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      05-29-2008, 02:31 PM   #1
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Not much brewing in the modifications

So, I guess as 128i owners we dont have much of anything done to our cars....huh? Lmao, the last thread was commented on yesterday for Gods sakes. Lets pick up the ball. Group buy for electic superchargers should get the ball rolling....whos in?!?!?
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      05-29-2008, 02:48 PM   #2
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Yeah I know....this site should be called 135addicts.com nobody gives us any love....but are cars are very very very similar so there is some good info being pulled from all the 135i guys.... well if we did a group buy for what 3-4 superchargers rofl
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      05-29-2008, 02:51 PM   #3
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The thing is that this forum is pretty much one sided. The demographics is mostly 20-30 who would rather purchase a 135. So the people who got 128 get no love. BOO.
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      05-29-2008, 03:25 PM   #4
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It really is a shame the 128 gets less love. The wife got a 135 and even after coming from that I got to take a little ride in 1er's 128 and I do have to say, the thing still hauls major ass. I must say, I am impressed. Problem is most aftermarket companies see a twin turbo as a more viable tuning (and money making) option for them to make parts. I guess from a capitalist company standpoint, if you wanted to go that much faster the 128 crowd would have just gotten the 135i so they don't see as much of a market.

If you want the parts you have to start hounding the companies that make the parts. Not just one or two of you guys either, get a bunch of people and bug the hell out of them. I had a Tiburon before the GT V6 came out and if we wanted parts they had to be special ordered or we had to get together on the forums and organize a group hounding of specific parts companies...
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go see the 328i guys over at e90post... same problems...

and at least they have the same brakes as the 335i guys!
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      05-29-2008, 06:02 PM   #6
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I felt the same when I got a 325 the 335 guys booed me and i fell into depression and then a few months later the 328 came out and then i fell into suicidal mode. Same with the 128.
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      05-29-2008, 06:55 PM   #7
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Not much, but the 135 is 15K more expensive.
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      05-29-2008, 06:59 PM   #8
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WOW, 15k? Things must be jacked up in CA because there is only about a 6-7k difference here...
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      05-29-2008, 08:05 PM   #9
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I think it's pretty clear the 128i is no monster, and having seen a horrible Celica with plastic bits stuck all over it today, I was subtly reminded that I am buying my 128i because of the looks, not the BHP.

Still, a little bit of ECU mapping to get the most out of the engine I have does sound appealing. Maybe the chip guys will see one day, that there is a big bunch of 128i owners who would happily use a little more power for a reasonable price !!
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      05-29-2008, 09:21 PM   #10
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the 135i is not 15k more.....
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      05-29-2008, 10:23 PM   #11
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There are the same amount of 128i accessories as 135i accessories offered from BMW.
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      05-29-2008, 10:49 PM   #12
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Plenty of guys in the UK and Australia have modified their 130i (the hatch variant with the same engine, although it's rated at 195kw). No doubt you'll see some activity on the 125i (our equivalent of your 128i) coupe over the coming months.
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the 135i is not 15k more.....
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With my options there was a $5300 spread. $4500 if I wouldn't count xenons for the 128i.
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where are we at in the world today when 230 horsepower is just not enough?

i had a scion tC I had to turbocharge to get to 230hp!
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      05-30-2008, 12:03 AM   #15
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where are we at in the world today when 230 horsepower is just not enough?

i had a scion tC I had to turbocharge to get to 230hp!

I had about everything I could do N/A wise aside from quad throttle bodies just to get to 200hp in my old Tiburon and that was enough for a DD for me for a while...
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I had about everything I could do N/A wise aside from quad throttle bodies just to get to 200hp in my old Tiburon and that was enough for a DD for me for a while...
x2, I had the 4 cyl. z3 supercharged....and it was still .7 sec. slower than this car! WTF, it is fast enough, but I know in the next year when I want more, there will more than likely be a chip or someone who figured out the 3stage manifold technique with a chip w00t :wink: and thanks for the kind words about my car.
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I had about everything I could do N/A wise aside from quad throttle bodies just to get to 200hp in my old Tiburon and that was enough for a DD for me for a while...
BTW, I researched the whole "the earth will reverse rotation like it did around 12k years ago" that the guy outside of my store was talking about....it didnt reverse rotation....it reversed POLARITY, which has happened multiple times. Just a little fyi. (He knows what I'm talking about!!!!!!!!!!)
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      05-30-2008, 12:59 PM   #18
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Coming from a 0-60 in 8.6 seconds civic that I did a rear disc brake conversion, engine head port polish spring/retainers, shocks & springs I'm going to leave my car alone for quite a while. I do plan on autocrossing it but short of cheap racing wheels and better rubber I'm going to focus on improving the driver before I bother improving the car. It should be fast enough for a long while...
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BTW, I researched the whole "the earth will reverse rotation like it did around 12k years ago" that the guy outside of my store was talking about....it didnt reverse rotation....it reversed POLARITY, which has happened multiple times. Just a little fyi. (He knows what I'm talking about!!!!!!!!!!)
haha, that's funny, either way I'm sure it'll suck. You know, at least the guy was interesting enough to listen to AND he bought me a drink at the DQ while he kept on talking (which he did, at length).
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haha, that's funny, either way I'm sure it'll suck. You know, at least the guy was interesting enough to listen to AND he bought me a drink at the DQ while he kept on talking (which he did, at length).
I heard from my minions next door. You were there till close. They said you looked normal, but the other guy was creepy and smelled
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Sounds like an inside story to me
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Sounds like an inside story to me
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