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      11-27-2012, 09:22 PM   #1
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1,500$$ to spend, what to buy next?

I have a 07 E92, its my daily driver so keep that in mind. i have the jb4, dp, dci...i have been looking at intercoolers, coil overs, rims an a double din navi set up. All these an more are on my to do list but for christmas im buying myself something in this price range. Whats the one thing you guys have that is a must buy first?
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      11-27-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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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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FMIC or wheels.
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      11-27-2012, 09:29 PM   #4
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+1 on FMIC. Mike or Jeff have great deals on FMIC. Maybe chargepipe and dvs as well.
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      11-27-2012, 09:30 PM   #5
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      11-27-2012, 09:31 PM   #6
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Being that it's winter and you're in philly, I'd wait on the FMIC and meth. If you don't have the sport option then coils are a very easy choice.

Put some money into suspension, you will be happy you did.
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      11-27-2012, 09:34 PM   #7
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There are so many choices for a fmic an the prices range so dramatically, to be honest i was gonna go with a cheaper one. I dont wanna get into the fmic debate though.
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      11-27-2012, 09:36 PM   #8
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I have been leaning toward the suspension or the double din kit, wheel should wait till summer an i agree with the temps in philly for the fmic
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FMIC. helps performance and longevity of the engine
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      11-27-2012, 09:43 PM   #10
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Do you have an oil cooler? I are you're 07
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Temps are cool now so look into getting something fun instead of functional/power. This is assuming you're gonna buy those things down the road anyways.

Double din Nav?
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      11-27-2012, 09:49 PM   #12
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no oil cooler, or oil catch can yet
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i would love the double din nav , but from what i have seen so far the best fitting kit puts the climate control on the top an im not sure how much i would like that, would prefer on the bottom!
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Concerning coils, since it is winter, it doesn't make sense to lower the car at least in my opinion. Also some coils aren't rust proof so all that salt during the winter will be bad for it. Just my opinion.
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never thought about that point on the coils ....thanks
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VRSF 7in intercooler and oil cooler.
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Keep it in Philly -- Head over to Helix & get their FMIC. Chances are they'll install it too if you buy it directly from them
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JB4 G5 upgrade, VRSF 7in FMIC and VRSF Downpipes?

I'm planning on getting the G5 upgrade and FMIC this christmas and getting BMS DCI, VRSF DPs, BMS OCC installed when I get back to school in Jan. after winter break.
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Rims and tires. Power is nothing without traction
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You need an intercooler badly, if you care about your car and your engine. Right now your IATs are sky high and your engine suffers. Also the ECU has correction tables based on IAT (I looked at Cobb ATR tables), you will likely always have less power than possible except the first run at the track (maybe).
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