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      03-05-2010, 12:57 AM   #89
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Will BMW Performance seats ever make there way to the states?

Will BMW Performance ever offer a titanium exhaust system similar the one on the GTS?

Will BMW Performance ever offer parts that reduce weight, or delete options on the car? I.e. Center console with arm rest delete like the GTS.

Will BMW Performance offer complete carbon fiber replacement items such as hoods, trunks, door panels etc?
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      03-05-2010, 03:47 AM   #90
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Just make them understand that bmw performance parts must increase PERFORMANCES of the car in the best way possible!
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      03-05-2010, 05:46 AM   #91
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Why you don"t offer performance parts for bmw x3 e83?
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      03-05-2010, 07:06 AM   #92
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When's the 335is due to go on sale?
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      03-05-2010, 07:29 AM   #93
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Brakes for the 335i.
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      03-05-2010, 09:23 AM   #94
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can u tell us when the time is ready which questions will be selected or asked?
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      03-05-2010, 10:07 AM   #95
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im hearing a lot of people ask about the performance brakes being made available for the 335. isn't it true that the standard brake on the 335 are better than the performance brakes?
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      03-05-2010, 10:26 AM   #96
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im hearing a lot of people ask about the performance brakes being made available for the 335. isn't it true that the standard brake on the 335 are better than the performance brakes?
Yeah, Highflyr (another member on here who works at my local dealership) informed of that as well, as I was considering getting a set for my own car. He recommended against getting them, as he has tested both and his own (he also drives an E90 335 with the stock brakes) stop better in his opinion. That's why I really wanted to know about possibilities for my own car, because it would be really nice if they offered them. Maybe some M3 variants, or something
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      03-05-2010, 10:37 AM   #97
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A kit to install M3 LSD -- half shaft links and drive shaft piece. Not sure what the software would involve, must be difficult to program DST/DCT.

If parts pricing for complete LSD is under 2K msrp, 1700 w/ discounts at Tischer etc., then it will be very successful. Labor would be about $400, but one could swap rear sub-frame bushings, rear sway, etc. at same time and save.
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      03-05-2010, 11:42 AM   #98
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can u tell us when the time is ready which questions will be selected or asked?
March 14th at 3PM EST.
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is anyone doing this for the 1 series.
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#1 LSD for a reasonable price, $1800 only if its a clutch type, no more than $1500 if it isn't. It shouldn't be too pricey since the production runs on such a part are going to probably be greater than what Wavetrac could produce (though I am still waiting on Wavetrac at the moment for their automatic differential).
#2 make such things as boost pressure, tire pressure (for all four tires individually, hell Dodge's and Chevrolet's have it on their cars that cost far less), oil pressure, air/fuel ratio, voltage, etc available as added menus on the Performance Steering wheel. If none of those, at least boost pressure and oil pressure. If not maybe a gauge cluster where the ashtray is currently located. (no more than $)1000 for the cluster and gauges (no more than $100 if the panel is made out of carbon fiber).
#3 Make non-runflats an option with a kit similar to ContiComfort. Make the M series tires available for non M cars. Non-runflats should be made standard, with runflats as a convenience option.
#4, Performance seats with harness and harness bar. (no more than $1000 for each set, no more than $2000 if fitted with airbags as standard) should probably use same setup and type of seat as (featured in the M3 GTS.
#5 Uprated performance turbos (i.e. bigger turbine wheels or a sequential system, one small turbo for daily driving scenarios and one big one for when you get on it) or software (reflash of the current Performance Power Kit) Cost is up to BMW, no more than $3k but must make significant gains (around 400hp/400 ft.lb. torque)
#6 Make real lightweight wheels, the style 313s aren't that light and cost more than wheels that are a good 6 pounds lighter.
#7 A bolt-on rollcage (4 or 6 point ) would be nice to see (no more than $1500 primed and painted)
#8 A strut bar that actually clears the stock airbox, its not fair the 128i get it when most of the performance minded buyers own cars with the turbo motor. Also a rear strut bar would be nice to see.
#9 An intake kit similar to Dinan,still a closed intake, but with a cold air intake (something that can also route around the BMW Performance Power kit) or a ram air intake sort of like the one on the M3, with hood as well.
#10 Vented hood, with possible closable vents either by user or automatically as with the rain sensors.
there is no way that the some of these options would be viable. performance seats for 1k? vented race hood? roll cage for 1500? i doubt BMW would make these options available, let alone that cheap.

maybe with way higher prices?
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is anyone doing this for the 1 series.
Don't worry, I am doing this for all recent models. So you 1 series folks are included!
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      03-05-2010, 03:58 PM   #102
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Why cant the cars be ordered from the factory with the Performance parts rather than customers having to pay twice ie: They already have the wheels that came with the car but if they want the Performance wheels then they will have paid for 2 sets from BMW. Same with steering wheel, bumpers, suspension etc.

Let us order it from the factory!
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      03-05-2010, 04:15 PM   #103
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I was at the Geneva Auto Show today and BMW told me there will be a BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Air Intake.
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3. Boost Gauge or option to upgrade cars cpu to read boost
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Remote start factory option
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I was at the Geneva Auto Show today and BMW told me there will be a BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Air Intake.
For the 335?
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I was at the Geneva Auto Show today and BMW told me there will be a BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Air Intake.
CF? $$$$$$
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Will BMW Performance bring out some performance kits for diesels? chiptuning, intercooler.. ?

Will the Performance seats be available in different colors?
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