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      02-20-2012, 01:18 AM   #23
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However, there were minor upgrades to the 09 version of the engine. Mainly westgates.
I didn't know that. Thanks.

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Can you kill mustangs and evos? and i read up a lot about the cobb that it doesn't hold boost that you want it to see when you have bigger downpipes?
Be honest with you cobb is magic!!! i killed a lot of cars including x5m,amgs,evos, etc. Go for it and you won't be dissappointed!!!!
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      02-20-2012, 09:32 PM   #25
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Be honest with you cobb is magic!!! i killed a lot of cars including x5m,amgs,evos, etc. Go for it and you won't be dissappointed!!!!
Shit ok nice!!! what mods do you have done?
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One thing with the LCI (Life Cycle Impulse ie facelift 09 up) is that the rear track was extended and you can't get as aggressive wheels/tires in the rear. M-Tech package cars a pretty hard to find used (at least in the northeast). If it was me, I would be looking for a 08 335i with the sport package and just upgrade to LCI mtech exterior parts later as well as the shift knob and steering wheel. Just my 2 cents.
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      02-20-2012, 10:45 PM   #27
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One thing with the LCI (Life Cycle Impulse ie facelift 09 up) is that the rear track was extended and you can't get as aggressive wheels/tires in the rear. M-Tech package cars a pretty hard to find used (at least in the northeast). If it was me, I would be looking for a 08 335i with the sport package and just upgrade to LCI mtech exterior parts later as well as the shift knob and steering wheel. Just my 2 cents.
Oh i see what size wheels are on the Msport pack 18x8? and what size is the base wheels? for the on 09
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Oh i see what size wheels are on the Msport pack 18x8? and what size is the base wheels? for the on 09
I believe there are multiple options but someone else chime in if I'm wrong. The base for sport pack is 17x8 front and 17x8.5 rear. Then the 18"option is 18x8, 18x8.5. Then there is a 19" option for the M-Tech which is 19x8, 19x8.5.
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Oh i see what size wheels are on the Msport pack 18x8? and what size is the base wheels? for the on 09
I believe there are multiple options but someone else chime in if I'm wrong. The base for sport pack is 17x8 front and 17x8.5 rear. Then the 18"option is 18x8, 18x8.5. Then there is a 19" option for the M-Tech which is 19x8, 19x8.5.
I have the 18inch staggered set up on my 09 sport package.
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Stupid iPhone... I have the 18x8 staggered set up on my 09. Nothing changed from 08 to 09 with wheels.
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      02-21-2012, 12:58 PM   #31
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Lots of stuff going on in here, is OP talking about E90 or E92?
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      02-21-2012, 01:28 PM   #32
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Well there very nice but they understeer alot the
AWD is FWD bias with open diffs
It's really heavy
There's no warranty
The transmission tends to very weak
There's not a lot a people that deal with them for parts
They tend to overheat
The turbo is shitty
It's kinda slow past 125mph.
I drove it for about aweek
All spot-on criticisms. I'd also add that the turning circle on the S60R is huge (8 ft wider than the 390) because the platform is the same as they use in the larger S80. It is big enough that it makes parking the thing an incredible pain.

I drove an S60R for a year after selling my e46. I just sold it this month in favor of an 08 335xi coupe. It's a world of difference.
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      02-21-2012, 06:34 PM   #33
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Shit ok nice!!! what mods do you have done?
Just cobb ap for now waiting for dp's & intercooler, to get access to stage2+ maps!
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      02-22-2012, 01:42 AM   #34
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All spot-on criticisms. I'd also add that the turning circle on the S60R is huge (8 ft wider than the 390) because the platform is the same as they use in the larger S80. It is big enough that it makes parking the thing an incredible pain.

I drove an S60R for a year after selling my e46. I just sold it this month in favor of an 08 335xi coupe. It's a world of difference.
LMAFO i almost hit a curb on the test drive so yeah it sucks
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Just cobb ap for now waiting for dp's & intercooler, to get access to stage2+ maps!
SICK!!!!
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SICK!!!!
I know it has to be on another level
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Stupid iPhone... I have the 18x8 staggered set up on my 09. Nothing changed from 08 to 09 with wheels.
Oh F18x8 R19x8?
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I want to run 18x8.5 or 18x9 all around can i do this without mods?
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I want to run 18x8.5 or 18x9 all around can i do this without mods?
18x8.5 isn't a problem with the right offsets. 18x9 is a little harder usually requiring rolling and camber in the front. The rear has no problem.
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18x8.5 isn't a problem with the right offsets. 18x9 is a little harder usually requiring rolling and camber in the front. The rear has no problem.
Sweet i drive my cars very very hard so lots of grips is needed for mountain roads, on ramps and some track use. idk is it will be as nice as my 350z RIP...
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18x8.5 isn't a problem with the right offsets. 18x9 is a little harder usually requiring rolling and camber in the front. The rear has no problem.
What wheels would you buy?
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Depending upon the options you want, the '09 models have very noticeable improvements in the iDrive system, Navigation is on a hard drive instead of DVD, and there are some nice exterior tweaks as well
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Depending upon the options you want, the '09 models have very noticeable improvements in the iDrive system, Navigation is on a hard drive instead of DVD, and there are some nice exterior tweaks as well
It's the way to go
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What wheels would you buy?
Well in my opinion, you can't go wrong with Apex-Arc8's but unfortunately, they don't make a 18x9 with offsets favorable for our cars unless you want to run spacers. They balance light weight with price pretty well. I'm not into Japanese wheel designs but if you are, and have alot of cash, that's another good light weight option. You can also go with Forgestars which will make you wheels with custom offsets if you can wait and have a good amount of cash. Any way you look at it, you're going to be limited to a 255mm tire in the front (without work) and those fit on 18x8.5's. And by the way, square is better for handling, as these cars have quite a bit of understeer from the factory.
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