As August started and COVID19 numbers were rising again, I think we all realized that life will not be go back to normal any time soon. With the rising cases around the country and especially places like California and Arizona already postponed car shows have been cancelled and or postponed until next year. E.G. the Euro2020 at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, CA or the FuelFest in Phoenix, AZ.
While the announcement did not come completely unexpected, it did come as shock for most of us Car Enthusiast, Vendors and Manufactures of Aftermarket parts alike. As this cancellation is unprecedented in the 50 year history of the event. Neither the great depression nor the horrible events of 9/11 resulted in cancellation. Given the uncertainties if the venue would be available and out of state/country visitors/exhibitors being able to even attend, it is probably the best call they could have made.
APR stage 2 and Downpipes no longer available
As those news weren't bad enough, APR announced last week that the company will no longer produce Downpipes and therefor cancel its program for stage 2 tunes while existing customers tunes will be still serviced.
As the news spread through the multiple forums and Facebook groups with great disappointment, APR is by no means the first company doing so. Other companies did discontinue similar products, but were less vocal about it and customers took very little notice. Why APR decided to go this route, we will leave up to our readers for speculation while we are looking for alternatives to help our customers with their off-road racing needs. APR stage 1 tunes and other high quality parts are still available.
The Summer is here and at least we are still allowed to drive our cars and get out of the house. If you are driving a BMW S55,N55 or N54 powered vehicle and have issues cooling it down, check out the MSL Thermostats that will fit your F series M2, M3, M4, E Series 135i or 335i.
We installed it on our Shop M3 the @Stormtrooper_f80 and lowered the Oil Temperature over degrees Fahrenheit.
Be Safe, have fun, hug your loved ones and burn some rubber!