1985 H&R Springs BMW 535i Rusty Slammington

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It doesn't get any cooler than this. The Rusty Slammington started life as a 1985 BMW 535i, and from there the story gets wilder and wilder. Creator Mike Burroughs shortened the 535i's wheelbase by a foot and made a Group 5 widebody design built on DOM Tube chassis. The suspension includes H&R coilovers front and rear, inboard mounted and pushrod actuated.

The engine is a 3.5 liter S38 inline-6 from a 1988 BMW M5 that has been expanded to 3.7 liter. The engine has a high 14:1 compression ratio with forged rods and pistons, a performance camshaft from Cat Cams in Belgium, Life Racing ECU, a full PFM Autosport exhaust system, a Peterson dry sump oil system, ported and polished heads with oversized valves, and 48 mm ported throttle bodies. The fule is handled with Bosch 044 inline pumps and stored in an ATL fuel cell with a Nuke Performance surge tank.

Visually, the Rusty Slammington combines customizing and racing traditions from both sides of the Atlantic into one very unique and original car.


(from H&R; Springs Press Release) 1985 H&R; Springs BMW 535i Rusty Slammington


Base Vehicle:
1985 BMW 535i

Inverted H&R Coilovers front and rear, inboard mounted and pushrod actuated
1.75” DOM Tube Chassis
Hand-built Group-5 widebody
SLA front and rear suspension
Wilwood Disc Brakes
Ford 9” differential
JLS Air Jacks

Wheels & Tires:
16x12 Front / 19x14.5 BBS Centerlock Magnesium Wheels
Hoosier Racing Slicks - 22.5x11.5x16 front, 345/30/19 rear
Custom centerlock adapters & Hubs

BMW S38 3.7-liter engine built by VAC Motorsports
14:1 compression ratio
Polished/Knife-edged crank shaft
Cat Cams
PFM Autosport headers/exhaust
Forged rods & Pistons
Ported & Polished head
48mm Ported throttle bodies
Oversized valves, built valvetrain, and more.
Peterson 4-Rotor Dry Sump oil system
Life Racing engine management
Diebold Autosport wiring harness
CSF radiator
ATL Fuel Cell
Mallory lift pumps
Bosch 044 inline high pressure pumps
Nuke fuel filters
Nuke Performance surge tank

SPA FireSafe system
Kirkey Racing seats

Serious Wheels