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      03-09-2010, 02:37 PM   #1
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Ok, So i've come up with a list of mods that I think would make the car perform a bit more sportier than the stock 1er without "ricing" it out too much. What do you guys think? I'm seriously considering getting all this done soon.

Has anyone truly seen a real improvement from installing an aftermarket intake?

Still deciding on an exhaust...too many choices. IMO i love the stock sound, if i can get that same sound in a more performance oriented setup i'd be happy

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Non Run Flats
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Exhaust Still Deciding
Front Sway Bar-any ideas?
OS Giken LSD
Suspension still deciding a good setup
CP-E Downpipes(big maybe only for efficiency)
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      03-09-2010, 03:24 PM   #2
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Honestly if you are going to run DP's and other mods then do the JB3 since it adapts to those mods and the JB+ will not. You will only be able to run the JB+ at 50% safely with socal 91 and you can run the JB3 on map 3 which with the 2.0 software will give you more power and better overall performance. As far as codes go you can toss a code with a JB+ set above 50% just as easy as with a JB3 on map 3. The car will run like you want it to with the JB3.
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      03-09-2010, 03:31 PM   #3
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i agree...go with something stronger than JB+...either Procede/JB3/GIAC Flash
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dump the JB+ and go for the jb3
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Ok, So i've come up with a list of mods that I think would make the car perform a bit more sportier than the stock 1er without "ricing" it out too much. What do you guys think? I'm seriously considering getting all this done soon.

haven't really decided where to get the downpipes and cat back exhaust from......any ideas?

I'm also thinking the stock intake is pretty damn good and I may not even need an aftermarket one.

Non Run Flat Tires
Suspension Upgrade-what suspension do you guys recommend?
Intake with Downpipes/Exhaust/Intercooler
JB+
BOV/Chargepipe
OS Giken LSD
Non RUN CRAPS for sure
KW Variant 2s are awesome for suspension upgrade
some DCI, you wont go wrong with Either CP-E or AR for DPs.
dump the JB+ for JB3 if you're doing the above... as others have said
Allot of people go for the Stett, but I highly recommend ER for their charge pipe... they make incredible products.
I'll do a Wavetrac LSD.. (My next mod)

And I'll throw in an FMIC if you can afford it.. prevent heat soak and keep performance..
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      03-10-2010, 11:21 AM   #6
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Vorshlag CAMBER PLATES are a must. A good set of coil overs and springs. Front sway is a must as well. Really depends on what you would like to do with the car. As far as intakes, I installed an Injen intake and it did add some throttle response... just my $0.02... let me know if you have any other questions.
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      03-10-2010, 11:25 AM   #7
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i went with the JB+ at 90% for over 4 months on 94 octance and no codes thrown, but I certainly agree ive just upgraded to JB3 and the difference is astounding, do it once and do it right you will not be disappointed with the JB3 its unreal
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      03-10-2010, 12:22 PM   #8
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Caution about DP, some dealers may denial any Engine / HPFP warranty repair.

JB3 is a must or any ECU tune. A nice cat back exhaust would be a "sound" improvemet. Replace the front sway bar first and say if you would like to go further to modify the suspension since it will be the most expensive items on your list (next to LSD) and it is not an easy DIY.
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whats the big deal about downpipes? i know about emissions but I dont see how they could cause problems esp HPFP failures.
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whats the big deal about downpipes? i know about emissions but I dont see how they could cause problems esp HPFP failures.
Logic would dictate that since there is less back pressure in the exhaust system by using DPs that engine would'nt need to work as hard as it does in stock form, actually increasing engine longevity.

Too bad logic is the last thing on BMW's mind when it comes to voiding your warrenty.

PS, I wouldnt do a tune unless I had the proper supporting mods, FMIC at the minimum.

I have a set of PS2s on my car and it a massive difference from stock.
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      03-10-2010, 03:52 PM   #11
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The car has way more power than suspension out of the box, so concentrate on handling first, then power...

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      03-10-2010, 03:58 PM   #12
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That's what i was thinking. Should Sway bars do the trick??
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Should Sway bars do the trick??
The front bar is said to help considerably, yes.

My car is completely stock and I'm not that happy with the handling, so I will need to go down this route myself.

So far I'm thinking M3 wishbones and tension rods in the front, along with an E93 M3 front sway and some springs.

Still researching springs, but I'm thinking BMW performance springs or Eibachs right now...

The RFT's and stock (sport) shocks would have to go, but I want to get some use out of them first; I'm not chucking brand new parts with less than 1000 mi. on them...

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The whole sway bar situation is tricky to me. What part from the M3 do i get in regards to the swaybar and wishbone/tension rods? Im assuming its the 2010 m3 parts? I think the Sway bar with Non RFT's with the wishbone/tension rod combo would be a big help.
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HPAutowerks has the wishbones and tension rods here:

http://www.hpashop.com/product.sc?pr...categoryId=119

and an "OEM M3" swaybar listed here:

http://www.hpashop.com/product.sc?pr...categoryId=119

Clever Harold does not list part #'s for anything or year for the sway. I suppose to prevent you from trying to source it on your own. I've seen part #'s posted here somewhere though if you search...

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Front sway is a big help, and really easy to install. With a set of ramps you can do it in under an hour. I have the Hotchkis one.

If you have a manual, definitely do the CDV mod. Makes it much nicer to shift.
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i noticed these are 09 parts. Will they fit my 2010?
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The front bar is said to help considerably, yes.

My car is completely stock and I'm not that happy with the handling, so I will need to go down this route myself.

So far I'm thinking M3 wishbones and tension rods in the front, along with an E93 M3 front sway and some springs.

Still researching springs, but I'm thinking BMW performance springs or Eibachs right now...

The RFT's and stock (sport) shocks would have to go, but I want to get some use out of them first; I'm not chucking brand new parts with less than 1000 mi. on them...

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I would ask what you are going to use the car for. If you are going to be tracking the car in any SCCA events or a sanctioned body, I would suggest NOT swapping to M3 parts... That would put you in to a crazy class and would have a lot of tough, tough competition.

As far as sway bars are concerned...most popular are Hotchkis and H&R. I have the H&R bar and I am absolutely satisfied on its performace. I have not tried the Hotchkis bars on the car, so I cannot comment on those.

I think the bars should fit the 2010 as I believe there were no suspension changes...dont hold me to that tho.
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