JMS BMW M1 run on brand new alloys and features upgraded suspension
BMW 1 Series M Coupe is not the typical Bavarian model that the fans would rather go for. In fact, exactly this variant, which was introduced back in 2011, is one of the least seen on the streets. Not only because of the fact that it is 1 Series M, but also because is it the coupe variant. It seems that we are also most likely used to associate the 1 Series with the hatchback variant.
But all of the aforementioned reasons aren't good enough to say that the life of the little brother of the M3 is meaningless. Instead, many tuning companies are undertaking the task of making the M1 even better and more capable, thus highlighting its core strength. Such example is the tuning company JMS, which did some chassis upgrades for the E82.
They haven't worked alone, but with the help of experts like KW Automotive. The cooperation of both resulted in better suspension, due to the addition of KW Variant 3 ‘Inox-line' adjustable coilovers. This "little" extra actually gives great results. Precisely – it lowers the ride height by 30 mm at the front, and 20 mm at the rear.
The lowered ride height requires almost always new alloys. Not because it is a necessity, but just because it highlights the applied change. So, JMS added Barracuda Shoxx alloys in Matte Bronze finish and in 20-inch size. The wheels were complemented by 245/30ZR20 and 295/25ZR20 rubbers. In addition, a set of 15 mm spacers bring these wheels right to the edge of the big wheel arches, and combined with the new front spoiler lip, the whole picture is more purposeful look and improved stability.
Sometimes small changes account for better taste, don't they?