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      11-28-2012, 04:49 AM   #23
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      11-28-2012, 10:19 AM   #24
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Since you're in Philly, stop by the shop and check out the FMIC.
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      11-28-2012, 10:20 AM   #25
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no oil cooler, or oil catch can yet
I don't usually post in these, "what should I get next?" threads. But if you don't even have the factory oil cooler, that should be a serious consideration. Even BMW realized the N54 needed it after having to retrofit a bunch of vehicles. I bet Helix could do both an oil cooler and FMIC for you for close to your budget.
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      11-28-2012, 01:54 PM   #27
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      11-28-2012, 02:25 PM   #28
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Id say get yourself the
VRSF 7 FMIC-435
BMS meth kit -430
Chargepipe-300
And upgrade to G5board-150
that should all be about $1,350 or so, so youll have a little cash floating around if im right on this
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      11-28-2012, 03:27 PM   #29
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I would do DP's (turbos will thank u), FMIC (for IATS), and a JB 4. That should put a smile on ur face.

But don't forget suspension work down the road. With extra power comes the need for a suspension that can handle it. And I'm not talking about just new tires.
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      11-28-2012, 07:08 PM   #30
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Lol, well since it's winter, half the mods make no sense:

I mean you don't wanna drive around with nice wheels in the snow and salt.
FMIC won't do anything if tempts are already freezing lmao
Meth you'll only see half the benefits of meth but still spend money filling the tank
Cheap coilovers will rust and car will become snowplow

Might as well just get the navi lmao
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      11-28-2012, 10:47 PM   #31
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helix looks like a great product, an im all about philly. I know the guys down VAC an there very helpful. I also got my DPs from fab speed "20 miles away", an if you never heard of them you should look them up! But the 900-1000$ price tag is a real turn off! But i will call them directly an see what they say, i work in a Body Shop so most places work with me.
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      11-28-2012, 10:51 PM   #32
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An i already had terry upgrade my jb4 to 15ohm, didnt think the G5 was needed at this time. An isnt KY or blisten a quality coil over? I think the post about the oil cooler is 100% rite, what engine temps do you have with that, i run about 220
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      11-28-2012, 10:55 PM   #33
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An i already had terry upgrade my jb4 to 15ohm, didnt think the G5 was needed at this time. An isnt KY or blisten a quality coil over? I think the post about the oil cooler is 100% rite, what engine temps do you have with that, i run about 220
If I remember correctly KW and Bilstein coil overs are made from inox steel which is rust proof
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      11-29-2012, 01:46 AM   #35
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FMIC and Meth Kit?

I would say if you are going to mod the car more an FMIC is a priority at some point.

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      11-29-2012, 01:54 AM   #36
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Regarding your request for a double din nav with the temperature unit located at the bottom, I have a setup that I bought from metra:

http://www.metraonline.com/part/95-9306B
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      11-29-2012, 11:29 AM   #37
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I heard metra didnt fit an didnt look that great. Are you happy with yours , did u install it , or pay someone, how munch?
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      11-29-2012, 12:37 PM   #38
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      11-29-2012, 12:43 PM   #39
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helix looks like a great product, an im all about philly. I know the guys down VAC an there very helpful. I also got my DPs from fab speed "20 miles away", an if you never heard of them you should look them up! But the 900-1000$ price tag is a real turn off! But i will call them directly an see what they say, i work in a Body Shop so most places work with me.
If you're not gonna use Meth & want a 5" FMIC (minimum cutting & best applications for street cars that might see the occasionally track day), the Helix is #1 with it's stepped design.

If it's a bit out of budget, I'd recommend the Active Autowerke Sport FMIC. I'd also recommend the G5 board upgrade for the JB4 so you can more effective run E85 (which will give you race gas performance for ~$3.70/gal).

Problem is if you decide to buy coilovers (whether they're KW, H&R, TEIN, etc), they're going to eat up essentially all of your $1,500 budget. If suspension mods are more important at this point, then buy whatever coilover kit best suits your needs. If it's not that important, I'd recommend looking into sport springs (Eibach, H&R, TEIN, etc) and wait until the spring to get coilovers when you'll be able to enjoy them.
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      11-29-2012, 01:58 PM   #40
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Wavetrac. And if you can swing it either the M3-spec rear subframe bushings or the M3-spec front lower control arm set.
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Regarding your request for a double din nav with the temperature unit located at the bottom, I have a setup that I bought from metra:

http://www.metraonline.com/part/95-9306B
That's the one that doesn't fit, correct? It juts out at the bottom and looks cheap.

This one looks way more professional:
http://mybimmer.net/E9x_doubledintrim.htm
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      11-29-2012, 02:32 PM   #42
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I was looking at Vrsf 7inch fmic, its affordable, i just dont know what kind of plumbing it comes with, i dont wanna use the stock! ! This stuff is all on my to do list! I might try to do the cheaper fmic an the double din if i can squeeze it in, but i need to just make a choice!
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I was looking at Vrsf 7inch fmic, its affordable, i just dont know what kind of plumbing it comes with, i dont wanna use the stock! ! This stuff is all on my to do list! I might try to do the cheaper fmic an the double din if i can squeeze it in, but i need to just make a choice!
Comes with stock or 2.5" silicone couplers.
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      11-29-2012, 05:26 PM   #44
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i'd have to go with intercooler and oil cooler... both help get you consistent power and keep the engine healthy
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