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AKG Parts Currently Installed: Stage II Motorsport Shifter
Christopher says: The solid mounted shifter installed in my M52 swapped E30 has helped speed up the gear changes as well as smoothed out my shifting especially in the higher RPM range.
AKG Parts Currently Installed: 95A Subframe, differential and front control arm bushings
Jannick says: The AKG 95A Subframe bushings, differential bushings, and front control arm bushings have allowed me to reduce deflection in my suspension components and provide more responsive handling while maintaining a NVH level that is suitable for a daily-driven car. This has given me the best of both worlds, a car that I can take to work and the track. Thanks again AKG!
Photo (c) @CRBNSWZ
AKG Parts Currently Installed: Stage II Motorsport Shifter
Armen says: I have the stage 2 aluminum short shifter that I used when I converted the car from SMG to manual because the shifter fit perfectly and didn’t require any cutting or welding. I’ve been extremely happy with it and it’s always a novelty when showing other enthusiasts.
Photo (c) @shootwithmax
AKG Parts Currently Installed: Poly 75D Motor and Trans Mounts, Front Control Arm Bushings, Rear Trailing Arm Bushings, Diff Bushings and Subframe Bushings, Stage II Motorsport Shifter
Thomas says: The best way to describe the feeling is to simply compare. It feels as though it would be a BMW GT3, clean full interior, but with race hardware strewn throughout.
Photo (c) @shotbyzach
AKG Parts Currently Installed: Poly 95A Subframe Bushings
Dionte says: Completely transformed the way the car drives and handles. Throttle response has increased dramatically and most importantly it eliminated the disconnected feeling of the rear end of the car. I can take corners at speed with confidence now whereas my worn factory bushings made the car dance around and made it feel like the rear end was trying to catch up to the front. Body roll has decreased significantly and the car still rides as smooth if not smoother than before. Some fear of a more harsh ride quality over stock rubber bushings but that doesn’t seem to be the case here in my experience!
AKG Parts Currently Installed: 24V Swap Mounts, Motorsport Shifter, Subframe and Rear Trailing Arm Bushings
Ian says: I love all of the AKG parts and they have helped the car and my driving immensely on the back roads and the track.
Photo (c) @rooney_daly
AKG Parts Currently Installed: 75D Poly Motor and Transmission Mounts, Diff and Front Control Arm bushings
Matt says: The parts have eliminated a lot of “slop” in the driveline and have worked great on track so far! Very pleased with the quality of AKG parts.
AKG Parts Currently Installed: Motorsport Front Control Arm Set
Havard says: Works great for me and holds up good for my hillclimb and track use. Can handle my abuse!
AKG Parts Currently Installed: Rear Lower Control Arms, Aluminum Subframe and Diff Bushings, Spherical RTABs.
Mark says: The car is run in the Pennsylvania Hillclimb Association series, and various time trials on the east coast.
AKG Parts Currently Installed: Motorsport Quick Shifter, Poly 75D Motor and Transmission Mounts.
Max says: The shifter and selector rod have vastly improved the shifting feel and consistency on track over stock. The mounts improved my throttle response and shift speed when paired with the Stage II shifter. They have stood up to over 35 track events without any sign of wear and feel as stiff as the day I installed them. I absolutely love my AKG parts and I always recommend AKG to friends and other enthusiasts looking for a motorsport solution on their track cars.
AKG Parts Currently Installed:Polyurethane Rear Trailing Arm Bushings, Rear Subframe Bushings and Diff Mount, Group N Motor and Transmission Mounts.
John says: Helped me feel more connected. Quality products!
Photo (c) Travis Cuykendall
AKG Parts Currently Installed: Front control arm bushings, Motor mount reinforcements, Sway bar endlinks, Rear trailing arm bushings and reinforcements, Rear subframe/diff bushings and rear camber arms.
Curt says: AKG is by far my favorite company to order from. Not only are their parts second to none, they have the best communication and the best shipping times. AKG is the only company I recommend to my friends, family and customers.
AKG Parts Currently Installed: Engine & trans mounts, Adjustable rear camber and toe arms, Front control arm spherical bearing bushings, Differential bushings
Ton says: We run the car very successfully in the Dutch Endurance series and the Dutch STWC.eu racing series.
AKG Parts Currently Installed: Stage II Shifter, Rear Lower Control Arms, Trans Mounts
William says: I have been really impressed with the quality all the way around.
AKG Parts Currently Installed: Polyurethane Rear trailing Arms Bushings, Rear Subframe Bushings and Diff Mount
Narek says: When it came time to replace the worn subframe bushings on my E36 M3, I know I’d be visiting the AKG storefront. AKG is second to none in their field of products and performance. Their rear subframe, diff, and trailing arm bushings brought the rear suspension back to life, and gave me confidence in the car again.
Photo (c) Garagewelt
AKG Parts Currently Installed: Polyurethane Motor/Trans Mounts, Rear trailing Arms Bushings, Rear Subframe Bushings
Ivan says: I was very pleased with how much more accurate corner-out performance became with the polyurethane trailing arm bushings and subframe bushings. The engine and transmission mounts significantly improved throttle response and shifter accuracy and feel. These are very cost-effective improvements!
Photo (c) Craig Boyle
AKG Parts Currently Installed: Front Control Arm Bushings, Adjustable Front Sway Bar Stabilizer Links, Rear Shock Mount Set, Rear Subframe Bushing Set, Differential Mount Bushing Set
Lawrence says: With over 214,000 miles on the odometer, AKG has brought the car back to life. Whether it’s driving to work everyday, or the nice weekend cruise, the car never misses a beat with the true analog experience that only AKG and BMW can bring.
Photo (c) Tyler Lee, courtesy EuroKlasse
AKG Parts Currently Installed: Rear Subframe Reinforcement Kit, Front Control Arm Bushing Set Poly 95A, Group N Motor Mount Set, Differential Mount Bushing Set Poly 75D, Spherical Bearing Rear Trailing Arm Bushings, Rear Subframe Bushing Set Poly 75D
Shawn says: After I decided on the S54 Swap, I wanted to make sure that the car itself was up to the challenge to handle the additional power. I do not track my car or have plans to do so however I wanted to make sure that the car itself would be up to it should the need arise. I heard many good things about AKG products and it was a no brainer to replace all my bushings through out the car with their parts and I could not be happier with my choice. The car drives like it’s on rails, and exudes confidence with keeping the car and power on the ground in day to day driving.
AKG Parts Currently Installed: FCABs, spherical bearing rear control arm bushings, aluminum motor and trans mounts, selector rod, shock mounts and all reinforcements
Maggie and Jake say: We own a BMW track / speed shop and we not only use AKG parts on our customer cars, we also use them on our own. The quality is a step above the competition and it makes installation much easier. We have a variety of AKG parts on this BMWCCA Club Racer, and with all of that the car feels like its on rails. Thanks guys!
AKG Parts Currently Installed: Stage II Shifter with AKG Motor and Trans Mounts, Subframe, and Diff Bushings
Brian says: Drives great, love the shifter and the chassis is so tight, great product!
AKG Parts Currently Installed: Stage II Quick Shifter, Motor & Trans Mounts, Adjustable Control Arms, Rear Shock Mounts, FCAB’s, Subframe & Differential Bushings
AKG Parts Currently Installed: Stage II Shifter with Poly 75D Motor and Trans Mounts.
Dan says: After install of the AKG shifter, shifts were shorter, more precise with ZERO play in the movement. Dollar for dollar, by far the best money I’ve spent on this build. As for the trans and engine mounts, I was after a little compliance (but not too much) so I went with the 75D kit. Perfect combo with the shift kit to minimize engine & trans movement but also being compliant enough that your engine won’t shake itself apart. I also have the rear tie-down kit for easy tie down attachment when trailering the car. Awesome pieces that everyone that hauls their car should have.
AKG Parts Currently Installed: Stage II Shifter with DTM-Style Selector Rod (DSSR).
Tyler says: The shifter combined with the DSSR makes shifting a lot faster, more solid and not notchy like other short shifters on the market.
AKG Parts Currently Installed: Poly 75D Motor and Trans Mounts, Subframe and Diff Bushings, Front Control Arm Bushings and Rear Trailing Arm Bushings; front and rear Reinforcements.
Sebastien of Exo Performance says: Improved lap time and no more driveline lag. Great quality products manufactured in the USA. We recommend these products.
AKG Parts Currently Installed: Rear Subframe, Rear Sway Bar and Rear Trailing Arm Pocket Reinforcement Plates, Poly 75D Motor and Trans Mounts, 75D Diff and Subframe Bushings
Ryan says: Great looking product. High quality with perfect fitment. Bushings are stiff and do create significant amount of vibration both at idle and in motion (especially with the AC switched on), however, these are recommended for race only and I do not mind the vibration on the track / occasional street car. The performance gain is definitely noticeable. Car accelerates much smoother and the power delivery is much more responsive. During cornering, car feels much more solid and most importantly, it feels “tight” with less body rolls. For a track head like myself, I’d highly recommend AKG product for all racing needs.
AKG Parts Currently Installed: S50 Swap Motor Mounts, Poly Trans Mounts
Jizo says: Your parts have made it tremendously easier to get my swap in and shifter corrections! Thank you sooo much for making quality products!
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Manufacturing parts is only half of the fun. The other half is seeing the cars our parts go into! Car of the Month is our way of showcasing our customers’ cars, which we hope in turn will give inspiration to others. Not only could your car be featured on our website and social media outlets, but you could also receive a $50.00 gift certificate towards your next AKG purchase!
How to submit your car – it’s quick and easy!
As long as you’ve purchased at least one AKG product for your car, just follow these steps:
1) Post a picture of your car to our Facebook or Instagram (you can either post on our page, or tag us @akgmotorsport). Prefer to submit via email? Email your submission to [email protected]. Don’t forget to include your first name and last initial, and your car model information.
2) List which AKG parts are installed on your car, and:
- Let us know what these parts have done for you/your car,
- Any future planned AKG modification(s)
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