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      05-04-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
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Which PPk Do I Need?

I was looking at the PPK's for the 135i online at the BMW NA website yesterday.

Seems there are 3 different versions:

1) If you have the M-Bumper, about $1500
2) Another one if you have the "Performance bumper" whatever that is, $1500
3) Plain old Performance Kit, $750.

I have a straight up 2012 135 convertible, only options are whatever package the leather seats are in, cold weather package and XM radio.

Which package would I need?
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      05-04-2012, 10:38 AM   #2
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I have one for sale that will work...I went through the same thing with my car and finally got it installed, love it...PM me for details...
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I was looking at the PPK's for the 135i online at the BMW NA website yesterday.

Seems there are 3 different versions:

1) If you have the M-Bumper, about $1500
2) Another one if you have the "Performance bumper" whatever that is, $1500
3) Plain old Performance Kit, $750.

I have a straight up 2012 135 convertible, only options are whatever package the leather seats are in, cold weather package and XM radio.

Which package would I need?
The first two items listed above include the software flash plus additional cooling part and are commonly referred to as the PPK2 on this forum. The third item is just the software flash.
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The first two items listed above include the software flash plus additional cooling part and are commonly referred to as the PPK2 on this forum. The third item is just the software flash.
Is the PPK2 worth the additional cost?
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Is the PPK2 worth the additional cost?
I'm sure there are different opinions on the subject. I guess it depends on the climate you live in and how hard you drive the car. I installed the PPK2 kit mainly for the additional cooling offered up by the auxiliary radiator and stronger fan. But I live in Florida when the summer heat and humidity can be brutal. In either case, the software is the same.
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      05-05-2012, 10:53 AM   #6
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for $595 orginally offered , Yes very

for $900-1100 what most dealers offer- NO
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      05-05-2012, 08:37 PM   #7
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PPK 1

I live in Florida too, and my temp stays around 240 degrees with the PPK1. Same as before. Not sure if the extra cooling on the PPK 2 is worth it or not.
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      05-06-2012, 03:25 PM   #8
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Unless you track the car the additional cooling is most likely going to be a waste of money.
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PPK 1

Went to Orlando Speedworld today and did a few 1/4 mile runs. It was 86 degrees, and my engine temp never went higher than 250 degrees with the PPK1.

Best time was 13.2 at 103 mph. Other 2 were 13.4 at 105 mph. 7 speed DCT.
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Sure, but a 13 second run is much different than a 20 minute track session. I haven't heard of a single person going into limp mode at the drag strip because of over heating, while it's not uncommon on the track.
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      05-06-2012, 06:39 PM   #11
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So what should a PPK1 cost me, installed?
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So what should a PPK1 cost me, installed?
I think the list price is now $750. Installation is extra with labor being $135 per hour. Some places will negotiate on both the price of the kit and the amount of labor. Probably $1,000 out the door.
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