Balmy Summer Nights - Getting Your BMW Ready

Mar 21, 2019

Summer is right around the corner, and if you live down south, it will be here much sooner for you. Atlanta, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach (WEPA), Charleston, OBX, Virginia Beach - get your BMW ready. And everyone else - just make your way down south once cabin fever breaks.

What about those bright summer days and balmy summer nights spent at local car meets and other popular car events such as:

  • Tuner Evolution
  • WekFest
  • Riverside Meet in TN
  • Clean Culture
  • Southern Fresh
  • Caffeine and Octane

If you have subwoofers in the trunk and plan on keeping your hood open at a car meet/event to show off your car’s intense sound, make sure you have sturdy Strongarm gas charged lift supports so the worst embarrassment possible does not happen to you: Your trunk shutting while you have mixed beats playing.

If your BMW isn’t ready for Summer, you might as well stay home. Just kidding - we know some tuners are a work in progress - and it's definitely worth the wait for your “work of art”.

Don’t forget to wash and wax! Whether you are sporting an M3, M5 or M6, a 335i, 230, 320, 640, or 750 around, newer or vintage, everyone (even if they won’t admit it) wants to see a shiny, waxed, modded BMW at car meets.

Ordering Parts

Lift Support Struts

If you plan on keeping your trunk open at car meets or events to show off your system, you will definitely need sturdy strongarm gas charged lift supports installed. If you have a powerful amp and great bass speakers installed, then you will want to keep it open for the entire event. Who wouldn’t? In order to keep the trunk liftgate support durable and secure at all times, visit us at to order today.

Trunk n Bass

Do you have the speakers and amp you’ve always wanted? Maybe it’s time to upgrade your BMW for summer. If you are going to replace your lift support struts, you probably should make sure your speakers are just right. Depending upon the type of vibration you are looking for, the speaker box needs to fit your ideals of sound emission.

Speaker Box Types and Sounds:

  • Free-Air Subwoofer - No box necessary, so if you want more bass but still need to keep your trunk room, this is your best option.
  • Sealed - A sealed subwoofer pours out constricted bass without the “boom”. This type fits better in smaller vehicles/trunks.
  • Ported - Amazing booming sound with carved out areas for maximum air flow. May work best with larger vehicles/trunks.
  • Bandpass - If you want the maximum sound get a bandpass subwoofer, which is just a better “ported” version. Make sure you have enough trunk room, or just don’t need the extra space for anything.

Wash and Wax

This is a no-brainer. Many people only wash their vehicles without taking the time to wax. Waxing is not just for looks. It's better protection for your vehicle against the elements. And there are plenty of unhealthy elements in our environment these days!

Trunk and Hood

We’ve already talked about the trunk and bass, but this is not about speaker boxes. If you are always playing around with the engine or working on other upgrades for your BMW, your lift support struts could be worn out, especially for your hood. If you have an older BMW, it's likely that the trunk lift supports are also giving way.

You might want to purchase sturdy Strongarm gas charged lift supports, even if to keep on hand for the future so you aren’t caught off guard at the last minute; especially if you are about to go to a car meet and find you cannot keep your trunk open properly. You never know.

Tires and Rims

Are your tires gripping the road with fervor? Do you have scuff marks on your rims? Maybe it's time to upgrade in order to get “car ready” for summer.

Tires and rims are the two most important visual and performance aspects of your vehicle. The tire is literally the only part of your car that touches the road.

A set of wide tires will serve your purposes if you want better handling around curves and while driving in the mountainous regions of the country like the Poconos, Blue Ridge Mountains, and Colorado. Most sport performance tires are labeled “Summer” tires, but many brands make them for driving in all seasons.


Many people believe that a louder exhaust does not benefit a tuner. This is not necessarily true. It is not just about the increased sound output: aftermarket exhaust systems also boost charisma and performance.

Straight pipes may not always be the best option as they can decrease performance output. Shorter and wider straight pipes will offer you greater efficiency overall.

Headlights and Underbody Lights

If you really want to turn heads and make a statement, add some neon underbody lights to your BMW. This is relatively inexpensive to do.

If you don’t have the time to use a headlight restoration cleaner, you may want to replace your headlights completely. If you’ve never done it before, we do not recommend learning from YouTube for this. The reason why is the headlights must be reset to their original alignment so that the lights shine directly on the road in front of you instead of in another person’s eyes.

That’s why you’ll need strongarm gas charged lift supports for your BMW. We are a family-owned business that prides itself on selling a wide variation of lift support struts for vehicles like the BMW, no matter what year or model!