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      02-03-2014, 12:40 AM   #1
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What mods to do??

I have about $1050 and I was wondering if I should go with JB4 tuning or just do cosmetics and get Mtech bumpers, or csl rims. Any ideas?
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      02-03-2014, 01:07 AM   #3
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I have about $1050 and I was wondering if I should go with JB4 tuning or just do cosmetics and get Mtech bumpers, or csl rims. Any ideas?
What do you want most -- bling or performance?

If performance, you could get a JB4 and an intercooler for about that much which will make your 335 actually go faster.

If bling is your thing, you could probably pick up a decent set of used wheels with some tires with some life still in them OR some pretty body parts for that amount BUT probably not both.

Pick your poison and good luck!

OBTW, if you want to get an idea of what it costs to start modding your ride, take a look at what I've spent doing just a few things to the 2008 335i E90 (that I purchased just 6 weeks ago) here:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=935790

I've already spent over $3k on "fixing" up my ride and I'm looking at spending at least $6k by the time I'm "done." The costs to date are itemized in Post #27.

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Thanks for the help guys appreciate it
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      02-04-2014, 02:58 PM   #5
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Definitely JB4 and FMIC
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      02-04-2014, 03:14 PM   #6
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It really depends on what you're most interested in, going fast or looking good. Personally I'd do both but if I had to chose I'd go with the go fast bits
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      02-04-2014, 04:48 PM   #7
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If you look in the used parts, you can go full bolt on with jb4 for about $1,000 minus and exhaust
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nemesis I got a muffler delete and probably gunna get down pipes
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Good deal!

Just keep any eye out for a deal!
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      02-05-2014, 06:56 AM   #10
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OP, if you're going to get downpipes make sure you keep your stock ones for smog time.
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      02-05-2014, 10:20 AM   #11
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Silver07335, oh alright I'll remember that, thanks!
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BT cable for flash tune, DP's, FMIC, DCI, in-line 255 pump, E85. Remove the code entirely in the flash and pick up the BMS DP fix when it's smog time if you need readiness monitors. That should be about $1,000 all new stuff depending on where you shop. When you aren't poor anymore pick up the JB4 to make things easier and maximize the setup.

Ohh crap wrong forum, I see you mentioned cosmetics. I believe you should plastidip EVERYTHING. Stock is fast enough.
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      02-06-2014, 10:50 PM   #13
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Jb4 and dci for sure. With a small ethanol mix you're looking at dramatic gains
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used parts are your friend... i spent less than $800 on a new charge pipe, tcu falsh, procede unit, tial bov, and a vishnu pwm methanol kit. picking up a second set of downpipes this weekend and gutting them as well, less than $100.
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      02-08-2014, 01:51 AM   #15
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used parts are your friend... i spent less than $800 on a new charge pipe, tcu falsh, procede unit, tial bov, and a vishnu pwm methanol kit. picking up a second set of downpipes this weekend and gutting them as well, less than $100.
Where did you go to get the parts from?
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E92 N54 where do you get your used parts??
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      02-11-2014, 03:26 PM   #17
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Honestly, with this beast, I'd suggest keeping that 1k, or at least half of it, in a n54 reserve fund for when stuff breaks (don't ask how I know). Then, start building up again, or take half and get yourself some cool parts!

Most all suggestions from others here are right on though.
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I did a mix of both. Get JB4 and DCI and spend rest on cosmetics.
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I like the go fast parts, first.

Tune and Intake to start.
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Hey guys, sorry I didn't see the activity on this thread until today.

You don't need to spend big money to get gains, as I stated earlier "used parts are your friend".

Current Breakdown and Totals:

Procede REV 2.5
Price Paid (Including Shipping): $210
Condition Received: Used/Near Perfect
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Tips: All Procede units can be unlocked for free new, keep that in mind and do not pay extra for a unlocked unit. Rev 2.5 is more than enough, especially if you are a 6AT guy. 6MT guys can benefit from the Rev 3 because of its "No Lift Shift" and "Two-Step" (manual transmission only) options.

Vishnu PWM Methanol Kit
Price Paid (Including Shipping): $370
Condition Received: Used/Near Perfect
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VRSF Charge Pipe
Price Paid (Including Shipping): $160
Condition Received: New/Perfect
Source: VRSF
Tips: Best Charge Pipe for the $... Absolutely zero issues so far.

TiAL Q Blow-Off-Valve
Price Paid (Including Shipping): $90
Condition Received: Used/Near Perfect
Source: Local (Craigslist)
Tips: It's often better to source these locally or through eBay. Be aware of how to spot counterfeits as they do exist, also be aware of which spring(s) are included in the purchase. Purchase a TiAL QR if your want it to be louder... a TiAL Q can be converted into a QR (bottoms are sold separately through TiAL). (There is also a simple mod that can be done to your Q... which I am running currently.)

Dual Cone Intakes
Price Paid (Including Shipping): $60
Condition Received: New/Perfect
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Tips: S&B Filters are the same ones that come in the BMS kit. Order them directly through JEGS using their price match ($30 ea.) feature (Link to S&B Website) and take advantage of any seasonal promotions or coupons that offer "Free Shipping". Use a small length of scrap 2.25" pipe to form a coupler.

That is only $890 out of your pocket... of course do all the installations yourself...

I have also added:


Alpina TCU Flash / Paddle Coding
Price Paid (Including Shipping): $60
Condition Received: Functions as expected
Source: Cyberkaa (Local: Bay Area, CA)
Tips: Expands the gap between Drive and Drive Sports when compared to Stock. Tames the car while in Drive Mode which is extremely useful when paired with power increasing mods. From 0mph to 40mph... on average every 8mph it shifts one gear, keeping a smooth ride at low speeds as well as keeping RPMs low. In Sport Mode, shifts aggressively, rapidly, and keeps the vehicle in a good power band - Manual mode is also more responsive. IMO Recommended for higher HP vehicles, especially those that see a lot of low-speed/bumper-to-bumper traffic.

OEM Downpipes
Price Paid (Including Shipping): $100
Condition Received: Used/Near Perfect
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Tips: Instead of going with a aftermarket set of Downpipes, I decided to purchase a secondary set of OEM Downpipes. Take your time and carefully "Gut"/"De-Cat" the downpipes before installing, many DIY articles can be found online on the process (Google Search: "Piggie Pipe DIY"). Although rarely done in the E9x world (Vendors crying "Turbulence"), this is proven to provide power gains over stock as well as reducing back pressure + increased turbo life. IMO the stock downpipes are well designed and given the small size of the factory turbos, the stock 2.5" diameter is enough for the job. Fit perfectly, built in flex-points, cheap and police friendly (It's a CA thing ). $1k for downpipes? (Comparison: http://www.e90post.com/forums/attach...1&d=1198966404) [If your'e smart, sell the catalyst you "gutted" which is made up using a mixture of precious metals (including rhodium, palladium, and platinum) and make your money back...]

All this for $1050... or you can spend it on a painted bumper...
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E92 N54 thanks for all the advise and suggestions! I will definitaly look into them
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