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      06-18-2016, 06:21 AM   #1
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Hi guys. Picked this up today. My first ever BMW, and I love it. Mostly had V8's last 10 years or so, but this is a great little car to drive..
08 E88 135I
Quick question, are the wheels on it GT-CR wheels??

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      06-23-2016, 05:56 AM   #2
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I reckon they are!

https://eurodivision.com.au/gtc-whee...7-fitment.html


PS Welcome to the world of 1ers! Let the modding begin!
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      06-23-2016, 06:58 AM   #3
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I reckon they are!

https://eurodivision.com.au/gtc-whee...7-fitment.html


PS Welcome to the world of 1ers! Let the modding begin!
Thanks.. Having played with LS v8 engines for the last 10 years or so, this 6cyl twin turbo is really different and new to me, not sure where to start as far as mods go.. Need to find a good workshop on the Gold Coast that knows these cars I guess...
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      06-26-2016, 06:45 PM   #4
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There's a few guys on the australian e90post section from the GC, talk to them about workshops (who to go to and who to avoid!)

Wack a tune in is the best thing to do first (Along with some maintenance if its requires it - new plugs, coils, oil change etc)
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      06-29-2016, 01:02 AM   #5
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Welcome!

You have a few options for mods. If you want more power, just start with a tune. Either MHD flash (android device app) or get a JB4 (piggyback). I gained 90rwkw on my E88 N54 with just dual cone intakes, a JB4 and some ethanol (e40 mix). The JB4 can be good as you can just put it on map 5 and it autotunes itself for the amount of ethanol you have. If you want more power than that then you're going to need some better downpipes, chargepipe and intercooler.

Otherwise if you want some better handling, I'd recommend an E93 M3 front sway bar to reduce that body roll and maybe some M3 rear subframe bushings or Whiteline/Nolathane polyurethane subframe bushing inserts to stiffen up the rear to stop it bouncing around.

After that, the sky's the limit. LSD, coilovers, turbos, M3 suspension arms, etc.
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Welcome!

You have a few options for mods. If you want more power, just start with a tune. Either MHD flash (android device app) or get a JB4 (piggyback). I gained 90rwkw on my E88 N54 with just dual cone intakes, a JB4 and some ethanol (e40 mix). The JB4 can be good as you can just put it on map 5 and it autotunes itself for the amount of ethanol you have. If you want more power than that then you're going to need some better downpipes, chargepipe and intercooler.

Otherwise if you want some better handling, I'd recommend an E93 M3 front sway bar to reduce that body roll and maybe some M3 rear subframe bushings or Whiteline/Nolathane polyurethane subframe bushing inserts to stiffen up the rear to stop it bouncing around.

After that, the sky's the limit. LSD, coilovers, turbos, M3 suspension arms, etc.
Thanks for the tips Froop. I'll definitely look into the tune and dual cone intakes and see from there. I've ploughed way too much money into cars over the years so wasn't going to go crazy on this one, I know, famous last words, "no mods this time" yeah right...lol
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