VEHICLE SPECS & MODIFICATIONS
2016 BMW M4
Full Coverage XPEL STEALTH satin finish paint protection from Auto Armour
XPEL ULTIMATE gloss paint protection on carbon roof, splitters, mirrors & headlights
XPEL PRIME XR window film
20” HRE P101 wheels with custom frozen finish (10” front, 11.5” rear)
Dinan DinanTRONICS Stage 3, Heat Exchanger, free flow exhaust, carbon CAI, rear suspension link kit. lightweight adjustable swaybars, Tension Strut Ball Joint Kit, and pedal cover set
KW HAS springs
BMW M Performance parts with YMB paint
Custom shaved front side reflectors
Custom painted interior & brake calipers
AutoTecknic Competition DCT Paddles, Carbon Door Handle Trims. Carbon & Alcantara E-Brake Handle
iND painted rear reflectors & painted key hole cover
Enlaes Carbon Fiber 4-piece Full Diffuser, Carbon Fiber Side Skirts & Carbon Fiber Trunk Lip
MRG titanium stud kit
MAKE 'EM SAY "PLEZ"
For our second installment of the XPEL Insiders video series, we ventured back to California in search of madness. YasMadness, to be precise.
The BMW M4 piloted by Hunter Evans can be seen roaming the coastline & cayons on the daily. We sat down with Hunter to talk about growing up in Malibu, Cali living, and where his infamous Bimmer gets its name.
IN SEARCH OF YASTOPIA
For Hunter, the yearn for BMW ownership began in high school. While his friends daily'd E92s and 135s, he made the trek in a rather sluggish Hummer H3. Malibu is brimming with car culture of all varieties, so the thirst for something more was real from the start.
Of course, good things take time. While whipping the H3, Hunter set his sights on the M4. Once he acquired it, everything else seemed to fall into place.
"When you're surrounded by it as a kid, it's the norm. When that becomes the norm, it's what you work towards as an innate desire."
And for many automotive enthusiasts, this mentality rings true. We pine for a sense of belonging & serenity that one can attain from driving the perfect car on the open road.
"Multiple friends got BMWs as their first cars - it was the only brand that I really wanted. It's just a dream come true to have this finally."
No doubt, achieving drivable utopia is a goal worth chasing.
NOT SAFE FOR MALIBU
If you're not familiar with the YasMadness M4. you might mistake it for a factory frozen BMW. Thanks to Auto Armour in San Diego, the Yas Marina finish got frosted with the kind of satin sheen only XPEL STEALTH PPF can provide. With Malibu as a backdrop, Hunter's BMW turns heads as quick as it turns corners.
The factor carbon roof & aftermarket accents remain glossy as ever thanks to ULTIMATE clear bra as well. For an added bump of power, the M4 received everything under the sun and then some from DINAN. The car made it to SEMA for two consecutive years finding its home in the DINAN booth, and even managed to get recognized by the good people at MotorTrend for being a "top tuner car" of 2015.
"I was just floored. I never imagined being on a MOTORTREND top anything list."
To finish off the look, custom painted HRE P101s fill out the M4's arches in style with performance to match.
Whether it's prowling PCH or perched on a turnout overlooking the coastline, the YasMadness M4 is well equipped for California living.
"This car has been life changing."
Understandibly so. The M4 ranks pretty high on the list of "cars we'd like to have in our dream garage," and after experiencing the madness of Yas first hand, we're definitely hungry for more.
Follow the Madness
Spending time in the 'Bu with Hunter and YasMadness was an experience we won't soon forget. In a world of keyboard warriors and fervent purists, his friendly, approachable nature & enthusiasm for BMW ownership was incredibly refreshing.
If you haven't yet, pop over to the Yastagram for an inside look at one of the Internet's favorite M4s.
Special thanks to Evan & the team at Auto Armour for a fantastic STEALTH install on Hunter's M4.
Interested in how your car would look protected with XPEL STEALTH? Check out our product image gallery & envision your own satin transformation.
VEHICLE SPECS & MODIFICATIONS
2012 F30 BMW 335i - Melbourne Red Metallic
Full Car Wrap in XPEL STEALTH Satin Finish Paint Protection Film
Vossen VFS-6 Gloss Graphite - 20 x 9 front, 20 x 10 rear
NITTO NT555 G2 rubber
Thule AeroBlade Roof Bars & ProRide Bike Rack
Euro Stripe kit utilizing XPEL ULTIMATE COLOUR in Gloss Black
Burger Tuning JB4 Tuner
Injen Cold Air Intake
Wagner Tuning Downpipe
BEFORE THE MADNESS: A MELBOURNE RED 335i
The BMW 335i is a great platform for performance with plenty of room for personalization. Michael's F30 started out its life as a normal german sports saloon with low miles on the clock & still under warranty. Of course, it's only a matter of time before the madness takes hold of any car enthusiast, and it's time for a change.
Melbourne Metallic Red is a beautiful finish to begin with, but Michael wanted to mix it up. Drawing inspiration from instagram personality & friend of the brand YasMadness, #MelbourneMadness was born.
GOODBYE GLOSS: INSTALLING XPEL STEALTH
First things first, get stealthy. To achieve the "Frozen" look popularized by BMW's rarer M cars, the 335i needed a STEALTH wrap. Every inch of exposed Melbourne red paintwork got covered with XPEL STEALTH. Even the tail lights received a satin refresh.
For an example of how XPEL STEALTH can transform any base paint color, take a look at the images above. As you can see, the diffusion of overhead light & reflections on the front fender is immediately noticeable. The film's satin finish does an incredible job of highlighting body lines & curves. Without affecting the underlying color, STEALTH can give any vehicle an updated aesthetic.
Of course, the added benefits of paint protection makes it even better. For those unfamiliar with XPEL STEALTH, it's so much more than a clear satin refinishing film. For starters, it offers the same protective thickness & self healing properties as our ULTIMATE clear bra. It's also backed by a 10-year warranty against discoloration, cracking, peeling or hazing. It's a safe bet for protecting factory matte paint too; with proper installation, it's almost impossible to tell where the film starts or stops.
More than a Make-Over
With the STEALTH wrap complete, the Melbourne Madness F30 was ready for a few more minor tweaks. To up the power a bit, Michael made some adjustments to the output with a Burger Tuning JB4. For an extra bump, the BMW also received an Injen cold air intake, Wagner Tuning downpipe, and VRSF charge pipe.
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The power increase isn't neck breaking, but it's more than enough to liven up a morning commute. There's more rumble, plenty of pop, and it'll even spit a flame or two under load.
To keep the car planted, Melbourne Madness is sporting a set of Vossen VFS-6 Hybrid Forged wheels. Finished in Gloss Graphite & wrapped in Nitto NT555, the 20 inch Vossens fill out the F30's wheel wells beautifully. The split spoke style is a great choice for any BMW, and the dark finish really compliments the offset ULTIMATE Colour euro stripes.
Even with four doors & no "M" badging, Melbourne Madness can still light 'em up with little hesitation.
The NT555 G2s offer plenty of all-around performance for a summer tire. No doubt, further durability testing may be necessary if more horsepower upgrades happen.
Rack 'Em Up
In the event of a full trunk or a pedal-powered outing, the STEALTH F30 is also equipped with a set of Thule AeroBlade roof bars & ProRide bike rack. It's not easy to trade four wheels for two when you've got a car like Melbourne Madness, but options are good to have. The AeroBlades make it a breeze to trade out the bike rack for a roof box or cargo basket for more storage capacity.
Love it or hate it, the STEALTH wrapped Melbourne Madness BMW F30 is bound to turn heads. If you spot it on the road, be sure to DM us a photo on instagram so we can share it!
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