Featured Ride: Stephanie’s 335i

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One downside to the automotive hobby is that it is generally one big sausage fest and when an adventurous woman does try to break into the scene she is either not taken seriously, hit on relentlessly, or both.

Some women however are dedicated enough to persevere past the nonsense and carry on.

Stephanie, the owner of this feature ride, rolls her Black 335i with vanity plates the read Blak WIDW (Black Widow) and like a black widow spider she isn’t to take lightly.

Not only does she roll with punches of the male dominated maxbimmer.com crowd better than a lot of the fellas, she also drives a car that is so tastefully modded that it has a few guys rethinking their modifications for next year.

Stephanie is no stranger to the automotive scene, she’s been modifying cars since she was of legal to drive (16 for you out of town folk).

Her previous ride was a hand built boosted Civic that laid waste to anyone ready to underestimate it and her.

After being part of Civic nation for a few years Stephanie made the jump from Honda to BMW with a slammed (black of course) e36 convertible, and then upgraded once again to her current 335i.

Your average female BMW owner would be happy to leave the car like this, Steph doesn't do average
Your average female BMW owner would be happy to leave the car like this, Steph doesn’t do average
Stephanie driving her  car when it was  stock on a maxbimmercruise
Stephanie driving her car when it was stock on a maxbimmercruise
Black Widows have  read marks on their backs so the red interior  is fitting
Black Widows have read marks on their backs so the red interior is fitting

Stephanie’s BMW started out mean, shipping with black sapphire metallic paint, a premium sport package, and a coral red interior (with aluminum accents).

Putting down 300hp/300lb of torque as it rolled off the lot this car was no slouch either but considering how it looks and performs now its a wonder why the designers at BMW didn’t consult Stephanie before rolling out the concept.

The exterior was upgraded with an OEM BMW Aero-lip, yellow fogs, tints, and shadow lined trim.

After having some issues with the stock wheels cracking repeatedly the rims were next to go with 19″ staggered VMR V710 wheels (8.5″ front with 225/35s and 9.5″ rear with 255/30s) taking their place.

Once the wheels were installed H&R sport springs were employed to bring this car down.

Motor wise a Jb chip helps this motor put down numbers in the range of 400hp.

BMW-oem lip kit, blacked out grills, and yellow fogs finish up the front end
BMW-oem lip kit, blacked out grills, and yellow fogs finish up the front end
Another shot of the  front end
Another shot of the front end
The 19" VMRS up close
The 19″ VMRS up close
Hard tops are the only time convertibles look great with the top up
Hard tops are the only time convertibles look great with the top up
The stance  on this car is impeccable.
The stance on this car is impeccable.
This car really looks as though it could have come this way from BMW
This car really looks as though it could have come this way from BMW
The 19's look right at home that far in the fender
The 19’s look great
At least anyone getting walked on by this car gets to enjoy a nice view
At least anyone getting walked on by this car gets to enjoy a nice view
The black widow herself
The black widow herself

Having grown tired of the drag racing scene Stephanie’s next modifications are more lapping focused and include: KW V3 suspension, an upgraded front mount inter cooler, downpipes, and a full exhaust system.

Big thanks the Stephanie for submitting in a great set of photos for her feature and a nice list of modifications which made writing this feature a breeze.

If you want your car featured on stanceiseverything.com just drop me a line at [email protected].

8 COMMENTS

  1. Now there’s a girl and a BMW I can respect, many kudos!! It’s gorgeous. 😉

    It’s really disheartening to me that I don’t know many other girls into the hobby. There are some women that autocross here, but, well, they’re like twice my age and have been doing it forever, ha. Some that I do find, then, are snobby about it… Which is sad.

    And are those Coach shoes?! I wanted to get some of those because they looked good for driving, lol. I like cars but I’m still a girl when it comes to shopping. 😀

  2. Foxie;
    Thank you so much for the feedback!
    And, yes, those ARE Coach shoes! …and they are definitely perfect for driving! 😉

  3. Love your car Stephanie!
    We cruised for a bit on Airport Rd. one night. You probably don’t remember, but I drive the black Civic coupe with the roll cage in it. I turned on Queen and you kept going straight.
    Anyways, this car is gorgeous! Pics do not do justice for this car.

  4. What a gorgeous car. Saw it at BMW of Missussauga and my jaw dropped. One of the nicest cars i’ve seen roll through there in the 5 months we’ve been doing the renovation :O
    nearly as nice as the white/black e92 m3 i saw there last week.

    On another note, good for you sticking it out in a world of guys. Most girls i see come on forums get the usual “tits or gtfo” or “you dont know anything” kinda thing and its kinda disappointing. Good to see a girl that knows what shes talking about and can walk all over alot of cars out there 🙂

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