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      01-07-2013, 06:17 AM   #23
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My "other two cents":
What you contemplate is a lot of money for a used 328i.....and, it doesn't sound like you've locked yourself in to a car. Many of us commit to a car, thinking it's great, bone stock, and later decide to make changes to it to keep things interesting. In your case, it sounds like you haven't bought a car and you're laying out all the things you'll do after you buy it.

If it were me, I would look at the cost of 328i + 15k plus mods and think there are plenty of other cars in that price range (besides a 335i) that are likely superior to the 328i. Before committing to your plan, I'd be out testing a used Audi TTS, a used M3, a used Cayman, a used....
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      01-07-2013, 08:25 AM   #24
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I believe so. Even if it doesn't, it also doesn't have TWIN TURBO, meaning there is much less chance of having any issues with these bushings.
Checked into it, you were wrong.
Same part number on the front control arms and swaybar.

Next time why don't you check your facts before you preach. Where did you hear that?

And yes, having way less power/energy to transmit to the suspension usually means it will last longer.

Good luck on your endeavor.

The 335i is more of a DIY'ers car. Many of the issues that go along with it can be done yourself, taking it to the dealer for every issue would be expensive. Especially since most dealers' techs are complete morons.




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      01-12-2013, 08:41 PM   #25
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      01-13-2013, 01:53 AM   #26
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If you are spending this type of money, why not get it tuned by the company over in Germany? I cant remember their name off the top of my head, but v supposedly they can tune the engine to over 270hp.

Also there is a company that sells a stroker kit that will get you 300+HP.

These guys claim 270 HP and + 60 Nm from the US N52 for 1.800,00

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      01-13-2013, 02:02 AM   #27
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And your car doesn't even have factory xenon and you're spending all this money on it? Have fun blinding everyone with your two big blobs of blue ricer light.
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      01-13-2013, 09:51 AM   #29
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      01-13-2013, 08:25 PM   #30
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      01-15-2013, 01:05 AM   #31
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N51 SULEV has the 3-stage intake manifold, gets better MPG, and produces the same horsepower AT A LOWER COMPRESSION RATIO, meaning it has more potential than the N52 engine.
Interesting take but a bit off. You have more parts to change on the N51 to create power. In addition, a 3 stage intake is more effective on a higher compression engine, i.e. the 2006 330i and the N52 in the X3 that has less restrictive emissions parts. You are really kind of pigeon holed on the N51, especially when you go for smog. SULEV engines don't really get better mpg, it is made for better emissions and gains in mpg are through the non dct transmission which keeps revs down, if you drive in a spirited manner and keep the rpms in the power band, you wont yield higher mpg.
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      02-26-2014, 01:43 PM   #32
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Here it is: my finalized modification list. All of the criticism about the 328i being inferior to the 335i has been received (but disregarded), so hopefully we can all move on from this :mad:

Features:

Engine: N51 (SULEV, let's goooooooo!)
Transmission: Automatic
Drivetrain: RWD
Exterior Color: White or Black - not sure yet. suggestions?

Modifications - Exterior:

Matte Black Kidney Grills for E90 LCI: $100 -- I HAVE PLASTIDIPPED MINE FOR ONLY $5(link)
BMW OEM M-Tech Aero Kit (Front Bumper, Side Skirts, Rear Bumper): $2140 -- DIDN'T NEED THIS COZ I HAVE M SPORT PACKAGE. (link)
3D Design Carbon Fiber Diffuser for 2-tip Exhaust (Matte Black): $1440 -- YOU CAN GET THIS FROM JL-MOTORING FOR $279 WITH REAL CARBON FIBER AS WELL(link)
3D Design Front Lip Spoiler (Matte Black): $1050 -- YOU CAN GET THIS FROM JL-MOTORING FOR $450 AS WELL (link)
Karbonwerke CSL Style BootLid for LCI E90: $1300 (link)
BMW Carbon Fiber Roundel Overlays - $45 -- SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT (link)
Carbon Fiber Mirror Covers: $170 -- SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT(link)
Vorsteiner BMW E90 Vented Race Hood (1x1 Mesh, Single Sided): $1300 (link)
AutoTecknic Painted Side Bumper Reflectors: $60 -- YOU CAN DO THIS YOURSELF AND SAVE MONEY(link)
BMW E90 Painted Front Bumper Reflectors: $65 -- AGAIN DIY (link)
Vorsteiner Carbon Fiber License Plate Frame w/ logo: $55 -- THIS IS CHEAPER THAN THE BMW CARBON FIBER FRAME! YAY!(link)
Pre-Painted Key Hole Covers for BMW E9X: $35 (link)
Carbon Fiber Vinyl Door Sills: $50 (link)
BMW License LEDs: $25 (link)

Modifications - Interior:

Escort Passport 9500ix Radar/Laser Detector (Blue Display): $475 (link)
E90 Full LED Interior Kit: $75 -- CHECK WWW.SUPERBRIGHTLEDS.COM(link)
AC Schnitzer Aluminum Pedals: $100 (link)

Modifications - Wheels / Tires / Suspension:

SUMMER:

Avant Garde M359 Wheels 19 Silver [F: 19x9 ET35, R: 19x10 ET38]: $1100 (link)
Hankook Ventus V12 EVO K110 Tires (F: 235/35/19, R: 265/30/19): $1000 (link)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System: $250 -- YOU CAN USE YOUR EXISTING TPMS(link)

WINTER:

Factory Wheels (Either 16 or 17)
Bridgestone Blizzak Tires (confirm size with TireRack before purchasing)

KW Variant 1 Coilover System: $1500 (link)
Tire Garage: $50 (link)

Modifications - Lighting:

Lux H8 LED Angel Eye Upgrade v3: $245 -- IF THIS IS NOT THE ADJUSTABLE ONE, THEN THIS IS A RIP OFF. I GOT MY ADJUSTABLE LUX LED FOR $220 FROM THEM(link)
Philips 5000K Capsule D1S HID Bulbs: $140 (link)
Philips Crystal Vision 9006 HID Bulbs: $35 (link)
WeissLicht LED Turn Signal Bulbs (Front): $70 (link)
E92-Lighting LED Turn Signal Bulbs (Side): $6 (link)

Modifications - Performance:

BMW Performance Intake: $850 (link)
K&N Replacement Air Filter: $50 -- WHY WOULD YOU NEED THIS? THE BMW PI HAS FILTER ALREADY(link)
Eisenmann Racing Exhaust BMW E90 335i: $2200 (link)
*will require custom work to allow 335-type exhaust (one tip on each side)*
Active Autowerke E9X Performance Software: $500 (link)
BMW OEM Front Strut Tower Brace: $260 (link)

Modifications - Mechanic Services:

Paint carbon fiber parts with clear coat to prevent from yellowing
3M ClearBra
Convert 328i-type exhaust to 335i-type exhaust (one tip on each side)
Hardwire Escort Passport 9500ix Radar Detector
Fully black out headlights (delete amber corner if legal)
35% tint
Paint side-view mirror caps
Paint calipers matte black
Carbon fiber wrapped interior

Hope you can all benefit from this, and I hope we can all improve on this to the point of perfection! 3-series FTW!
I have an Alpine White E90 LCI and based on some of your mods, I am looking forward on how you split your exhaust. Good luck!
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