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Evolution Racewerks Widebody Body Kits

Key Features:

  • Developed directly through ER's Time Attack (Time Trials) racing program.
  • Completely bolt on kit. No body modifications required. Only basic hand tools required for installation.
  • 100% reversible. You can remove the wide body kit and reinstall factory body panels.
  • Fits all 1 Series coupes (135i & 128i)
  • Fenders are 2.5" wider than factory fenders giving you a total of 5" of increased track (width). Easily accommodates a 10" wide wheel (10.5" max).
  • 5 piece kit (front bumper, 2x fenders, 2x side skirts).
  • Available in economic fiberglass (FRP), traditional wet carbon fiber and ultra lightweight dry vacuum carbon fiber.
  • Compression type plug molds used in production. Better fitment than traditional molds. Smooth finish on exterior as well as interior faces of each part.
  • Includes all hardware needed for installation.

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Evolution Racewerks | Widebody Kit for BMW 1 Series

The FE Widebody Kit is a direct development from Evolution Racewerk's 135i Time Attack Race Program. They found out very early in testing and development of the 135i that it had an understeer problem at the limit. This was odd considering that the car is RWD which typically exhibits an oversteer characteristic. Even with suspension upgrades like springs/shocks and sway bar upgrades, the problem still persisted. After further inspection and testing, they found out that the main problem lies in traction, namely front wheel traction. The 1 series, being small and lightweight compared to other BMW series like a 3 series make it an ideal choice as a track car. However, one of the compromises of being smaller is that it features a smaller track (width). The front track on the 135i is 58.4" versus the 335's 59.1". The 135i's small chassis and subsequent short track (width) along with small front fenders dictated BMW to use a narrow 7.5" front wheel and tiny 215/40/18. On the rears however, a 8.5" wheel and 245/35/18 tires were used. A wider wheel/tire will offer more contact patch with the ground thus offering more traction. With the front tires being so small compared to the rears, the rear end would have more traction than the front, promoting an understeer condition. Also, for the weight and power of the car, the front 215/40/18 tires are far too undersized. In hard turns, the front tires would lose traction at the limit. This caused the front end to slide towards the outside of the turn, in effect causing an understeer condition. Even though the rear end would rotate in the corner like a RWD car should, with the front end understeering, the car would not rotate and "pushes" to the outside of the corner instead of rotating into the turn.




All BMW Evolution Racewerks Widebody Body Kits
View All BMW 128i Body Kits
BMW 128iMSRPPrice
(2008 and up)
Carbon Fiber (Dry Vacuum)$3,495.00$3,158.61  Add to Cart
Carbon Fiber (Wet)$2,495.00$2,254.86  Add to Cart
Front End - Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic$1,995.00$1,802.98  Add to Cart
View All BMW 135i Body Kits
BMW 135iMSRPPrice
(2008 and up)
Carbon Fiber (Dry Vacuum)$3,495.00$3,158.61  Add to Cart
Carbon Fiber (Wet)$2,495.00$2,254.86  Add to Cart
Front End - Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic$1,995.00$1,802.98  Add to Cart
 
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