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      05-01-2018, 11:33 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I was browsing around Craigslist and found this listed 135i with low miles and the guy clearly put a good amount of money into it for it to be 660whp.

My question is if that 16,000 price he put on it is a good deal or right around how much a car with all the aftermarket engine mods should be? Thanks

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/d/2008-bmw-135i-nwhp-full-bolt/6565745523.html
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      05-01-2018, 01:16 PM   #2
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Seems like a pretty good deal to me. You can find a stock 2008-2009 with similar miles for $11-12k.
Turbos: ~$2000
JB4: ~$400
ER FMIC+CP: ~$800-1000
Fuel-It Pump + Rail: ~$1500-2000
DP + Exhaust: $600-900
LSD: ~$2000

To build it to the same level yourself would cost around $19-20k, not including labor.
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Seems like a pretty good deal to me. You can find a stock 2008-2009 with similar miles for $11-12k.
Turbos: ~$2000
JB4: ~$400
ER FMIC+CP: ~$800-1000
Fuel-It Pump + Rail: ~$1500-2000
DP + Exhaust: $600-900
LSD: ~$2000

To build it to the same level yourself would cost around $19-20k, not including labor.
I appreciate the info. How do you think the tranny/engine is holding up with that much power on N54? I don't think he has any internal upgrades

edit: also what years is the n54 'forged' like some say, 07-10?
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Forget about internals, it doesn't matter for this discussion. Threshold for safe stock N54 engine operation is 600whp. Better to look at a single turbo converted car if looking for 500whp+ as it reduces the torque below 3k rpm.

Lots of factors going into this, I would pass on that car and buy one that fits your base specifications (trans/color/interior spec), then mod and learn along the way rather than try to digest the mountain of N54 tuning/hardware all in one shot. If you buy that car you'll likely find all kinds of things that you don't like and end up changing parts out anyway.

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Forget about internals, it doesn't matter for this discussion. Threshold for safe stock N54 engine operation is 600whp. Better to look at a single turbo converted car if looking for 500whp+ as it reduces the torque below 3k rpm.

Lots of factors going into this, I would pass on that car and buy one that fits your base specifications (trans/color/interior spec), then mod and learn along the way rather than try to digest the mountain of N54 tuning/hardware all in one shot. If you buy that car you'll likely find all kinds of things that you don't like and end up changing parts out anyway.

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This all day, plus, anyone selling that type of car is usually doing so for a reason other than being bored of it. Cars become extremely temperamental when you increase whp by 60%, any car. Not trying to be rude at all, but if you unsure of the type of materials used to build an n54 then this likely would be a very poor starting point for you. Cars at that power level will cost you an arm and a leg if you aren't highly knowledgeable with the platform. See every youtube automotive channel than has put a 2j in something (adam lz, tj junt, b is for build, thatdudeinblue), all have had nightmare issues.
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