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      04-25-2010, 01:14 PM   #1
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list your performance mods in order

I just wanted to create this thread to get an idea of what people would do and also have done to their cars in order..
I am looking at getting the most needed mods for our 1 series in order of most to least needed..

So far my mods have been in this order:

updated oct 17. 2011
1. Rix digital boost gauge w/ map switching
2. BMS DCI
3. JB4
4. bastuck quad exhaust
5. KW v2
6. tires (dunlop direzza stars)
7. OCC
8. charge pipe with meth bungs
9. Helix FMIC
10. meth inj

next upgrades i want to get are possibly in this order:
1. LSD (brand undecided)
2. "downgrade" (reinstall cold air intake) install scoops.
3. control arm rods
4. rear sub frame bushing
5. Slotted rotors
6. Radar detector
7. possibly install my 3" catless DP's that have been in a box for like 1 year.

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      04-25-2010, 04:04 PM   #2
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i did Procede, DCI, RR Turbo Back exhaust at once..haha...now have KW V3 and front sway bar sittin on floor waitin on install.....

Next...
1) FMIC + OCC
2) chargepipe/bov
3) LSD

on ur list...dont think the breather is coming to market and u already have jb3...so doing the upgrade to 2.0 i wouldnt consider that an addl mod.
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      04-25-2010, 04:04 PM   #3
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1. BMS DCI
2. Hankook V12s
3. JB3 2.0 v3

Future Major Upgrades:
1. Bigger FMIC
2. Catted DPs
3. Meth Injection
4. Cat-back exhaust
5. Wheels
6. Coil-Overs/M3 suspension bits
etc. etc.
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      04-25-2010, 04:26 PM   #4
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Current upgrades:
1. BMW performance peddles
2. BMW performance exhaust

Future Upgrades:
1. BMW extended warranty

I had my fun modding cars with my old WRX. In hindsight, I found it way too expensive and frustrating more than anything. Learned a lot though. I just hope the JB3 bug doesn't bite me. That's when things started going downhill w/ my WRX.
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      04-25-2010, 04:59 PM   #5
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Currently installed, in order :

-CP-E Charge pipe
-Hotchkis front antiroll bar
-CP-E Cat back
-Helix Intercooler
-CDV Delete
-UUC Evo3 SSK and DSSR
-Procede Rev II
-BB Fab CL 3" DP's
-Cyba Scoops
-AFE Intake
-SSR rims and Yokohama S. Drives

Pending, in order :
-Coilovers w/ Vorshlag CP's (KW V2's or AST 4100's)
-MS Wheel spacers
-Labonte Meth injection
-NX 30 shot
-M3 suspension bits
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      04-25-2010, 05:49 PM   #6
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1.) a set of pilot sport ps2s
2.) BMW performance exhaust

the suspension is being done next month. I'm saving wheels until after suspension. Need to see if I want to add even more extra rubber or if I'm cool with the current 225/255 setup
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      04-25-2010, 06:18 PM   #7
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1. BMW Performance Exhaust
2. JB3 2.0
3. AMS FMIC
4. BMS DCI
5. Hankook Ventus V12s
6. P3C Vent Boost Gauge and Map Switcher
7. H&R Sport Springs
8. AR Catless DPs (on order)

Future (2011)
9. Quaife LSD
10. BMW Performance Suspension
11. Coolingmist Meth Kit
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      04-25-2010, 07:30 PM   #8
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Current in order

1. Dinan Stage 2
2. VMR CSL wheels
3. Michelin Pilots
4. Mach Schnelle Filter
5. BMW performance Exhaust

Future

1. CPE FMIC, oil cooler
2. M3 suspension pieces
3. LSD
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      04-25-2010, 07:35 PM   #9
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jb3
dci
RR exhaust
vk dp's
stett charge pipe/ tial bov
icarbon stuff
coolingmist standard methanol kit
m3 front control arms (yet to be installed)
m3 front sway (in the mail)
coolingmist m10 nozle (in the mail)
looking for a fmic
then m3 subframe bushings and rear sway
bmw performance slotted and drilled rotors and upgraded pads/lines
etc...
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      04-25-2010, 07:51 PM   #10
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If you plan to heavily modify your car I think you should do the cosmetic and suspension mods first then prep mods for the tune, then the tune. The main thing I'd do in a different order next time is the dps. I did them early which caused me some issues with BMW when my hpfp went out. Next time I'd do the dps right before the tune. Btw my signature pretty much has my mods in order.

1. Injen, Riss OCC..both easy first diy's
2. Wheels, tires
3. MadDad axleback
4. Kw1, Ar dps, o2 sims, strut bar
5. FMIC, M3 control arms, Quaife
6. chargepipe and dvs

next, GIAC stage2+ or Procede
a year later Meth
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      04-25-2010, 08:30 PM   #11
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Interesting thread, below are my mods:
(1) Mud-flaps
(2) JB3 1.2->1.4->2.0 now
(3) BT Scanner
(4) RR Oil catch can
(5) Injen in take
(6) Hotchkis front sway bar
(7) aFe axle back (took me a long time to search)
(8) Maddad rosonated cat-less mid-pipes

Next mods:
(1) Coil over KW V1 or V2

I will stop from here before my next project car come up.
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      05-02-2010, 01:26 PM   #12
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Here is my path -
1) JB+ (50%) save a little something for down the road.
2) Berk Axleback
I am very happy w/ my level 1 engine mods. I drive 25M per year and its usable power.
then I moved to exterior
3) Omar Splitters
inexpensive in the BMW world and I like the looks.
then I focused on interior.
4) Radar Detector (V1)
5) P3Cars Boost gauge
6) Bimmarian aluminum pedals
7) Blue Ant Bluetooth hands free phone
Interior done.
8) I will need tires very soon. I would like to pick up a set of used RFTs for the rears and when they go the fronts should be done so I can replace all 4 with non RFTS. Non RFTS the Hanooks seem to be the way to go.
Moving back to engine bay, things I am considering.
8) OCC
9) water/meth
10) larger IC

there ya go .............
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      05-02-2010, 02:55 PM   #13
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BMW Performance Rotors (front and rear along with new pads and sensorts)
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      05-02-2010, 05:28 PM   #14
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*Ditched the runflats
*Bridgestone Potenzas 225/255
*Blacked out BMW perf grills
*JB3 PnP
*AFE intake

next:
Intercooler... (not sure which)
M3 rear subframe bushings
Eibach springs maybe koni fsd
downpipe (not sure which)
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      05-02-2010, 05:35 PM   #15
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These are my mods in roughly the right order, although most of them are cosmetic.

Current Mods
Darkest Legal Tint
Paint & Leather Protection
BMW Performance Shadowline Kidney Grille
BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Spoiler
iPhone Snap-in Cradle
Carbon Fiber Diffuser
18 CSL Wheels Gunmetal
Performance Side Skirts
Bridgestone Potenza RE-11
Active Autowerke Exhaust

Waiting for Delivery
Carbon Fiber Mirror Covers
Carbon Fiber Lip
KW V2 Coilovers
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      05-02-2010, 06:10 PM   #16
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Okay my list.

Stage 1: 2009 135i 6MT, sport package, heated power seats, premium audio

Stage 2: Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D 225/45/17 on Sport Edition F10

Stage 3: Dinan rear shock mounts, Koni FSD, M3 footrest, front control arms, front sway bar, Euro light switch, BMW performance springs, performance SSK, CDV delete, Cool Carbon S/T, Michelin PS2 225/40/18F, 255/35/18R

Stage 4 (ordered): Dinan CAI, Stage 2 tune, exhaust

Stage maybe: Quaife LSD
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1) JB3
2) BMS DCI
3) UUC SSK
4) KW V2s
5) CP-E Kitty Less DPs
6) ER FMIC
7) Methanol Injection
8) ER Charge Pipe
9) Second CAT delete
10) OCC --> Not really performance but it helps with loss of performance later
11) ACT 6puc Race Clutch ---> Putting on this week
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1) JB3
2) injen DCI
3) Catless DPs
4) Toyo T1Rs

Want:
1) M3 susp bits
2) KW V2s
3) HPF FMIC
4) Methanol Injection
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These are my mods in roughly the right order, although most of them are cosmetic.

Current Mods
Darkest Legal Tint
Paint & Leather Protection
BMW Performance Shadowline Kidney Grille
BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Spoiler
iPhone Snap-in Cradle
Carbon Fiber Diffuser
18 CSL Wheels Gunmetal
Performance Side Skirts
Bridgestone Potenza RE-11
Active Autowerke Exhaust

Waiting for Delivery
Carbon Fiber Mirror Covers
Carbon Fiber Lip
KW V2 Coilovers

iPhone snap-in Cradle? Intriguing. Pics please.
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  1. Riss Racing Oil Catch Can
  2. Front splitters
  3. Aluminum Pedals
  4. Black Kidney Grills
  5. Spoiler delete
  6. BMS DCIntake
  7. JB3 2.0
  8. MadDad Axle Back Exhaust (in the mail)

Soon:
  1. Better tires (not sure which yet)

Someday maybe:
  1. HPF Intercooler
  2. Suspenstion. Maybe coilovers but dear god are they pricey.
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You guys have some weird orders...
AA piggy back
ER brake line/fluid upgrade
AA BOV
AA intercooler
sold AA intercooler and went with ESS flash
UR downpipes
CP-e midpipes
wheels and tires
Berk exhaust
Snow boost cooler kit

I'm not sold on the benefits of an intake, intake spacers, pullies, or scoops so i don't really bother with them
Next I'll either be switching my chip with a GIAC or EPL flash(if EPL has gotten into that game yet) and definitely an oil cooler.
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Quote:
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[*]Better tires (not sure which yet)[/list]
may i suggest the dunlop direzza star specs
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