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      07-01-2017, 05:22 AM   #1
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Mod my E90

Hi, guys. I've been lurking around here for a while so thought I'd break my silence and make a mods thread. I drive an auto 2011 320i and have done a few basic mods since owning it. There are couple things I'm planning on doing soon like install a new exhaust system and angel eyes to replace the dull yellow lights.

Aside from cosmetic mods, I am mainly interested in improving the overall performance (everything under the hood is stock) but I'll need some guidance here from people who are more informed as I am certainly no expert. I know, I know, there's not much I can do for gains on a 320i other than make it 'sound' fast but I'm not looking to compete with an M5 for example, just make it decent enough to feel the way I like to drive.

Any input will be much appreciated! Thanks, fellas!


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- Gloss black grilles
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      07-01-2017, 05:23 AM   #2
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      07-01-2017, 08:14 AM   #3
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You'll wanna get some whistle tips. It's that whooo whooo!
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      07-01-2017, 05:28 PM   #4
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The wheel fitment looks spot on. I would go for some smoked out side repeaters.
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      07-01-2017, 10:39 PM   #5
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The wheel fitment looks spot on. I would go for some smoked out side repeaters.
I was thinking of blacking it out with some VHT Nightshades tinting spray paint.
Black on black on black
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      07-04-2017, 03:24 PM   #6
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did you have to roll your fenders? or does it not rub
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      07-04-2017, 07:59 PM   #7
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So putting Pirelli tires are considered a mod nowadays lol
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Here's a pretty good set of mods for an N/A E90:
-M3 control arms (Front upper and lower)
-M3 front sway bar
-Secondary cat delete
-Blacked out corners
-Un-plug battery overnight to re-learn driving style
-ECU Tune (combined with cat delete will probably make 20ish horsepower)
-Dinan throttle body
-Headers with high-flow cats or no cats
-With headers and upgraded throttle body you'll need a less restrictive intake as well. It's pretty easy to make your own with piping and a name-brand cone filter
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Surprising lack of "BUY A 335" answers. IISevv got you covered on performance mods. The biggest way to improve the driving feel of it would be suspension. An exhaust will make it a bit more fun as well. I'm not sure I would recommend pursuing power mods. The 320i is a fine car but simply isn't a powerful car and I don't think trying to make it something its not is a good investment. Personally I would put that money towards my next car. You have a sweet ride. Enjoy it for what it is. Make it pretty. Make it loud. Don't get bogged down in shit like horsepower figures and 0-60 times.
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Surprising lack of "BUY A 335" answers. IISevv got you covered on performance mods. The biggest way to improve the driving feel of it would be suspension. An exhaust will make it a bit more fun as well. I'm not sure I would recommend pursuing power mods. The 320i is a fine car but simply isn't a powerful car and I don't think trying to make it something its not is a good investment. Personally I would put that money towards my next car. You have a sweet ride. Enjoy it for what it is. Make it pretty. Make it loud. Don't get bogged down in shit like horsepower figures and 0-60 times.
Yeah, I have a 328i and I get tired of people saying "buy a 335"... Some of us would rather buy a 328 in cash than owe money for years on a 335, not to mention the insurance and maintenance costs a lot more. None of those mods will really make the car any faster persay but will make it more responsive and more fun
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Yeah, I have a 328i and I get tired of people saying "buy a 335"... Some of us would rather buy a 328 in cash than owe money for years on a 335, not to mention the insurance and maintenance costs a lot more. None of those mods will really make the car any faster persay but will make it more responsive and more fun
Same reasoning when I bought my 328i. Its my daily and does the job in style. I don't pretend its fast but also can't stand morons who see no value in it because "MY 335I IS SO FUCKING FAST ITS THE FASTEST CAR EVER BRO YOU DONT EVEN KNOW UNTIL YOU DRIVE ONE"
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