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      02-08-2013, 11:37 AM   #1
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stage 2+ whats next?

okay i currently have 08 335i coupe. UPDATE 08/27/2013

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i will be installed most everything by nextweek and run stage 2+ map
planning to grap summer wheels also by march. (on winter set up now)

what would be my next step ?? exhaust? i read alot of people saying its waste of money on that to get ~15whp. do i have to get exhaust to be FBO???
i just wanted to make 400 whp and get some front bumper splitters and back bumper diffuser without changing bumbers for mtech or m3 style plus just 4in tips for exhaust.

i need some advise here.. i was going to make stage2+ this year and get some decoration for outlook but feels like i am missing something...

***08/27/2013I will be upgrading my suspension alittle by next week and now thinking to get protune or meth later in this year. My goal was hitting 400whp but now its not that important, i drive about 60 miles highway everyday, would like to keep my car long until it dies. would like to put any back up parts to keep it strong and longer. what should i concern to be upgrade or get ??

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Go with a pro tune and maybe meth
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Protune for E85 and/or meth depending on how far north of 400whp you care to go. Or whatever cosmetic mods you care to continue adding, you're obviously in pretty good shape as is.
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i was thinking to get protune but not meth..
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Protune for E85 and/or meth depending on how far north of 400whp you care to go. Or whatever cosmetic mods you care to continue adding, you're obviously in pretty good shape as is.
i think i will be satisfied if i just hit 400 whp which was my goal with this car. i will get protuned maybe but not meth.. just not really friendly with that.. i guess im on right road under your states/.
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i was thinking to get protune but not meth..
Meth injection is pretty awesome. CATs reduction, the octane boost and the cleaning benefits it has outweighs the slight risks(non-existant risks if you purchase a top notch kit and have it professionally iinstalled by an experienced company.)

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Meth injection is pretty awesome. CATs reduction, the octane boost and the cleaning benefits it has outweighs the slight risks(non-existant risks if you purchase a top notch kit and have it professionally iinstalled by an experienced company.)

just my 2 cents...
i understand many of the people have meth and its one of best mod for n54 but i just dont like how it works.. doesnt want to install all that.
so since im not going to have meth, i will get exhaust later and a protune next to hit 400 whp. its not that im going to track everyday but just a goal to hit 400 whp to me since i never into mod this deep before.
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Don't know about Philly, but if you have access to e85 or race gas, it would be the next step. Better yet, a LSD would be better. Oh, and muffler delete if u are manual.
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Don't know about Philly, but if you have access to e85 or race gas, it would be the next step. Better yet, a LSD would be better. Oh, and muffler delete if u are manual.
yes yes, i think i could get e85 or race gas somehow if i want to but once again.. i dont think i want meth at all or i should try someone's car whenever i get a chance. and LSD.. this is one of best mod to drive in wet or icy or in high speed with high horse power with torque if im not wrong.. but seems too pricey for what it does.. i dont know its just my opinion. i like to do upgrade and do something little by little with limited money to enjoy myself, i can not explain well in english somehow
i have steptronic which i prefer than manual in traffic due to my personality lol. i used to have couple manuals before tho Nissan 350z and VW BEETLE! haha
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throw some E85 in there and you will def have 400whp
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throw some E85 in there and you will def have 400whp
i have no info about e85 however i read this before and thought i would not touch anything like meth or race gas lol

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Meth injection is pretty awesome. CATs reduction, the octane boost and the cleaning benefits it has outweighs the slight risks(non-existant risks if you purchase a top notch kit and have it professionally iinstalled by an experienced company.)

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okay i have cobb tuned stage 2+ and decided not to get exhaust but meth now. i have read some threads and its beneficial part to have however it add up maintenence. would you recommend any meth comapany with cobb tuned??
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Aquamist is the best methanol setup you can get. The HFS3 and HFS4 kits are what most guys running Cobb use. PWM and integrated failsafes are great features to have. If you decide to go with another setup, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STAY AWAY FROM WW KITS!!!

Since you're in Philly you have a couple really reputable shops available to do the install. VAC and Helix are both pretty close and do great work.
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Aquamist is the best methanol setup you can get. The HFS3 and HFS4 kits are what most guys running Cobb use. PWM and integrated failsafes are great features to have. If you decide to go with another setup, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STAY AWAY FROM WW KITS!!!

Since you're in Philly you have a couple really reputable shops available to do the install. VAC and Helix are both pretty close and do great work.
thank you for the info!! i goto helix for everything done to my car haha. i just have one more question, what is the bad part for not getting exhaust? i really dont mind with sound but idk feels like im doing wrong without getting exhaust.
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thank you for the info!! i goto helix for everything done to my car haha. i just have one more question, what is the bad part for not getting exhaust? i really dont mind with sound but idk feels like im doing wrong without getting exhaust.
I'm in that situation where I have done most of the power adders. The only thing left for me to get is exhaust. It is recommended to get mods that will give you more power (ex: Protune) before getting exhaust.
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thank you for the info!! i goto helix for everything done to my car haha. i just have one more question, what is the bad part for not getting exhaust? i really dont mind with sound but idk feels like im doing wrong without getting exhaust.
You may be giving up a couple HP with the stock exhaust, but it's not going to hurt anything. If you like the way car sounds now i wouldn't worry about it.
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I'm in that situation where I have done most of the power adders. The only thing left for me to get is exhaust. It is recommended to get mods that will give you more power (ex: Protune) before getting exhaust.
okay so exhaust is recommended for getting a protune? my goal is just hit 400 whp, if i get exhaust and get protune then would i able hit 400 whp? i heard lot of ppl here not getting exhaust and hit 400whp with meth and i dont really mind with sounding of my car, i satisfied with it now. please advise thanks.
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Pro Tune with E85 and you will be up around 420WHP.
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okay so exhaust is recommended for getting a protune? my goal is just hit 400 whp, if i get exhaust and get protune then would i able hit 400 whp? i heard lot of ppl here not getting exhaust and hit 400whp with meth and i dont really mind with sounding of my car, i satisfied with it now. please advise thanks.
You need more Angry Bird decals to get over 400whp.

But on a serious note, No, you don't need an exhaust for a Protune. A protune with E85 will get you over 400whp easily.
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Aquamist is the best methanol setup you can get. The HFS3 and HFS4 kits are what most guys running Cobb use. PWM and integrated failsafes are great features to have. If you decide to go with another setup, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STAY AWAY FROM WW KITS!!!

Since you're in Philly you have a couple really reputable shops available to do the install. VAC and Helix are both pretty close and do great work.


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You dont NEED an exhaust for pro tune, but you can squeeze out a few HP with one.
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But on a serious note, No, you don't need an exhaust for a Protune. A protune with E85 will get you over 400whp easily.
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You dont NEED an exhaust for pro tune, but you can squeeze out a few HP with one.
thanks guys.. i was almost decided to go with meth but let me think again. i just want to make 400 whp with safe way. if exhaust + protune would make me to get 400 whp then i would just go that way.
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thanks guys.. i was almost decided to go with meth but let me think again. i just want to make 400 whp with safe way. if exhaust + protune would make me to get 400 whp then i would just go that way.
I can send you to the right dyno and you can make over 400WHP, it's just a number!
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