BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-26-2009, 11:40 PM   #1
janus77
Lieutenant
24
Rep
526
Posts

Drives: 125i coupe
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

Any other bang for buck mods ideas.

Was reading a thread in the 135i forum, and figured i'd ask the same of ours..

I've got an Injen intake coming and am getting front and rear sway bars installed. Other than that it gets expensive.

Are there any other things you can do to boost the power a bit, like upgraded leads and spark plugs, or pulleys (what is a pulley and what does it do?).

I'm not very technical, just interested to know if anyone has any crazy hair brained schemes to get more power out of their car for less?

__________________
125i, stick shift, M pack w/ 18's, 225/255 Z1's, saphire black, BMW CF rear spoiler, black interior, Midnight tint, business nav, sunroof, Injen intake, H&R sways.
Appreciate 0
      08-27-2009, 12:27 AM   #2
jibaholic101
Brigadier General
118
Rep
3,503
Posts

Drives: women wild
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Charleston, SC

iTrader: (0)

thanks for referring to MY thread

i cant explain pulleys, but i know that good ones do add a lot of power

you could try the golf tee mod to add a little deepness to the exhaust

i am doing the clutch delay valve mod as well
__________________
some italian, german, and japanese ones; and on order more of the same
Appreciate 0
      08-27-2009, 12:27 AM   #3
e82vette
Captain
United_States
16
Rep
628
Posts

Drives: 128i
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Seattle

iTrader: (1)

I wouldn't touch any performance products for N52 engines...
but if you insist, I would get lighter wheels and get rid of RFT, get descent lighter aftermarket exhaust.....thats about it.
Maybe wait for ecu reflash later on...... Or put supercharger/turbo after your warranty expires... that's what I am planning to do.....
Appreciate 0
      08-27-2009, 09:08 AM   #4
EngPhys09
Second Lieutenant
EngPhys09's Avatar
Canada
9
Rep
214
Posts

Drives: 09 128i SRM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Hamilton, Ontario

iTrader: (0)

Well, there are a lot of easy mods for our N52 power plant.

You can upgrade the cam, increases hp and torque

As said before you can do a golf tee mod, I like the car being quiet at low rpm so I didn't do it.

I just recently put in BMW Performance Pedals, and a UUC SSK which made the world of difference.

CDV is always a good idea...I'm still thinking this project over
Appreciate 0
      08-27-2009, 05:10 PM   #5
sootyvrs
Lieutenant
sootyvrs's Avatar
28
Rep
485
Posts

Drives: M135i
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NE UK

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by e82vette View Post
Maybe wait for ecu reflash later on...... Or put supercharger/turbo after your warranty expires... that's what I am planning to do.....
I've been told that it's not possible to force induction on the N52 valtronic engine without getting into major problems.
__________________
2018 BMW E87 M2
Appreciate 0
      08-27-2009, 07:03 PM   #6
bigmicj
Second Lieutenant
bigmicj's Avatar
United_States
17
Rep
228
Posts

Drives: 128i
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: LaLaLand

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to bigmicj
The BMW performance intake is pricey, but I think it's well worth the investment. After about 2 weeks of driving with it, I can really tell the difference in torque delivery.
Appreciate 0
      08-27-2009, 08:03 PM   #7
janus77
Lieutenant
24
Rep
526
Posts

Drives: 125i coupe
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

Out of interest, what did you pay for it delivered?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigmicj View Post
The BMW performance intake is pricey, but I think it's well worth the investment. After about 2 weeks of driving with it, I can really tell the difference in torque delivery.
__________________
125i, stick shift, M pack w/ 18's, 225/255 Z1's, saphire black, BMW CF rear spoiler, black interior, Midnight tint, business nav, sunroof, Injen intake, H&R sways.
Appreciate 0
      08-27-2009, 10:13 PM   #8
BMW86
Major General
Australia
347
Rep
9,170
Posts

Drives: RS3 Sedan / Macan S
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Australia

iTrader: (0)

what times you putting down?
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2009, 12:47 AM   #9
janus77
Lieutenant
24
Rep
526
Posts

Drives: 125i coupe
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

i drank a bottle of wine in 22 minutes over lunch, does that count?
__________________
125i, stick shift, M pack w/ 18's, 225/255 Z1's, saphire black, BMW CF rear spoiler, black interior, Midnight tint, business nav, sunroof, Injen intake, H&R sways.
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2009, 03:41 AM   #10
Yuzi
Second Lieutenant
Yuzi's Avatar
Canada
9
Rep
249
Posts

Drives: BMW 128i
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Richmond, BC

iTrader: (0)

CDV sounds good~ I'm gonna do it soon
__________________
Currently driving 2003 HONDA S2000

128i | Jet Black | Premium package | Sport package | 18" Style 263 | 6MT | Injen Intake | BMS PowerBox |SOLD
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2009, 07:42 AM   #11
janus77
Lieutenant
24
Rep
526
Posts

Drives: 125i coupe
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

I went to white rock one time Yuzi, took a ride in a Mormon friend's V8 muscle car, forget the name since it was some American make, but loads of fun..

NA is the go!

You ever take the 128 up north in the summer?
__________________
125i, stick shift, M pack w/ 18's, 225/255 Z1's, saphire black, BMW CF rear spoiler, black interior, Midnight tint, business nav, sunroof, Injen intake, H&R sways.
Appreciate 0
      09-03-2009, 09:36 AM   #12
haglem
New Member
haglem's Avatar
0
Rep
27
Posts

Drives: 09 128I
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Heidelberg Germany

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jibaholic101 View Post
thanks for referring to MY thread

i cant explain pulleys, but i know that good ones do add a lot of power

you could try the golf tee mod to add a little deepness to the exhaust

i am doing the clutch delay valve mod as well
Lightened pulleys will only reduce rotating mass, less for the engine to start moving, like lighter wheels or aluminum drive shaft, or carbon flywheel. The drawback is less torque at the top end. The benefit is faster starts.
Appreciate 0
      09-03-2009, 11:58 AM   #13
bigmicj
Second Lieutenant
bigmicj's Avatar
United_States
17
Rep
228
Posts

Drives: 128i
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: LaLaLand

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to bigmicj
Quote:
Originally Posted by janus77 View Post
Out of interest, what did you pay for it delivered?
I got mine for 790.00 delivered from Tisher's site.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:25 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST