This 1987 BMW E28 535i is the latest vehicle to join the AF fleet and, as you'll probably already have learned from our previous builds, we don't do anything by halves. She's already been treated to a whole new stanced set-up and wheels, along with a new twin exhaust.
Purchased from Old Colonel Cars, in Hertfordshire, at the end of last year, it's been nonstop for the 59,000-mile E28. Upon collection, it was taken straight to A&A Merctech Ltd for a fresh set of coilover suspension and wheels. Sounds simple, right? Well, as many of you ofay with the stance world will know, it wasn't. There was an absolute mountain of arch rolling and flaring done, especially to the rear arches, to accommodate the width of the new wheels. A fresh set of 18-inch OZ Futura split wheels with a 9j width to the front and 11j out back, along with some BC Racing Coilovers were ready to go. Each wheel is coated in some seriously fancy rubber; Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s, to be exact. In order to achieve the 11j rear fitment, polybushed rear arms were cambered via a set of Powerflex eccentric hubs with offset centre holes, helping to pull the tops of the wheels in. The shocks were welded in, which meant cutting the strut and welding the new strut to the hub. It's safe to say that there's been a lot of work involved in getting that ride height just right!