list. The BMWs of this era have always been sought after by enthusiasts, racers, and collectors and have only grown more popular over time. The models listed below are BMW’s top performance cars of the ’80s. They were great cars when new and have grown to become legends of the automotive world.
October 26, 2021 by 20North Marketing
Polyurethane vs. UHMW: What's the Difference?

Polyurethane vs. UHMW: What's the Difference?

If you have been around BMWs long enough, you know that they are considered one of the best cars on the market. For decades they have offered a blend of comfort and handling that few of their competitors can match, and this is proven on highways and race tracks around the world on a regular basis. This also means that they have become a popular car to modify by enthusiasts, tuners, and racers to extract the most performance possible out of these machines, and while this may mean sacrificing some comfort, it also means maintaining and improving safety in performance driving situations. These modifications and upgrades often involve replacing components that utilize rubber with ones made of materials such as polyurethane and UHMW (ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene), but what is the difference between these products and which will work best for you?
September 28, 2021 by 20North Marketing
How to Increase BMW Performance with an Engine Management System

How to Increase BMW Performance with an Engine Management System

For decades, BMW has used electronic fuel injection in its street and race cars to provide optimal engine performance. BMW had previously used carburetors and forms of mechanical fuel injection. While vintage cars can still be found on the road and track using these fuel delivery systems, most of the cars racing today have electronic fuel injection (EFI) with an electronic engine management system.
September 08, 2021 by The Condor
4 Symptoms of Failing Trailing Arm Bushings

4 Symptoms of Failing Trailing Arm Bushings

Many of BMW’s most iconic models feature an independent rear suspension that utilizes a trailing armTrailing arms are a suspension piece that connects the rear hub to a mounting point on the body/frame using a bushing as a pivot point. This bushing is referred to as a rear trailing arm bushing, or RTAB for short. At the BMW factory, the control arm bushings that are installed feature metal and rubber components that are subject to a lot of pressure and movement. BMW used rubber to provide the most comfort possible for everyday driving conditions. As a result, these bushings will wear out over time and will need replacement. Read on about several of the symptoms that point towards failing or failed trailing arm bushings.
August 23, 2021 by The Condor
5 Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Engine Mount

5 Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Engine Mount

Engine mounts play a significant role in your car’s handling, performance, and comfort, yet they are an often overlooked item until they fail completely. Factory BMW engine mounts utilize rubber and metal components, and some are even liquid-filled in some applications. These materials are used to minimize engine vibration and provide the most comfortable ride possible. Here are five signs to look for and some of the best reasons why you should replace your engine mounts.
August 16, 2021 by The Condor