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      06-08-2013, 01:39 AM   #1
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Must Do Mods

Interested to know members thoughts on must do mods or your fav for your exxxx

For me so far,

White Angle eyes lovely mod
Black Kidney grills look great imo

Performance Exhaust has so far been my fav Made a heap of difference... I love my PE

Intercooler 2nd fav mod so far, has smoothed out my car so much, combined with COBB IC Drive map, car feels great so smooth and the throttle is a lot more sensitive. Gear changes feel a lot smoother.

COBB/ Tune a little hit and miss for me... loved the bump but felt the car was off beat, uninstalled it as it was pissing me off... never tried others only commenting on COBB. Now I have the IC and running 402 maps liking the Cobb again..

LCI tail lights big improvment, equal 3rd fav Mod....

Interior Wrap black CF... 3rd fav mod love how it has turned out... I was never a fan of the wood grain.

Pedal Box, lots of fun, but makes me drive like a dick.

Rear mtec bar love it but till I get the front done feels a little out of place

Future plans
Painting wheels satin black
Performance steering wheel
Front Mtec bar with mtec air ducts

Chime in on your thoughts

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      06-08-2013, 02:59 AM   #2
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I would get the newer version led tail light
A proper paddles shift

And just want to ask something about performance mod, what are the basic mod for the 325i or 335i in term of performance?
Such as CAI with carbon fibre duct?

I have no idea about mod but I am after some simple mod for the car to bring the car more responsive or maybe better (such as any mod for a better air intake, better oil filter, thinking if that will help mitigating the engine workload?)
Anything that help maintain the performance of the car, not necessarily significantly increase horsepower, will be of my interest.
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      06-09-2013, 02:10 AM   #3
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My favourites have been:

Performance: Cobb
Sound: AE Downpipes paired with CPE pods
Looks: Forgestar Super Deep Concave wheels

Must do's:
Tune
Black grills
Angel eyes
Coil overs
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      06-09-2013, 07:22 AM   #4
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Performance:
1. Tune
2. Dump pipes
3. PE exhaust

Suspension:
1. Coilovers
2. M3 control arms

Exterior:
1. Rims
2. BMW performance spoiler
3. Vinyl Roof
4. AE's

Interior:
1. M3 paddles
2. CF interior trim
3. Coding
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      06-09-2013, 07:46 AM   #5
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Performance:
1. Tune
2. Dump pipes
3. PE exhaust

Suspension:
1. Coilovers
2. M3 control arms

Exterior:
1. Rims
2. BMW performance spoiler
3. Vinyl Roof
4. AE's

Interior:
1. M3 paddles
2. CF interior trim
3. Coding

Add the LCI's in the exterior as number 1 i reckon

Best mod list!
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      06-09-2013, 07:48 AM   #6
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My favourites have been:

Performance: Cobb
Sound: AE Downpipes paired with CPE pods
Looks: Forgestar Super Deep Concave wheels

Must do's:
Tune
Black grills
Angel eyes
Coil overs
May I ask what is a COBB please?
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      06-09-2013, 09:33 AM   #7
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May I ask what is a COBB please?
I believe it is one of the plug in ECU tunes you can buy.

Also are the stock exhaust very restrictive from factory?

This is my 1st BMW (Euro Car), so I'm not very familar with them, but with my old R33 it had a pea-size stock exhuast & replacing that with an aftermarket 3" TBE gave noticable increase in power & response.
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      06-10-2013, 09:16 AM   #8
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Performance:
JB4
AR downpipes
BMS DCI

Exterior:
LUX v3 angel eyes
19" GTC matte black wheels
Gloss black grills
Vinyl wrap window trim
Carbon fiber mirrors
Carbon fiber front lip
Trunk m3 lip

Interior:
Alcantara BMW performance shift boot
Alcantara wheel trim

Best mod would have to be JB4 combined with DPs
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      06-10-2013, 09:45 AM   #9
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I only did some exterior work on my car:

Full OEM M-Sport body kit with after market M3 side
Black paint window trim
LUX v3 angel eyes
Carbon fibre m3 lip
Carbon fibre grille
OEM BMW Performance big brake kit yellow 6pot front and 2pot rear
OEM Hamann front bar
Coli over
A.G 19in wheels 19x8.5, 19x9.5 with Dunlop Maxx Sport GT 19/35/245, 19/30/265

Performance:
None! As for the N52 N/A forget it.

Still to come

Carbon fibre front lip
Carbon fibre dual exhaust diffuser
Custom Magna Flow muffler with dual 3.5inch out
AFE intake

If there's anything i want to MOD? Yep, sell the 325 and buy an M car.

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      06-10-2013, 09:49 AM   #10
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Performance:
JB4
AR downpipes
BMS DCI

Exterior:
LUX v3 angel eyes
19" GTC matte black wheels
Gloss black grills
Vinyl wrap window trim
Carbon fiber mirrors
Carbon fiber front lip
Trunk m3 lip

Interior:
Alcantara BMW performance shift boot
Alcantara wheel trim

Best mod would have to be JB4 combined with DPs
Blagz,

how r u finding the PE?
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      06-10-2013, 09:53 AM   #11
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I believe it is one of the plug in ECU tunes you can buy.

Also are the stock exhaust very restrictive from factory?

This is my 1st BMW (Euro Car), so I'm not very familar with them, but with my old R33 it had a pea-size stock exhuast & replacing that with an aftermarket 3" TBE gave noticable increase in power & response.
Comes with a true dual exhaust from the factory. Change your cats to Down Pipes and do a secondary cat delete if you want performance benefits. Just changing out the exhaust doesn't really do much for these cars.
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      06-10-2013, 07:54 PM   #12
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Full OEM M-Sport body kit with after market M3 side
Would love to see this in person mate!
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      06-10-2013, 07:56 PM   #13
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Add the LCI's in the exterior as number 1 i reckon
Agreed!

Don't know how i forgot them from the list!!
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      06-11-2013, 12:44 AM   #14
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Would love to see this in person mate!
I cant wait to meet you boys, but got to wait till 13/07 @Advan open day. Again, if you guys have any plan on the weekend or weekdays after work, let me know and I'd be more then happy to join up
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Blagz,

how r u finding the PE?
Still waiting on the shipment mate, should be this week. Looking forward to it
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Still waiting on the shipment mate, should be this week. Looking forward to it
.... love rolling down the st windows down in DS dropping thottle burbling it up! i look like a wank but i love it!
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.... love rolling down the st windows down in DS dropping thottle burbling it up! i look like a wank but i love it!
Haha yes, even does that now with DPs, I can imagine the PE will just add to it. Hopefully not too loud. How is yours after settling in?
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Haha yes, even does that now with DPs, I can imagine the PE will just add to it. Hopefully not too loud. How is yours after settling in?
great man, loud where i want it but not over the top.... i don't have DPs though, heard that makes it more grrrrrrr...... sounds great when WOT! when u first hear it it might stun u abit... mine did but it grows on u real fast.
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.... love rolling down the st windows down in DS dropping thottle burbling it up! i look like a wank but i love it!
May I know what is the DS?
I know PE is the BMW performance exhaust...
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.... love rolling down the st windows down in DS dropping thottle burbling it up! i look like a wank but i love it!
May I know what is the DS?
I know PE is the BMW performance exhaust...
Down shift
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Down shift
And I guess DP is down pipe?
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Down shift
DS is (drive sport) sport mode, where you put your gear in drive, but then move it to the left. Then you have manual control via the console or the paddle shifters.
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