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View Poll Results: Which combo to get w ~$4k
Full RD Sport Quads & BBS CH wheels 2 9.52%
Full RD Sport Quads & KW V3 / H&R Front sways 5 23.81%
Quaife LSD & Full RD Sport quads 8 38.10%
Quaife LSD & KWV3 / Front Sways 6 28.57%
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      07-03-2007, 10:34 PM   #1
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POLL: What would you do with ~$4K in mods

I have some money to drop and I was thinking about doing the RD sport Quads and some BBS CH's but then I got the thinking and I'm wondering if it's worth the money considering the gains are not much. and the CH's are on back order so Chime in people tell me what your dreams are. Even if it's a suspension I have Coilovers but might want to try something else out just for kicks. Lemme know folks.thanks

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Downpipes to go faster Jon! ahahah

how the coilovers treatin ya?
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Well you've got a PROcede already, so you don't need that.
You've got suspension already so you don't need that.

If you are still running on the stock wheels/tires, I'd change those.
For under $2K you can get a nice set of 19" wheels and tires. May I suggest the 19" CSL reps with General Exclaim UHP tires. Great performance upgrade in all respects.

Then with the additional $2k or so you have left over, consider the Quaife LSD. $1700 plus shipping and about $600 to install.
If you have a welded diff. then you'll need to spend a bit more or not install the LSD.

I like the RD sport exhaust with quad tips so that's not a bad option either.
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Well you've got a PROcede already, so you don't need that.
You've got suspension already so you don't need that.

If you are still running on the stock wheels/tires, I'd change those.
For under $2K you can get a nice set of 19" wheels and tires. May I suggest the 19" CSL reps with General Exclaim UHP tires. Great performance upgrade in all respects.

Then with the additional $2k or so you have left over, consider the Quaife LSD. $1700 plus shipping and about $600 to install.
If you have a welded diff. then you'll need to spend a bit more or not install the LSD.

I like the RD sport exhaust with quad tips so that's not a bad option either.
Hey Driver, I ended up putting those tires on my A4... not bad at all for the price to be honest!

LSD is going in my car within the next 2 weeks... cant wait!
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      07-03-2007, 10:54 PM   #5
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Glad you liked the Generals.
I think I proved on my sedan they're pretty great for the price and work well with the 335i's

I've gotten dozens of PM's from people after the Famoso day asking me about the Generals and how I liked them.
I think I swayed most all of them to get the Generals as well.

I still occasionally get a PM asking me about my experience with them, but the word is now out that they are by far the best "bang for the buck" tire you can buy.

Now that I got my Coupe, my Quaife LSD that's been sitting in my garage for months is begging to into the car. But with the welded diff. it's a bit tougher. I'm trying to work on getting a non-welded diff to swap with so I can install the LSD.
Hopefully in the next month or so.

Let me know when you get the LSD installed.
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      07-04-2007, 01:46 AM   #7
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El Debarge says, "Quaife LSD."
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      07-04-2007, 02:08 AM   #8
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How the hell do you know if you have a welded diff or not?
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Turboback, Intercooler, Intake
Re wheels, 18 inch is lighter. You can also go forged and light 19", but its not faster. The new PZero.
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I already have 19's btw.
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Downpipes to go faster Jon! ahahah

how the coilovers treatin ya?
toss me a set on the house the CO's are cool especially after I got the sways installed.
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If I was you i would go for

1) Procede
2) Hartge LSD
3) Hamman quads

here you go...you have a kickin-ass 335i
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Hartge LSD? U kidding, right?

First of all I doubt there is s/t like Hartge LSD. AFAIK they dont manufacture trannies nor LSD's, so it's more likely a Drexler unit.

And to buy it for 3.500$ (what I heard), when U have a similar (or better) unit from quaife for half of the price... U could use the spared $$ to buy s/t else, or maybe to get a nonwelded replacement, if U're not the lucky one w/o it...

I'd put it this way,
1. Quaife LSD
2. Piggy ECU (U already have)
3. Riss turboback
4. whatever catback (U already have)
5. coilovers (U already have)
6. rear swaybar
7. intercooler (when Turbonetics or someone else releases finally a high flow one with proven gains)
8. sport air filter
9. some nice lighter wheels with stickier tires for track days
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50. Dymag carbon magnesium wheels (whoaaaa, really sexy, cca 10 grands for a set)
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100. intake (when U reach 650HP and wont have anything else to waste money for)
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tires, tires, tires...

there is never enough traction when you need it.
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I have some money to drop and I was thinking about doing the RD sport Quads and some BBS CH's but then I got the thinking and I'm wondering if it's worth the money considering the gains are not much. and the CH's are on back order so Chime in people tell me what your dreams are. Even if it's a suspension I have Coilovers but might want to try something else out just for kicks. Lemme know folks.thanks
That would depend on what u want the car to end up as...

a track car - would need the downpipes, 17 or 18 in light wheels (like volks) and slicks, and LSD... maybe BBK

a "show" car - would need a new A/V system in the car with new speakers, amps, sub, tv, etc...

Although i am not personally into it, maybe its for u...

a "street" car - u already have it with Proceed , coils, wheels, etc.... so don't spend it on ur car and invest it... wisely.
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get a shop to custom fab bigger turbos on your car. Be one of the first...
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Hey Driver, I ended up putting those tires on my A4... not bad at all for the price to be honest!

LSD is going in my car within the next 2 weeks... cant wait!
Exclaims are great. I run 275/30/19's on the rear of my M3 on CSL replicas. (245's up front). Does anyone know if I can take the wheels/tires of my M3 and install them on my 335i without any clearance/offset problems?
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Hartge LSD? U kidding, right?

First of all I doubt there is s/t like Hartge LSD. AFAIK they dont manufacture trannies nor LSD's, so it's more likely a Drexler unit.

And to buy it for 3.500$ (what I heard), when U have a similar (or better) unit from quaife for half of the price... U could use the spared $$ to buy s/t else, or maybe to get a nonwelded replacement, if U're not the lucky one w/o it...
The most important thing to an LSD is its set-up, right? Would you trust anyone to set-it-up for you?? Personaly i wouldn't as i dont believe that there many engineers having the knowledge doing so.
The Hartge's one comes to you ready to install as it has been already tuned from Hartges technicians before shipping. So it's not actually who manufactures the differial but who's setting it up. Anyway i believe that Hartge wouldn't pick the wrong material wouldn't they.
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is there any wrong material?

and the LSDs are set up for the specific car type from the manufacturer, no need (and I'd say no possibility) for further setup. at least quaife is a direct bolt-on, if U dont have the welded stock diff...
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I'd do a simple $65 mod, downpipes, and invest the rest.
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I'd do a simple $65 mod, downpipes, and invest the rest.
Terry, c'mon... what about to invest the time U loose here to some further R&D? Even the best joke stops to be funny after heard 100 times...
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